Want to know how to use hair chalk for
a stunning new look?
Here’s what you need:
- Some soft pastel hair chalks
- A spray bottle of water
- Leave in conditioner
- Disposable gloves
- An old t shirt or similar that you dont mind getting dirty
- Hair straighteners or similar
- Something to cover the floor!
For dark hair it pays to start with a light colour soft chalk pastel and blend darker colours over this base, for black hair to get the best results it pays to start with white and then just add your pretties
Step 1: Spray a 1-inch section of hair with water. You don’t need to soak the entire strand, just go as high up as you want the colour to be, apply leave in conditioner or the like.
Step 2: Rub colour on your hair in a downward motion with one of the pastels. I recommend choosing about three colours, and putting one at a time in your hair. Start with the lightest shade first, since, as you can see, the color gets all over your gloves and you’ll end up with a muddied version of the same hue throughout if you go dark to light.
Step 3: Wait for your hair to air dry, or using the hair straighteners, go over each coloured panel. This sets the colours in your hair, so it will last longer. Use hair spray or similar product to seal the colour.
Try using leave-in conditioner on the hair prior to using Hair chalk. The leave-in conditioner will act as a primer, will help seal the hair cuticle, and spread the colour evenly.
Hair chalk is designed to be a fun temporary colour. It will wash out over the course of about a week, depending on your own hair colour and condition. You should be aware that colour may rub off your hair.
Never rub the chalk up the hair as that may cause damage to the hair strand. Only rub down the hair.
Bleached blonde, chemically processed, or high-lift coloured hair may require 2-3 shampoos. If staining occurs in bleached or processed hair, it will fade in time with several shampoos. It is best to use a leave-in conditioner first, to prime the hair and help seal the hair cuticle. However, be aware there is a risk of staining, use with caution.