If you want to color few strands of your hair in one or more pastel or neon colors to look more fun and funky, chalk dyeing is the perfect solution for you. Dying your hair permanently is kind of big commitment, so chalk dyeing is the perfect temporary alternative. The method is easy, cheap, comes out with the next shampooing. It won’t damage your hair and the best thing is that you can do it yourself. All you need to do is to wet your hair and apply chalk to an area of your choosing.
So if you’re up for creating charming hair-style effect, here is an easy chalk tutorial that will make you hair look great. You can try interesting ombre look, applying bright color on the bottom portion of your hair or you can just do few strands. Keep in mind that chalking is not a good option when you want to dye large portions of hair, because the result won’t be that good and it will take longer than you think.
Choosing the best hair chalks
When choosing which hair chalks to buy, you should definitely consider the color and the type of your hair first. You surely don’t want to buy hair chalks that will dry up your hair or to choose inadequate colors that won’t look good on your natural hair tone. Basically, every color works great with blonde hair, while those who have darker hair are advised to choose brighter colors so that the strands stand out more vibrantly.
There are two types of hair chalks:
1. Sticks in different colors (You can buy them as whole pallet sets or as individual color chalks)
2. Tints (These are slightly more expensive than sticks and look like eye shadows)
Tip: Don’t use sidewalk chalks and oil-based pastel tones. The first ones are too dusty and the other ones will stain your clothes.
Step 1: Hair chalks won’t stain your clothes, however you can wear old t-shirt or towel that you don’t mind getting color on.
Step 2: If you have darker hair, you should wet it first so the color sticks and then divide 2 inch section of the hair you want to color. If you have blonde hair you don’t have to dampen it first unless you want to extend the color duration.
Step 3: Apply the chalk in a downward motion and make sure the strand is well covered in color on both sides. To apply the color on both sides of the strands evenly, it will come in handy if you twirl your hair as you chalk.
Step 4: After you are done with chalking your hair, let it dry naturally. You can also use heating iron, curling iron or blow dryer and straighten or curl your hair in order to set the color. As a final step apply spritz of hair spray on the colored sections for longer lasting results.
Step 5: Enjoy your new hair colors till the next shampooing. The color usually lasts one to three days. But if you have dyed blonde hair the effect may last a little longer, like a week or two. If you want to remove the color you can use clarifying shampoo or dish soap but only on the colored strands. Then use conditioner or hair mask to revitalize you hair.
- If you have black or brown hair Blue, Red, Purple and Pink are the most popular color options but you can try more neutral colors as well.
- If you want the hair strands to be brighter, apply white chalk first and then go over it with the color you choose.
- If you have light red hair try the hair treatment without water and if you have darker red hair add a little water.
- Do two colors on one strand for a more funky effect!
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