Want to experiment with crazy dip dye hair colour but nervous about what work/school would say?
Hair chalk is the answer.
You can play around with this temporary hair colour that washes out without damaging your hair.
For a fun look for that lasts for 1-2 days try hair chalk.
Meet my model Michaela from Lather Rinse Repeat. She was testing some new hair chalk for her blog and I had to photograph her amazing hair. It started off as blue dip dye, and she added in extra colours on the second day.
Does hair chalk work on dark hair?
It will be harder to achieve the super bright colours but you can still get great results on dark hair.
My tip is to spray dry shampoo on the ends of your hair before applying the chalk. Or use a white chalk first, then add colour over the top.
You can also wet your hair and the chalk to help the colour stay.
Will hair chalk stain blonde hair?
It can do, but it will still wash out.
If you hair is coloured blonde, it’s more porous and will take the colour easily. Do not wet blonde hair when applying hair chalk. Unless of course, you want the colour to stay on for a long time.
How to use hair chalk
- Start with dry hair
- Brush out any knots before you begin
- Wear old clothes, you will make a mess
- Put down towels on the floor, or work over tiles/timber so it’s easy to clean up
- Have an idea of the finished style you want to wear your hair in so you know where to place the colour
- Rub the chalk down your hair in the sections you want to colour. You can twist pieces of hair then apply the chalk. This gives a more natural starting line for the colour to give a dip dye effect.
- Once you’ve applied the chalk, you can spray a light hairspray over to help hold the colour in place.
- Style your new coloured hair in your favourite hairstyle!
Hair Chalk to try
Urban Outfitters Hair Chalk – huge range of colours in one set – Available from Urban Outfitters
Vixen Hair Chalk – Great pastel colour set – Available from The Beauty Office
Tips for better results
- Always start with dry hair.
- Brush your hair to remove knots before you begin.
- Spray the ends of your hair with dry shampoo or texture spray to get the chalk to hold better.
- On dark hair, you can dampen your hair with a water spray bottle to get the colour to hold better.
- Work on a tiled or timber floor, or put down towels on carpet. You will make a mess applying the chalk.
- You can wear gloves to stop the colour on your hands, but it’s not necessary. The chalk washes off easily.
- Put a towel on your pillow at night to stop the chalk staining your bedding.
- A leave in conditioner spray can help soften your hair once the chalk is on. Be careful on blonde hair not to get your hair too wet.
- Wash the chalk out well and use a deep conditioning treatment after. The chalk absorbs moisture from your hair so your hair will feel dry after using it.
Hair chalk can add a new dimension to your regular hairstyles. A simple bun becomes a statement bun just by adding colour.
This fishtail braid shows off the colours beautifully. It also keeps your hair back so you won’t have to worry about too much chalk transferring to your clothes. The tutorial for this style will be up next week!
Have you tried hair chalk? What’s your favourite colour to play with?