DIY Washable Hair Color ~ How to Chalk Hair
Hair Chalking is a fun way to add color to your hair temporarily. I love the fact that it washes right out in the shower and my kids love it because of all the fun color combinations. Learn how to chalk hair in just a few easy steps.
Hair chalking is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to all a little temporary color to your hair or your kids. I love the vibrant pink! You could stick to your favorite color, go ombre, color the ends or try a whole rainbow of colors. It is up to you:)
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Materials needed to begin:
- Chalk Pastels ~ sold at art supply stores. The cheaper student quality chalks work great!
- Spray bottle
- Towel to go over your shoulders ~ it can get messy
- Rubber gloves ~ I did not use them, but if messy hands are not your thing then you might want to put on a pair.
How to Chalk Hair
- Wet the strand of hair you want to chalk. It is best to work in small sections.
- Starting at the top of the strand you want colored, gently rub the chalk pastel over the wet strand. You may need to rub the color on the hair a few times to achieve the desired color.
- You could also try just dipping the tip of the chalk in water and rubbing it on the hair as well. Both techniques work great. You may want to play around a little to see which you like better.
- Let your hair air dry and then heat set with a flat or curling iron. The colors will pop once your hair is dry.
- Shake off the excess pigment and you are all set!
- When you are ready to remove the color, simply wash with shampoo. It may stain the hair slightly if you have lighter hair, but it will fade quickly with repeated washes.
If you plan on adding more than one color of chalk to your hair, start with the lightest color first and gradually go darker. Switch up the colors, go crazy and have fun. Since it is temporary, it is like an invitation to go wild and be carefree!
Tips for making your chalk last a little longer:
- Use hairspray to set the chalk
- Heat set dry hair with either a flat iron or a curling iron ~ this will brighten the color and set it so it does not rub off as easily.
- Don’t brush your hair, or play with it too much.
- Braids look great and will keep your hair from moving and rubbing the chalk off.
- We have not had any problems with color transferring to clothing, however if you are worried about it wear something that matches your new hair color.
- Sleep with an old pillow case in case the color transfers.
- The chalk can dry out your hair, so make sure to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner when washing it out.
I love this fun temporary look. What color combination are you going to try?