Friday, April 20, 2012

Chalk Your Hair Not The Pavement

I was reading my Glamour magazine and I came across a hair trend called Hair Chalking. It's a temporary way to add color to your hair by using soft chalk. I've seen inspirational photos all over the interest and I would love to give it a try! I dislike highlights and dying my hair because I hate the permanent-ness of it all but I may have found a solution. The chalks are affordable and be found in any arts and craft store and the process is simple as pie.

How To
  • Wet your hair (Blondes: Do NOT wet hair or it'll become harder to wash out; Redheads: try process WITHOUT water first, if the color isn't rich enough, add a little water depending on how dark your hair is)
  • Put on a robe or an old t-shirt and lay a sheet on the floor to catch dust particles
  • Rub soft pastel chalk on your hair while twisting the strands (Brunettes: before you rub the chalk, mist a little water onto your hair, again, to help double the pigment)
  • Brush out excess powder after chalking each hair piece
  • Use a heating element to lock in the color
  • Placing your hair in a up-do is ideal because you'll get less chalk dusk on your clothes
Wash Out
  • Brush your hair with a soft brush to get out as much color as possible
  • Use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of the left over pigment and the safe natural binder used in chalk, made from tree sap (might take 2 washes to completely erase the color)
  • After the shampoo, moisturize your hair with a conditioning treatment 

Inspiration



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 What do you think about hair chalking?

19 comments:

Sam said...

Hi doll. I love love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing. I am really excited to try it out, its so cute and fresh!

K.I.S.S. said...

Great blog and post! Let`s follow each other!
kisses,
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xoxo

Walking on Sunshine said...

oh this is a great idea! so funny!
thanks for sharing :)

SomeKindOfStyle said...

wow, have to try that out.. didn't know it would looks so fabulous on brunettes, too! xo

Emmett Katherine said...

This is such a fun idea, way easier than bleaching and dying dark hair. Neve heard of this before, I might have to try it this summer! Love te first pic, it's so fun!

Paper Moon said...

i am so glad i chanced upon your blog. i want to try this, but knowing my luck it wont work on my dark hair. lol. x

Fash Boulevard said...

Fabulous post, love. I hope you had an amazing weekend. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. xo

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Adriana said...

I so want to try this!

By the way thank you for wishing me a happy birthday <3

PRENA said...

great blog and post! the ideas are beautiful!

Chloƫ said...

Verry nice post!

WOLF359 said...

Wow, I didn't know that was possible! Thanks for this tutorial!

Lucyle said...

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Aurelia (A Pretty Life) said...

love it, but it's not for me, great post.

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Christeen said...

wow! interesting, just wish it doesn't stain on clothes but it's a nice new way to pimp hair I enjoy your post and I would love to see much of your post! I hope we could follow each other.

Let me know once you followed me in google friend connect and I will follow right back.

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Stacy said...

so fantastic

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Christeen said...

Lovely blog :) I would love to see much of your post! I hope we could follow each other.

Let me know once you followed me in google friend connect and I will follow right back.

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betty said...

love it !!! x

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Yola Thorp said...

Looks cool.

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and so it goes.... said...

I just went blonde so I'm super excited to try this!

XO

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