Hair Chalking DIY - How To Hair Chalk

posted on 13 Mar 2015 07:04 by wrynun6119

Ever since Lauren Conrad posted a photo of her tie-dyed hair on her blog, I've been desperate to try it out myself. However, ever since a

terrible color mishap in high school (I accidentally ended up "rocking" bright

orange locks for months!), I've been a little wary of temporary hair chalk coloring my hair,

especially on my own at home. Then, my friend told me about an awesome way to get

multi-colored tips without any commitment - hair chalking! It's

super-easy, and we had a ton of fun doing it. Here's how you can get the look too!

You'll need:

Soft pastel chalk. We picked this giant set up from a local craft store for about $5!

A small spray bottle filled with water

A flat iron or curling iron

Rubber gloves

A old towel or t-shirt you don't mind getting color on.

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 color to be.

Step 2: Color on your hair with one of the pastels. I

recommend choosing about three

colors, 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. This was the hardest

part for me - I was so anxious to see the final look!

Step 4: Using the curling or flat iron, go over each colored

strand. This sets the colors in your hair, so it will last longer. Then brush

and style however you normally would!

The color stayed in my hair (which is naturally medium

blonde)for about a week, while my friend's (who bleaches her hair) washed out

the next day. The best part about hair chalking this technique is that it works for girls with darker

hair too, although the color is much more subtle. It's great style to try for a NYE bash, or even for prom!

Did you try hair chalking? Tweet us a photo, or tell me about it in the comments section!