How to chalk your hair

posted on 13 Mar 2015 05:23 by wrynun6119


Hair chalking is an easy, quick and inexpensive way to add temporary color to your hair. You can do it yourself without making a big commitment.

David John, master stylist and colorist at the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in Los Angeles, offers these hair chalking tips.

Step 1: Buy your chalk

John says that you can buy inexpensive non-oil-based pastels at Michael's for $5 or spend $60 if you really want to splurge. All you need other than the chalk is a water bottle, protective gloves, towels and a flat iron.



Step 2: Prep your hair

Step 2: Prep your hair

Make sure to wet the hair first so the color will attach to it. However if you're blonde, do not wet the hair before chalking unless you want the color to stay in longer.

Step 3: Add the color

Step 3: Add the color

Apply to the chalk to the strand of hair in a downward motion, twist the hair as you chalk. You can try for a fun ombre look, or just do a couple strands.

Step 4: Let it dry

Step 4: Let it dry



While John says that you can blowdry your hair, others recommend air drying so that you don't blow off the chalk.

Step 5: Set the color

Step 5: Set the color

Seal the color in with a flat iron or a curling iron to add waves. Apply hair spray as a final step.

Step 6: Wash it out when you are ready

The color generally will only last one shampoo; however, if the hair is more porous, such as color-treated blonde hair, it can last a couple shampoos. You can use a clarifying shampoo or dish soap to remove the color more quickly -- both have more detergent. Don't use dish soap on your whole head, just on the strands that have been colored.

tip

If you want something brighter, you can apply white chalk first and then go over it with the color you want to make it pop.

Hair chalking don'ts

John also offers these cautions when hair chalking.

Don't apply the chalk with any wax or product in your hair.

Don't use water on hair chalk blonde hair if you don't want the color to last.

Wear protective clothing when applying and sleep on an old pillow case as the color will transfer.

Don't try this near the water/beach or on a rainy day.

Hair chalking tips for your hair color

Blonde -- Blondes can have a lot of fun with hair chalk, but they shouldn't wet their hair first. Read these tips on how to chalk blonde hair.

Brown -- Brunettes can use any color hair chalk. With lighter brown hair, the color will be more intense. Read these tips on how to chalk brown hair.

Red -- Redheads can chalk their hair, too. They just need to pick the right colors of chalk. Read these tips on how to chalk red hair.

Black -- Those women with black hair need to pick bright, vibrant shades of chalk. Read these tips on how to chalk black hair.

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Images courtesy of David John of the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon

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How to Chalk Dye Your Hair: 15 Steps (with Pictures)

posted on 13 Mar 2015 03:35 by wrynun6119


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Two Methods:Getting Chalk-Dyed HighlightsChalk Dyeing Your Whole Hair

Chalk dyeing hair is a really easy, temporary color solution to use in your hair. The new fad is dip-dying your ends of your hair with chalk. Not everyone wants to keep their dye permanent, which makes chalk a great alternative: chalk won't damage your hair, comes out the next time you shampoo, and looks great in your hair.

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Steps

Method 1 of 2: Getting Chalk-Dyed Highlights

1

Assemble the colors you want to run through your hair. Know that people with lighter-colored hair may have success with all types of chalk colors; those with darker hair may need brighter colors (neons come to mind) in order to truly have the chalk color stand out.

When choosing chalk, avoid:

Sidewalk chalk, as these are often too dusty

Oil-based pastel chalks, as these can stain clothing

Chalk dyeing won't be great for dyeing large portions of your hair. If you want to dip-dye your ends, or accentuate your hair with a little bit of color, chalk is the way to go. If you want to dye larger portions of your hair, know that it will take a lot of time and may not have the same effect as just doing highlights. Try these guides instead, or skip to the bottom section:

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2

Style your hair the way you want it. You won't be able to style your hair after applying the chalk, so it's best to do that now.

3

Gather a small bowl with lukewarm water and a clean paint brush. You don't need a lot of water; the more water, the less vibrant the chalk color in your hair will ultimately be.

4

Drape a towel around your neck to keep from getting chalk color on your clothes.

5

Prime your hair with a little bit of chalk and water. Dip a small piece of chalk in the lukewarm water. Take your paintbrush, dip it in the water on onto the wet chalk, soaking up water and color, and begin to paint the section of the hair you want dyed.

Smaller pieces of chalk work best, as you'll grab onto the chalk later on and run it through your hair. If you choose a small piece of chalk, remember to choose a small amount of water as well.

6

Once your hair is primed, take the chalk piece out of the water and run it through your hair. Take the wet chalk and work it into the primed patches of hair you want dyed. The more you go over the area with the chalk, the brighter and more intense the color will get.

If you're dyeing entire strands of your hair, start at the root and work your way out to the ends.

7

Continue dyeing strands of your hair until you're satisfied. Dip-dye small amounts of your ends for a nice accent, or go for larger amounts of hair. Do whatever suits you best!

8

Lightly dab at or shake loose any remaining chalk. Your chalk-dyed hair will stay vibrant until your next shower, and will not have damaged your hair. At the same time, be mindful of a few things:

Avoid brushing or combing, as this will remove much of the color.

Avoid wearing light-colored or expensive (or valued) tops with chalk-dyed hair; although most chalk will wash away just fine, some chalk may cause stains.

9

Know that straightening or curling your hair may seal the color in. If you want the color to stay in for a bit longer, straightening may be good. Before you straighten, however, blow-dry your hair lightly first and make sure your hair isn't too damp.

10

Enjoy your awesome, DIY chalk dye!

Method 2 of 2: Chalk Dyeing Your Whole Hair

1

Style your hair the way you want it. You won't be able to style your hair after applying the chalk, so it's best to get that done before you apply the chalk.

2

Drape a towel around your neck to keep from getting chalk color on your clothes.

3

Prime the hair by getting it wet. Since the chalk absorbs better when the hair is wet, start by getting your hair wet in sections. Dyeing your whole hair is going to take a while, so only wet a section of the hair you'll be working with -- one section at a time.

4

Starting at the root and working outwards, work a wet piece of chalk into strands of hair. Do this is the same way you would while highlighting. Again, the more chalk you rub into your hair, the more intense the color of the dye is going to be.

5

Continue rubbing the chalk into your hair until your entire head is covered. Wet a section with water and rub a piece of wet chalk into it -- lightly for a transparent color, firmly and repeatedly for a darker, more vibrant color. If you want some ideas of which colors to use, consider the following:

Try temporary hair chalk a rainbow effect using 4 or 5 different colors, arranged in a gradient.

Try some neon colors in lighter hair for a vibrant effect.

Try segmenting your hair into two portions and dyeing one portion one color, and the other portion another color.

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Tips

If you are thinking about doing this frequently you might want to invest in hair chalk. They sell them at CVS, Sally's, and many other health beauty stores.

Wash your hands before changing color.

Try wrapping a towel around you so that you do not get the chalk all over your clothes. Keep the towel on you until the chalked hair dries. Sometimes even when the chalked hair is dry, it may still rub into fabrics.

You can wrap your hair in sandwich wrap (Saran Wrap) overnight if you prefer. It is less likely to transfer to your fabric linens by doing so.

Use soft chalk (not pastels, no need to add oil to your hair) and not sidewalk chalk.

Warnings

The chalk may get on fabrics.

Try not to do this too often, because it will dry out your hair. Condition heavily after chalking hair.



How to Chalk Dye Your Hair: 15 Steps (with Pictures)

posted on 12 Mar 2015 23:57 by wrynun6119


Edit Article

Two Methods:Getting Chalk-Dyed HighlightsChalk Dyeing Your Whole Hair

Chalk dyeing hair is a really easy, temporary color solution to use in your hair. The new fad is dip-dying your ends of your hair with chalk. Not everyone wants to keep their dye permanent, which makes chalk a great alternative: chalk won't damage your hair, comes out the next time you shampoo, and looks great in your hair.

Ad

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Getting Chalk-Dyed Highlights

1

Assemble the colors you want to run through your hair. Know that people with lighter-colored hair may have success with all types of chalk colors; those with darker hair may need brighter colors (neons come to mind) in order to truly have the chalk color stand out.

When choosing chalk, avoid:

Sidewalk chalk, as these are often too dusty

Oil-based pastel chalks, as these can stain clothing

Chalk dyeing won't be great for dyeing large portions of your hair. If you want to dip-dye your ends, or accentuate your hair with a little bit of color, chalk is the way to go. If you want to dye larger portions of your hair, know that it will take a lot of time hair chalking and may not have the same effect as just doing highlights. Try these guides instead, or skip to the bottom section:

Ad

2

Style your hair the way you want it. You won't be able to style your hair after applying the chalk, so it's best to do that now.

3

Gather a small bowl with lukewarm water and a clean paint brush. You don't need a lot of water; the more water, the less vibrant the chalk color in your hair will ultimately be.

4

Drape a towel around your neck to keep from getting chalk color on your clothes.

5

Prime your hair with a little bit of chalk and water. Dip a small piece of chalk in the lukewarm water. Take your paintbrush, dip it in the water on onto the wet chalk, soaking up water and color, and begin to paint the section of the hair you want dyed.

Smaller pieces of chalk work best, as you'll grab onto the chalk later on and run it through your hair. If you choose a small piece of chalk, remember to choose a small amount of water as well.

6

Once your hair is primed, take the chalk piece out of the water and run it through your hair. Take the wet chalk and work it into the primed patches of hair you want dyed. The more you go over the area with the chalk, the brighter and more intense the color will get.

If you're dyeing entire strands of your hair, start at the root and work your way out to the ends.

7

Continue dyeing strands of your hair until you're satisfied. Dip-dye small amounts of your ends for a nice accent, or go for larger amounts of hair. Do whatever suits you best!

8

Lightly dab at or shake loose any remaining chalk. Your chalk-dyed hair will stay vibrant until your next shower, and will not have damaged your hair. At the same time, be mindful of a few things:

Avoid brushing or combing, as this will remove much of the color.

Avoid wearing light-colored or expensive (or valued) tops with chalk-dyed hair; although most chalk will wash away just fine, some chalk may cause stains.

9

Know that straightening or curling your hair may seal the color in. If you want the color to stay in for a bit longer, straightening may be good. Before you straighten, however, blow-dry your hair lightly first and make sure your hair isn't too damp.

10

Enjoy your awesome, DIY chalk dye!

Method 2 of 2: Chalk Dyeing Your Whole Hair

1

Style your hair the way you want it. You won't be able to style your hair after applying the chalk, so it's best to get that done before you apply the chalk.

2

Drape a towel around your neck to keep from getting chalk color on your clothes.

3

Prime the hair by getting it wet. Since the chalk absorbs better when the hair is wet, start by getting your hair wet in sections. Dyeing your whole hair is going to take a while, so only wet a section of the hair you'll be working with -- one section at a time.

4

Starting at the root and working outwards, work a wet piece of chalk into strands of hair. Do this is the same way you would while highlighting. Again, the more chalk you rub into your hair, the more intense the color of the dye is going to be.

5

Continue rubbing the chalk into your hair until your entire head is covered. Wet a section with water and rub a piece of wet chalk into it -- lightly for a transparent color, firmly and repeatedly for a darker, more vibrant color. If you want some ideas of which colors to use, consider the following:

Try a rainbow effect using 4 or 5 different colors, arranged in a gradient.

Try some neon colors in lighter hair for a vibrant effect.

Try segmenting your hair into two portions and dyeing one portion one color, and the other portion another color.

Ad

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horses?

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repairing couches?

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sim cards

how to completely wipe a sim card

Tips

If you are thinking about doing this frequently you might want to invest in hair chalk. They sell them at CVS, Sally's, and many other health beauty stores.

Wash your hands before changing color.

Try wrapping a towel around you so that you do not get the chalk all over your clothes. Keep the towel on you until the chalked hair dries. Sometimes even when the chalked hair is dry, it may still rub into fabrics.

You can wrap your hair in sandwich wrap (Saran Wrap) overnight if you prefer. It is less likely to transfer to your fabric linens by doing so.

Use soft chalk (not pastels, no need to add oil to your hair) and not sidewalk chalk.

Warnings

The chalk may get on fabrics.

Try not to do this too often, because it will dry out your hair. Condition heavily after chalking hair.