Craft-store Chalk: Answer to Temporary & Affordable  Hair Colour

Craft-store Chalk: Answer to Temporary & Affordable  Hair ColourEveryone from children to Hollywood celebrities are embracing the runway fad for brightly colored hair, using soft pastel chalk.


Color-streaked hair first popped up on the catwalks two to three years ago, featured by designers such as Prabal Gurung, Prada and Jean Paul Gaultier, Perrotta said.

Reality TV star,  Lauren Conrad featured hair chalking on her blog, The Beauty Department from where on chalking became a craze.

How to Apply

  • Take a piece of art soft pastel chalk, run it along the strand of  dry hair until itís colored.  Sidewalk chalk or chalkboard chalk won't stick to your hair. Avoid using oil pastel to prevent staining.

  • If you have darker hair and the chalk isn't showing up then dampen the hair before applying.

  • If better sealing is desired, pull the hair through a curling iron.

  • Women with blonde hair may have to shampoo a few times before the color fully rinses out.

  • To remove, shake or brush your hair to dust out the chalk before getting into the shower. Then wash your hair.

  • The chalk can get messy, so wear plastic gloves.

Try out chalking this summer to make fun ponytails.


Dated 21 April 2012


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