I’ve been seeing tons of pictures online lately of adorable tip-dyed hair, but I’m a bit too conservative to commit to actually using permanent dye…so I discovered using chalk for a temporary, one-night dye via a tutorial from The Beauty Department!
However, after trying this trick a few times I learned a few valuable things that have made this a lot easier and I wanted to share them with you!
-Just like TBD said, twist your hair while you rub on the chalk because it really does help it release more pigment!
-You may have to buy and try a few colors, I bought a very dark purple that doesn’t show up in my hair at all and a light blue I bought works great
-Hairspray is key!! I spray my ends, then apply the chalk then spray again and then brush out the ends
-Have a strategy. The first time I did this I applied chalk EVERYWHERE I looked like a spaz, the next time I used only two colors and did every other section of hair and it was a much better result
-Chalk before styling your hair, you have to pull your hair straight so if you’re say, curling it, you’ll ruin your curl. The heat also helps seal the color
-Make sure to comb through the section when you’re done chalking…otherwise the chalk will turn to straight knots and it’s awful
-It pulls out some hair =/. I’ve noticed that when I do comb out the color it pulls out more hair than I normally use from a normal brushing, up to you if that’s a deal-breaker
-Wrap something over your shoulders/clothes while you chalk, it goes EVERYWHERE and gets on your neck/hands/you name it. Good news: it comes off skin really easily with soap and water.
-Try fish-tail braiding or curling your colored locks, it looks really cute and boho-chic
-I bought my chalk from Dick Blick Art Supplies as recommended by TBD, but make sure wherever you buy that you get soft pastels!