Want to have pastel-colored hair, but you don't want to use permanent hair dye? Coloring hair using chalk is an easy choice. This type of staining also does not require a big commitment because the color produced by the chalk will fade after a few washes. Start by buying chalk made from fine pastels and choosing a color based on your taste. After that, apply chalk to your hair and treat your hair post-color so you can enjoy the unique look of your hair color.
Part 1 of 3: Preparing the Capuchin Paint
Step 1. Purchase soft pastel cotton from the nearest beauty supply store or the internet
Look for products made of soft pastels as they stick better to the hair and are less difficult to remove or remove. Usually, the color produced by hair chalk will fade after you wash your hair with shampoo and water.
- You may also be able to get soft pastel capes from salons opened in large supermarkets (eg beauty outlets at Carrefour or Sogo). The chalk may be sold in salon retail areas.
- Do not use oil pastel chalk as this can leave excess oil on your hair.
Step 2. Make sure the lime is non-toxic
Check the product list to make sure the chalk is not made of harmful ingredients and has cosmetic qualities. This way, you won't inhale toxic fumes or fumes when you apply chalk to your hair.
- Most fine pastel chalk products formulated for cosmetic purposes are non-toxic.
- If you want to use chalk purchased from a craft supply store, the chalk product may contain or produce toxic fumes. Consider this before you apply the product to your hair.
Step 3. Buy chalk in a different color
Prepare a few different colors so you can have fun and experiment with different shades and patterns. Try buying a chalk set with 24 colors to create a rainbow pattern in your hair. You can also buy 1-2 shades of color that you can use on your hair.
- Some chalk products are sold in duo-stick form, with a different color on each side of the chalk.
- Chalk lasts long enough that you can buy several colors and save them for later use or whenever you want to temporarily dye your hair.
Step 4. Put on an old T-shirt or salon robe
Choose clothes that you won't mind getting stained with. The chalk can fall and hit your clothes when you apply it to your hair.
You can also protect your work area and floors from chalk by spreading out a tarp or sheet
Step 5. Put on gloves to prevent your hands from getting chalky
Protect your hands from chalk stains by wearing latex gloves. However, keep in mind that the color of chalk that sticks to your hands can still lift when you wash your hands with soap and water.
Since chalk can make hands very dirty, gloves can save cleaning time
Part 2 of 3: Using Chalk on Hair
Step 1. Wash and dry your hair
Do not use gels, oils, or styling products. Leave the hair as it is so that the chalk can stick to the strands effectively.
Step 2. Wet hair using a spray bottle
Take a section of hair about 2.5-5 centimeters wide, then dampen it with water using a spray bottle. By wetting the hair, the chalk color can be absorbed into the hair strands effectively.
- If your hair is very wet, the dye will appear darker and last longer.
- If you have light or blonde hair, you can spray a little water for a less permanent color. The lighter your hair color, the darker the chalk will be, especially if your hair is very wet.
Step 3. Apply chalk to hair from roots to tips for full coloring
Take a piece of chalk and apply it to the hair from the top (near the roots of the hair). After that, rub the chalk on the hair lengthwise to the ends. Gently rub the chalk so that the color is evenly distributed from the roots to the tips of your hair.
Try twisting your hair while you color it with chalk to spread the color evenly
Step 4. Rub the chalk a few inches from the ends of your hair to color only the ends
If you only want to color the ends of your hair, use chalk on the ends of the strands.
Step 5. Highlight the hair using chalk
Color a small section of hair with chalk from root to tip. For this coloring pattern, you can use one or more colors.
Step 6. Use multiple colors one at a time
If you want to dye your hair several colors, try using the lightest color chalk first. After that, wet the rest of your hair and use a darker color. Make sure you wash your hands or clean your gloves before using a different color.
- You can also use each color alternately or color one side with one color, and the other side with a different color.
- You can create a rainbow pattern using one color for each section of hair.
- Be careful not to get the stained area in the water as the color may fade.
Step 7. Apply multiple layers of coloring for a darker look
After you've chalked your hair up, you may need to re-coat the areas you've colored with chalk to make the color appear darker. If you have dark brown or black hair, you will need to apply several coats of color to make the final color appear lighter and darker.
If you have blonde hair, you may only need to dye it once (one coat)
Step 8. Dry your hair by aerating it
Let the color sit on your hair for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Try not to touch your hair while the dye dries, as the coat of color can be dirty or damaged.
For quick drying, you can use a hairdryer
Step 9. Lock the color into the hair using a straightener or curling iron
Use a flat iron or curling iron that you don't mind getting dust or chalk powder on. Use the tool on each strand of hair that has been colored to lock in the hair color.
- While locking in color, style hair by straightening or curling it.
- Spray a small amount of hairspray on colored hair to lock in the color.
Part 3 of 3: Maintaining Color in Hair
Step 1. Style the dyed hair by tying it up or braiding it
Tie your hair into a ponytail or bun to show off the charm of the color and prevent the chalk color from getting on your clothes. You can also style your hair in braids to show off the beauty of your hair color.
Step 2. Wear clothes that are the same color as your hair color
Over time, the chalk that sticks to the hair will lift and break down into a color powder. Prevent clothes from getting dirty by wearing clothes that match your hair color, especially tops.
- You can also wear a top of any color as long as you don't mind getting chalk powder on your clothes.
- Chalk can be removed easily through washing on almost any type of clothing material.
Step 3. Protect the pillow by covering it with a towel
The color that sticks to the chalk can stain or stain your pillow while you sleep. Therefore, cover the pillow with a towel to protect it. You can also install sheets that can be soiled or stained with chalk.
Usually, chalk stains or powder will lift when you wash your sheets or pillowcases
Step 4. Keep the hair color in 2-4 times shampooing
If you have blonde or light hair, the color may last longer. When you wash your hair, the color of your hair will fade.
- If you want to remove the chalk color before 2-4 washes, try combing your hair dry, then scrubbing your hair while you wash it in the shower with shampoo and water.
- When washing your hair, use a clarifying shampoo to keep your hair clean and healthy.
Step 5. Condition hair to keep it soft and healthy
Coloring your hair with chalk can dry out your hair because the chalk absorbs moisture from your hair. Therefore, make sure you use a high-quality conditioner after coloring your hair to restore lost moisture.
Step 6. Don't dye your hair with chalk too often
Chalk coloring should not be done too often because it can make the hair very dry. Try setting a longer coloring schedule so that you only dye your hair a few times a year. This way, your hair won't be damaged by chalk.