So many brands have brought out hair chalks lately and I've been rather tempted to give them a try.I used to dye my hair a lot when I was younger so something like this would have probably saved my hair by giving me an alternative to using at home hair dyes every fortnight! (I got bored very quickly!). Adding pink or purple to my hair seemed like a lot of fun.
Hair chalks make it very simple to add a bit of colour to your hair very very quickly. I tried out festival pink and pumped up purple. The coloured chalk is encased in a little dome, about the size of a lip balm so it's nice and compact. I was really impressed with how easy they were to apply.
Step 1. Take of the lid
Step 2. Sweep over your hair
-that's pretty much it! You can build it up for a stronger colour and I found it easier to twist the hair round so it was covering more hair at the time.
if you apply too much and get a build up you can use your fingers to rub away the excess.
ignore the startled expression!
TIP - If you want a stronger colour use the white chalk first and put the colour on top to make it really stand out.
The texture was something that worried me at first. I got the image of the dreaded hair mascaras from the 90's and how they made the hair go stiff and crunchy but although the hair is firmer once the chalk is applied it's not too noticeable at all. I did find my hair seemed a bit dryer though.
I was a bit worried it would be hard to wash off my hands and I would be left with pink and purple pinker tips but it washed off really easily with soap and water.
The same was said for my hair, it rinsed out by just washing my hair normally, I didn't have to repeat the process or rub the shampoo in extra hard or anything like that.
They're not something I'll use often, but they are a lot of fun to play around with, that's for sure. For £5.99 they're at the more reasonable end of the hair chalk market so if you're tempted to try a bright colour in your hair I'd give them a go! You can get them in Boots and Superdrug and there's also a blue, red and white to choose from.
I certainly had a lot of fun playing about with filters to get the proper tumblr look.
Have you used any hair chalks before? What did you think?