Ever since seeing the fabulous Lauren Conrad’s rainbow colored hair tips, I have been craving some color on the ends of my hair. I am not a big fan of permanently dying my hair, due to many bad dye choices in the past, so when I saw there was a less permanent option for achieving this look- I was beyond thrilled! The method I am talking about is often referred to as hair chalking, and it looks as if it is a pretty easy and effective way to add a little flair to your hair. I plan to test it out soon, so I will let you know how it works, but in the meantime- here is how it is done! If you chalk your hair, please feel free to share with us pictures on our Facebook page. We would love to see!
What you need: Rubber gloves to avoid a messy situation (an old t-shirt and paper towels are also recommended for the same reason), a squirt bottle filled with water, alligator clips, rubber gloves (cute ones are always a plus),and non-toxic art chalk.
Step 1: Divide your hair into sections, based on the pieces you wish to color. When ready, start with a 1″ section and spray with water. If you have blonde hair you may be able to leave out the water step, but it is necessary if you have dark hair. Using water helps the pigment stick better, making it brighter and making it last longer.
Step 2: Twist the section of hair and rub the chalk against your damp lock of hair until the color adheres fully.
Step 3: Let hair dry completely. When dried, run a flat iron over your hair to make the color stick even more.
Tips: If you plan to sleep with your newly chalked hair, wear a beanie or bandana, or else you make wake up with a rainbow colored pillow. Yet, if you do get chalk on your bed sheets, it should wash out just fine. The chalk will rinse out when you wash your hair, but it can be very drying, so be sure to condition well!