Monday, November 28, 2011

Hair Chalking. What do you think? Is it safe? Is it damaging? Would you do it? Let Us Know

This is hair chalking:

In the sense of hair chalking, it is creating a truly temporary design to your hair, by accenting different strands of hair in strong vibrant colors.

Want to learn how to do this? Its quite simple really:

Step 1. Section out a panel that you wish to chalk and then dampen your hair using a spray water bottle, like so:

Step 2. Working with the dampened hair section, hold it tight and rub the colored pastel chalk downward going with the grain of the hair.

It is very important that you use this type of chalk! This is pastel chalk
 ** Great idea would be to use a surface that is easy to clean or a long piece of paper, for easy clean up. 

Step 3. Using the desired heat source for style (i.e. curling iron, flat iron). I recommend a curling iron. Use the preferred iron over the now colored strands to lock in the color and secure the desired style.

I guess we can't say this trend is super new at this point but I definitely want to know what you think!

My thoughts: This is fun! It's easy and really anyone can do it. As a stylist it's something fun I would love to offer people at the salon. 

In doing this, I haven't noticed anything that warrants damage to the hair. The heat aspect made me slightly worried, but after working with it, I think it's fine!

If you have super duper fine hair work on the lowest heat setting possible and be very cautious with your hair. Other than that have fun with it! 

Should last no longer then 2-4 days.


  1. Kevin.Murphy's Color.Bug is an easy, style-friendly way to share this style with clients and friends. You can see the video here:

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  3. I'm pretty excited about this hair chalking thing. I can't wait to try it.. Just gotta find someone with light enough air who's willing to give it a go. Lol.

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  5. Does it work for dark hair to?

    1. Yes. This works on my dark brown hair, it looks very bright until I brush my hair, after brushing it turns more of a pastel hue. Here are some photos:

  6. Looks great. Going to have to try it.

  7. Tried this on my daughters hair tonight. Looked great at first but brushed right out. Not sure what we did wrong:(

  8. This works on my dark brown hair, it looks very bright until I brush my hair, after brushing it turns more of a pastel hue. Here are some photos:

  9. I would like to know if this wont damage you hair

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  11. Applying heat to wet hair repeatedly can burn out the moisture and damage your hair. I would not recommend doing this too often.