We tried this method on three different types of hair and we thought we should warn you, after a couple shampoos, the chalk is not totally washed out of their hair (we think after 3 shampoos it should be completely out). We liked this method better than the oil pastels as it didn’t make the hair as sticky as the waxy crayons did. Although your hair still has a bit of a rough texture after working the chalk in, it was our top choice due to the larger area of hair you could cover, the ability to make the color more or less concentrated and we kind of liked the way the color softened up and blended as you worked with it. Check out the how-to after the jump
-chalk (we used a child’s sidewalk chalk)
You will be using this method on dry hair
Use the edge of a spoon to scrape pieces of chalk onto the paper plate. You want to make little shavings to mix with water and make a paste (we used about a 1:3 ratio of chalk to water)
Once you have ground off a good amount of chalk (we used about a tablespoon), add a tiny bit of water at a time – you don’t want it too runny or it will make a mess. The thicker the paste, the bolder the color will be.
Once you have your paste made, use your gloved fingers to rub some of the color into the section of hair you want.
Now it’s time to blowdry. You will notice the chalk start to dust off as you run the brush through it but we found a little hairspray helped to set it.
Style your hair. Because this makes your hair a bit sticky and hard to run your fingers through, a set hairstyle will work a bit better than one you’ll want to be fussing with throughout the day.
Send us pics if you try this out!