Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hair Chalking


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I have always wanted to do different things with my hair although I NEVER have!! I have Very Blonde hair and the thought of putting any color in it scares me because my hair is very porous and will literally suck in the color…my fear is not getting my Blonde back! I’ve wanted to do funky things with my hair more than ever but now I’m not so much in the beauty industry where I had the ability at the time to do it and get away with it. I’m back in school and will be entering the professional world as a Teacher. I want to be taken seriously as a professional but know that walking in with pinks, blues and purples in my hair is not going to land me the job or the pay I want.
My solution…. HAIR CHALKING!!!!!! 
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You may or may not have heard of it…It’s typically seen out on the West Coast so I’m sure it will be making its way East soon! Trends seem to wave up, so here you have it! Hair Chalking 101!! It’s Temporary and last a day or two….Perfect for someone whom needs to maintain a professional appearance Monday morning or if you change your style often. Hair Chalking is CHEAP!! You can buy a whole set of “soft Pastels” for 11 dollars at ACMoore or Michaels and if you wait till Sunday you can use a 50% off coupon and get it for like $5 dollars like I did!! It gives you the ability to try new colors and if you don’t like it you can just hop in the shower and try again!! 

Tips:
DON’T wet your hair if you have light colored hair (unless you want it to last longer than 1 or 2 days) Once it gets wet it turns it into more of a dye. 

For those of you with dark hair you need to wet the hair first, then chalk. For a more vibrant color…wet your hair. Chalk with WHITE, let dry a little maybe a minute then apply the color chalk you want. You don’t need to do white, but the white does act like a primer. If you don't use white first know that your second color won’t be as Vibrant. 

The key to locking in the color is Heat, so turn on those flat irons and curlers and get started.
Wear gloves as it will get messy…I had my mom do it but you can do it on your own. 

                                         A small Clip Of my Mom Doing Hair Chalking on Me. 

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Get Creative…remember this is Temporary so Have Fun and Play with the Colors!!!! 


Here’s what you’ll need:
Soft pastel chalk ***Do NOT buy oil pastels it will stain everything you own!**
Gloves
Spray bottle filled with water **ONLY if you have Dark Hair, Blonde's DONT use water :o)
Curling iron or straightening iron













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28 comments:

Brie Holtrop said...

This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing. I always wanted to do this, but am also a teacher and am worried about looking professional! I am so excited right now! :) New follower.

Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

Sarah Renee said...

Hello Brie :o) I'm happy you liked it, let me know how it turns out!! :o) Your Blog is Super Cute and I LOVE the Wedding Picture Idea...I will definitely be making one of those ;)

One Desperate Mom said...

Very cool. A lot more technical than the washable Crayola markers I used on my son's hair for crazy hair day at school, which washed out no problem by the way. Yours looks gorgeous!

Sarah Renee said...

Thank You, you're so sweet! :o) and no way Washable Crayola Markers...I will definitely have to try it!! :o)

Moose said...

Did you curl it before or after you chalked?

Sarah Renee said...

I took a small section of the hair...Put the chalk in it and then curled it. The heat seemed to lock the color in longer too :o)

Lena Loves Nails said...

This is awesome! I hope someone with dark hair shows how they did it :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Sarah Renee said...

Hi Lena :) I will have someone with dark hair whose done it send me pictures and I will add them to this post so you and all people with darker hair can see what it lookalike :)

Jillian said...

Seriously so awesome! I'm doing this TOMORROW!

océane S-G said...

WOW!! Does it damage the hair? If I have dark, curly and dry hair, will it damage my hair a lot?

Sarah Renee said...

I'm not sure...I do know that I have extremely blonde hair and I am always nervous to try anything!!! I did the hair chalking in the morning; had it in my hair all day then that night took a shower...washed my hair twice with a clarifying shampoo and it was all out that same night :o) No Damage! My hair did feel a tad bit dry but I sprayed in a leave in conditioner and it was fine. I've done it 8 times since the first time and never had any problems either. I find that those who have problems with Hair Chalking are people who do not follow the instructions :/ For instance instead of buying "Soft Pastel Chalk" they will purchase Oil Pastels and complain that it stayed in their hair for weeks/months (It only stayed in their hair for weeks because they purchased the wrong stuff). I've heard a few people with blonde hair say it took a few days to rinse out, which may be true but if you buy good quality Shampoo and Conditioner (specifically a clarifying one) it should come out. If you have blonde hair and wet your hair first it will turn the chalk into a dye and stain your hair BUT if you have dark hair you should wet your hair first (apply white chalk) let dry and add the color; by doing that you should have a Nice Vibrant color...That washes out the same day :o) I'd love for you to let me and fellow readers know how it turns out if you try it. I'm sure others with the same type of hair/color as yours would love to hear!! :o) Good Luck and please feel free to ask me questions in the future if you decided to give it a try. :o)

Sarah Renee said...

Thank You Jillian, how did it turn out?? :o)

Lalav said...

Hi Sarah, I've read about this project before but your post gives so many details!

I'm a blondie too, I tried to dye my hair once and it was such a failure so I'd rather go for chalks. But: don't they stain your clothes?

Thanks!!

Lainia

Sarah Renee said...

Hi Lainia :o) I've done it multiple times and it didn't stain my clothes...Although I took precautions and stayed away from light colored clothes and all things white! I'm not sure if it would stain those types of clothes, I do know that the package says washable and if it did come off I think it would come out with some shout :o) But just to be safe I wouldn't wear anything that is really expensive.

Lalav said...

;)

I'll try and let you know!
x

Courtney Stoddart said...

Hey Sarah

I came across your hair chalking technique on pinterest. I have dirty blonde hair with hightlights. I was wondering if I wet my hair will it be permanent? Or will it come out eventually. I've read other blogs that say it washes out in a couple of weeks but I'm just so nervous to try, I don't want to ruin my hair.

Thanks Sarah
Courtney

Sarah Renee said...

Hi Courtney- I was so Nervous to try this too!! My hair is Super blonde and from what I read online if you wet your hair first it turns the chalk into a dye. So I applied the chalk to my hair dry, not wet and it came out amazing...I was so nervous to wash my hair because I thought the second the chalk got wet it would turn into a dye and it wouldn’t come out! Long scary story short…the multi-color hair chalked hair you see in these pictures came out that night! Hahaha I shampooed twice and it was out! :o) I hope you try it…don’t be nervous anyway…Even if it last for a week …It’s not permanent. I've done it a few more times since then and it always came out in one shower. :o) I think if it will come out of my hair...It should come out of anybody's hair. I've heard horror stories but that's from people buying the wrong chalk (oil) which does not come out of your hair! Good Luck :o)If you do it, let me know how it turns out <3 Sarah

-- said...

The other alternative to chalking, if you want to add pastel highlights like pastel pink highlights or peach or lavender highlights in your hair, check out style strands. They sell highlights that are in super pretty colors and you can leave them in for up to 6 weeks without removing them. pretty cool! Its http://www.stylestrands.com

kellykim said...

hi.. would it make ur hair dry and will the chalk fade off ?

Sarah Renee said...

Hi :) the hair chalking did make my hair a little dry but I just used a really good conditioner and that seemed to solve that problem. The chalk does fade away if you wear it all day...it really temporary and washes out in one shampoo. :)

azaneth tovar said...

What brand of hair chalk did you purchase? I looove your hair and i definitly need something new. Your newest fan, Azaneth :)

Sarah Renee said...

Hi Azaneth (LOVE your name!!) I actually bought craft chalk at acmoore which is a local craft store...like Michaela. It's called "soft chalk pastels" it was 8 dollars and I used a 50% off coupon and got it for 4 dollars...I've used it about 15 times since and on my friends and there is still a ton left! When you purchase the chalk make sure you do not but "oil" based ones or you will have a tough time getting it out of your hair. The soft chalk pastels wash right out :o)

Courtney Stoddart said...

Hey Sarah

So I did try it. (St.Patrick's Day) I used all different shades of green in my hair. One thing though. When your doing it do you have to twist your hair? And should you brush your hair? I brushed it but then all the colour came out :( But when I didn't brush it I noticed that some of the colours started to come off on my hoodie. The reason why I brushed it was because when I was using the flat iron it wouldn't go through because it got so knotted. Any advice?

Sarah Renee said...

Hi Courtney :) Sorry I'm getting back to you so late...Its been a crazy few weeks. When I do my hair I do not twist it. I just hold it tight and apply the hair chalk. I also don't brush it because this type of style is very temporary and will definitely fade when you start to brush it. It is really only meant to be used for a fun occasion or night out. The downside is that it will rub off through out the night. So far I've done it about 30 times since the first time I did this post and have never ruined any clothes, thankfully! ;) I posted a little video on this post of my mom doing it to my hair :) If you watch it you will see how I hold my hair and apply it. I have noticed that If I curl it or run a hot flat iron through my hair, the color seems to stay longer and didn't really rub off on any clothes :) I hope this helps, if you have any more questions feel free to ask. PS: I think its so rad you did all shades of green for St.Patty's day....So wish I did!!! :o)

Sarah Renee said...

Thanks I will have to check it out :)

Anonymous said...

Do you end up with color on your clothes at all. Hoping to do this for a party but the dress i'll be wearing is half black & half white

Sarah Renee said...

Unfortunately because it is so temporary there is a chance it could rub off on your clothes. On one occasion it rubbed off a little on my white jacket, I threw it in the wash and it was fine...but I can't guarantee that will always be the case. If your worried about getting your dress ruined I would save the hairchalking for another night :) hope that helps, and have fun at the party!!

HairLab.net said...

OMG! Your hair is so long and putting those colors on your hair made it look more beautiful! :) I'm so happy with hair chalk too! Ever since I started using this, I stopped dying my hair with too much chemicals and it's started to grow healthier.

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