Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012...4:56 pm
Must Try: Hair Chalking
BeTrenders, have you ever wanted to streak your hair a wild and crazy color for a special event or maybe just because, but didn’t want it to stay that way? There used to be lots of different colored hair dyes that you could spray on but they would always leave your hair hard and crunchy – and no one wants that! Well, now there is the perfect solution for getting those colored strands without permanently dying your hair. The hottest new hair trend showing up on celebrities like Lauren Conrad and Kate Bosworth is hair chalking. To achieve this look, BeTrenders just have to get their hands on some soft chalk pastels, a robe or something to drape over your clothes, and something to cover the floor (like newspaper). Here are some tips, tricks, and how-to to ‘chalking’ your locks.
- Make sure you buy soft chalk pastels, not soft oil pastels – it’ll be really hard to get out and it would be really sticky. If you don’t know, just ask a sales person. Sennelier brand pastels are said to have the brightest and most intense result (they’re about $4 each). As a side note, regular chalk will not work the same!
- If you have dark hair, you will want to wet your hair before hand to help the chalking process. If you have light hair, you do not want to wet your hair. It will stain your hair for a little bit!!
- To apply the chalk, just twist the hair as your run the chalk up and down your strands. The twisting helps get more chalk on your hair.
- Always wear a robe when you’re chalking and cover the floor with something.
- It will get on your clothes during the day. If you wear your hair up, you’ll get a little less on, so that’s a definite upside to a chalked up-do.
When you’re all done with your chalked locks, brush out as much of the chalk as you can and then shampoo your hair with a clarifying shampoo. The chalk will take some important moisture from the ends of your strands, so don’t forget to condition a lot! Well BeTrenders, what are you waiting for? Get chalking!