We all know spring is coming and what better way to ensure a dazzling spring look than with a new hairdo. These are 5 DIY hot hairstyles for this spring season.
Popping up all across blogs, Facebook, magazines and even at some local hair salons, this new form of colouring hair without the damage and expense has been coming to my attention more and more. Chalking, which is exactly what you are thinking of, is when you take the ends of your hair and literally chalk them with as many different colours as you would like. I know it seems crazy, but this is something that is easy and inexpensive and can change your look in just minutes.
Remember! Twist the hair as you chalk. The texture from twisting makes the chalk release more pigment. Always brush the excess powder out after chalking each piece. If you’re blonde or you have blonde tips, DO NOT wet your hair before chalking; it will stain if you do because adding water to pure pigment creates a real dye. If you’re okay with the staining for several washes then go for it! If you’re looking to do color for the day, do not add water at any time. If your hair color is anything darker than blonde and you don’t have blonde tips, you’ll NEED the water. Doubling the pigment is what will help
Use only “soft pastels”. These are our all time faves; Senellier brand pastels have the brightest and most intense pay off. They’re nearly $4 per piece at Blick (a store in the states which you can order from or at any art store around you) which seems a little expensive, but so is hair color– and hair color removal. Regular chalk doesn’t work the same. Don’t get “soft chalk” pastels confused for oil pastels. If you’re confused, ask a sales person. Removing oil pastels would be a nightmare, not to mention, they’d feel very sticky. You can also youtube it so that you know exactly what you are doing!