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lady with colored ends of hair using chalk pastels
Brightly colored and ombre hair are super trendy right now, so I decided to have a little bit of fun with my hair while the trend is still hot! All you need to create this look are chalk pastels and water – it even works on super dark hair like mine (sweeet!)! This box of pastels comes with 48 sticks of color, so it will last a really long time.
displaying colored ends of hair using chalk pastels
Start by choosing a few complimentary colors and deciding on where you’d like your color placement. I chose to use magenta, purple and teal for a few face-framing pieces up front. Spritz the ends of your hair with water and rub the pastel down the hair shaft from top to bottom, repeat the top to bottom motion until the color is saturated. Do NOT rub from top to bottom and then back up again as this will create frizz and tangle your hair.
While your hair is still wet, the color WILL transfer on to your clothing and skin, so be sure to wear something other than your favorite outfit while you’re applying the pastel. The coloring does come out of clothing in the wash though, so you don’t have to worry about permanently staining anything.
showcasing red colored tips of hair
Ooooh, this is a nice angle – right up my nose! Haven’t I learned anything from all those episodes of Top Model? It’s all about knowing your angles! Sorry, Tyra. At least you can see some of the teal and purple coloring here, right? 🙂
After your hair is dry, it helps to set the color with heat (such as a curling or flat iron) to make it last longer. After we got home from the birthday party that I wore this to, I was exhausted and went straight to bed…in the morning I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was zero color transfer on to my skin or pillowcase! It seems that once it’s dry and set with heat that you can rest easy and not worry about it rubbing off on anything.
kids hair dye alternative : chalk pastel hair
My kids love hair chalk too! We’ve had a lot of fun adding bright pops of color for 4th of July and for Crazy Hair Day at school. The best part is that it is super easy to wash out – a normal shampooing gets rid of every trace of color!
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  1. This is so cool! Really creative! I can use this a lot. Thank u for the inspiration!

  2. Great blog! Are you stay with this product at this time.Because I’m interested to this product.

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  3. Shush- that is SO cool!!! Perfect- so much better then that spray junk!! Thanks girl! Hope your 4th was amazing!!

  4. That’s really cool!

    I want to see if walmart has those chalks…if not I’ll try hobby lobby.

    I love playing with my hair like that and to know that it comes out with just a wash is great!

  5. We start off early watching television and then envisioning our American dream. As a child, we play with our babies, doll houses, and writing in our diaries. We start at the tender age of 4 or 5 looking for our prince charming to marry. Over time, we replace our crushes of princes and other Disney characters with real boys. Sometimes it is the boy that sits next to you in class or a movie star. Either way, it is getting you ready for that all important task called LOVE………


  6. Super cute! My niece has dark hair, and has been wanting to try this. Thanks for an awesome idea!!!