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How To Hair Chalk!

Today I'm going to be doing a tutorial on how I use hair chalk. It's awesome because honestly, you don't have to put hair color in and then 10 days later when you change your mind, you have to scrub and scrub and scrub to get it out. So, it's really awesome that it's just temporary. The way I do it, it lasts about two solid days and then by the third day, it's kind of faded out so you don't even have to worry about it anymore.

I got this hair chalk, it's called Beyond The Zone Color Buzz. This is in the color of Pop Pink. And I got this at Sally's Beauty. This is about 3.99. It was on clearance so I'm not too sure of the regular price, but I know that they had a bunch of colors. They had orange and dark purple. I've actually used the dark purple on my aunt and it's super awesome. So, if you're interested in how I use the hair chalk, stay tuned.

Okay. So first, quite obviously, I'm dressed in a shirt that I don't really care that I get hair chalk on. What's awesome about hair chalk is it does come out of your clothing. So, if you're wearing your hair chalk during the day and then some of it gets on your clothes, it does come out. I wore a white shirt once and I had to wash it twice but it does come out, which is super awesome. So yeah, I'm wearing a white shirt so that you guys can see what color the hair chalk goes on as. And yeah, I'm also wearing some crappy pants because it tends to fall out of the little thing. So, make sure that you're just not wearing clothes you care about if this is your first time doing it.

Okay. So, let's get started. I already have one of these on the go, and I've used it a couple of times and you'll just see that it just kind of gets indented once it's used. I don't think it's this whole thing. I think it's just, you hit a pan eventually. But so usually, what I do is I start off with hairspray, and you can use any hairspray. Honestly, this is just what I use. This isn't a heavy-duty hairspray because I don't want it to be crunchy. This is just a flexible-hold hairspray. I just want it to be wet. That's basically the main reason that I use hairspray.

So, I'm just going to do it, I think I'm just going to do a little bit of an ombre on my tips. I'm just going to spray it wet. And I'm going to take this. So, I usually take it like I will hold my hair like that with my finger, and then I'll press it into the little whatever it's called. And so, that's the color that this one goes on. It's a little bit of a peachy kind of color, it's not fully pink, I don't know, like baby pink anyway. So, I'll usually just kind of go like that. And you got to make sure, well actually, you don't have to. If you want to do that backside of your hair, you can. And if you don't you don't have to, but I'm going to because that's what I do. Then I just flip it like that.

Okay. So, there's some hair chalk. That's step one. Then I take my brush, excuse all the hair in it, and I brush it out. So, you'll see how much kind of brushes out as I brush it. And then I do it again. That way, that if the first kind of bit falls out during my day, I know that there are two layers of it. And it's also good to kind of go up a little more in certain spots than you do in others. That way, it kind of really looks like an ombre. It's just a lot of playing. You can use as much or as little as you want, really. So, you can see that it's on my shirt a little bit. I'm going to spray it with my hairspray again.

And a good trick that I found is using heat. You could get your hair wet and then you could just blow-dry it once you put the chalk on. But I find that I tried that and it's a little too messy for my liking. So, if I use heat directly after, it tends to stay on so much better. If you're planning on curling your hair, that's a good thing. You could also probably just use your blow dryer, etc. So, I'm just literally going to add a couple of curls. I'm not doing anything extravagant, just so that they hold in.

So, I will start off with using less hair chalk and then I will do both sides. And then once I see how that looks, I might add more, but kind of just depends on my mood.

Okay. So now, I'm looking at them and thinking I need to add a curl here. And just know that when you have this chalk in your hair, your hair is not going to be silky smooth. Just know that because it's hair chalk. I'm just going to add a few little highlights to make it a little bit pinker and I'm not going to brush these out. But I like subdued pink. If I didn't brush this out at all, it would just be mega pink.

Okay, so now, I'm just going to go get dressed, do a final hairspray and then I'll be back to show you what the final product is.

Okay, so I actually just had a look at this on the camera and it doesn't, for some reason, look as bright as it is in real life. It actually looks a little subdued but trusts me, this is pink as all pink can be.

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed this. I basically just hairspray it after I put my clothes on. And yeah, so you can see that my dress isn't pink. It will only get pink if it's kind of rubbed around. But it should come out in the wash.