Have your heard that hair chalking is a thing (again)? Feels like it was soo long ago that I tried this (well I was in my 20's), and now it is back as a thing. Friday I was speaking with someone about this "new" phenomenon. And realised that, ok, I havent tried hair chalking in a while, do I really remember what it's like?
Today I decided to re-visit....
So what chalk do you use? Well in the past I have used good old regular chalk (which I REALLY don't recommend). You should be using artists soft pastels, and not the oil pastel variety. As you know part of my hair is already bleached. As expected the pastel took really well to the already lightened portions and not so well to my dark roots.
It was fast, and messy, so wear gloves. But not really as messy as my usual dying...
Here is a recent video, that has a really great description. She goes into a lot of great detail, none of which I used to do when I first chalked my hair, so I didn't do it this time either.
Ok BUT since I have bleached hair, it is brittle, so as I was doing this my hair started breaking.....go gently. I think it looks good, but now the bleached parts feel really dry and smell chalky (which is not so great).
I remember that last time if left it in for too long, over night, my hair became heavy and really greasy. I don't really want to find out if this is still the case with my hair, I think i'll go wash it out now. The chalky smell is getting to me.
Boots: Fry, Jeans: Gap 1969 Long and Lean, Tank: Old Navy, Sweater: Loft, Scarf: DIY.
I do love the orange, I wish I could find that color to really dye my hair, but maybe on my whole head it wouldn't look so great.