17.4.12

Tuesday Tip: DIY chalk hair colour!

I saw this fabulous idea over at The Beauty Department, a totally incredible blog that puts my limp attempts at creativity to shame! Appaz by using soft chalk pastels on damp hair  and then using a straightener to seal in the colour, you can create temporary dip dye and streaks! Full instructions over at The Beauty Department


(images from The Beauty Department)

My hair is not made for this tutorial as it is short and black, but I thought I'd have a stab at it anyway to see how it turned out! I looked for pastels in WH Smith but they were like £8, so I flounced off to The Works and got some for £3.99. It took a few tries to get the the hang of it, by which time my hair was a frizzy dry mess from all the straightening and brushing... so by the time I had got the hang of the technique, it did just look as if I had chalk in my hair. Not dye. 

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After:

I think this would work perfectly well on those with lighter hair, but I don't think it's impossible to get the look on black hair. In the future, I will do it on clean hair, get it right first time now I know how to do it, and consider buying more posh and pigmented chalks (I think art stores sell them individually, so no need for a pricey WH Smith bulk buy). 

What do you think of this idea? If you've tried it, do you have any tips or techniques to share? 



45 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! My hair is also too dark though :( Brilliant idea though.

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  2. Thanks for sharin gthis blog darling, this is fabulous!

    Eda ♥

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

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  3. hmmm great idea, not sure it would work very well on my curly ginger mop either xxx

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  4. This is amazing! Unfortunately I have dyed red hair, so it wouldn't show up, but if I had lighter hair I'd def give it a try! x

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  5. This is such a great idea :) I have ginger hair so it would probabley work :)
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I love Lauren Conrad's blog, this is actually her on the pictures :) I wanted to try this someday too.


    xo Joana

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  7. Wow, what a great idea! I've got lighter hair so can't wait to have a stab at this :)

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  8. Oh I saw that too, I've been meaning to give it a try but I forgot about it till now, thanks :D

    Lisamello xx

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  9. I'd also seen this on Lauren Conrad and sighed with lust! I have seen a warning on someone's tutorial somewhere that you have to be careful not to damage your hair? If I hadn't read that I probably would have gone straight out and tried it as it looks amazing!
    Looking good. x
    Becky
    http://www.doingitinstyle.blogspot.com

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  10. Such a great idea definetly gonna give it a try!
    Cara x

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  11. I actually bought chalk yesterday to try this! Can't wait to see if it works on my hair :) x

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  12. This is such a clever idea but not sure how well it would work against by red hair either! x

    http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I'm so tempted to try this! I do have quite dark hair though so not too sure how it would work out...

    Rosie x

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  14. Love a bit of hair chalking, such a fab idea for a quick change.
    Looks great on your dark hair.
    xx

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  15. AH this looks fantastic! I've never been brave enough to ever get the pink tips on my blonde hair that i've always wanted so this may be the perfect answer to temporary coloured tips! (: I even think I have pastels somewhere...xx

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  16. Love this idea, might try it for festivals this summer x

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  17. I'm actually allergic to chalk so won't be able to trial this ever, haha x

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  18. Wow this looks fAB! i have the same colour hair as the girl in the top photo's so hopefully it may work. Good effort and looking forward to your next attempt x
    http://lighteningblueeyes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. seems like a really good idea.. i'm tempted to give myself a temporary purple dip dye :) as I have blonde at the moment.. so could work :)

    Josephine. xx

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  20. really good idea if i was about 8 years younger !! thanks for sharing tho x

    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. I've seen this on a few blogs, really really want to try it out! especially for the summer months :)
    x

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  22. I tried this on my hair not so long ago, it looked pretty good but it didn't really work and my hair got so so knotty afterwards! x

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  23. I love this, really want to try it for the summer. I've seen it everywhere & think it's adorable :) xx

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  24. Its so cool for a quick fix, might just have to try it out on my ombred ends!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  25. I've really wanted to try this but my hair is the same colour as yours! So glad of this tutorial though maybe I will give it a little go!! xx

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  26. Oh I saw this a while ago too! I feel like I really must try it now!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/prettylittletitch

    http://prettylittletitch.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. I saw this in a magazine a few weeks ago, it makes me laugh because I used to do this to my hair at school when I was bored, but with highlighters! Its a nice effect, looks lovely in a plait.

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  28. This is such a great way to try colours in your hair without actually having to commit to dye. Might have to take a trip to The Works to try it out! :)
    dinosaurcircus.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I've already got the chalk at the ready--got a giant pack at the craft store for two bucks. Aww yeah!

    China Lily

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  30. looks quite cool, gotta try this out :) x

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  31. Ive been meaning to try this out for yonks.. I live in rainy Wales, so maybe i should wait until the summer to try this out.. Dont want runny chalky hair. :)

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  32. Oh my goodness, I have to try this!! My hair is red but maybe a nice bright colour will work over it =)
    thanks for the tip!
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. oh this is clever! might just try it for this year's festival trip!

    I've been meaning to ask about your Dorothy Perkins 19nineteen giveaway, I was contacted by them last week to say that I'd won the giveaway, it was just that I wasn't sure if I'd won it through you or through Haute & Fierce cause I might have just entered both haha! Sorry if I'm being a bit dim and I've missed something haha but I was on holiday last week so I'm a bit out of the loop! If you could let me know if it was you or not that would be very, very helpful! :) Obvz if it wasn't via you then I can use my excellent powers of deduction to work out where I did win it! Thanks in advance!

    Alex @ everybody else’s girl
    xxx

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  34. I tried this too! I had saw on Emma's (Milkteef) blog that it worked for her, however, it didn't for me. Boo! I have quite dark, thick hair too so it made mine go mega frizzy and tatty. I posted about it here http://ablogbybeth.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/i-tried-to-dip-dye.html?showComment=1328435123987#c402643930273630521 xxx

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  35. Oh wow! I've been looking at these type of pictures for weeks wishing I could have hair like that for a day!

    Definately going to have a go at this!

    Lorren xx

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  36. This is so cool, kinda put off by the fact it's just crayons though, if someone could invent an actual hair product I would definitely give them a go. I have blonde hair too so think it could look pretty cool!

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  37. Thanks for sharing! I love this and might have to try it at some point as I have mousey hair and it might work okay on my hair colour.

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  38. Great post, thank you! We've written about you here... http://www.shelovesoutfits.co.uk/2012/04/spring-hair-trends-hair-chalking.html :) x

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  39. This is so cool! Ah, best idea ever!

    Pip x

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  40. Looks great! But i have bright red hair so im not sure if it will work for me. Bright colours would look great in your hair! xoxo

    http://jpoppy-thats-just-me.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. Wow what a neat idea! Great for a short-term hair change! :) Helen @ http://helensfashionblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. It's a great idea but if your hair is bleached or really light it can stain your hair, just to warn any blondies! xxx

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  43. We totally tried this on our blog as well! We had tons of readers comment with tips for darker hair and it seemed as though it worked for them:) http://manedish.com/how-to-color-your-hair-with-chalk/ We also did one with oil pastels which had similar results; http://manedish.com/how-to-color-your-tips-with-oil-pastels/ Great blog btw, found it haphazardly and think it's adorable! Cheers from Canada!

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