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Would You Wear… Hair Chalk?


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Lavender locks and vibrant strands in every hue are all the rage right now. However, if you’re not ready to take the plunge with hair dye, listen up! There is a colorful compromise.

Hair chalk is a great way to change up your look without the commitment that semi-permanent and permanent dyes bring to the table. So, if you’ve been curious about color, this is a painless way to try it out.

It only lasts until you wash it, so if you’re the weekend warrior type, why not shake it up? Try it all: multicolored, ombré, or accent pieces. Lauren Conrad recently chalked up a pink bun and multicolored braids are the latest Pinterest beauty trend.

The only downside? It rubs off on clothes, so be sure to wear your hair up or be careful about which duds you choose to rock. Below are a few budget-conscious hair chalk options:

Product Information: Ulta, Amazon, Sephora

Would you wear hair chalk?

What colors would you wear, and how would you wear it? Braided, in a bun, or down? Which style above speaks most to you? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below! 

Posted on on July 1, 2014 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , ,

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11 Responses to “Would You Wear… Hair Chalk?”

  1. 1
    July 1st, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    nice dyes stuff specially for girls, who want get funky look. i must try it

  2. 2
    July 1st, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Word to the wary: the splat stuff doesn’t hold up for long. Also beware of staining pillowcases and sheets as well as clothes!

  3. 3
    July 1st, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    How well does hair chalk work on girls with dark brown hair? Any brunettes out there had any success?

  4. 4
    July 1st, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I already (sort of) took the whole hair plunge just for the summer. I used the Vidal Sassoon Deep Violet to go for a dark purple. It sort of worked out. In sunlight it’s a purplish, reddish, blackish color. Inside, it mostly looks black. I really couldn’t be happier other than that it’s not entirely purple, but that doesn’t get me down!

  5. 5
    July 1st, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I own hair chalk which I wear spoardically as it looks amazing and is not too expensive. If you spray hair spray in your hair after applying hair chalk, the colour will not rub onto your clothes. Before I found this out I was wearing pink hair chalk which rubbed onto my white tank top… It actually looked cool but I was glad when I washed it out.

  6. 6
    July 2nd, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Don’t use it standing on a hardwood floor. I have a giant pink stain on mine now and it won’t come off

  7. 7
    July 2nd, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Erin, it works just fine on dark hair

  8. 8
    July 2nd, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I use the pink hair chalk in my hair and I love it!

  9. 9
    July 2nd, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve dyed -dyed- my hair rainbow. Hair chalk is for sissies.
    But for real, if you aren’t able to work in a field where you CAN dye your hair, it’s not a terrible option. It’s come a long way from using actually children’s chalk.

  10. 10
    July 2nd, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    great article! If you don’t want to use chalk, Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Cream Eye Shadow works wonders!!! I used it to try gold in my hair last summer before actually deciding to color it brown (permanently). Though I suggest using the eyeshadow without the sparkles in it.

  11. 11
    March 5th, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I can’t find hair chalk that works on my black hair. I just bought a set from Amazon and it doesn’t show up! Anyone know of something that works?

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