|The colour I got was called “Jacaranda” and it was such a pretty lilac.|
|This is the pastel brand and name Art Spectrum’s Artists’ Soft Pastel made with pure pigment (promising!)|
1. Dampen hair with a spray bottle
Make sure you use a spray bottle since soaking it will make the hair a little bit unmanageable. The thing to remember is that the wetter your hair the more vibrant the colour will turn out. I wanted a bit of an ombre effect so I dampened it more towards the ends and less and less as I got higher up. The chalk still works on dry hair, however it’s a fiant greyish purple – which was actually quite a nice shade to use to frame your face.
2. Start rubbing
Like the picture below you can start rubbing the chalk into your hair. I used up and down motions, and warning it will make your hair look a bit messy. If you want it to look neater, you can run it down in one direction pick it up and run it down again – this will take longer and less colour will transfer. If you want more colour you can rub it horizontally. Remember if you want more colour you can spray your hair till it’s even damper.
3. Let it dry or blow dry it
Once it dries out (you can use a hair dryer) you can brush it with a wide tooth comb and spray some hairspray to keep the colour from transferring all over your hands and clothes.
Warning – don’t drop the chalk into the sink or hard floor as it will break into shorter pieces and it will be harder to use – yes I was clumsy enough to do this after this photo was taken.
|This is the result of some rubbing 😉 It’s very bright actually so I was pretty happy!|
|Results! My hair is still a bit damp here so it looks a bit messy and gross :/|
I worked the colour strongest on the bottom and faded it up to the top. Towards my face I did a few lilac highlights to blend the colour in, I was pretty happy with the results!
Next time you’re near an art supply store try picking up a chalk and trying it out 🙂 There are sooo many colours to choose from, it’s so awesome!
The great thing is there is no surprise what colour it will show up as unlike hair dye. If you have darker hair it may show up a bit less, but if you put enough it actually is very vibrant, don’t expect silky hair texture though, will get a bit chalky with that layer of chalk on it 😉
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