Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

Friday afternoon your friend sends you a quick text asking if you want to go dancing. She tells you it will be wild and suggests getting dressed up as crazy as possible! (“But no fur suits after last week.”) Your head swirls with possibilities…but, man, wouldn’t it be great if you could dye your hair bright pink and throw in some sexy black tips? You glance at your uptight boss, prowling the halls like the most boring, fun-sucking vampire since Twilight, and sigh.

If only you had a more relaxed job. Or hair chalk!

Hair chalk, in case you haven’t heard of it before, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Rub it into wet hair and the colors will be locked in until you shampoo next. And, unlike regular hair dyes, it’s pretty easy to add gradations or selectively color your hair.

Here’s a short demonstration video by Spinns , a fashion company in Shibuya where the product perfectly suits the high-paced fashion world and exciting nightlife.

All you need (besides the hair chalk) is a water-filled spray bottle, towel, hair dryer, and some gloves! (I guess you don’t really need the gloves if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty…)

To apply the hair chalk, spray water onto your hair, rub the chalk where you want it, and blow dry! The stylist also mentions that applying hair spray will keep the chalk color in longer, in case you’re going to an all weekend party.

While it does seem a lot easier than your regular hair dyes, here’s two quick things you want to be careful of. First, if it’s going to be a rainy day, you’ll probably want to avoid using hair chalk. (Guess that means no beach parties.) Second, adding the chalk can cause damage to your hair due to the rubbing, so be sure to use some treatment after shampooing all of the chalk out.

Here’s a few tips to help you get the color just right.

You can twist your hair before applying the chalk and then use a brush to get it spread out evenly.
Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

You can use hair chalk with irons as well, so it’s not a problem if you want curls!
Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

We mentioned it before, but it bears repeating. You’ll probably want to use a hair dryer to keep the colors locked in.
Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

Now that you know how to do your hair, here’s some ideas for what to do!

One popular looks is just coloring the tips of your hair. (And doing your make-up like a vampire? We’re really not sure what she’s going for here.)
Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

If you’re looking for something a bit more fantastical, you can also turn your hair into a rainbow crown. (Though, sadly, it won’t turn you into an elf princess.)
Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

On the other hand, if you have the time and a (really) good friend, you can do your whole head.
Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

Obviously, the versatility of hair chalk lets you (and your really good friend) do something a bit more exciting, like this flower child.
Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

Here’s a colorful variation on the French braid!

Use a variety of colors to give the tips of your hair a really festive look!

This one might be hard to see, so turn your screen brightness waaay up. She’s added just a touch of gray chalk to her naturally dark hair, creating a highlight. It’s subtle but very cool!

Similar to the previous picture, if you have light hair, you can add in some pink to help it stand out.
Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

This is our favorite. By throwing chalk in randomly, you can get a wild look going. Great for a night you might not remember! (Or want to remember.)
Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

Similar to the previous picture, using light colors creates a subtle but fun look!

Dark hair is always harder to dye or add color to, but hair chalk makes it a bit easier. This one is hard to see if your screen brightness is low, but take a close look at her tips.

And here’s one more picture. Despite the clearly unnatural colors, she’s done a great job of using light colors, braids, and a nice curliness to create a relaxed bohemian feel.
Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning

Okay, that’s all we have. If you happen to have some hair chalk, be sure to share your ideas with us!

Source: Matome Naver

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Hair chalk: Fun for a night and no trouble Monday morning