7 Essential Tips for Hair Chalking like a Pro ...


I’ve been searching for tips for hair chalking like a pro ever since my many failed attempts to chalk up my own hair. When Lauren Conrad posted a photo of her chalked hair, I ran out and bought pink hair chalk. I got home and colored my tips only for the color to fall off and cover my white shirt within the hour. I felt cheated and completely jealous of Lauren Conrad and her perfect hair. For those of you who have ever been in the same situation and don’t want to give up on hair chalk just yet, here are 7 tips for hair chalking like a pro.

1. To Wet or Not to Wet Your Hair

If you’re blonde or have blonde tips, DON'T wet your hair before chalking. It’ll stain because adding water to pure pigment creates a real dye! If you’re fine with the color for a few washes, then go for it, but if you only want to do color for the day, don’t add water at any time. But if your hair color is darker than blonde and you don’t have blonde tips, you’ll need water. Mist a little water on the strand, then chalk it up! Red heads should try it without water first, and if it isn’t showing up, add a little water. It just depends on how light or dark your red hair is. This wetting or not wetting is important, which is why it's at the top of my tips for hair chalking.

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