So last night while sitting on the beach watching the sky & surf change colors in its nightly sundown moonrise show, I had an idea.
My fortune cookie at lunch yesterday may be to blame.
Or perhaps it was the effects of the “Monster” full moon.
Whatever it was, I just had fun with it.
Chalking has been all over pinterest for months & of course I wanted to try it. I made the mistake of thinking that I needed to buy hair chalk to do it & why would I waste money on that?
Ha. Nope. No special expensive supplies needed. Funny enough I already had most of it at home! Hair – yup. Water – got tons. Rubber gloves – got fresh ones under the sink. Flat iron – on the counter waiting. Chalk – actually, I did had picked up some for a certain baby shower I am prepping for!
See you don’t need some fancy hair supply chalk. Regular (non-oil based) pastels chalk, like I had picked up at A.C. Moore, works great & comes in a lot of colors. So no need to pin away at the ones on Etsy or Pinterest anymore. I went for it!
The colors of the ocean.
Start off with separating the hair into sections you want to color. No. Start by PUTTING ON THE GLOVES. Trust you will want them on. I tried to just skip it but the chalk is going to get all over, so you may as well toss on the gloves from the get go instead of first getting it on your hands, the water knob on the sink, the counter… it was all over. So I stopped & cleaned it up & went for the gloves. Also recommend you wear something you don’t mind getting chalk on shirt wise or use a towel on your shoulders to prevent staining your clothes.
Get the section you want to color damp with water then just color it with the chalk stick. Keep rubbing it til you get the color you want. Then set in with the flat iron (I also used the hair dryer because I didn’t want to wait to see the color).
Then brush & style as you would with your hair any other way.
Way too simple! This is going to be way too much fun for me to play with.
I did notice that the flat iron & hair brush ended up with some “color”, but it easily cleaned up without any issues. I have a black pillow case & it didn’t end up looking like a city sidewalk on a hot day, but I have read where others who slept with their hair chalked have gotten it all over.
So how did it look?
Well at first I wasn’t so sure.
Seafoam was the look I was going for. Mermaid inspired. Part of me had to wonder if I was being too conservative. In a way it looked like I had moldy hues from swimming in a pool after a bad bleach job. Almost not very noticeable. Which could be good, but I wanted more.
So I kicked it up some.
Best part is I washed my hair & now it is gone. I could theoretically match my outfit each day. Like I have that kind of time. I could though. Wash out easily & I don’t see any left over color. Just like I wanted. Temporary truly.
My world just got a lot more colorful.