Balayage Hair: Before chalking
Munovo Soft Pastel Chalks
Twisting my hair as I go
Applying the pastel chalk in a downwards motion
Finished style, curled with a hot iron and some hairspray to hold it
What I used for my balayage hair: Munovo Soft Pastel Chalks Pack of 24; curling iron; light hairspray. (Water is only needed if your hair is dark, or you want to make colour brighter)
Chalking my Balayage hair: I was looking for a quick and temporary hair colour change for the upcoming Wish fashion showing I was attending. Chalked hair was a fantastic alternative to using my usual fudge - because it washes out straight away.
- To start, you will need to purchase some soft pastel chalks (do not get mixed up with oil pastels - too sticky! or normal chalk - won't release pigment easily). Soft pastel chalks releases good pigment and washes away with water.
- If you have light hair such as mine, you can apply the pastel chalk straight to separate strands of hair. DO NOT NEED TO ADD WATER. Twist your hair as you go, because the friction releases more pigments.
- Apply in a downwards motion, not in an up and down motion as so you do not get your hair tangled and ratty. It also helps to move in the natural direction of your hair.
- Mix two colours on the one strand of hair for more fun, it can give a tie-dyed effect!
- If you want a more intense and brighter colour to your hair, you can add some water as you apply (please note this can cause staining and can stay in your hair for longer than one wash because the powder is now more like a dye).
- If your hair is dark, you will need to add water anyways for the colour to show
- After chalking, you can use a hot curling iron to curl your hair or just to 'set' the colours into your hair. Finish off with hairspray if needed.
- Please note the chalking powder may come off during the night - try to wear dark colours or same colours as hair to avoid the stains showing.
- Be careful of wet weather! Rain will make the chalk run, and you definitely do not want that happening. Use gloves and towels to avoid getting the chalk everywhere as you apply.
I found a great beauty tutorial here on The Beauty Department. This article comes with some very helpful tips! I used 5 colours - pastel pinks, dark purples, greens and blues. I applied to the front layers of my hair. But you can use your imagination and use as many colours as you like.
After I shampooed, I used my Goldwell conditioning treatment to treat my ends, I won't lie, the chalking really dried out my hair. So I won't do it often, but I love it still.