DISCLOSURE: I was provided with a complimentary Ellore Femme hair chalking kit to facilitate this post. No other compensation will be received for this post. All opinions are my own and yours may differ.
A Few Simple Tips to Help You Achieve Great Results...
- Grab a pair of rubber gloves, if available. If not, no biggie, you'll just have to wash your hands after you're done. This can be a little messy, but nothing that requires laying plastic covering on the carpets, like the Kool-Aid method.
- Choose the colors you want to use before you start. Lay them in the order you want them and make sure it is exactly the way you want, once you start, there's no turning back. (ok, maybe that's a bit dramatic, but you will have to wash your hair and start over, if you don't like the results, so choose wisely)
- Make sure the hair is adequately dampened. You don't want it soaking wet, but you need it to be wet for the color to transfer. If it dries out, use a spray bottle to re-wet it.
- Drape wet hair over a piece of cardboard and then you can make clean strokes downward. It won't nap up your hair like it would, if you color up and down trying to hold a piece at a time.
- Using smooth strokes, starting at the nape of the neck, apply the chalk to the hair in a downward motion.
- For a tie dye effect, gently brush each color into the next, before starting another color. This will result in a more subdued look.
- After you get the color exactly how you want it, spray it with hairspray and let it dry. Some instructions state that you should use a flat iron to set the color, but when my daughter and I did this, it didn't work too well, so next time we'll just use spray.