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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Quick and Easy Temporary Hair Dye Using Chalk

My camera is still in the repair shop, due to Mac's little shenanigan, but I've been told that it should be ready within the next couple of days. Hopefully. Geez. Children. Bah! Anyway, regardless of the fact that I am camera-less at the moment, I do have one simple project set to share. Apparently this is the perfect opportunity too, since I can't take pictures of any of my other projects! A while back Mac's school had a "Crazy Day." The kid were encouraged to dress in crazy attire for that day - backwards clothes, inside out, mis-matching shoes, you get the idea. It was truly a hysterical sight to see. Mac desperately wanted to have crazy colored hair on that day. So the night before, Joel and I searched online for a simple way to create temporary hair dye. There were plenty of ways, mostly with Kool-Aid, but after reading through a couple of tutorials, we came up with our own easier way to put temporary hair dye in Mac's hair  - using chalk & hair spray.

Quick and Easy Temporary Hair Dye Using Chalk - click through and see more @

You will need:
- Colored Chalk (we used sidewalk chalk, but colored chalkboard chalk is great too)
- Hair Spray
- Hair Dryer
- Spray bottle filled with water (recommended but not necessary)

1.Start off with lightly damp hair. (Mac's hair was dry, so we misted it with a spray bottle filled with water.)

2. Using the long side, rub the chalk over the damp hair until you are satisfied with the color saturation. (More than one coat may be needed, depending on the color.)

3. Spray an even coat of hair spray over the damp, colored hair.

4. Gently dry with a hair dryer.

Easy Temporary Hair Dye using Chalk - only takes 5 minutes. @

That's it! Unbelievably easy. The color lasted on Mac's hair the entire day, as long as he didn't touch it. However, it is chalk, so a small amount of flaking is possible. Either way, it was pretty awesome for about 5 minutes of extra work. I was definitely satisfied. :)

Quick and Easy Way to Make Temporary Hair Dye with Chalk in 5 minutes @

This would have been awesome to do for April Fools! I should have thought of that sooner. Darn it! Next year...

1 comment:

Unknown said...

So cool!! I've never known we can (temporarily) dye our hair with chalk!! Great tip! :)