The directions on the package say to apply hair chalk on dry hair, but we’ve got a few additional ideas from our CEO herself, Sabrina Maren. Hair chalk application works best for those with lighter hair, but we suggest grabbing a spray bottle and filling it with water if you have dark hair such as deep browns and blacks. Chalking damp, dark hair helps bring out deeper pigment as the chalk clings to wet locks. Blondes and bleached babes, you can also spray your hair with water to extend the life of your chalked tresses. Temporary hair chalk for dark hair is hard to find but this chalk will work for any color provided you follow each step as recommended.
Before you start, Sabrina suggests wearing an old t-shirt you don’t mind getting dirty. Also, drape a towel on the floor or sink to catch any fallout.
- Again you can apply temporary hair chalk to dry hair, but after spritzing the hair for darkly clad ladies and gents, take a section of the hair and twist. Doing this will allow you to maintain control of the section so you can apply hair chalk evenly.
- Using the ergonomic shape of the NuMe Hair Chalk container, place it in your palm. Starting at the midsection of the strand put your thumb against the twisted hair and press to the chalk pad.
- Then pull the chalk pad down the length of your hair. Avoid moving up and down at the same time to prevent frizz.
After coloring each section of the hair, let your hair dry completely. Once hair is dry, set hair chalk with heat by styling with a NuMe curling wand or hair straightener.
- Lightly coat your hair with hairspray and you’re ready to hit the streets.
There are a few things to note about applying hair chalk too close to the scalp or on your scalp. Chalk is a dry packed powder and like dry shampoo powder, it can draw out the natural oils of your hair leaving the scalp dry. If your style calls for it, you can still apply close to your scalp but it may cause some discomfort so use this technique for short-lived styles.