M.I.S.S. Beauty Tip of the Week: Dye-Free Chalk Highlights

We, as women, are constantly trying to keep up to date with the latest trends that we see celebrities rocking in the public sphere. However, if you are working in a more traditional and/or conservative environment then sporting neon pink hair to work like Nicki Minaj is famous for doing isn’t a viable route for you to follow. In that case, I have a suggestion that will allow you to feel like a superstar on the weekends, without the upkeep of permanent hair coloring.

A new fad that I discovered while surfing the web one day is known as chalking your hair. A video tutorial on youtube can be seen here. It’s a pretty cute idea and it is relatively inexpensive. I’m looking forward to trying it out this summer when the weather heats up. I’ve had friends who have used this technique in the past and it always looks cool.

If you feel like experimenting and letting your inner wild child lose for a day or two (depending on how light your hair color is and when you wash the chalk out) you’ll need a couple of tools. First, you’ll need a pair of disposable gloves so you don’t stain your hands. Second, you’ll want to wear a shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty (unless you want to chalk your hair while topless), and obviously you’ll need a set of soft pastels. You can find soft pastels at Michaels Crafts Store for $6. Now for the technical part. Once you’ve selected the colors you want to use, go ahead and wet strands of your hair. Rub the pastels down the length of the strand until you get the desired amount of color. Feel free to use multiple colors for all of you ombre fanatics out there. Once you’ve colored your hair, set the color by flat ironing the strands or using a curling iron to dry the color in.

Don’t be afraid to go back and adjust your hair color if it’s not what you want afterwards. This process is so easy and quick you can go nuts with it! Don’t forget that there is a chance the color might rub off on your pillowcase if you don’t tie your hair up. I think this is a really nifty idea for spring/summer. Have fun with it and enjoy!

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