We saw hair chalking at Pinterest and knew Quinn would love it. There are some videos at YouTube that were pretty helpful. Also, this tutorial at (wait for it) Seventeen Magazine. Basically you are going to buy some cheap art chalks (less that 10 bucks at Jo-Ann’s), wet the hair you want to color and rub the chalk on. It’s a little messy, so rubber gloves and a towel around the neck are a good idea. Well, the gloves should go on your hands, not around your neck, but you probably knew that.
Here is what she looked like with her hair wet.
I took the top layer of Quinn’s hair and pulled it up on top of her hair. This made the color sort of peek-a-boo. These pictures are a little out of order, but see: Hair down on the left and up on the right.
Once I was done coloring, I combed and then flat ironed it. It was supposed to “set” it, but I’m not sure that it did. It did make it lay nicely. When I brushed it, a cloud of chalk flew out. I didn’t see this in any of the tutorials that I read elsewhere, but this inspired me to spray aerosol hairspray over the chalked hair to set it. I sprayed the hair and then brushed while it was drying so that the individual strands were shellacked. The chalk cloud stopped immediately and I think the color will stay in for at least tomorrow, but probably until we wash it.
Here are all the colors with the hair still pulled up. Green, black (her personal favorite because it is “like Snow White,” pink/red and then a tiny smidge of the purple.
EDIT – Not to be out-done, here is Jude with some blue to match his eyes.