Vivid colors make everything brighter and life a bit sweeter. Think beautiful colors of flowers, rainbows, ice cream, snow cones, crayons…colors can spike up your mood and are pretty and pleasing on the eyes!

Another great place to find vivacious, vivid color? Your hair! With summer upon us, have sun in the air, sun in your hair. Sure, you can dye your hair various shades of blond, reds, browns or go sleek black. You can even weave pink, blue, purple and green shades into your fabulous head of hair. That sounds fun, you say, but too permanent? What if I want to add mounds of bountiful color to my hair, but only for a day? (or a couple weeks)?

No more talk. The answer? Hair chalk.


Whether you chalk the ends of your hair, the scalp or long strands of hair, the fancy, fun looks that you can pull off with splendid color are simply splendid!

Chalking your hair works on light, medium and dark hair, and depending on the application process and the type of chalk used, the color can last for a couple of days, or up to one or two weeks. The chalk can be applied by a professional or done yourself, in the privacy of your own home.

DIY hair chalking? All you will need is colored chalk, water, heat and rubber gloves!


How to apply temporary colors to your hair with chalk:

Temporary Color for One or Two Days:

  1. Purchase colored chalk from a beauty supply store or a salon.
  2. Brush your hair to remove tangles.
  3. Spray the area of hair that you want to color lightly with water.
  4. Separate the hair that you want to color into small, manageable sections.
  5. Wearing rubber gloves, rub the colors of chalk that you prefer over the strands of hair that you want to color (rub the chalk downward toward the ends).
  6. Using a flat iron or a curling iron, run the heat over each colored strand.
  7. Brush and style your hair, being thrilled with the finished, fabulous look!


Temporary Color That Lasts One to Two Weeks:

  1. Brush your hair to remove all tangles.
  2. Cut small pieces of chalk from the colors that you select to use, and soak the desired pieces of chalk in a bowl of  hot water, until the chalk melts.
  3. Dampen the area of hair that you want to color with water.
  4. Apply the chalk/water mixture directly onto your selected hair pieces with a paint brush or makeup brush, or your rubber gloved fingertips.
  5. Let your hair dry without brushing, until the color mixture clings to your hair.
  6. Style your hair to preferred perfection.


Hair chalking works for whatever occasion that you prefer, but concerts, proms, parties, dances, etc. are ideal venues to wear the grand, glorious, flamboyantly flashy colored hair!

Don’t be afraid to experiment with neon colors! Playful guilty pleasures!

Are you feeling blue today? Having a bad hair day? Lift your spirits and your hair style by adding incredible color! There, there, don’t you feel better?

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For those of you who want to sparkle up your hair with rainbow colors of happiness, but you don’t want to use chalk or hair dye, you can purchase strands of colored, clip in hair extensions at your local beauty supply store. This makes having fancy, fun, flavorful hair as easy as clipping in a barrette, and extremely easy to remove once you are finished with your flashy, favorite colors.

Chalk your hair to savvy, sensational color!


It makes no difference if you wear your hair short or long…chalked full of playful colors gives off a look both soft and strong! Happy with all sorts of hip hair hues!

All glamour girls, you can match your hair, to your purse, to your nail polish, to your clothes. How? With colored hair rows!


Chalk your hair to hip hue heaven!

“Would you like to catch a movie tonight?”

“I already have plans to color my hair just right.”

“The salon should close by ten. Perhaps we can catch the late show after then.”

“I’m going to do the creative process myself.”

“You have hair dye at home on your shelf?”

“I’m using colored chalk.”

“Cool. I’ll keep you company. We’ll just hang and talk.”

Hair chalking: a chic, cool experience!


Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website, Twitter @, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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