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How to properly apply hair chalk

ALL the celebs are doing it, so you should know how to do it right.

Celebrities are constantly changing their hair colour at the click of a finger, and that's because that's all it actually is – some fancy finger work with hair chalk. Although the thought of hair chalk might sound too hard and super messy it's actually pretty easy. In fact, you don't even need a #GlamSquad to do it for you. Follow these steps for ~mermaid~ hair.

What you’ll need:

  • Spray bottle of water
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Brush
  • Hair chalk
  • Hair spray
  • Straightener
  • Dry shampoo
  • Gloves are optional (Rebel, much?)

Step 1: Brush your hair to remove tangles.

Step 2: Take a 1-inch section of hair that you want to colour, and spritz it with water (for dark hair) or dry shampoo (for lighter hair).

TIP: If you have light hair, skip spraying your hair with water first as the chalk might last way longer than you wanted. Opt for dry shampoo or leave-in conditioner instead – it’ll make the removal process much easier. If you have dark hair, spritz the section you want to colour with water before applying the hair chalk so the pigment shows up. You can always add more water if the colour isn’t showing up very well.

Step 3: Take the hair chalk and using your thumb, glide it down your hair making sure you always go in one direction to minimise knots.

TIP: Don’t forget to flip each section around to ensure you’re colouring every strand.

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Step 4: Then, comb the chalk through your hair to remove any knots and seal the colour with your straightener and hair spray. Do this with every section as you go.

TIP: Continuing working your way around your hair with as you like with as many colours as you like. Be careful though, if your hair is still wet from the water, don’t seal it with the straightener until it’s dry.

Step 5: Once you’ve applied all of the chalk, brush it through your hair to blend the colour and smooth.

Step 6: Disguise any dryness or frizz that might be present and create more of a uniform look by styling it.

EXTRA TIPS: If your straightener gets a little messy locking the colour in, unplug it, leave it to cool, and then wipe the plates with a damp cloth. Shampoo and condition your hair as normal, however you might want to use a conditioning treatment to nourish your hair.