If you follow me on Instagram or on my personal Twitter account you may have seen this photo of my pastel highlights. So many people have asked me if they are real haha, and no, they're not. I am far from being brave enough to bleach my hair and stick lots of different coloured dyes in it haha!
I had seen this chalking method on a couple of other blogs recently, and was rather intrigued by it, so when I stumbled across my old chalk pastels from when I studied art in college, I decided to give it a go.
To achieve this pastel highlight look, you dampen a piece of chalk (you can also dampen your hair a little bit) and run it down the length of your hair. You can then wait for your hair to dry and then seal the colour in using your hair straighteners. I like the pastel look on curled hair, when the strands of colour are intertwined with your natural colour.
Excuse my naked face haha, I wasn't going anywhere!
I personally wouldn't wear this look out, it's far too messy, so if you do, make sure you wear dark colours or put your hair up- the top I'm wearing in these pictures definitely took a battering! I wouldn't recommend doing this if you or other people will be in contact with your hair, the powder does still transfer when touched. The chalk also made my hair feel so dry and matted (hence why my hair is out of control in the picture), which was expected, after all you are applying a powder to your hair which will just suck up all those oils. The beauty of this method, however, is it washes straight out, so if you are just wanting a pop of colour for a night out, a fancy dress party or a photo shoot, then this will give you exactly that, no commitment. It also works on dark hair, as you can see! So when you wash it out, make sure you give your hair a good conditioning treatment afterwards to restore the moisture.
Have you ever tried this? Or are you brave enough to do the real thing?