• The Body Shop Hair Chalks

     I’m a big fan of experimenting with my hair; you just have to look back my old photos to see the styles I opted for through sixth form and indeed, through uni to see that. I decided to ombré my hair back in November (post here) and since then I’ve been toying with the idea of adding different colours to my dip dye, just for fun. Today I’m talking about just one of the ways to add a pop of colour to your hair and you don’t necessarily need to dye it to give it a go!

     Hair Chalks – The Body Shop £5

    The Hair Chalks from The Body Shop are pretty new releases. Available in blue and pink (I’ve got the blue one, as my Boyfriend’s Mam gave me it to try out) these wash out shades are great to add a pop of colour to your hair in a really quick, easy way.

    To apply I held the chalk in one hand against my hair and a circular cotton pad on the other side to avoid it getting on my clothes (and giving me blue hands) The process was really quick and depending how hard you press the chalk against your hair as you move it down the section, you’ll get varying strengths of colour. To set, spray some hairspray on the chalked hair and you’re good to go. If you’d like to distribute the colour more evenly, you could comb through when you’re finished but I was pretty happy with the way it looked.

    In terms of washing it out, it was really easy and just one shampoo and I was back to blonde. Just make sure you rinse the shower/bath afterwards or you might have a little bit of a blue tinged white!

    I didn’t find I had too much fall out on my clothes, but I was wearing a dark shirt just in case. To be safe, I would suggest putting an old towel under your hair and you could even wear gloves if you didn’t want to get chalky hands or use the cotton pads. 

    I really like how bright the blue is, obviously the intensity of it will depend on your hair colour, but if you’ve got dip dyed hair, it’s definitely worth trying out. I’d even like to try mixing the blue and pink together, possibly creating some lilac shade? It’s been a while since I last mixed paint so my colour predictions might be a bit off…
    Have you tried any hair chalks? What did you think?

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  • Reply Lauren Parker May 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Really want to try out the pink one, wonder how well it will work on dark hair?

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply Tasha May 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Hmmm, not sure Lauren. You may be able to try it out in store though? I've not tried it on my dark hair, only on the ombre section x

  • Reply VioletDaffodils May 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Oh wow! I love this! I've been dying to try out some hair chalks but had no idea where to get them from, I'll have to pop in to the Body Shop soon and make a few purchases 🙂
    The blue looks really good on you and I like that it's such an easy process and washes out quickly, ideal in case mine went horrifically wrong haha! I think it would be cool to mix the blue and pink, been interesting to see the results 😀


    • Reply Tasha May 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      Yes, definitely give them a go! It's great, especially if you can't wear bright colours for work or something and just want to add some colour for a birthday or special occasion. Let me know how you get on if you pick some up 🙂 x

  • Reply dianakaate May 1, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Amazingggg, I've been looking to dye my hair without using peroxide or bleach, this is perfect, thanks for the post !!!

    • Reply Tasha May 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      Glad you like the post! Have fun trying them out 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Edmunds May 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    This looks awesome! I have just dyed my hair blonde so would love to try these! xxx

    • Reply Tasha May 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      Ooh definitely give it a go Jessica!

  • Reply Alice Allsop May 2, 2014 at 11:56 am

    This is so cute! I have just gone blonder and I think the pink would look cute! I have only used wash in wash out purple for my tips! Does this just stay in and wash out?

    A x

    • Reply Tasha May 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Yep, it'll wash out straight away

  • Reply Frankie CH May 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    After reading this, I really need to go out and buy some now! :') Great post 🙂

    Frankie x

    • Reply Tasha May 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Go go go! Hah, thank you! Glad you liked it 🙂

  • Reply Alice Furlan May 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    oh they look amazing on you!!!!! I had these put on me by the lady in the shop and they're invisible on my red hair, but definitely perfect for your ombre!!! 😀

    • Reply Tasha May 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you!
      Aww that's a shame! 🙁 x

  • Reply Heather Nixon May 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    The shade looks amazing on you – I definitely want to try the blue one now! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    • Reply Tasha May 2, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks Heather, you should definitely give them a go 🙂 x

  • Reply Jess | Just Jesss May 2, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    This is a really pretty blue, it suits you so nicely 🙂

    Jess xo

  • Reply emmerliejay May 3, 2014 at 9:49 am

    The blue ombre really suits you, maybe you should go for it! Haha 🙂 I tried a pink chalk (not from The Body Shop though) before and it stained my top throughout the day, so setting it with hairspray was definitely a good idea 🙂
    emmerliejay x

  • Reply Fiona Dunn May 7, 2014 at 7:24 am

    The colour came out lovely! I've always wanted to experiment with chalks and now I know where I'll go if I do 🙂

  • Reply Charlotte Philpotts May 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    This looks so great! I am definitely thinking of trying out the pink one for a festival this year x


  • Reply Natasja May 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I didn't know the body show sold hair chalk, how is the pigmentation on your brown hair?

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