I have COMPLETELY virgin hair. No Sun-In, temporary colour, nothing. I have vowed to only start colouring it when I get my first grey which will most likely be VERY soon seeing as how I will be celebrating my 31st birthday in two weeks! With my dark hair, I have always liked blue or purple accents and when I saw Splat Hair Chalk ($8.99) I thought that maybe this could be my toe-dip into the world of coloured hair! I decided to try the colour Dusty Rose which looked more pink in the pan, but with dark hair like mine I expect everything I try to come out not quite as intense as what’s on the box, but even so I was VERY pleased with the results!
There is 3.5g of product in a container that is almost identical to an eye shadow. There is also a small sponge applicator for spot-applying the hair chalk to the part line or for braided hair.
The instructions say to spray a section of hair with hairspray and then to apply the hair chalk once dried. Hairspray gives hair some “grip” and allows the hair chalk to adhere to the hair. Once hair chalk has been applied, spray one more round of hair spray to seal in colour. You can see that my hair looks pretty crispy because I sprayed A LOT of hairspray. I’ll know next time to use a lighter hairspray so I can get a smoother finish.
I was very close to trying the hair chalk out on Yoshi as I think he would pull off the “ombre” look very well in his white fur, but I felt like he would hate me so I tried to just get him in a picture and you can’t see it, but he was kicking me underneath!
Final Verdict: I LOVED the final results! My hair came out more purple, but that was totally fine by me as I got the ombre look I had wanted! I watched the video on the FarleyCo website demonstrating how to hold and use the hair chalk which was very helpful. The chalk does get everywhere because it is a powder, but not to worry as it easily washes off with water. I wore a towel over my clothes while I was applying the chalk which saved my white dress from becoming pink (I also should have worn black instead of white!).
I went a little crazy with the hairspray and when I tried sealing in the colour with it, I must have sprayed too closely and the liquid diluted the intensity of the colour. I also ended up using almost ALL of the hair chalk so if you have really long, dark hair like I do, it’s possible you might need two packages. If you have light-coloured hair then you will probably have a much easier time with the colour showing up. As promised, the colour washed out with one shampoo, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed having coloured hair if only for a few hours! I would totally try this again knowing what I know now because I seriously loved how my hair turned out!
What Splat colours would you try and have you ever tried a hair chalk before?
PR sample sent for review.