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Hair Chalk For Black Hair? Does that Even Work?

After we started this blog, we have got plenty of feedback from our readers who kept asking the same question:

“I know hair chalk works for brown hairs, but my hair is black (very black!), does hair chalk even work for my hair?”

We can totally understand the concern about it, it is tough to see the hair chalking trend around but can not make the decision to join the trend. So here (and once again), we are answering this question in this post.

If you want a simple and brief answer, then it is YES! Black hair girls can use hair chalk too.

And when we digged into the question a little bit more, we can see why our readers asked this question is because there are tons of rumours saying that hair chalk is not for black hair. Why?  After reading lots of posts on internet and social network. We found the main reason for this situation.

Lots of people use Pastel hair chalks instead of makeup pack soft hair chalk.  And it turned out the pastel chalk is not the good option for black hair. (I will tell you why later!)

The reason for this is because of the different ingredients of these two kinds of chalks. The pastel chalk has more volume of  calcium carbonate in the ingredients and the physical property will be more hard and rigid,  when you tried to rub the pastel chalks to your hair, with the same dosage, the color will adhere to your hair much less than makeup pack hair chalks(which is softer). And with the same volume, colors will show up easily on light color hairs(blonde, brown) but it is difficult to show up on black hair.  That’s the reason why many girls think pastel hair chalk does not work for black hair. The fact is the the color DOES stick to black hair, but it DOES NOT SHOW well.  See below picture:

The same purple color show up great on blonde hair but less on brown hair, think about it, if it is black hair, the look will be even worse.

So here comes the suggestion for all you girls with black hair: Do not use Pastel chalk, use Makeup pack hair chalks! (shop make up pack here), if you have any experience with hair chalking for black or brown hair, please do not hesitate to comment below to share your idea with us. We love to hear from you.