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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.

 

Does Hair Chalk work for Dark hair? (Black, Brown, red hairs)

Hair Chalking is all on trend now but some girls with black and brown hair are still not sure if the hair chalks word on dark hair. Here if you read this post you will find the answer on this subject:  Does Hair chalk work for Dark Hair(Black, Brown or red)?

I must say that if you have got blonde hair, then hair chalking is perfect for you, almost every color work perfectly on your hair. The multi hair chalk colors are very bright when rubbed on blonde hair.  But for brown Hair, not all colors are good for them. For example, if your hair is black, then you should avoid below colors:

yellow, brown, black, orange, dark purple. These colors have similar light spectrum as black, they will not look very evident on black hair.  The whole effect will not be good. Instead if you have black hair, you should choose hot pink, teal blue, light purple and lime colors. These colors are bright enough to light up the whole strands of hair and bring you the real hair chalking look.   Also I have heard feedback from customers claimed for black hair, the colors are not easy to rub on. This is some how true. In this case, I will recommend you to wet your hair first before applying hair chalks.  Because the water will make the colors stick to your hair sections much more easily. And also for black hairs, you should rub more colors on hair than blonde hair since the colors will “fade” faster than blonde. ( It’s not real faster but even there’s very few colors on blonded hair, they will still be very evident, but with black hair, it require more volume  of hair chalk colors)

For brown and red hair, I think the best colors are puple, hot pink lime and green.  As tested, the green color works great on brown hair. The reason is that the two different colors from hair to chalk can provide a binocular disparity. Like black hairs, you also should avoid dark hair chalk colors.

Brown hair with hair chalksBrown hair with hair chalks

If you want the colors to stay in your hair more steadily and with longer time, you can flat iron your hair a little bit after rubbing on the chalks. This will help the chalk colors combining better with your hair. And make the chalk materials not that easy to fade.