No you shut up
Hair chalking. Actual chalk in hair. Yes, it really is a thing. And how do I know this? Well because yesterday I got to try it out.
No not on my hair you mad crazy fool. I am 43.
And, well, I say I got to try it out…. What I actually did was order it on Amazon (other, possibly more tax compliant, websites are available) and then sit and watch as my lovely hairdresser did it to E.
E pronounced earlier this week that she wanted blue highlights. Now, envisaging some god awful blue rinse incident I said she could only do it if it was done professionally, ie by my hairdresser, Fiona. And not by her incompetent mother.
“Get some chalk” said Fiona “that is by far the best way of dying hair”
“Excuse me” I said
“Seriously, Google (other, possibly more tax compliant, search engines are available) it”
And so I did. And two days later a box arrived. For a tenner, a box of 32 chalks that apparently you can use on your hair. They are more like blocks of pastels than chalk as you would imgaine chalk to be.
Fiona set about literally rubbing it over sections of E’s hair, just at the ends and then “sealing” it in with straightners.
Ten minutes later we had this:
The ends a variety of different colours.
Perfect for teens who might want different coloured hair everyday of the week, and it does no damage to the hair. It simply washes out the next time they wash their hair. So no falling foul of any school rules either when that temporary hair dye that lasts six washes (as I had for Red Nose Day) doesn’t come out for three months!