Ok so this has nothing to do with moving or TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.
But ’tis the season for costumes and crazy hair so I thought it would be fun to go a little off track!
This Halloween if you’re kiddos costume involves (or could be enhanced by some) hair color, might I suggest giving hair chalking a try? I first came across this idea on one of my late night Pinterest binges and thought it would be perfect to try out for Silly Hair Day at school. I never pinned it so upon looking it up (after I snagged some super cheap sidewalk chalk at target) I learned that most people prefer to use artists chalk.
There was only one blogger that I could find who used sidewalk chalk and it was on a dog 😉 I figured if it worked for her pooch it could work on my 3 and 4 year olds! I modified some of the steps she suggested (for the purposes of a human) and the results were great! No need to spend 10 bucks on artists chalk just for Silly Hair Day that’s for sure!
First, I enlisted a helper (my husband of course) and he was willing to do the dirty work! Once the kids painstakingly picked what colors they would like to use we broke off about a quarter of each stick and allowed them to soak in warm water for 10 mins. First we tried 5 minutes, but 10 was better!
As you can see we chose some of the bolder colors in the bunch! Next, we (I mean he) started scraping the chalk…
Now here’s where it gets interesting. And messy. First wet the area of hair you want colored with a spray bottle. Then, wet your hands and pick up the shavings and rub them between your hands as if you’re going to apply hair gel.
Then start rubbing it in! As you can see I had the kids wear a hair smock because they were already dressed for school.
Next, blow dry the area that you applied color. I very carefully used the hot setting (although my four year old did interject at one point asking me if I could be careful not to burn him again!) You can use the cooler setting it just might take awhile. Once the hair looks the way you want it, spray it with some hairspray to further set the chalk and the position of the hair.
Like I said the results are great! And totally worth the messy husband 🙂 And just in case you’re worried his hands did NOT get stained.
I highly recommend this over that toxic spray stuff. It lasted in their hair all day (although I would recommend letting them jump around on your furniture the chalk does rub off a bit). It was also super easy to wash out. Just some mild shampoo did the trick.
Have fun! Your kids are going to love it!