It’s washable, but chalking’s no fading fad

Hair chalking

Update: tried the chalking bit, don’t care much for it.

During 2012 it became increasingly popular to dye your hair all sorts of colours – from pastel pink to vibrant blue (a personal favourite). But because of corporate dress codes, people are reluctant to fully embrace the trend. Until hair chalking showed up on the scene.

Debbie Kayle, Sales and Marketing Director of Sparkle Cosmetics – distributors of TINT hair chalk in South Africa, says chalking is here to stay. “It enables you to accessorise your hair and transform it into something fab, funky, playful, and edgy. And the best part about it is that it is temporary!”

Melissa Fourie, Marketing Coordinator of Staedtler SA, stationery manufacturers that have stepped into this trend with specialised hair chalks, says applying chalk to your hair is so easy, that even a ten-year-old can do it.

After applying chalk to your hair – regardless of your hair colour or type (although, keep in mind that some colours will be more vibrant in light hair, and others better suited to dark hair) – and sealing it with heat, you can expect some fading to occur during the day, especially if you handle your hair a lot. However, to remove the colour completely, all you have to do is wash your hair.

TINT hair chalk is sold individually for around R255 per colour, is safety approved in the US, and is designed specifically for hair only. It is free of harsh chemicals that could possibly damage hair. For more information, get in touch with Sparkle Cosmetics on Twitter or Facebook.

Staedtler chalking sets are sold in 12, 24, 36, and 48 colours, and are available exclusively from Tanaz Hair, Body and Nails. It is also approved by the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association of South Africa (CTFA) as safe to use on any hair.

Staedtler Hair Chalk Instructions

Have you used chalk on your hair before? Would you try this out? I’m very keen to give it a go.


  1. Nafisa

    Don’t mind trying it either. Esp blues and purples.

    • Nafisa

      Also, what about doing something for when we attend the Metallica concert? 😀


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