Don't want to pay good money for hair chalk? If you've got sidewalk chalk lying about the house, you can use this to make your own hair chalks at home.


  • 1 packet of sidewalk chalk
  • 1 plastic jug
  • 1 hairdryer
  • water


  1. Soak the colours of chalk you want to use in the plastic bowl. Pour enough water into the jug to cover the chalk.
  2. Soak chalk for around 5 mins.
  3. Take a piece of hair and rub the wet chalk in a downwards direction down the hair. You will need to coat it a fair bit.
  4. Once done, dry the hair with the hair dryer. Don't brush the hair yet!
  5. Once dried, gently brush the hair with a hair brush - the more brushing you do the more the chalk will fall out.
  6. You can keep it in the hair longer by spraying with hairspray at this step. If not, it will wash out after 1-2 washes.

Notes... This project is so easy that everyone can be involved - my eldest chalked her younger sibling's hair and loved it. It can get messy but the chalk will wash out of clothing and off hands (try to avoid white clothing though).

The colours we used in the photo were light pink, then red, then blue then purple. You can see that they aren't as vibrant as store bought chalks but then you aren't paying the premium price for these!

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    • 07 Oct 2016
      5:36 pm

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  • This post was helpful as we had to do a rehearsal for halloween and I never had time to get the hair chalk for colouring. We quickly bought the chalk at our fave dollar shop and it worked well for the day.


  • At least if you don’t like the colour it won’t last as long as colour put in by a hairdresser.


  • What a cool idea.


  • Great for crazy hair day at school


  • I didn’t even know there was such a thing as hair chalk, so I would’ve just bought sidewalk chalk and used it on the kids hair anyway


  • Good way to save money. Bought spray colours are a lot more expensive than a packet of chalk. Thanks.


  • Good for the weekends then wash out ready for school. Thanks for sharing.


  • A good money saving tip to know – thanks!


  • I think this would be better and safer than a lot of hair products on the market.


  • Have wondered if this was OK to do but no really game to try. Miss six would love to have it for dressing up days so thanks for sharing.


  • Money saving idea thankyou!!


  • I’ve never heard of hair chalk :/ And I’m not sure sidewalk chalk would be a good replacement. But a good money saving tip

    • Not sure what sidewalk chalk is but thanks for sharing


  • Cheaper option than the ready made hair chalk they sell! Great idea!


  • This is such a great idea and not needing to buy the hair chalk, fantastic!.


  • This is such a great idea and not needing to but the hair chalk, fantastic!.


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