Here’s How To Color Your Hair For Halloween Without Ruining It

Halloween is easily the best excuse for playing around with temporary hair color.

Here's How To Color Your Hair For Halloween Without Ruining It
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The Joker wouldn’t be The Joker without green hair.

To take your costume* to the next level, follow these instructions on how to chalk your hair.

To take your costume* to the next level, follow these instructions on how to chalk your hair.

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*Or your regular, everyday hair, because this stuff is FUN.

Here’s what you’ll need to get your ~rainbow vibez~ on:

• Hair Chalk Compacts
• Hairspray
• Disposable Gloves
• Hair clips
• Water

Your hair should be dry before you start chalking.

The hair chalk compacts basically look like eyeshadows.

The hair chalk compacts basically look like eyeshadows.

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We used Fudge Hair Color Chalk and Splat Instant Color Hair Chalk.

Grab a hair clip and some disposable latex gloves. Clip up the top section of your hair.

Grab a hair clip and some disposable latex gloves. Clip up the top section of your hair.

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The smaller your hair sections, the more detailed you can get with your color. The size of the section is completely up to you!

Spray hairspray all over your hair. This’ll help your hair hold onto the pigment in the chalk.

Spray hairspray all over your hair. This'll help your hair hold onto the pigment in the chalk.

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A touchable, flexible hold hairspray is best for this.

Dampen a small piece of hair with water, then open up the compact and get ready to slide it down the piece of hair.

Dampen a small piece of hair with water, then open up the compact and get ready to slide it down the piece of hair.

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The powder side should be facing up. Slide it down the strand, pressing down with your thumb to press the hair into the chalk.

Flip the compact upside down and slide it down the top of the hair, too, to cover it in pigment.

Here's How To Color Your Hair For Halloween Without Ruining It
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Once you’re happy with the amount of pigment on your hair, use hairspray again on that strand to hold the color in place.

Continue doing this all the way around your head with as many different chalk colors as you want.

Continue doing this all the way around your head with as many different chalk colors as you want.

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Alternate colors as you go, or stick with one color all over if that’s the vibe you’re going for.

Once you’re done coloring, spray the hair all over with hairspray one more time.

Once you're done coloring, spray the hair all over with hairspray one more time.

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Keep in mind that you’re basically just putting powder on your hair, so the more hairspray, the better!

If you want even more staying power, style your hair with a curling iron. The heat will help seal in the chalk even more.

If you want even more staying power, style your hair with a curling iron. The heat will help seal in the chalk even more.

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Then, once you’re done, do your best not to touch your hair.

YAAASS.

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When you’re done being a unicorn for the day, just shampoo your hair as normal and the chalk will wash out.

Maybe you’re going the spray-on color route. In that case, follow these instructions for the best results.

Maybe you're going the spray-on color route. In that case, follow these instructions for the best results.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

• Spray-on hair color
• Disposable gloves
• Hair dryer with a diffuser

We used Color Bombz temporary color spray in Rock On Blue and Untamed Turquoise, but you can use as many (or as few) colors as you want.

We used Color Bombz temporary color spray in Rock On Blue and Untamed Turquoise, but you can use as many (or as few) colors as you want.

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Put on your gloves and start spraying the color into your hair, going little by little until your entire head is covered.

Put on your gloves and start spraying the color into your hair, going little by little until your entire head is covered.

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Start slow. You can always add more color!

With your optional second shade, spray smaller sections all over your head to get a mixed color.

With your optional second shade, spray smaller sections all over your head to get a mixed color.

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Use your hands to scrunch the color into the hair as you go.

Here's How To Color Your Hair For Halloween Without Ruining It
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This’ll help blend it evenly.

Dry your hair with a diffuser help the color settle in.

Dry your hair with a diffuser help the color settle in.

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If you have any excess color on your skin, use a cotton ball and makeup remover to clean it off.

DAMN THAT LOOKS BALLER!

DAMN THAT LOOKS BALLER!

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When you’re ready to get rid of the color, just shampoo as you normally would. If your hair feels hard at all, use two rounds of conditioner to help soften the hair.

Now go enjoy Halloweekend!

Here's How To Color Your Hair For Halloween Without Ruining It

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