One of our YouTube idols Whitney, also known as Naptural85, recently tried the new L'Oreal Liquid Chalk on her hair and we were curious to see how they would compare to temporary hair colors we've tried in the past like oil pastels and cream eyeshadow. She picked up the chalk in purple, pink, bronze, red AND blue (we would have too) and tested each one on a different section of her hair, here were her results. 

Step 1 Shake the bottle well and apply to a cotton pad

Step 2 Use the cotton pad to distribute the color evenly over a small section of hair

Step 3 Blast the section of hair with a blowdryer, Whitney used her blowdryer with the cool setting to avoid heat damage

Step 4 When she was done Whitney twisted the hair so that the curl pattern would match the rest of her hair

Her review

After applying two layers of each of the five colors to her hair Whitney said "it's not super bright, it doesn't really pop like normal hair chalk does, but it doesn't transfer like normal hair chalk does. And that's kind of a big deal, I wouldn't have to wear a black shirt I could wear anything that I wanted." We have used hair chalk and pastels in the past and she is right, it is a big deal. Going to sleep, taking a shower, and getting dressed without making a mess are all impossible tasks when you have pastels in your hair that can transfer to your clothing, towel, pillow case and sheets.

The color may not be vibrant after just two coats, but like an eyeshadow or a blush, the product is buildable, "if I really wanted to make this more vibrant I could just put more hair chalk on it." If you're going for an extremely vibrant color, then this might not be for you. Whitney says "I actually like that it's not really bright, it's actual more natural. As natural as a jewel-toned hair chalk can get... it's really pretty."

She compared the bronze to the Kevin Murphy Color Bug which she reviewed and liked previously, and she actually preferred this L'Oreal chalk because "it looks so much more natural. It doesn't look as ashy, the color itself is more of a burnt bronze-y color, whereas the other one was kind of like an ashy yellow."

If you have used pastels on your hair, then you probably found that it left your hair feeling dry and straw-like. With this product "it definitely feels a little bit harder than your natural hair, but it's still pliable. It's not here to moisturize your hair, it's here to deposit color... It does what it's supposed to do."

Removal

The color completely washed out after she co-washed, even though the bottle says the color should last an average of two shampoos. Her hair returned to its natural, black color with no staining or remnants of any color after just one wash.

Overall, Whitney says these hair chalks are amazing, she doesn't mind that they washed out with just one wash because she was worried about staining, which did not happen. Most of all she loved that the color did such a good job of staying on her hair and not transferring.

Watch the video for her full demonstration and review:

Have you tried hair chalk? What was your experience?