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15 Best Hair Chalks And Their Reviews [Updated 2022]

Written by Arianna Last Updated: March 27, 2018

Sometimes it’s fun to change things up a bit. Hair chalk is a fun way to change the look of your hair in an instant. And the best part is that it isn’t permanent.

Hair chalks give you the ability to change your hair in a major way.  Hair chalks are a great way to experiment with your hair without committing. Need a natural hair color for your day job or want a new color. No problem, hair chalks wash out easily with any shampoo. A clarifying shampoo will be ideal but any shampoo will work just fine.

Some hair chalks could cause drying of your hair with repeated applications. It’s recommended that you use a moisturizing conditioner, or a weekly conditioning treatment. There are two kinds of hair chalks: cream chalk and powder chalk sticks. If you tend to have drier hair, a cream chalk may be the best option for you.

If your hair is more on the oily side, a powder chalk will be best for you. Your experience with hair chalk depends ultimately on both the color of your hair and the way you are applying it.

So before you spring for a box color or spend a ton of money in the salon, consider the benefits of using hair chalks.

With that said, let’s get started. Here’s a list of the 15 best hair chalks and their reviews.

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1. BUOCEAN5 HAIR CHALKS SET: 6 Colors Temporary Hair Coloring Chalk – Hair Dye Colorful Sticks

The Buocean5 hair chalk promises to bring bright, vibrant colors no matter the color of your hair. This hair chalk is fun to use but it can also be messy. While the description says that you don’t need to wear gloves while applying. Yet, it’s highly recommended to wear them as it has the potential to stain your hands.

Protect your sinks, counters, and floors as well. The chalk could have the potential to sprinkle dust and when wet, has the potential to stain. This chalk somewhat resembles a makeup compact. This makes it perfect for taking it on the go but it’s very fragile. You don’t want to drop this item because it can break apart as makeup would if it fell.

If you have lighter hair, you may want to test it on a small part of your hair and see if wet or dry application works best for you. Lighter hair has a higher potential of staining when wet and the chalks could be more difficult to wash out. Whereas, if you have dark hair, such as dark brown or black, you will want to use the chalks on wet hair.

Make sure to follow all the steps to get the bright, vibrant colors that you want to achieve.  Sometimes, it may take several applications to get your desired result. Although, it’s so easy to apply that it wasn’t a big enough con to discredit these chalks altogether.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Easy to apply
  • Bright, vibrant colors even on dark hair
  • Doesn’t damage hair

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2. CandyHair Hair Chalk – Temporary Bright Hair Chalk Colors

CandyHair hair chalk has a unique and easy to apply style. This hair chalk is styled as a comb so you would just comb it through your hair to apply the color. All the combs have the same color throughout the length of the comb. This could make it difficult to apply many different colors to a small area, but not impossible.

These chalks can be used on dry hair. But for dark hair they recommend applying it to wet hair so that you can see the vibrant colors. These chalks easily wash out of hair with normal shampoo. Although, as mentioned before a clarifying shampoo works best for getting the color out of your hair. For this hair chalk, it’s also recommended to wear gloves.

Although, it isn’t impossible to use these chalks without gloves and without a mess. Some with dark hair have complained that they did not get the desired color.

While others have had much luck with it, although it may take several applications. It applies quickly and easily and washes out just the same. You can have a lot of fun with colors, but without making the commitment of permanent dye.  And you won’t have to worry about damaging your hair.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Applies quickly & easy to use
  • Easy to wash out
  • Doesn’t damage hair

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3. Jisener Hair Chalk Set, 24 Color Hair Color

This Jisener hair chalk set is completely unique. They are scented so not only does it add a touch of flare to your hair, but it also smells good. Jisener hair chalk is best applied to wet hair.

Although, you want to be wary if you have light hair or hair that takes dye well as it could stain. It’s always important to experiment with a small amount to see if you should apply to dry or wet hair. You can easily blend these colors to make new colors or use them separately for a unicorn look. It’s recommended that you protect your skin and your clothing from staining.

This package includes both disposable gloves and a shawl to protect both your hands and the clothes you are wearing. The design of the chalks resemble the pastels you may have used in art class, but without all of the chemicals that could be harmful to you or your hair. While this option is a bit messier than the previous two options, many have found that they get brighter and more vibrant colors.

As with many hair chalks, rain or getting your hair wet could cause the colors to run onto your clothing or skin. It’s important to take care not to get them wet. The chalks claim that you don’t need to use hairspray or anything to set your color, just set it with heat.

However, it may be better to be safe than sorry. To ensure that the color is properly set and will last, set it with a hair spray.

Pros & Benefits:
  • No harmful chemicals
  • Very easy to wash out
  • Easy application with brighter colors

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4. Veipao Hair Chalk For Teen Girl Gifts

The Veipao hair chalk is the first example of a cream hair chalk that we have had so far. Some find that the cream chalk goes on easier than the powder chalk sticks. With the cream, you don’t need to wet your hair in order to apply. However, it could make it easier for darker hair to show the the colors. These cream chalks are easy to use without making a mess.

They have a plastic casing around the chalk with a knob you can twist to extend or retract the chalk without ever touching the chalk. Since the chalk is essentially hands-free, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to use the chalks without gloves.

Although, if you find yourself putting multiple coats or actively using your hands on your hair prior to setting, you may want to get some gloves to prevent it from staining your hands.

They recommend that you apply the hair chalk lightly to light hair. Dark hair may need a coat of the white chalk first and then add your color on top. The instructions for the hair chalks are very clear and easy to read. It can be tricky to apply these to dark hair, but not entirely impossible.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Cream chalk goes on easily
  • Essentially hands-free
  • Washes out easily

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5. Qivange Hair Chalk Set

Qivange hair chalks are another example of a cream hair chalk. The cream chalk easily glides on hair. This brand recommends using it on wet hair, but as always be cautious with lighter hair. The hair chalk washes out easily with any shampoo but with lighter hair, it may take multiple washes.

The cream chalks can be beneficial as they are less likely to dry out your hair than the powder chalks. If you do experience dry hair, it would be beneficial to use a moisturizing conditioner or a conditioning treatment to restore the moisture in your hair. These hair chalks are similar to the last in that they are cased in plastic.

You are also able to extend the chalk to the desired length and retract it when you are done. This is essentially hands free. You don’t need to use gloves to apply the chalk, but if you are actively touching your hair prior to setting, your hands are prone to staining. If you have darker hair that may require multiple coats, which gloves are definitely recommended for.

The great thing about this product is that around Easter, it doubles as a dye for your eggs. The company even advertises these chalks as egg dye. This is for sure a win win for anyone wanting to color eggs as well as their hair.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Less likely to dry out hair
  • Hands-free
  • Doubles as Easter egg dye

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6. ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Party 2 Go

The Alex Spa hair chalk set has by far the most for your money. The package contains beads, a beading tool, hair elastics, a comb, as well as five metallic hair chalk pens and seven regular hair chalk pens.

A total of 74 pieces in this set inside of a handy carrying case ensuring that you get more for your money. This set is bigger than the previous five and the price isn’t much more. The chalks apply easily to dry hair and it doesn’t matter the color of your hair. The chalks apply easily to dark hair, although they may be more subtle than on brighter hair.

You may find that dark hair needs multiple applications to appear vibrant. These chalks are hands free and more resemble a marker than the last two that were encased in plastic like this one. This is also a cream hair chalk, which looks a bit different than the powder when applied. Because it’s a cream chalk, it’s easier to apply and shows up better on darker hair.

You don’t need to wear gloves to apply this chalk, but it’s highly recommended for first time users so that you don’t accidentally stain your hands. This chalk is great for kids of all ages, although younger children shouldn’t be using without adult supervision. Although the chalks are non-toxic, you want to make sure you don’t have any unwanted staining.

The beads add a touch of flair to your hair that just adds to the exciting color.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Easy to use
  • Hands-free applicator eliminates messes
  • Goes on hair easily and shows up on all colors of hair

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7. HailiCare 6 Colors Temporary Hair Coloring Chalk

HailiCare offers a different kind of hair chalk. These more resemble hair gel and can look messy or clumpy. The small brush at the end sort of resembles a make-up brush you would use to style your eyebrows. You don’t need gloves to apply, although if you aren’t used to applying the product, I highly recommend them.

The ingredients in this hair chalk is all-natural and won’t damage your hair or scalp – no matter how much you use it. This product is more of a hair gel than a hair chalk. Since it’s a gel, you can use this as your hair styling product as well as changing the color of your hair and there is no need for using hairspray or gel to set your color.

You can easily blend them to make new colors or use them separately. The combs on the applicator easily brush through detangled hair and the colors show easily on any hair color, dark or light. it’s best used on damp hair, but can be used on dry hair for a quick change of color.

On darker hair colors, using it on dry hair may not give you the desired vibrant results, but you will be able to see a subtle change of color. Dark hair can be trickier to apply hair chalks to, but it’s not impossible to see a drastic change in color using temporary hair chalks.

Pros & Benefits:
  • All-natural ingredients
  • Easy to wash out
  • Applicator comb makes it easy to apply

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8. Elover Hair Chalks Pens

Elover hair chalk pens are also hands free. Encased in plastic, it ensure that only your hair is going to change colors. The cream chalk applies easily to any hair type and any color. This hair chalk can last up to three days in your hair. That being said, it should be noted that this hair chalk is water soluble and can be washed out easily with any shampoo.

Exposure to rain or other water may cause the colors to run, but that is the same with any hair chalk, especially cream chalks. Elover hair chalk is best used on wet or damp hair, but with lighter hair like blonde or gray you can apply it dry. If you are applying it dry and don’t notice results, dampen your hair and try again, following the instructions on the package to set your color.

Because your hands never have to touch the chalk to apply, you don’t need gloves to use it. This makes it an especially great gift for children because it’s essentially mess free. Elover hair chalk easily glides on your hair and gives you bright, vibrant, and lasting colors. You can easily blend the chalks to use them all, or use one color to make peek-a-boos in your hair.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Goes on smoothly and easily
  • Mess-free application
  • Lasts up to 3 days

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9. Kyerivs Hair Chalk Hair Pastels

Kyerivs hair chalks are plastic encased as well just like the last few I wrote about. Twist at the bottom to easily extend or retract your chalk. This is an easy mess-free application that doesns’t require gloves. The cream hair chalk glides on easily and dries in 30 seconds or less. This is ideal for children because let’s be honest, they can be quite impatient.

It’s also great for if you want to quickly change your hair drastically. These hair chalks are non-allergenic as well as non-toxic. They are water soluble as well, so they will wash out easily with any shampoo and water.

This also means that the colors have the potential to run if it rains, so be weary. As with all hair chalks, you may find that lighter hair will show the color more vibrant than darker colored hair. it’s imperative to follow all of the steps to achieve your desired result. it’s possible to get bright colors to show in dark hair, it just takes more effort.

This hair chalk is best applied to damp hair in small amounts at a time. Make sure to set your color per the instructions. Similar to a crayon but softer, many users have found that it glides on your hair easily with no effort. Some have commented that you need more effort with dark hair and gloves are recommended.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Easily glides on hair
  • Easily washes out of hair
  • Dries quickly

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10. Ameauty Temporary Hair Chalk

The Ameauty hair chalk seems to be the best hair chalk in the sense because it’s a comb. You will need to follow the same instructions for both and not much differs between them. They both come with disposable gloves and a disposable shawl. it’s highly recommended that you use both of these items when using the Ameauty hair chalks to protect your hands and your clothing from staining.

The comb glides easily through your hair, although it takes a little more preparation to change your hair than the plastic encased hair chalks. it’sn’t impossible to not use these items, but it’s highly unadvised.

As all of the other hair chalks that have been mentioned, these are also non-toxic and non-allergenic. While you may see some drying of your hair, a conditioning with a moisturizing conditioner will do the trick.

It won’t permanently damage your hair, but because it’s a powder chalk, you may notice some drying. The temporary dye washes out of your hair easily with any shampoo and without much effort. For lighter hair, it’s recommended that you use a clarifying shampoo if you are finding it more difficult to wash the colors out of your hair.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Easy to apply
  • Protective gloves and shawl included
  • Non-toxic and non-allergenic

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11. Splat Hair Chalk Instant Vibrant Color

Splat is a company that is very well known for their semi-permanent crazy colored dye. Their easy DIY bleach and color application makes it easy to change your hair color on a budget, but can be severely damaging to your hair. And some folks don’t have a job that permits them to have crazy hair or even children whose parents don’t want their child to make a permanent change.

Splat hair chalks are handheld and easy to apply. The come in a compact style case with an applicator sponge for coloring close to your roots or coloring a braid. While each color is sold separately, they are fairly inexpensive for the quality of the color.

This is a powder hair chalk and you may experience a dry look in your hair, but your normal wash and condition routine should take care of that quickly. Since it’s a compact, if you drop this, it will break as a makeup compact would.

While it’s fragile, that doesn’t take away from the amazing color it has when on your hair. Light or dark hair, it makes no difference. Keep in mind that darker hair may take more effort than lighter hair. Persistence is key.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Well-known brand
  • High quality colors
  • Handheld compact with sponge applicator

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12. Moon Glow – Blacklight Neon Hair Chalk

Moon Glow sets the bar high with their blacklight reactive hair chalk. It really doesn’t matter how dark your hair is, these colors are going to shine. The powder is compact in the tins and doesn’t react well to drops or falls. The powder has the potential to crumble in the tins. While you are applying, you want to take care of any surface that the excess powder from the chalk could fall to.

When wet, it has the potential to stain surfaces.. The non-toxic materials are safe for anyone to use. The product is simple to apply and the colors require no effort to wash out with regular shampoo as they are water soluble.

These hair chalks won’t damage your hair at all. You may notice that your hair appears dry while you are wearing it, especially if you apply it heavily. This will be remedied by your normal shampoo/conditioning routine.

Moon Glow is a company out of the United Kingdom. They provide many quality black-light reactive products and this isn’t one to disappoint either. While this one is a bit messier than most, it makes up for it in the quality of the color.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Reacts to blacklight very well
  • Applies easily
  • High quality colors

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13. Maydear Temporary Hair Chalk Comb  

Maydear hair chalk is uniquely styled compared to the former hair chalks mentioned in this article. The handle of the chalk resembles a barbers brush, with a small comb and the chalk at the end.

The way the end is styled makes it very easy to hold. It also can be essentially hands-free so that you don’t have to worry with gloves. It should be noted that this is a powder chalk, so you may see some excess powder fall during application.

Take care to protect your floors and your counters as wet powder has the potential to leave unwanted stains. Some have said that this one takes a bit more pressure to apply to hair than others.

Most people with dark hair have stated that this doesn’t show well on their hair. While the company claims that it shows well on any color hair, it may take some more effort and more applications to get your desired result. In my opinion, cream hair chalks work best on darker hair than the powder chalks, like this one do.

On lighter hair, this hair chalk has shown time and time again the quality and vibrancy of the colors. This particular chalk is purple, and each color is sold separately. Maydear has a couple of other colors to choose from as well.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Easy to hold
  • Easy application
  • Easy to wash out

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14. Minalo Temporary Hair Coloring Chalk

Minalo hair chalks are a bit different than the other chalks. These chalks are meant for one time use only. The design of these hair chalks is like a pair of tongs that you clasp your hair between. Making it essentially hands-free and eliminating the need for gloves. Once you have used it, simply dispose of the entire thing as per instruction.

These hair chalk colors are sold separately and they have 7 different, vibrant colors. These colors not only apply easily, but also wash out just as easily. Since it’s a powder, you will want to be cautious of excess powder falling.

This hair chalk shows brightly on any color hair, including dark hair. Some have found that because of the tong design, it’s much easier to apply the color to dark hair than other hair chalks.

Although, being a one time use, there are other hair chalks that could give you more for your money. The ingredients in this hair chalk is non-toxic and won’t damage your hair when you use it.  

Pros & Benefits:
  • Non-toxic products
  • Tongs make application easy
  • One time use

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15. LAC Beauty Edge Blendable Hair Chalk

LAC Beauty Edge hair chalk is one of my favorites. Why. You can get up to 80 applications for each tube. These chalks go on smoothly and seal themselves. You can add hairspray or gel for extra protection, but according to the package, there is no need. The colors can last for up to 3 days also, which is downright amazing.

Yes, they are water soluble and wash out with any normal shampoo, but they won’t rub off in your hand or on your clothing. The cream chalks are easier to apply as they glide on easily and show brightly in light or dark hair. The colors are sold separately, which could be a con for most, but the quality alone is worth it.

The number of uses you get out of the tube makes it just that much better. The best part. Once the hair chalk has self-sealed and dried, the colors feel dry.

You don’t have to be afraid to touch your hair after you get it in your hair. Because it’s self-sealing, it makes it much easier to apply and keep in your hair than the other hair chalks I have listed. You don’t need any extra products or hair styling tools. Just apply and go.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Applies and washes out easily
  • Up to 80 uses per tube
  • Shows brightly on light or dark hair

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Final Thoughts

We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of the 15 best hair chalks and their reviews. If you see one that’s not on the list and should be, let us know in the comments below.



Hi there! My name is Arianna and I have a passion for cosmetics and making myself look beautiful and stylish, especially on a budget. When I'm not diving into the latest beauty trend, you can find me playing tennis and taking care of my cat Mido.

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