Hot Huez is a temporary hair dye made from chalk which allows consumers to quickly change hair color and wash it out with shampoo.
Hot Huez (pronounced hues, as in hair color) is temporary hair dye made from chalk. There are four colors available: Fiery Fuchsia, Hot Pink, Neon Green, and Electric Blue. The color washes out with shampoo.
The official website, hothuez.com, was registered on May 10, 2012.
Hot Huez costs $14.95 + $7.95 processing & handling for a total cost of $22.90. You also receive 6 pony bands and a carrying case. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you order it online, shipping can take 2 to 6 weeks (or longer if they are on “back order”).
Where can I buy Hot Huez?
According to the Hot Huez Facebook page, you can also find the product locally at the following outlets:
Walmart, Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kmart, and Toys R Us. Look for it in the “As Seen on TV” section.
Hot Huez Review
Applying Hot Huez requires you to “pinch” a small section of hair in the compact and slide the unit along the hair, which applies the chalk color. There is a spongy side and a chalky side of the compact. The chalk side goes on the outside, where you want the color to show. There is a tendency when applying to want to squeeze the compact harder than necessary. This can pull or break hair, and will apply the color unevenly. We found it better to go slowly and lightly, and repeat until it had the desired look. The sponge in the compact has a tendency to fall out, which can be a minor annoyance.
The Hot Huez instructions tell you to “seal in” the color with hair spray so the color doesn’t get on your clothes. Don’t skip this step. Though we did apply hair spray, we still found Hot Huez to be on the messy side, with colored chalk finding its way to our hands, clothes, and furniture. You may want to go heavier on the hair spray to keep the chalk in your hair and not on your clothes and skin.
A few other items of note:
- Hot Huez seemed to work better on lighter colored hair, though we found the pink seemed best suited to darker hair colors.
- Press down on the middle of the compact while applying color, not the edges.
- Use smaller sections of hair, not giant clumps. This seemed to facilitate a more even application.
- Wearing some cheap rubber gloves may help keep the chalk off your hands.
Hot Huez vs Regular Chalk
Hot Huez is not the only hair chalk available. In fact, you can find do-it-yourself articles on how to chalk your hair with regular pastel chalk, which is considerably cheaper. See, for example, this Seventeen article from 2011, entitled diy: hair chalking!
Below is a recent television commercial for Hot Huez:
Transcript of television commercial:
Tired of hair that is dull, dull, and duller? It’s time to add color. Introducing Hot Huez hair chalk, the eye-popping color that glides on for instant glamorous fun, then shampoos out when you’re done. It’s fast, fun, and easy to get crazy-cool color without any commitment. Just choose your hue, slide the specially-designed chalk compact along a strand of hair, and the color glides right on. Just press, slide, and color. That’s it. No mess, no sprays, or damaging dyes. Just vibrant color with high-impact style for a rocking day, a special night, anytime of the week. Hot Huez works on everybody’s hair: long or short, curly or straight. Plus Hot Huez’ special coloring applicator means the color won’t make a mess while you style. With Hot Huez it’s easy fun to change and choose, and it all washes out with shampoo. Don’t settle for hair that’s dull, dull, and duller – just press, slide, and color for today’s hottest style with Hot Huez hair chalk. You get four high-impact colors: Fiery Fuchsia, Hot Pink, Neon Green, and Electric Blue, each in its own special mess-free coloring applicator, all for just $14.95. And as a bonus, once you color it up, you can put it up with six Hot Huez pony bands. They look cool on your wrist and hot in your hair. Yours free. And to make this the hottest deal on TV, we’ll send you the Hot Huez carrying case absolutely free. You get four Hot Huez chalk colors, six pony bands, and the carrying case. An incredible value all for just $14.95. You can call or log on at HotHuez.com. That’s HotHuez.com
Hot Huez worked moderately well in our tests, but we found the chalk to be a bit on the messy side and the colors weren’t always as bright as expected. If you want to try it, buy it locally to avoid shipping charges, and to facilitate the return process if necessary.
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