Fantasy hair color and the gorgeous, quirky colors from cartoon shows are now becoming main-stream. And it’s an exciting new way to switch up your look for the weekend or any other time! If you’re nervous about applying color to your hair at home, relax! Temporary hair dyes are just a hair-stain that covers the outside of the hair shaft, but doesn’t enter the hair. And it can’t damage your hair in any way.
These temporary hair colors wash off easily if you want to go back to your usual shade within one wash, or after a few days. So whether you want to add a subtle highlight, get a crazy look for a party, a day at the beach or a special date – here are the fabulous new temporary hair color options!
1. Be one of the glitterati
If you don’t have the jewellery to be a red-carpet glitterati just spray your hair with some Star Mist from Lime Crime. This gorgeous, temporary hair color makes your hair sparkle like diamonds for a highly glamorous look!
It looks great as a highlight on braided upstyles and would also make a sensational, special vibe for a bride or bridesmaid!
2. High-pigment hair chalk
Quick and easy to apply, Hair Chalk, has been around for a few years now. It started as a novelty product for teens wanting something bright and ‘rebellious’, but harmless. However, it caught on in a big way with women of all ages and is one of the most popular, multi-color temporary hair-colors on the market right now.
Hair Chalk is a very high-pigment product, so it’s great for using on the darkest to the lightest natural or pre-dyed colors. You apply it to towel-dried, damp hair separated into strands and then you smooth it down each section. It covers natural hair color really well and lasts for about 3 or 4 shampoos.
3. Rainbow or natural colored hairspray
This temporary hair dye ranges from black, brunette and auburn shades to add subtle highlights or cover gray, to all-out rainbow colors for kids, carnivals and fantasy hair styles in general. It’s a spray-on product that makes it easy to apply.
You can spray from about 12” for just a ‘hint of a tint’, or spray it close to each strand for stronger color depth. Colored hairspray products usually wash out in one or two shampoos. So you can enhance your hair with a different color for every day of the week, if you like! Spray three section in different colors and then braid them up for a trendy, new look!
4. Versatile hair mascara
Hair mascara is great for hiding gray roots, until you get to the salon for a hair-dye session. But it’s also a fabulous new way to add rainbow color to strands of hair. Like ordinary mascara, you can add several layers if you want stronger color or just keep it subtle. And it only lasts for one or two shampoos, so you can have red, blue and purple streaks on a Saturday night and then your natural color again for Sunday lunch!
5. Handy hair color wax
Hair Wax is another new product that allows you to achieve a sculpted look on short, sassy styles. And you get color and texture all in one application, making it an efficient and snazzy new hair product. You can get full coverage just by raking it through your hair with your fingers or create balayage using a spoolie or beauty brush.
And as many hair waxes contain natural beeswax, it’s the perfect way to add color and remove frizz from natural, straightened or curly hair!
6. Effects on different hair colors
Dark Brown & Black hair
Semi-permanent Intense Wash-Out Hair Color is a strong stain with high-pigment concentration designed to cover and color dark hair shades. So you can use it on very dark or black hair to cover it with fabulous bright colors like bubble-gum pink, sky-blue or purple. And this Garnier brand lasts for about 2 or 3 washes.
Be wary if you have light, bleached, or natural, blonde hair as the temporary hair color will probably take longer to wash out than on darker natural shades. But it won’t cause any structural damage to your hair condition.