What do you do if you are not ready to take the plunge into coloring your hair or doing something out of the ordinary? What if you need to add a bit of color to your hair for a costume or play and wouldn’t like anything permanent? The simple answer is temporary colors! There are a lot of methods and items you can use to give yourself temporary hair colors. From whole head hair color to highlights. Here are a few least permanent answers to all your hair color needs without the need to cash out a lot of money. Check some of these ways to temporary color your hair and try it out for yourself.

Hair Chalk

There are now better and more vibrant hair chalks in the market that are perfect for temporary hair color. It bleeds and fade less than the earlier versions. This is a great temporary color if you want to try bold and vibrant colors for a day. However, people that have lighter hair will experience staining from the color and some can even become permanent. The darker the hair chalk is the longer it will last on light hair. This hair chalk will also work with dark hair and won’t stain. This temporary hair color can last for 2 to 5 shampoos.

Hair Mascara

Hair mascara is not a new product when it comes to coloring hair. It was first marketed as a quick touch up to cover white hair. It was a great product to cover up gray hair for sudden events or when you prefer not to cover your white hair. Since the product was a hit, there are now more varieties of these products. From black, brown, red and even bright colors such as blue, green and yellow. There is more color coming. This can only be used to create light streaks and or in small sections. Using this all over your hair will take a lot of product, time and patience. It will require a few swipes to get the color right. Some products are good enough that it does not bleed or fade within the day. However, there are some that can fade due to sweat and can permanently stain your clothes. You can reduce the chances of bleeding by topping it with hair spray. It can easily go away with one or two shampoos.

Colored Hairspray

Hair color in a can. This is a quick and easy way to color your hair. This is a temporary hair color technique that is incredibly easy that anyone can do it. But, like hair chalk it can also stain your hair. This can lead to permanent hair color. Though, this is the quickest way to cover big sections in a short time. So, people that have light hair should avoid this technique to prevent permanently coloring your hair. Though, there are colored Hairspray that can vary from dark brown, black, blue, gold and so on. Some colored Hairspray even comes with glitters or shimmers making it great for parties or costumes. This can last for about 2 to 5 shampoos in dark hair and longer for lighter hair colors.

Semipermanent Hair Dye

The huge difference between this and permanent hair color is the lack of ammonia. Without ammonia, the color will not penetrate the hair and will only coat it. This will color the hair that will eventually fade. There are different brands that cater semi-permanent hair dye. You can also get this in your local salons. Most semi-permanent colors that are vibrant will not work on dark hair. Unless you bleach your hair, you will only get a darker version of your hair color. This can last for about a month or more depending on how much you shampoo your hair.

Wigs or Extension

Probably the fastest way to get temporary color is wigs and extensions. You can change your hair color or just add some pop of color with vibrant or different colored hair extension. There are different varieties of wigs and extensions. From short, curly, vibrant, dark and so on. This is a great way to temporarily color your hair if you are afraid of staining or just want it one day. The great benefit of this is that you can reuse your wigs and extensions.

Some people aren’t able to color their hair as freely as some due to work or school. Some just need it for certain occasion such as Halloween parties, plays and other special events. There are also some days where we want to add some spice to our hair, but aren’t willing to commit to long term. There temporary hair color solutions are a great way to play up your style without costing too much or damaging your harsh chemicals. If you and your friends are looking for something fun to do try some of these out! Just make sure that you are not allergic to any of the materials and try to do a patch test when using any new products.

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