Spring will be here next month and one of the biggest beauty trends for natural hair is rocking bold and vibrant hair color. We’ve discussed permanent hair color so now it’s time to share the colorful world of temporary hair coloring and why it’s a great choice for natural hair 2018. Naturals have been having fabulous fun with every color on the color wheel because the market has brought us dazzling shades and hues worthy of rocking. Unlike permanent color, which is harsh on our delicate strands and has to grow out, temporary color can last from days to weeks and much safer on our tresses.
For 2018, hair color IS the accessory for your style so it’s time to make This also allows us to try out more daring shades and switch up more often without skipping a beat or a look. Let’s dive into this array of freedom with five of the top temporary coloring systems worth giving a try so you have safe fun this spring and summer with hair color.
Semi-Permanent Hair Dye – Lasts between 4-12 washes
One of the more popular ways to color hair now, this type of temporary hair dye is more like a stain than a dye as it has no ammonia. Popular brands are Manic Panic and Beyond The Zone are popular lines that are super cheap and easy to use. While it lasts a long time, the color will fade unless your hair was bleached prior to coloring and the color will last considerably longer.
Colored Hairspray – Last between 2-4 washes
Colored hairspray is hairspray with color and while simple it can be messy and advise to use outdoors when applying. It can also leave a permanent stain in some cases usually from bleaching prior to usage. Dark and Lovely Go Intense Color Sprays, Jerome Russel are popular brands for these types of temporary color.
Hair Chalk – Lasts between 1-3 washes
Hair chalk really hit big a few years ago as a viable and fun way to color your tresses in a huge variety of colors quickly. Easy to use without the commitment but somewhat messy to work with. Color sticks better to wet hair and make sure to allow hair to dry fully (air drying is best) and seal with hair spray. Again, bleached hair will take longer to remove the chalk. Sounds crazy but there is even liquid hair chalk and you apply using a sponge.
Hair Mascara – Lasts between 1-2 washes
Easy to use and with the same concept as mascara for your lashes, hair mascara has a wand for you to directly apply the color to your tresses. Layering it on will make the color brighter and bolder. Lots of neon colors and it does last fairly well on the hair. Some may find this weird, but for a quick pick me up in color, this option is great and will last after a a few washes.
Eye Shadow – Lasts 1-3 washes
Cream eye shadow is a quick and bold way to add some color without even leaving home first to get it. Most of us already have some and it is a great way to get some serious pop of color especially on darker strands. Lasts longer than chalk, eye shadow is great to try some vibrant colors. Works better on dry hair and the more you apply, the darker the shade.
Hair Wax – Lasts 1 Wash
I had loads of fun the end of last year playing with silver, blue and purple hair wax that was easy to apply, vibrant and super easy to remove. Can come out with water but easier with shampoo, this type of temporary hair color is making waves with their neon colors and easy to apply methods. Great for rocking different color for different days.
These creamy waxes won’t alter the pattern in your hair but to make sure my hair wasn’t affected, I conditioned well after each use. Once dry, it was on for good but while wet, it was able to get on everything! Washed easily out of clothing too so no worries on that front. Popular brands are Mofajang.