Temporary hair colors are those hair colors that do not contain ammonia or peroxide and can be washed off easily. This blog discusses the basic questions about temporary hair dyes- how do you put temporary color in your hair, how do you make them last longer, do you put color on wet or dry hair, and whether temporary hair colors are better for your hair.
How Do You Put Temporary Color In Your Hair?
Applying temporary hair dye to your hair is super easy. Just follow the following simple steps, and voila! There you have your hair colored!
- Find the Color you want: The first and foremost step is to choose the temporary color you want to dye your natural hair color with. Always pick the color that compliments your skin tone as well as your eyes.
- Perform a patch test: Before actually coloring with the best hair color, you must perform a patch test on your skin to make sure that your skin is not allergic to the temporary hair color. If, after the patch test, your skin experiences itching, redness, or swelling, do not continue to use the temporary hair color as it may have adverse effects on your scalp.
- Wash and dry your hair thoroughly: It is important to dry your hair because the drier the hair, the more the dye will soak in. However, we’d suggest you avoid the usage of hair dryers and do not use conditioners before dyeing your hair.
- Cover your clothes and hairline: Make sure to cover your hairline and clothes to avoid staining your skin and clothes. Imagine a rich blue hair color or a highly pigmented purple hair color staining your clothes. It is recommended to apply petroleum jelly to your hairline.
- Apply the dye on your hair: If you’re dyeing all of your hair or a large part of it, take the dye in your hands to apply it to your hair thoroughly. If you’re only creating highlights, lowlights or balayage on your hair or dyeing a part of it, you can use a tint brush to evenly coat your hair.
- Evenly spread the color using a comb: Use a comb to comb the colored hair to even out the color and blend it with your hair. You can air dry or use a blow dryer to dry the colored hair.
- Wash your hands: This is the last step. After you’re sure the dye is set, rinse your hands thoroughly until the water turns clear.
You should make it a point to maintain a healthy hair care routine if you’re planning to frequently color your hair using temporary hair colors or otherwise.
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How Do You Make Temporary Hair Colors Last Longer?
You can’t. Temporary hair dyes do not last longer than a day or two. The fact that they’re temporary is their biggest advantage. One shampoo wash is all it takes to get rid of the color.
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Do You Put Temporary Hair Color On Wet Or Dry Hair?
We recommend you apply temporary hair dyes on dry hair as the drier the hair is, the more the color would soak in. And the more the color would soak in, the longer would your temporary hair dye last! Applying the color to wet hair would not yield the best result.
Are Temporary Hair Colors Better For The Hair?
Unlike permanent hair colors, temporary hair dyes do not contain ammonia and peroxide, which damage the cuticle of the hair. They do not seep into the roots of your hair, because of which, they do not result in hair loss, breakage or any other severe hair damage. While permanent hair colors demand commitment, these hair colors are commitment free. You can wash off the hair color as and when you wish. Carry a blonde hair color, red hair color, grey hair color, brown hair color or even a sophisticated burgundy hair color with ease for an evening, create an avatar far from your personality and forget it the next day! How cool would that be?
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Therefore, the answer is, yes. As compared to permanent hair colors, temporary hair colors are indeed better for your hair!
Now that you know all the basics about temporary hair dyes, go pick your color and take the plunge, already!
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