Temporary Hair Dye Offers Many Different Options
Ever wanted to change your hair color but haven’t been able to make that commitment? Or, are you thinking of switching to a new color but aren’t sure if the new color will suit you?
Maybe you’re even going to a concert or party and just feel like altering your current hairstyle or color to fit the scene. If you’re nodding your head to any of these, temporary hair dye may just be the right choice for you.
Temporary hair dye should not be mistaken for semi permanent hair dye (although the two terms may appear to be interchangeable) or any other kinds of non-permanent hair dyes. There are several different types of hair dye— temporary, semi permanent, demi permanent and permanent hair color.
Of all of these, temporary hair dye is the only one that is unable to penetrate the hair shaft at all, and because of this is only capable of coating it on the outside with color. Temporary hair dye therefore can be removed with only one or two rinse and shampoo sessions. Nevertheless, temporary hair dye can be found at beauty retailers like Sally Beauty Supply along with the other three kinds of hair coloring treatments.
The short-lived color of temporary dye is advantageous for many situations. Temporary hair dyes are especially popular around Halloween. Temporary black hair dye, for example, is one of the most seen colors around Halloween. Their temporary-ness has also made them appropriate for use among children, unlike the more permanent forms of hair dye, which can be considered controversial when it comes to use on children’s hair.
Unlike many other kinds of coloring systems, most forms of temporary hair dye work well in all different types of tresses. However, the brightness of the colors they produce often depends on the original color of your tresses. For example, temporary hair colors will be the most vivid on lighter shades of hair, whereas people with darker tresses may find themselves having to add more color just to make it show. On the other hand, people with blonde tresses may find themselves having to shampoo their tresses extra times in order to get all of the temporary color out.
There are many different kinds of temporary hair dye. For example, some take on the form of hair sprays while others are sold as hair crèmes, mousse or even gels. The form they are in does have an effect on how they work, however. Temporary hair dye spray, for instance, will apply color to the tresses instantaneously and will keep your hands clean and dye-free.
However, sprays also tend to make the tresses hard and crunchy, and therefore are better for people with shorter tresses rather than those with longer locks. Temporary hair color gel has the similar disadvantage of making hair feel hard to the touch. It is also sticky, and you will need to wear gloves if you do not want your palms colored as well. On the bright side, hair color gel can make it easier get an even color throughout your hair and is less likely to drip down to your face or neck.
Both temporary hair color spray and temporary hair color gel are most commonly sold in non-natural colors, largely because these hair colors are (commonly but not always) put in the hair for events like concerts, parties and certain holidays. There are also certain groups that use them regularly for engaging in cosplay and dressing up for conventions.
When used for these purposes, natural-looking hair is not always a necessity and the stiffness of the hair is generally not considered to be an issue. For those that do mind that these products stiffen their tresses and can be messy, temporary hair color mousses and crèmes can be applied in the same way as gel, but they tend to be a lot cleaner than both spray and gel. Interestingly, the mousses and crèmes usually provide brighter colors.
Other temporary hair dye products are applied to the hair in the same way that semi permanents, demi permanents and permanent hair dyes are. These products mostly take the form of liquids and certain crèmes. They are rinsed into the hair, but as they are only temporary they are washed out with your next shampoo. The rinse in kind of temporary hair dye is more commonly associated with hues that are on the natural color spectrum. Some people may even choose these hair dyes to quickly cover up their gray hairs if they can’t get to a salon right away.
When applying any temporary hair dye, be sure to cover up your back, shoulders and chest with a towel, sheet or an old shirt that you don’t mind ruining. Temporary hair dyes, although instantly effective, can be a bit messy and the colors will leave a mild stain if they come into contact with your clothes.
If you find yourself worrying over how temporary hair dye will come out, or worse, how it will affect your tresses, do yourself a favor and compare products online. Reading and comparing temporary hair color reviews, from both consumers and beauty experts, as well as manufacturers, will help you learn more about each kind of temporary dye and which one would best suit your needs. There are many different semi permanent hair color brands, so take the time to find the one right for your tresses.