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Temporary hair colours : How to apply & more!

Temporary hair colours are free from ammonia or peroxide. They can be worn and washed off with ease. With temporary hair colours, you don’t have to worry about damage even a little bit. It was only recently that I found out, temporary hair colours can be cream based too! Anveya Colorisma’s temporary 1 wash hair color makeup is cream-based and oh-so-convenient to carry! It took hardly 5 mins for me to create a party look the other day. I’d suggest you go check it out, you will never get tired of their stunning range of colours. 

Anyway, a lot of people are hesitant to use temporary colours, because there’s not enough conversations happening around the topic. So I decided to answer some basic questions about temporary hair colours, including how do you put temporary colour in your hair, how do you make them last longer, do you put colour on wet or dry hair, and whether temporary hair colours are better for your hair. Let’s see!

How Do You Put Temporary Colour In Your Hair?

Applying temporary hair colour to your hair is super easy. Just follow the following simple steps, and voila! There you have your hair coloured!

  • Find the Colour you want: The first and foremost step is to choose the temporary colour you want to apply on your natural hair colour. Make sure you pick a colour that compliments your skin tone as well as your eyes.
  • Perform a patch test: Before actually colouring with the best hair colour, go for a patch test on your skin to make sure that your skin is not allergic to the temporary hair colour. If, after the patch test, your skin experiences itching, redness, or swelling, do not go forward with using the colour. 
  • Wash and dry your hair thoroughly: Make sure your hair is dry before applying the colour, as colour gets soaked better on dry hair strands. However, I’d suggest you avoid the usage of hair dryers and conditioners before colouring 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 colour or a highly pigmented purple hair colour staining your favourite top! Yeah, it’s not a nice picture. Apply petroleum jelly to your hairline, it does help with stains.
  • Apply the colour on your hair: If you’re colouring 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 also use a tint brush to evenly coat your hair with the colour.
  • Evenly spread the colour using a comb: Grab a comb to run through the coloured hair to even out the colour and blend it in with your hair. You can air dry or use a blow dryer to dry the coloured hair. It’s always better to air dry, because the other option brings in damage into the picture. 
  • Wash your hands: We’ve arrived at the last step. After you’re sure the colour is set, rinse your hands thoroughly until the water turns clear. 

See, whether you’re colouring your hair or otherwise, maintaining a good hair care routine is a must to maintain the health of your hair. 

How Do You Make Temporary Hair Colours Last Longer?

You can’t, obviously! Temporary hair colours are meant for temporary use. The fact that they’re temporary is their biggest advantage. One shampoo wash is all it takes to get rid of the colour. 

Do You Put Temporary Hair Colour On Wet Or Dry Hair?

I’d suggest you apply temporary hair colour on dry hair as the drier the hair is, the more the colour would soak in. And the more the colour would soak in, the longer would your temporary hair colour last! Applying the colour to wet hair would not yield the best result. 

Are Temporary Hair Colours Better For The Hair?

Unlike permanent hair colours, temporary hair colours 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 colours demand commitment, these hair colours are commitment free, more like a no strings attached relationship.. You can wash off the hair colour as and when you wish. Carry a blonde hair colour, red hair colour, grey hair colour, brown hair colour or even a sophisticated burgundy hair colour with ease for an evening, create an avatar far from your personality and forget it the next day! How cool, right? 

So, the answer is, yes. As compared to permanent hair colours, temporary hair colours are indeed better for your hair!

Now that you know all the basics about temporary hair colours, I can’t wait for you to go pick your colour and take the plunge!

*This is a collaboration post. Readers are requested to exercise their own judgement and understanding in following the information given. 

17 thoughts on “Temporary hair colours : How to apply & more!

  1. Yes, temporary hair color a lot better option than permanent hair color as they do not contain ammonia and peroxide, which damage the cuticle of the hair. it is great that you have explained the process of applying temporary hair color in detail. will help lots of people who want to use temporary hair color for coloring their hair.

  2. Temporary hair color solutions are the best choice if one want to experiment with the hair color and also want to keep hair safe in longer run. Though the process looks simple I shall still take professional help for the first time.

  3. This is a great guide of how to choose the perfect hair colour but I am not experimenting with my hair anymore. I am already seeing patches on my head. So I am avoiding trying anything with my hair. I am simply sticking to coconut oil. This will help a lot of people who are in search of temporary hair colour.

  4. This is a nice guide you have shared for temporary hair color. Its a little less damaging than permanent hair color. I don’t like coloring my hair as I find the chemicals in them damaging for the hair. Good that temporary colours do not contain ammonia and peroxide. This guide will help a lot of people looing to colour their hair temporarily.

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