The Best Temporary Hair Colors For A Short-Term Transformation
Two things are true right now according to Instagram: Everyone you follow has magically learned how to bake perfect loaves of sourdough bread, and they've all found the best temporary hair colors while they're at it. OK, maybe not everyone — but with salons momentarily shut down across the country, DIY hair dye has moved up both in the beauty world and on social media. (As for the whole bread thing, chalk it up to pure comfort food.)
Unsurprisingly, with many industries on pause — and those able to working from home — shoppers are embracing hair colors they potentially couldn't have before. "Tbh, I really didn’t see pink hair becoming our best seller (next to glosses) during quarantine but IT HAPPENED," shared Kristin Ess, celebrity hairstylist and founder of the eponymous haircare brand, on her Instagram account. "I know we’re getting low on stock at some stores and in some cities even when ordering online. I promise we’re trying to get it back in stock ASAP!"
Here's the thing about Kristin Ess' Rose Gold Temporary Tint, though: it really is, well, temporary. So, once you've decided perhaps rosy pink hair is not actually for you — or you suddenly get called back into the office — you can just wash the color right out. (This is one step below semi-permanent hair color, in industry speak.)
And no, if you're currently in between hair color appointments, neon shades aren't your only option. Ahead, five of the best temporary and semi-permanent hair colors you can order online — from your regular shade to Hilary Duff blue.
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Make no mistake: dpHUE's Gloss+ is, in fact, a semi-permanent hair color. However, its deep-conditioning collection offers more natural shades, including cool light blonde, warm auburn, and rich black.
Spritz your way to pink hair with Kristin Ess' innovative spray-on tint. The shade goes on pastel to pre-lightened hair, giving you the perfect muted pink with just one pass.
The vegan and cruelty-free color brand Arctic Fox has become a staple in hair care. Select colors, such as this smoky blue, show up on light brunette hair, too — no bleach necessary.
A "semi-permanent conditioner," this hydrating hair color is a smart pick for grown-out highlights or if you want to add a richer hue to your natural color. (oVertone's non-traditional colors are another great colorful collection, too.)