All About Temporary Colour
How Long Does Temporary Hair Dye Last?
Permanent hair dye stays in your hair until it grows out - temporary hair dye or semi-permanent dye can last up to 30 washes, or longer if using a colouring conditioner and shampoo, with the colour gradually fading out over time. Some are made to wash out after a single shampoo session. This makes them a great option for those who love to regularly change up their hair colour and try out something new.
They can be used on any hair colour, including blonde hair, dark hair and brown hair, as well as both natural hair and over the top of chemically treated hair. Temporary hair colour doesn’t enter the actual hair shaft and change its structure, as permanent hair colour does. Instead, it simply coats the outside of the hair strands and starts fading from the first wash.
Hairhouse stock a dazzling range of high-quality hair products for temporarily colouring hair and changing up your appearance. We’ve got:
1. Pink temporary hair dye
2. Black temporary hair dye
3. Blonde temporary hair dye
4. Red temporary hair dye
5. Blue temporary hair dye
6. Purple temporary hair dye
7. Grey temporary hair colour and so much more
From natural to bold, neon to pastel and unique shades like rose gold and mermaid green – we’ve got the colour you need to shake up your look and wow the world!
Dare are the darlings of temporary hair dye for both the young and the young at heart with a fantastic range of bright and whimsical hair colours. Their products are loaded with nourishing ingredients, such as proteins and amino acids, for soft and shiny locks with stunning intensity.
We’ve got Manic Panic hair dyes that are vegan and free from ammonia and PPD with a creamy formula that conditions hair while it colours. You can also find NAK Hair Colour Masque in trendy shades with macadamia oil and quinoa protein for strengthening hair, as well as Goldwell Root Retouch Powder, Kevin Murphy Retouch Me sprays and Alfaparf pastel and neon colouring liquids.
Got a little one at home? Check out our temporary hair dye for kids, such as our spray-on hair colour by Party Fun in 14 show-stopping shades, including glitter. Just section off hair, spray product all over or in streaks and they’re ready to go! Simply wash out with water and shampoo.
Can You Use Temporary Hair Dye on Bleached Hair?
You sure can! In fact, most brands will recommend bleaching your hair first to a fair or platinum blonde before applying temporary hair dye, particularly if you’re using a pastel or light shade.
Not only will bleaching help the end result to be rich and vibrant, but it can also make your hair a lot smoother and shinier. To maintain this gorgeous shine and colour, be sure to use a coloured shampoo and conditioner, as well as hair masks, leave-in conditioners or hair oils & serums to keep hair healthily hydrated.
If you don’t want to bleach your hair, you can absolutely still use temporary dye, but the colour may not be as intense without bleaching. This is because bleaching opens up the cuticles and makes hair more porous so that colour can stay in longer and appear more vibrant.
Manic Panic has temporary hair dye for dark hair without bleaching required. Choose from a range of electric shades, from Atomic Turquoise to Vampire Red, that will show up beautifully on medium brown hair and lighter.
Is Temporary Hair Dye Safe?
Temporary colours are much gentler on hair than permanent ones as they simply stain the outside of the hair shaft without changing its structure and don’t require any developer to activate them. They’re completely ammonia-free and don’t have any other harsh chemicals in them that can damage your locks.
Many of our products are also vegan and cruelty-free with tons of proteins, amino acids and conditioning agents to moisturise, strengthen and add shine to dull hair.
Here are some of the major benefits of using temporary dye:
1. Achieve a more natural colour
2. Maintain hair quality without chemicals and ammonia
3. Easier to use with no developer needed
4. Less commitment with the ability to change your hair colour as often as you want
5. Strengthen hair and add shine with the addition of amino acids and proteins
How Do You Use Temporary Hair Dye?
You can find temporary hair dye in a number of different forms, such as creams, sprays, powders and gels. While a spray can be as simple as spraying the sections of hair you want to be coloured, others will require you to comb through the hair, leave it on for a period of time, such as 30 minutes, and rinse off until the water runs clear before drying with a hair dryer.
Follow the specific instructions on your chosen hair colour product to get the best results possible.
Does Temporary Hair Dye Cover Grey Hair?
Yes, temporary hair colours can cover grey hair. Typically, darker shades will work better than lighter shades to tint grey hair before fading to a pastel. The best temporary hair dye for grey hair is one that will add colour while still maintaining your hair’s natural softness and shine. Look for a hair dye that’s suitable for grey hair with vitamins, amino acids and moisturising agents in it to retain hair health.
For those who have grey roots or who want to cover up stray grey hairs around the hairline, should use a root touch up such as the Retoucher from Colour Wow!
Can You Use Temporary Hair Dye Over Permanent Hair Dye?
If your hair is already coloured, you can use a temporary dye in a similar shade to enhance your colour’s shine and vibrancy. If you’re looking to change the colour of your hair – you can, but the dye will need to be darker than the colour you have in your hair, such as going from blonde to brown. This is because temporary hair dyes contain no bleaching agents in them and are not able to lift your current colour and change it to a lighter shade.
Hairhouse have an incredible range of temporary hair colours by trusted brands for you to try and fall in love with, plus permanent dyes, colour shampoos, leave-in conditioners, serums and hot styling tools to help you make the most out of your new colour! Shop them online now with free postage over $50 or check them out in-store.