5 'Wicked' Temporary Hair Dyes to Try Out This Halloween
Now that the spooky season is upon us, it’s time to think out that ‘Killer Costume’. Whilst a wig may be an option to finish off your look, sometimes the image will look more effective if you totally commit to the role.
With popular Halloween characters possessing crazy hair colours like, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Cruella Devil or even an evil unicorn; the hair is a big factor of the costume.
There are options to purchase spray on colour which may look great, however as it works the same as hairspray, when the colour sets, you may be left with a crusty and stiff residue.
Is Temporary Hair Dye Damaging?
It’s actually not! In fact, professional stylists advise that semi-permeant hair dye should be the only dye you use outside of the salon, ‘Temporary hair colour is a whole different ballgame.’ Says Stephanie Lynn Diaz of Bumble & Bumble. ‘There is no possibility of damage.’
Here are 10 of the top temporary hair dyes that will take your wicked costume to another level:
Lime Crime: Unicorn Glow - £12.46
‘Transform your locks into a rainbow of hues with Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Tint. The temporary hair dye infuses tresses with a light wash of pastel that creates a magical and long-lasting watercolour effect that fades gracefully. The sweet-smelling, 100% vegan formula coats each strand in silky smoothness that will never damage locks, providing a deep conditioning effect for a soft, shiny and vibrant finish. Works best on pre-bleached platinum to pale blonde hair.
Vegan and cruelty-free.’
L’oreal Colourista - £6.99
‘L'Oréal Paris Colorista Washout Burgundy fades gradually over 1-2 weeks so you can switch and change your hair colour whenever you want.
Based on Chroma-Cream technology in a conditioning hair-mask base, it softly colours your hair while caring at the same time.
Colorista Washout Burgundy washes out gradually, shampoo after shampoo.’
Crazy Color - £5.50
‘Change your hair colour with Crazy Color Hair Dye and rock your world. Goth girl, pastel goth princess or kawaii cutie - Whatever your style, the contents of each bottle has the power to completely change your mood. Be cool, calm and collected with a blue hue or wild and fiery with one of the reds on offer. Whichever colour you choose, Crazy Color offers a quality hair colouring experience every time. For a vibrant result, pre-lighten hair first.’
I Heart Revolution - £4.99
‘You’ll love Rainbow Tones if you’re invested in long-term colour, that lasts 8-12 washes (depending upon how much product is used, how long it is left on the hair and how porous your hair is). Colour doesn’t mean you should compromise on conditioning. Rainbow Tones is infused with extra body conditioner, pumpkin seed oil and quinoa oil. Hair feels conditioned, voluminous and lightweight.’
Superdrug Pick ‘n’ Mix - £0.50
‘Pick & Mix non-permanent hair colour can be used on its own or can be mixed with other shades for endless different looks which last up to 3-10 washes!’
‘Use this versatile colour with other Pick & Mix non-permanent colours to create unique individual looks! Alternatively, mix with Pick and Mix Chalk Finish to create a pastel effect.’
Despite the semi-permanent hair dyes having qualities that will not damage your hair, why not add a Give Me deep conditioning Hair Mask to your Halloween transformation and add the wow factor to your costume!