Semi-permanent red hair dye: easy and low maintenance
One of the things that often worries people about getting their hair permanently colored is the amount of upkeep it requires. The color will typically remain in your hair until it completely grows out, although it will fade in this time too. Meanwhile, if you want to maintain the color you will need to keep getting root touch-ups and using specialist products, such as shampoo for colored hair.
Using semi-permanent red hair color takes some of this stress and maintenance away. With no ammonia in the solution, the color never penetrates inside your hair shaft, meaning that you have a beautiful red coating and no damage to the actual strands. Depending upon the type of temporary red hair color you are using, the effects may last from a few washes with shampoo up to a couple of weeks. This is a great option if you are looking to try out a color before committing to it long-term, as semi-permanent red hair dye offers a true version of the color you are trying and demonstrates how it sits over your natural color and whether or not it suits your complexion.
Temporary red hair spray for ultra-impulsive types
Are you the type of person who never says no to a dare and loves to try new things? If so, then you are probably the type to jump at the opportunity to sport a dazzling red hair color, if only for a weekend. The best way to achieve such an instant change to your look (and guarantee an equally instant reversal) is with a temporary red hair spray. This washable red hair dye is easily applied from a spray can in much the same way as you might use dry shampoo or a fixing spray.
A temporary red hair spray will typically only stay in your hair for a couple of washes and will fade quickly even after one wash, making it the ultimate wash out red hair dye option. It’s also the ideal tool for crafting Halloween hairstyles, so you can look as spooky and wacky as you like without any fear of the consequences the next day!
Tips for using temporary red hair dye
Use caution: If your hair is already quite fair and light, be careful when using a noticeably different shade on it. Although many temporary red hair colors and wash out dyes assure on the packaging that they can be removed in a few washes, they may cause long-term staining on very blonde hair or hair that is already colored. When in doubt, either opt for a less drastic shade or seek professional advice!
Be prepared: All kinds of red dye, and especially temporary red hair sprays, can cause a lot of damage to natural fibers and textiles in your house. Use dark towels to cover your body and clothes when applying and when drying your hair after washing. Also, put a towel on your pillow to protect it if you think some of the color might still be loose in your hair.
Protect your skin: Prior to applying the color, make sure to wash your face and moisturize it. Then, apply a good thick layer of petroleum jelly around your hairline to make sure that any loose dye doesn’t run onto your face and stain or irritate your skin. Once you are done with the coloring, you can simply wipe away any run-off from your hairline.