If your goal is to dress up like Ariel, a fairy like Tinkerbell, or any other fun costume for a fancy dress party on Halloween, you’ll want to experiment with temporary hair color options like reds, pinks, purples, greens or even blonde shades for your locks. This year’s mermaid hair trend is bright and lends itself to the playful and fun side of Halloween that people love.
If you’re going for a more gothic look like a witch or vampire, play up the glamor these costumes are known for by transforming your tresses with temporary black hair dye. If you plan on playing the part of Frankenstein’s bride or another ‘undead’ look, the trendy temporary white hair dye is key here. Below are our favorite temporary hair dye options to give you some great ideas for Halloween – without the high cost of hair damage – plus some tips and tricks along the way.
What kind of temporary hair color options are available?
Hair chalk is one of the most popular ways to add color to your hair. Art store pastels provide lots of color options, and the consistency is perfect for chalking your hair, but some brands also sell sets that make it easy. The key with hair chalk is to rub it into your dampened strands individually. However, it’s important to note that chalking requires deep conditioning to replenish the moisture that’s stripped during the process. Be sure to use repair conditioner after shampooing the chalk out to keep your locks healthy and hydrated.
What if I don’t want to use any temporary hair dye at all?
Another easy way to experiment with temporary hair color is with a wig. This is the simplest way to get the exact color and style you want, but it’s a good idea to use a wig cap so your strands stay tidy. Pull your hair straight back into a simple ponytail hairstyle at the base of your neck and use bobby pins to secure the ends of the ponytail to the back of your head, keeping your hair as flat as possible. Keep your hair in place with hairspray. Put on your wig cap and then your wig, starting at the top of your head and working your way to the nape of your neck.
Experiment with a look you might not ordinarily rock on the other 364 days of the year! Have fun without worrying about permanent dye and instead embrace the freedom that comes with knowing how to dye your hair temporarily. With our expert guide and your favorite Schwarzkopf products, transforming yourself has never been easier!