There's no shame in being afraid of commitment, especially when it comes to hair colors. With so many beautiful options, it can be tough to devout yourself to only one shade — or even three. Luckily for us all, there's been a new wave of temporary dyes that are changing the game: Seriously, there are so many amazing temporary hair colors that allow us to play around to our heart's content... without any damage or messes.
You can pick between sprays, hair chalks and even coloring conditioners. Some options enhance and correct existing colors while others temporarily transform without any bleach. Remember them for festival season... or any time you want to refresh your hair without booking a salon appointment. Click through the gallery to shop 13 innovative temporary hair colors that won't let you down.
Does your current conditioner take hair to mermaid heights? This is more than a color-protecting conditioner; it is a semi-permanent coloring conditioner that also nourishes hair. Apply the 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free product to wet or dry hair for 10 to 15 minutes. The pigmented formula produces dramatic results on platinum blond locks without the use of ammonia. FYI: The product is curl-friendly.
This temporary color spray is as easy to use as hairspray. Simply mist the product over your hair to add pigment and shine. The spray has kaleidoscopic pigments and a buildable formula to create looks ranging from subtle to look-at-me loud. Oh and, color commitment-phobes: It washes out with shampoo.
Manic Panic is one of the first brands we think of in terms of next-level hair colors. Hair dye addicts are probably familiar with the semi-permanent colors, but they shouldn't overlook the temporary styling gels, especially the metallic options. You can add prismatic frost to a sculpted updo orapply the gel then brush it through for a hazy hair chalk finish — the world is your oyster. Make sure the gel is packed in your festival beauty kit.
Want to boost your natural hair color? Apply this easy-to-use color to clean, towel-dried hair. (Bonus, there's no need to rinse afterward.) The mousse formula deposits temporary dye that corrects the tone, boost vibrancy and has a UV filter to protect hair from damage and fading. Select between blond/highlights and darker tones.