4 Easy And Unique Ways To Change Your Hair Color Without Permanent Hair Dye

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Often times we see hair colors we love but never get to the point of trying them for multiple reasons—the most popular reason being fear.

We don’t want to damage our hair with all those chemicals and we are fully aware that we just can’t wash out a permanent dye with shampoo if we happen to mess up on the color.

I have to admit that I love dying my hair but am known to chicken out when it comes to trying something different than my usual oranges and reds.

Fortunately, temporary hair coloring is a thing that is very inexpensive (less than $10!) and it doesn’t always involve hair dye, bleach, or peroxide. Below are 4 fun, easy, and safe alternatives that will help you ease into fun and flirty new hair colors!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ Cosmetic Glitter

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I know, I know- glitter is a bunch of fun, but doesn’t really seem too classy, does it? Well, Obsessive Compulsive cosmetic glitter was made for the sole purpose of being able to add glitter to your hair without looking like somebody’s art project.

The way it works is, you take a scoop of glitter and mix it in your favorite hair gel, pudding, or cream and apply it to any part of your hair you’d like. This method is especially helpful for those of us who are really careful about what we put in our hair because it does not require us to put any harmful glues or crunchy hair sprays to keep the glitter in place.

Although OCC Cosmetic Glitter comes in an array of fun colors like blue, green, and purple—it also comes in more subtle and sultry colors like coffee, blaylock, and a champagne-leaning beige.

And no need to worry about animal testing because OCC is 100% cruelty free/vegan.

Jerome Russell BWild Color Spray

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This product in particular is very helpful when you want a vibrant, highly saturated color without using anything permanent like hair dye, peroxide, or bleach. Bwild Color Spray is highly versatile; depending on how much and how long you spray, you can have extremely bright and wild colors or more subdued highlights.

The spray is fairly easy to apply, however, there are a few more things you need to do other than just spray it on. Before you apply the color to your hair, you need to know that it smells—and it’s a strong smell so spray your hair outside or in a well ventilated area.

After you spray in the product, your hair will appear to be very dry so you can spray an oil sheen over it to give it a healthy looking shine. Also, you will need to deep condition your hair after washing the spray out because it will leave your locks a little on the dry side.

Other than that: pick a color, spray, and go!

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About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

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