3. Experiment with water based temporary hair dyes
The Splat brand is known for its outrageous, vibrant, permanent dyes.They also have a temporary washable dye and they come in a few colors like purple, blue, pink, and red.
The first ingredient of this dye is water which prevents the dye from drying out your hair and you can find them at Wal-Mart in the hair dye section for $7.00 or $8.00. Inside the box, there is a tube of dye and a brush applicator as well as instructions on how to apply.
It is recommended to apply this dye on clean, dry hair and after you apply it, allow it to fully dry. This can be a messy job, but removes much easier with a normal shampoo. If you are going to dye your entire head, 2-3 boxes are recommended.
4. Try hair chalk
Hair chalk is specifically made to add temporary color to your hair. It is quick and easy, you can find hair chalk on Ebay, Amazon and Ross Dress for Less.There is a popular “As Seen on TV” brand called Hot Huez as well, it’s hair chalk that is made to easily glide the color on to your strands of hair without a huge mess (when using regular hair chalk sticks, this can leave a heavy mess on your hands).
The only thing is, Hot Huez only comes in 3-4 colors versus the huge containers of hair chalk you find online that has various colors. Find Hot Huez online or for $3.99 at Ross Dress for Less in the hair section. Just shampoo or co wash as normal to get the chalk out.
5. Gradually lighten your hair with cinnamon and ingredients from your kitchen!
In order to achieve any vibrant color, the best way is to bleach your hair but know that bleaching strips your natural hair color away. If you want a natural bleaching effect then mix up some cinnamon, honey, olive oil, and vinegar. Another way is mixing lemon juice and water and apply it to your hair every week. The key ingredient to the lightening your hair is sunlight so sitting out in the sun after applying these methods will do the job. You will start to see results within a month.
There are also hair lightening products out there that claim to lighten your hair without all of the harsh chemicals and bleach. We definitely recommend doing a ton of research including looking at YouTube videos so that you can actually see some tutorials and results on how to naturally lighten your hair before picking one that you like the best.
What about you? Have you found healthier ways to dye your hair? Let’s hear it!
Originally posted 2014-07-27 15:00:24.