On my usual blog, I talk about coding and writing and accessibility stuff. It's not really a place for squealing about beauty products and nail polish. Why not do that here?!
I saw this product a while back at Ulta's, but I wanted to research it a bit before taking the plunge. I've had bad experiences with 'temporary' hair dyes not washing out. I literally spent half of my first grade with pink bangs due a can of temporary hair color, and a mother who didn't have the sense to test it on the tips of my hair.
I didn't find any warnings about it not coming out, so I ran back and got some in teal and pink.
It's a powder, much like a blush or eyeshadow. You apply it by removing the top, then taking a strand of hair and pressing it onto the powder, sliding the container from the top of the strand to the bottom. I found a flat lock of hair about an inch wide worked best.
- It is really nicely pigmented, but if you have dark hair, this isn't going to work for you. It shows up on me great, and I'm a medium brown with blond highlights. I saw several reports of it not taking on women with black hair.
- This is not a grab-and-go product. You're going to need hair spray and leave-in conditioner / detangler. I also strongly suggest having some disposable gloves, unless you love washing your hands for ten minutes.
- It does wash out! I freaked out when I noticed a bit of pink left on my first go around, but it came out the next time I shampooed.
- Style your hair first, then put it in. Then, do not touch your hair. Technically, it gets 'set' with the hairspray, but I noticed that the more I fussed with my hair, the weaker the color got.
- If it's blotchy, run a brush through it once. Anymore, and the color starts getting weaker and weaker.
- I didn't notice it coming off on to my clothes, but I was also wearing a rather dark outfit.
- This works best on day-old hair.
If you have light-t0-medium colored hair, I totally recommend this product. It's fun, it's fast, and it isn't as messy as I expected it to be. Also, since it's a powder, it's much more travel friendly than some other temporary dye products.
You can get Hypercolor online, or at higher-end beauty stores.