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Best Hair Color Sprays – Our Top 10

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Best Hair Color Sprays – Our Top 10 December 22, 2017

Coloring your hair takes courage and commitment. Courage, because you don’t know how your dye job’s going to look on you until after you go ahead and get it, and the ensuing upkeep is where the commitment part comes in. But with the holidays rolling out, I think we can all agree on the fact that a no-strings-attached hair color would be nothing short of a blessing, especially if you need to have “normal” hair at work.

Well, thank god for wash out colors. Not only are they extremely fun but they’re also super practical. Whether it is to test out the look of a color or to start the new year with the unicorn hair that you’ve been swooning over all year long, colored hairsprays have got you covered. Following is a list of our 10 favorite, extremely pigmented, and consequence-free hair color sprays.

Best Hair Color Sprays

1. Colorsmash Color Kissed Hairspray

Colorsmash’s Color Kissed Hairspray delivers translucent but vibrant pigments that perfectly spruce up your hair without any commitment or consequence. The hairspray provides your hair with flexible hold and leaves your hair feeling hydrated and healthy.

Pros

  • Has a pleasant fragrance.
  • Provides good hold.
  • Pigmented colors that manage to tint dark hair as well.
  • Washes off easily
  • Does not damage hair.

Cons

Runs out quickly.

Rating

4.5/5

Price

$20.00

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2. IGK Amaro Ombre Highlight Spray

If you’ve always wanted to sport a temporary ombre, balayage, or even just highlights without bleaching your hair, this is the perfect product for you. IGK’s Amaro Ombre Highlight Spray helps create dimension in your locks without damaging it like bleach would.

Pros

  • Works on dark hair.
  • Creates a naturally sun-kissed look.
  • Adds texture.
  • Locks in moisture.
  • Adds shine.
  • Does not damage your hair.

Cons

Runs out quickly.

Rating

4.5/5

Price

$29.00

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3. Schwarzkopf Blondme Instant Blush

Schwarzkopf’s Blondme Instant Blush is specially formulated for natural or bleached blondes who want to experiment with pastel looks. With 4 gorgeous soft pastel shades to choose from, this is the perfect no-commitment color product for people with light hair.

Pros

  • Works well on light hair.
  • Does not lose its pigment easily.
  • Does not damage hair.
  • Easy to use.

Cons

  • Some shades do not wash out easily.
  • Does not work on dark hair.

Rating

3.75/5

Price

$24.70

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4. Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Spray

While most of the products on this list are meant for sprucing up your hair for special events and occasions, this one’s a little more practical. Rita Hazan’s Root Concealer Touch Up Spray is a quick fix for anyone who hasn’t had enough time to get their roots touched up. Available in natural colors, you can simply spray to conceal any grays or grown out roots.

Pros

  • Quick fix.
  • Easy to use.
  • Available in natural shades.
  • Washes out easily.
  • Does not damage your hair.

Cons

None

Rating

5/5

Price

$25.00

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5. Jerome Russell Bwild Hair Color Spray

Jerome Russell’s Bwild Hair Color Spray comes in 6 bold colors that are sure to help express your untamed spirit without any commitments or damage. The vivid colors can be sprayed on and washed off, making them extremely easy to use.

Pros

  • Does not damage your hair.
  • Shows up on dark hair.
  • Easy to use.
  • Extremely pigmented colors.
  • Provides hold.

Cons

  • Does not smell great.
  • Might take a couple of washes to get it all out.

Rating

4.5/5

Price

$6.79

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6. Jerome Russell Team Color Spray

Are you into sports or any other kind of team activity? If you are, this might be the perfect product to help boost your team’s morale. Available in 12 colors, there is something for everyone (or every team.) Not only are these temporary colors extremely pigmented, but they are also sweat and water resistant.

Pros

  • Color shows up on dark hair.
  • Available in 12 shades.
  • Stays on for a long time.
  • Washes out easily.

Cons

  • Makes hair stiff.
  • Does not smell great.

Rating

4/5

Price

$13.99

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7. High Beams Intense Temporary Spray On Haircolor

High Beams’ Intense Temporary Spray On Haircolor comes in 7 shades, ranging from naturals to bold unnaturals. The temporary hair color is extremely pigmented, giving you excellent results that wash out with one shampoo.

Pros

  • Washes out easily.
  • Pigmented color.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Shows up on dark hair.
  • Does not damage your hair.

Cons

Comes off when you sweat.

Rating

4.5/5

Price

$5.27

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8. Paul Mitchell Neon Color Hairspray

Paul Mitchell’s Neon Color Hairspray comes in 5 shades – Midnight Dream, Blue Bliss, Power Pink, Glam Green, and Purple Love. The hairsprays add a pop of no-commitment color to your hair while giving it hold.

Pros

  • Creates volume.
  • Provides hold.
  • Pigmented colors.
  • Does not damage your hair.
  • Works on medium to dark brown hair (might leave a subtle tint on extremely dark hair.)
  • Washes out easily.

Cons

None.

Rating

5/5

Price

$9.99

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9. Joico Instatint Temporary Color Shimmer Spray

Joico promises a no strings nor damage product with its Instatint Temporary Color Shimmer Spray. With four shades to choose from, the hair color spray leaves your hair with a gorgeous shine and helps you create beautiful streaked, ombre, or sombre looks. The color washes out of your hair with just one shampoo and retains pigment until washed off.

Pros

  • Pigmented color.
  • Does not feel too stiff on your hair.
  • Does not damage your hair.
  • Washes out easily.

Cons

Runs out fairly quickly.

Rating

4/5

Price

$14.99

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10. Bumble And Bumble Spray Chalk

Bumble And Bumble’s Spray Chalk is hair chalk, but for adults. The easy to use spray bottle helps you achieve even application and beautiful pastel colors look great on all base colors and textures.

Pros

  • Shows up nicely on dark hair.
  • Pigmented color.
  • Washes out easily.
  • Provides hold.

Cons

Tiny bottle that doesn’t last very long.

Rating

3.75/5

Price

$17.96

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Have some questions? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about colored hair sprays.

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Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

How to use a temporary hair color spray?

Wash your hair, then dry and untangle it. Once you’ve gotten all the tangles out, style your hair and spray the color on in sections.

How do hair color sprays work?

Hair color sprays are temporary, which means that they do not penetrate your hair shaft. Instead, they coat your hair in pigment to help add color.

Do hair color sprays wash out?

Yes, hair color sprays wash out with just one shampoo. However, some products can stain your hair, so it’s always best to do your research before buying anything.

How long do hair color sprays last?

Hair color sprays can last for up to 3 days if you don’t wash your hair.

Are colored hairsprays safe for children?

Yes, hair color sprays are safe for children as long as you use a trusted brand. A lot of cheap alternatives can dry out hair and even cause staining.

Testing out your dream hair color has never been easier (or more fun!). With so many colors to choose from, you can mix and match or make your own custom shades and styles depending on the occasion.

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