If your carefully colored coif is starting to look more like a mane, trust us: We feel you. After the coronavirus pandemic forced salons to shut their doors, only select stylists in select areas have been given the green light to re-open, and that’s with major protective restrictions in pace. Plus, for those that have re-opened, many stylists are already booked through November. So if you’re hurting for a root touch-up—or in need of a complete reboot after months in quarantine—the chances of getting a professional to dye your hair is slim. Thankfully, you can stay safe and stylish with an at-home color job.
Temporary hair color sprays are an excellent alternative to box dyes and salon products. They only last for a few days, which makes them perfect for commitment-phobes, and they’re fast: no need to repeatedly wash and re-wash your curls to get the desired hue.
For best results, spray in a well-ventilated area, cover your clothes with a towel (just to be cautious!), and hold the can several inches away from your head when applying color. Depending on your hair’s natural tone, you might get slightly different results from others who have tried the same product. Compare and contrast sprays, and find what works best for you.
Whether you’re hoping for something loud and neon to brighten up your days indoors, or a simple concealer to gloss over those roots, these low-commitment hair sprays will finally get your head on straight.