In light of the Halloween season, I have decided to write about temporary hair color today.  What is temporary color?  How does it work?  What are some pros and cons of temporary hair color?  These are all some questions that people may have about the stuff, and I am here to answer them for you.

Have you ever wondered what temporary hair color was and why it was different from permanent color?  Learn all about it here!

What is Temporary Hair Color?

While there are many types of hair color, temporary color is the only type that will wash right out when you are done with it (maybe… keep reading to hear more about that).  It goes on, often as a bright, vibrant color and will wash right out with your next shower.

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Hollee Wood is a professional hairstylist with over 10 years of experience in the hair industry. She loves teaching about the science of hair along with everything else beautiful.


  1. Hello!

    I have naturally strawberry blonde hair which I have been dying semi permenanlty medium-dark brown for about 5 years. How can I go back to my natural colour without damaging it!

    • Well, technically, semi-permanent should eventually fade but it might be hard to get it to come out since you’ve been doing it for so many years with a dark color over light hair. I would try to start letting it fade out first, and see how much will come out. You can try using clarifying shampoo or color stripper… which might dry it out a little but won’t damage it (make sure do use a good conditioner after). If you can get most of the color out (it might take some time), you could probably color your hair with a shade similar to your natural and then let it grow out from there. It probably won’t be exactly like the new growth, but if you can get it close, it won’t be as bad as it grows out. Sometimes it’s a pain to get back to your natural color, but you can get there eventually. Good luck!

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