Do you sigh when you look into a mirror? Ever wish you could add just a little excitement to your staid look? Well, why not try adding a pop, or two, or three of color to your hair for a dash of drama with a temporary shade?  We’re never too old for a hot dramatic change!

Temporary hair color is just that, temporary! Unlike permanent hair colors that are runny, messy, and involve mixing, many of the temps deliver a punch of color via spray that will not wash out until your next shampoo. The temps are easy to use and the extremely pigmented colors do not have to be pre-mixed. Many now come in formulas that are sweat-proof, water and transfer-resistant and in colors from subtle to extreme.

So if you’re looking to take a mini vacay from ho-hum hair, check out these fun temporary hair color products:



Colorsmash Color Kissed Hairspray–offers vibrant color without drying your hair, nice holding power, washes out easily, does not damage hair; $12, Amazon


IGK Amaro Ombre Highlight Spray–highlights your hair without the damaging bleach, works on dark hair, adds shine, provides a natural sun-kissed look; $29,


Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Spray–gives you a quick fix when you want to hide those creepin’ grown-out roots, does not damage hair, water and transfer-proof, available in natural shades; $25, Sephora

Joico Instatint Temporary Color Shimmer Spray–spray light or hit your strands hard for more color intensity, washes out after one or two shampoos; $10, Ulta


Dark and Lovely Go Intense Color Sprays—comes in seven shades including metallic silver, rinses out easily, lasts up to one shampoo; $8, Target