Best temporary hair color products

I’m loving my bright pink/purple/fuchsia/heck-knows hair but the one downside is that I can’t change the colour as frequently or easily as I would hope. If I were to do it all over again I would stick to blonde hair and use temporary colour products to give me the fix I need. In fact, that’s my advice to you. Don’t bother with permanent hair dye in bright colours …. temporary is the way to go.

I’ve collated the very best temporary hair colourants for you to try. You could even do it this weekend! 


It looks like eyeshadow but these powder disc are all for your hair. Unlike regular hair chalk you buy from a craft store (I’ve been guilty of that!) these hair shadows by Condition Culture have a formula free of chemicals and are safe for hair use. You have a choice in over 30 colours that instantly impart colour on your hair, and wash out with ease.

Australia & USA – Buy internationally from Selfridges

UK £10 from Selfridges

Colorsmash Bright Pink Hair Colour

Condition Culture COLORSMASH Hair Shadow in Je Ne Sais Quoi


This hair chalk is nothing like you will have seen before. Most importantly, it’s a liquid. L’Oreal Professionnel have revolutionised the temporary hair colour game with this innovation. The in-salon service allows you to add some colour to your hair while you are in for a cut or blow-dry, plus you can buy the colour of your choice to touch-up at home as you wish. It lasts an average of 2 washes, there is no transfer once dry and comes in 6 bright shades.

Australia $25 from L’Oreal Professionnel salons

USA $22 approx from Look Fantastic and Feel Unique

UK £12.75 approx from Look Fantastic and Feel Unique

L’Oréal Professionnel Liquid Hair Chalk

L’Oréal Professionnel Hairchalk range


The original hair chalk by Kevin.Murphy is still going strong as one of the best. Having expanded from the initial launch of 3 shades, the line now features 6 stand-out hues including Shimmer.Bug – a glistening gold. You simply wipe the “bug” over your hair and colour is instantly transferred. Washes out with shampoo.

Australia $24.95 from Adore Beauty

USA – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

UK £14 from Topshop

Kevin Murphy Color Bug Shimmer Bug

Kevin.Murphy Shimmer.Bug

More to try

What colour hair do you have right now? What colour hair would you love to have? Let me know by commenting below!

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