2 Types of Hair Dyes that wash out in 1 Wash: Which one to choose?

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  • Two types of dyes wash out in only one wash: spray dye and hair dye wax or chalk.
  • They are temporary. So, they wash out when you wash your hair.
  • Some of the best-known brands of temporary spray hair dyes are PUNKY COLOUR and L’Oréal COLORIST.
  • And if you prefer to use a temporary hair dye wax or chalk, you can go for MOLLAY or VOLLUK.


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I had a blast at the salon today.

In fact, almost every day is fun at the salon unless I get a client with hair that was ruined after a poor bleaching session.


However, we’ll leave that situation aside because I want to keep smiling.

Do you want me to smile even more? Let me tell you what happened to me today in the salon.


It was about three o’clock in the afternoon. Since the salon was quiet at the time, I was enjoying a cup of coffee.

Suddenly, one of my most loyal customers, Carolina, and her 12-year-old daughter, Marisa, came in.

Carolina was pretty unfriendly.

Marisa, the daughter, wasn’t too amicable too.


Mother and daughter stood in front of me, and Carolina’s voice thundered, “Alejandra, please tell my daughter that there’s no such thing as  dyes that wash out in one wash.” 


When she finished saying this, and without me being able to argue, Marisa’s voice thundered, “Mom, you’re old-fashioned. You have no idea what’s trendy now. All my friends use those dyes that wash out in one wash.”


My God. If there’s anything worse than an angry teen, it’s witnessing a fight between an uninformed mother and an angry teen.


After a moment, I could talk.

I explained to Carolina that those dyes that wash out in one wash are called temporary dyes.

I also explained to her that they don’t   modify the hair color. Instead, they disappear with the first wash and don’t damage the hair. 


Can you imagine Marisa’s smile? I swear that, at that moment, I felt sorry for Carolina.

What’s the result? Marisa could dye her hair for a costume party with one of those temporary dyes.


So, do you have a party and want your hair to transform from black to red for one night?

Do you want to check how your hair would look blonde before coloring it permanently?


You’ve got your answer in two words: temporary dyes.

Now, I’ll tell you all about the two types of temporary dyes: spray dyes and wax or chalk dyes.

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How do one-day color dyes work?

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Temporary dyes work like makeup. They deposit color on the outside of your hair like a film.

That way, they fade quickly in a single wash.


It’s like eye shadow. The color on your eyelids will be there until you remove it with makeup remover or micellar water.

You can get temporary hair color spray or wax.

Which one should you choose?


If you’re looking for intense colors that are similar to semi-permanent fantasy dyes, I advise you to go for the temporary hair color spray.

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Why do I recommend spray dyes in this case?


First, a leading brand like PUNKY COLOUR, which is a reference brand in fantasy hair dyes, offers a full line of temporary hair dyes.

If you want to experiment freely with colors like fuchsia or electric orange, you can try this temporary dye. You know that you’ll wash it out in one wash if you don’t like it.


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The  temporary spray dyes are applied from root to ends. Hold the bottle about seven centimeters away from your dry hair and spray evenly across your hair strands. 

Suggested brands of temporary hair color sprays?



If your hair is damaged, dry, or frizzy, go for temporary hair wax or chalk color because they contain moisturizing ingredients.

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These dyes  are applied on dry and clean hair as if they were a mask.   What’s more, they don’t stain.

Suggested brands of temporary hair wax or chalk color?

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How to remove temporary dye in just one wash

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Removing temporary hair color is simple because you only need to use shampoo and conditioner.

Do you know how to wash your hair?


Then, you’ll know exactly how to remove temporary hair color.

  • Wet your hair and massage the shampoo into the lengths and ends.
  • Apply more shampoo to your roots and massage throughout your hair.
  • Rinse with plenty of water.
  • Apply conditioner and leave in for three minutes.
  • Rinse again and enjoy your usual hair color.


You may need to shampoo twice dark colors such as black, blue, or violet.

But don’t worry, you may have to shampoo a few times more to rinse out all of the pigment, but there won’t be any trace left.

Would you like one last tip?

  •  Darker colors  like black, green, violet, and blue can be applied on dark and medium hair like brown 4 and light brown.
  •  Lighter colors  such as pink, fuchsia, or turquoise will look better on blonde or light brown hair.



Now you know that some temporary dyes wash out in only one wash and don’t damage the hair because they aren’t applied with a developer or contain ammonia.

Remember that lighter and pastel colors look better on lighter hair.

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