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I love the idea of changing up my hair color, but I’ve never felt cool enough to stray away from my blond hair. Other than adding highlights, the most color I’ve added is a cool purple toner to give my locks a platinum silver shade. However, I was feeling up for a change recently and came across the Kristen Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint. Of course, I tried it — and I’m happy to report that it really works.
One big disclosure, though: It only works if you have pre-lightened or highlighted blond hair. It’s not a hair dye but rather a toner, meaning it changes the color tone of your already-dyed blond hair. (It won’t work on natural blond hair, FYI.)
After shampooing your hair, spray it on in the shower and wait one to two minutes before rinsing it out, then use your favorite conditioner or hair mask. While a toner at the salon may last you much longer, this one is meant to only last a few days or one to three washes. So, yes, it is very temporary.
Since purchasing it, I’ve actually tried the Rose Gold Temporary Tint a few times, and I’ve learned a few things. For starters, do a patch test to see how your hair reacts to the color. Think of your hair as a sponge — the drier it is, the more color will be absorbed and the darker pink it will get. The first time I used it, my hair was pretty healthy, and I got an icy, pastel pink. The second time, my hair was pretty damaged, and I came out of the shower with a more hot pink tone. If you have healthy hair already and want the darker color, simply towel dry your hair a little before you spray it on.
Additionally, spray this toner on your hair in sections and make sure to comb it through. This will help you coat each strand more evenly. The first time I used it, I got out of the shower and realized I had missed quite a few pieces, and some were darker than others.
Other than that, I loved the color. My hair actually felt more hydrated and healthier after using it, too. According to the brand, the Rose Gold Temporary Tint contains its proprietary strengthening complex called “Zip-Up Technology.” Essentially, it targets weak areas of the hair, like split ends, and smooths it out.
I also like that it only takes a few minutes, and it’s pretty mess-free. Plus, it’s affordable! You can get the Kristen Ess Rose Gold Temporary Toner at Ulta or Target for only $15. One bottle should last you a while, depending on the length and density of your hair and how often you want to color it pink.
If you’re considering going pink, give this stuff a shot. It’s temporary, and it won’t ruin your hair.
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