There was a high demand for hair dye sprays from seniors around the world.
This is during the time the pandemic was at its height.
There is a possibility that this demand is due to changing lives style, where hair highlighting is now a more acceptable trend.
I don’t know what caused the spike in demand, but there are many other factors that may restrict the market.
For example, some companies are using chemicals that can hurt your skin and eyes.
These chemicals can also cause long-term health problems.
Many countries and independent organizations are introducing stricter regulations about the use of chemicals in hair dye production.
One such independent organization is EWG Healthy Living.
Understanding hair dye sprays
We live in an age where everything is a “quick fix’’.
Whether it is a time saver or simply to be the first in line, people do not have the patience.
Imagine waiting for 10 minutes only to get the colouring done to one’s hair!
Hence the introduction of the hair dye sprays concept – use it, fix it and throw it away!
Hair dye sprays are only temporary hair colouring that coats the surface of your hair.
The nice thing is it doesn’t penetrate the cortex of your hair.
This implies it does not permanently alter your natural hair colour.
If you have coloured hair, it will be more porous. This means temporary hair colours can get into your hair and then stain it.
You will end up with a permanent colour instead.
If you have light hair, or have damaged your hair due to over-dyeing, ensure to use the right shampoo and supplements for your hair.
“Magic in a can’’– the bare facts
Price: 2 for US $16.99, excluding tax and shipping
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com
My ranking: 8.5 out of 10.
L’Oreal spray cans are the most popular product on Amazon right now.
Almost 30,000 cans sold so far due to some exceptional marketing.
I tested this product before the pandemic, and must admit it’s a handy product to have in the cabinet for quick and effortless touch-up.
Today, even celebrities declare this is the best temporary dye for root touch-ups in the market!
This spray is called “magic in a can.” It has been given good reviews.
People say it can cover all the grey hair quickly and effectively.
The product is promoted to be water-resistant with no sticky residue left behind. To remove the hair dye you wash off with shampoo and water.
No peroxide, ammonia or synthetic dyes.
A bonus of this product is that it does not have peroxide, ammonia or synthetic dyes.
At least you don’t have to worry too much about the smell and possibly permanent damage to your hair.
For ladies, this aerosol is small and easy to carry around.
It comes in eight shades – for black hair, brown hair, blonde hair, and even red hair.
The biggest downside is that it still contains other chemicals, such as Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, Butane, Ethyl Trisiloxane, Isobutane, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Methyl Trimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane E.I.L D179540/2.
The chemicals you are using can still harm your body and the environment. You should look at the EWG website for more information.
EWG only highlighted two of the chemicals of concern.
They are Butane and Isobutane, which may irritate your skin, eyes or lungs if you inhale them.
A fire can happen if you put the can in direct sunlight or heat.
This is dangerous, so make sure you don’t do this. If somebody does use it for this purpose, they could die.
4 things you should know before using the spray.
- Before you start dyeing your hair, it is wise to wear latex gloves. While spraying, you can block your face with one hand and spray with the other.
- Spraying can be a learning curve, because you need to adjust the distance and apply in short-burst, or else you will end up having hair dye everywhere, clumpy, wet and cold on your head.
- The dye has a flat colour and if your hair is shiny, it will likely turn it dull.
- Some users said they felt like the dye was too thick in some areas. The dye is not evenly sprayed, so it takes longer to dry.
Overall, it is an affordable quick option if you are unable to touch up your roots at your favourite salon.
Some brands are better than others in their application, ability to blend, price, fewer chemicals and longevity.
Here is another popular hair dye – Style Edit Root Concealer Touch-up spray is highly ranked on Amazon.
This product is appropriate for touching up grey roots and disguising thin hair.
They have colours for brunette, black, blonde, red, auburn and black hair.
The EWG website is a good place to check if any of the chemicals used are safe for you.
If it says the chemical is safe, then I suggest you take a closer look at the Style Edit Touch-Up Spray option.
Price: $24.99, excluding tax and shipping. Check for a package offer.
The Cheapest Place to buy: Amazon.com
My ranking: 8.5 out of 10.
After you spray this product on your hair, it will appear thicker, refreshed and shiny.
The dye will not run down your face even when sweating.
End-users claimed the dye will stick to your hair and will not be affected by wind, rain or sweat.
The dye can only be removed after your next shampoo.
A pleasing thing about this hair dye is that it has a built-in gentle spray, so you can spray it on your roots without getting the dye all over the place.
The dye spray comes in a small tin can and is considered more expensive than its competitors.
It takes a lot of hairspray to cover a small area of greys.
The spraying technique takes a little longer to master. Once you have done it a few times, it becomes easy to control where you want to spray.
There have been reports on Amazon.com that some end-users found their scalp itching after using the dye.
I would recommend you “patch test” for more than 48 hours to ensure you are not allergic to the various chemicals in the product.
If you are not concerned about the various chemicals used in this temporary hair dye, it is an acceptable alternative product for your consideration.
You may also want to consider other products available, such as Style Edit Power and Dye Stick.
If you have any comments or questions, please post them below!
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Disclaimer: These statements are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. They are for information purposes only. They have not been evaluated by the FDA. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you suspect that you have a medical condition, seek help from your doctor.