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temporary hair color for gray hair

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for temporary hair color for gray hair.

Temporary hair color is a great way to add color to your hair without having to worry about going to the salon and paying a fortune for a permanent color. It's also a great way to test the waters before you commit to a permanent color. Temporary hair color comes in many different colors and shades, so there's surely something for every hair color.

Bumble and bumbleBb. Color Gloss

Size: 5 oz/ 150 mL·ITEM: 2025856

Color: Cool Blonde

81 Reviews

$34.00

Sadly, this didn’t really have much of an affect on anything but my scalp. I suppose my gray roots are a touch less gray, but I suspect this product may have a better result with hair that hasn’t been subject to the rigors of quarantine (read: hair that hasn’t missed three color appointments at the salon). ...Shiny Happy Hair!...This gloss darkened my ends, reviving my hair, and blended my gray hairs! I look like I just got out of a salon.

Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
An enhancing gloss to boost and brighten color-treated or non-color treated hair to keep you shining between appointments.

Key benefits:
- Enhances tone
- Instant shine and dimension
- Refreshes color and brilliance

If you want to know more…
This luminous filter instantly revives and enhances every haircolor (whether crafted in-salon or blended in your bathroom), leaving behind a dreamy gleam. S-Complex boosts shine and softens.

Christophe RobinTemporary Color Gel

Size: 3.4 oz/ 100 mL·ITEM: 2132397

Color: Dark Chestnut

162 Reviews

$35.00

Covered Most of the Gray Hairs...She has gray hair, and only wanted to temporarily color her hair for my wedding. ...I really disliked this product but I really wanted to like it. I have a few gray hairs and want a temporary hair color that’s natural.

Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
A temporary color gel formulated with natural ingredients to cover grays the natural way—without irritating the scalp.

Key benefits:
- Immediate and natural gray coverage that respects hair and scalp
- Gentle, commitment-free hair color that washes out evenly over five to seven shampoos
- Great alternative to oxidation dyes

If you want to know more…
The ideal solution for those who want to cover their first grays without commitment, this innovative formula contains natural protective ingredients which cover grays by blending them into the base hair color.

Good Dye YoungPoser Paste Temporary Hair Makeup

ITEM: 2158392

Color: PPL Eater Purple - gorgeous purple with just enough bite to turn heads

110 Reviews

$18.00

I’ve never had such easy application, not to mention easy wash out, with a temporary hair color like this!! I have dark blonde/light brown hair and was very unsure how the product would transfer, but it worked so well and had such a bright color in my hair!! ...Amazing temporary color...I got narwhal teal, amazing paste to color blonde hair and make my day fun.

Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
Poser Paste is Hair Makeup: washable color that you apply to your hair.

Key benefits:
- Color lasts only until you wash it out
- Medium hold, colored styling paste
- Electric, customizable colors

If you want to know more…
It is as versatile and creative as the person using it and can be applied all-over, on tips, roots, bangs, or wherever you want a burst of color.

MoroccanoilMini Color Depositing Mask

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2267490

Color: Hibiscus - for light to medium blonde hair only

1.1K Reviews

$8.00

This product didn’t work for me. I have very dark hair and I suspect this is why. However it didn’t even deposit color onto my gray hairs. ...I have dark brown hair. I was excited to try this temporary, no fuss color.

What it is: A dual-benefit mask that deposits temporary color while thoroughly nurturing hair for a healthier look and feel.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits: Hydrates, Fights Frizz, and Adds Shine

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- ArganID™: Provides antioxidant benefits while simultaneously helping to support natural hair repair processes.
- Amino Acid Blend: Hydrates and nurtures, providing detangling and shine benefits for hair that looks and feels healthy.
- Apricot Kernel Oil: Helps soften hydrate the hair and scalp.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES and parabens.

amikaMixtape Hair Color Drops

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2314623

Color: Gold

29 Reviews

$25.00

I think however long your current color has been in your hair also matters. ...Mixtape Color Drops Are a great way boost hair color for a more vibrant and colorful look.

What it is: A bottle of highly pigmented drops that come in three shades to boost color and vibrancy: violet for blondes, teal for brunettes, and gold for adding warmth.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Color Safe
- Brassiness
- Color Fading

Key Benefits:
- Tones and maintains your shade in between salon visits
- Mixes easily with any cream, oil-based wash, or styling hair product
- Allows for customizable dosage for personalized hair toning

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amino-Acid Complex: Provides smoothing benefits to help lay the cuticle down and keep color vibrant.

amikaDesert Trip Temporary Hair Color Spray

Size: 1.3 oz/ 36.9 g·ITEM: 2333383

Color: Galactic Rodeo - shade-shifting holographic violet

28 Reviews

$18.00

The rose gold temporary color spray was my favourite out of the trio! ...Smells nice (but a little strong) and adds a subtle color shift and sparkle. I think calling it temporary color spray is misleading; maybe glitter highlights would be more appropriate.

What it is: A bleed-resistant, temporary color spray that delivers rich, vibrant color and rinses out in just one shampoo.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits: Adds Shine

Formulation: Spray

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight, vibrant pigment delivers a rich pop of color to any look.

$28.00

Perfect for what I wanted it for. You can’t smear it all over your hair, as others mentioned it is sticky. ...It's fairly soft, so use a light touch, and blend with the brush side. My all time fav root cover is Color Wow, but this works better on some of my stubborn grays.

What it is: A long-wearing temporary-color stick and blending brush to quickly cover grays and blend roots.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Color Safe
- Color Fading

Key Benefits:
- Covers grays and blends roots
- Sweat- and transfer-resistant formula
- Built-in blending brush

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

$8.00

The bad is, if you ever have a hairdresser color your hair (use bleach specifically), your hair will turn green. ...Beautiful color...My hair took the color really well! I love it, I have read the reviews regarding the color not coming out, so I will keep that in mind.

What it is: A dual-benefit mask that deposits temporary color while thoroughly nurturing hair for a healthier look and feel.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Frizz
- Shine

Key Benefits:
-
Hydrates
- Fights frizz
- Adds shine

Highlighted Ingredients:
- ArganID™: Provides antioxidant benefits and helps support the natural hair repair processes.
- Amino Acid Blend: Hydrates and nurtures, providing detangling and shine benefits.
- Apricot Kernel Oil: Hydrates the hair and scalp.

Ingredient Callouts:
Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES.

MoroccanoilMini Color Depositing Mask Copper

Size: 1 oz·ITEM: 2430718

Color: Copper

14 Reviews

$8.00

I have natural light/medium brown hair and I let it dye for aout 22 min to be sure it would properly color my hair. ...For me I mixed copper to about half as much Bordeaux, and a bit of overtone's ginger. I heat treat semi-permanent hair colors. For me when I do that I get about four weeks of vibrant color.

What it is: A dual-benefit mask that deposits temporary color while thoroughly nurturing hair for a healthier look and feel.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Frizz
- Shine

Key Benefits:
- Hydrates
- Fights frizz
- Adds shine

Highlighted Ingredients:
- ArganID™: Provides antioxidant benefits and helps support the natural hair repair processes.
- Amino Acid Blend: Hydrates and nurtures, providing detangling and shine benefits.
- Apricot Kernel Oil: Hydrates the hair and scalp.

COLOR WOWRoot Coverup Powder

Size: .07 oz/ 2.1 g·ITEM: 2446748

Color: Light Brown

184 Reviews

$34.50

Complimentary from Color Wow. My hair type is thick hair with large loose curls & an oily scalp. ...Covers those pesky grays...No messy sprays either! If those little pesky gray hairs bother you as much as they bother me in between color treatments this product is the solution.

What it is: An award-winning powder that seamlessly covers grays and dark roots, extends highlights, and thickens and perfects the look of thinning hairlines with no waxes, dyes, or parabens.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Thinning
- Color Safe
- Color Fading

Key Benefits:
- Precise application for a mess-free finish
- Water-resistant formula
- Covers dark hair without peroxide

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Reflective Crystals and Pigments: Providemultidimensional, natural-looking coverage of grays and roots.
- Zinc Stearate: Anchors pigment to hair.

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