So I tried it again you guys. Remember about a month or so ago when I experimented with a bright turquoise temporary haircolor? A few weeks ago, I thought I would give it another go. I really liked the way it had turned out last time (even though I did not follow the instructions...not even a little bit), so my curiosity had been piqued. This time around, I chose Colorista by L'Oreal.
I still am not quite ready to try one of these colors that doesn't wash out immediately (some of the temporary colors last for up to 2 weeks, so if you are thinking about experimenting, make sure you choose judiciously!), so I went with the Colorista 1-day sprays. Most of these sprays are meant for lighter hair than I have naturally, grey notwithstanding, but I figured with my silver, it would show up enough to make a statement. It did show up...eventually. All I had to do was decant two entire cans of the stuff into the ends of my hair. What you're looking at here is one entire can of the lavender, and one of the lighter blue, which probably was really the reason any of it actually showed - the mix of the two colors. The result isn't terrible, but it's not the stunning contrast that I got with the turquoise that I used the last time (shown below for comparison). Add to that, when you have to use two entire containers of the stuff to get a result (on only the bottom third of your hair no less!), there is just no way your hair is going to feel good to touch. Not even for a temporary stint. I took this photo after I had brushed it out, and let me tell you, I thought I was going to have to call the fire department to get the comb out of the ends of my hair, such was the struggle that ensued. Even if you're across the ocean from me, you may have heard my screams of profane colorful language as I ripped the comb through the ends of my hair. Pretty sure they could hear it from space.
So yes, while it's not a completely wasted effort, if you're looking for a one day spray and have thick dark, or even salt and pepper hair like me, prepare to purchase a 12-pack of this stuff - you're gonna need it.