We all get the craving to color our hair in fun and wacky shades. Many of us, however, don’t want to stick with electric blue hair for weeks. Especially if you work in a professional office setting. So, want to experiment with a vibrant hair color while giving your locks an edgy hairstyle? Then try some colored hair gel! This option is a great alternative to grabbing the bottles of bleach and hair dye, and it’s the most temporary option you have to giving your hair some cosmic flavor. Just one wash and your hair is back to it’s normal hue. Bonus: It’s a lot cheaper than maintaining a dyed look. You can buy a colored hair gel, or you can have a fun D.I.Y. day and make your own!
Here are some of our tips to creating a bottle of your own colored hair gel:
How To D.I.Y. Your Own Colored Hair Gel
Whether you’re a veteran crafter, or just a beginner trying to pass some time by, making your own colored hair gel is super simple and easy. Just follow these steps to get a poppin’ temporary color for your hair in no time!
Step 1: Grab a bottle of regular, clear hair gel. One of our favorites is Suave Professionals Firm Control Sculpting Gel for its long-lasting hold without the annoying crunch or residue of other hair gels.
Step 2: Grab some eyeshadow in the color of your liking. It doesn’t have to be an expensive eyeshadow from your favorite palette, a drugstore or dollar store eyeshadow will do. Mix the bottle of hair gel and the eyeshadow into a bowl. For a light tint in your hair gel, then one pan of eyeshadow will definitely do the trick; if you want a more opaque color, you will need two to three pans.
Add your colored hair gel concoction into a squirt bottle and you’re all set to go! What we love about this D.I.Y. version is that it’s extremely customizable to your liking. If you want a light hold colored hair gel to give curly locks a smooth, tamed look, then you can use a bottle of TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel. This hair gel will give your curly locks a long-lasting, all day hold without any crunch or impart straw-like texture.
If you’re trying to keep your hair in an extreme mohawk for a festival or party, then you probably need to make your colored hair gel with a firmer-hold formula. For a stronger, no-budge style, try using TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Firm Control Gel. This hair gel lasts all day long and won’t let your locks move an inch. This is definitely part of our hair care utility belt for those days where our hair needs a bit more control.