Although it’s sort of difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes someone an e-girl, obvious characteristics such as an interest in video games, memes and anime are often common among us, that and also colored hair and heavy makeup. However, lately, though, you could also include cosplaying to the mix.
Currently, hipsters have been replaced by Instagram’s VSCO girls, while the characteristics that were once used to label someone “scene” or emo are now being applied to “e-girls”.
E-girls were created by ‘sweet Jesus’ to add a little bit of hipness and colors to our ever so boring day, nevertheless, we exist, almost entirely on the internet, with the name E-girl, just being a shortened version of “electronic girl”.
For us e-girls, after the makeup, the hair is everything, that is how we make a statement. Although some people may rule differently, I personally believe that a lot of what makes up the current trending look our modern-day e-girl was inspired by japans Harajuku culture, and therefore, is not just some knockoff trend from the 90s. I mean, the resemblance is just so uncanny!
Being an e-girl or an e-girl wannabe means that you may need to invest (depending on the kind of brand you’re gunning for) In clips, some scrunchies, a curling iron wand, and some hair chalk or temporary hair dye.
An e-girl’s hairstyle is always something that is constantly changing, ever so fluid to fit our current mood, personality, or the vibe we are trying to pass across each day.
It is never static, as static is boring, ordinary, monotonous, unsavory.
Nevertheless, although it can be relatively easy to change your hairpin or hairstyle as the days run by, changing the hair color at a whim though can be a bit of an issue since there’s just so much that could go wrong.
Most people, of course, turn to temporary hair dyes instead of permanent dyes or bleaches to save their precious manes from permanent damage and hair loss. Nevertheless, temporary dyes do come with their own issues.
The problems with temporary hair dyes
One of the reasons why temporary hair dyes are so much safer for the hair is that they do not permanently alter your hair from its natural state through chemical reactions, but rather, the dyes act more like a paint coating on a wall. The outside may look vibrant and different, but the wall still remains the same ol’ wall.
Nevertheless, this great perk does come with its own downside.
most temporary hair dyes tend to get waxy, clump together, and don’t really dry well. This scenario is sort of expected with the absence of chemicals, say ammonia(which is not really good, to begin with) to react with the hair strands.
Nevertheless, if the hair dye is waxy or clumpy, obviously it would be difficult for you to be able to properly apply it to your hair, which in turn would give you a subpar result. And no one wants that!
Temporary hair dyes are also known to be notorious stainers, think your pillows, hoodies, car seat heads, and fingers as you run them through your hair! This is usually the biggest turn-off factor with temp hair dyes.
Granted, we are aware that those dyes are not meant to last long on our hair, but when we color our hair, isn’t that the only thing we want to be colored?
What you should be looking for in temporary hair dyes
Obviously, we want something that is simple to apply, doesn’t wash out easily, staining whatever thing it comes in contact with in the process. We want something that can maintain its vibrant colors for longer periods of time, say a week or so, even if we chose to wash our hair in between.
We also want dyes that can be effortlessly washed out of our hair whenever we tire of the color we had chosen. This factor is most important especially when you need to resume school or work in a couple of days/weeks where such hairstyles might be deemed “inappropriate”.
Nevertheless, it is not so easy to find products on the market today that actually works. I was frequently disappointed with the results I got from the dyes produced by notable brands that one would have expected more from since they have better manpower and research prowess.
I almost gave up.
fortunately, I was able to stumble across some products not too long ago that pretty much changed my opinions about temp hair dyes. So today, I decided to share that with the community.
By the way, this blog post should have been up at least six days ago, but I’ve really been preoccupied lately, from my family relocating, to me stumbling across a new and addicting video game (a review of It would definitely be coming out soon).
So without wasting much time, here are
The three best e-girl temporary hair dyes for cosplay, Halloween, and whatever
Haillicare’s 4 Colors Temporary hair dye (purple, pink, grey, and blue) wax delivers a natural matte hairstyle for either a Party, Halloween, or Cosplay.
Haillicare is made from herbal ingredients, which makes it 100% safe to use while giving you the kind of result you really want.
I guess one of the best things about this product is that unlike other temp dyes of it’s kind, this one’s smell is actually bearable.
This product nevertheless, has a medium hold, it starts out fairly wet and then goes on matte and sets quite quickly.
It works best on dark hair, such as black, brownish (like mine), and blonde hair. And yes, it even works on type 4 natural hair!
For guys short hair, one box could normally be used 3 times.
While for the ladies, one box could be used twice on short hair, once on mid-length hair, while for long hair, it would be best for you to use two boxes.
Surprisingly, two coats are usually all you need to get your full coverage desired pigment (This lotion-like wax does have a bit of hardness to it if you put on more than one coat as the wax dries off, however, it would soften a little after wearing it for a few days, or at least if you sprits it lightly with some water and conditioner).
- Wash your hair and dry it to 80%;
- Place a finger full of hair wax on the palm and spread a bit;
- Use that on one section of the hair which needs coloring;
- Plan the section of hair with white highlights or apply the wax on the entire head;
- Wash easily once used and you’re done.
Although this product is marketed as a semi-permanent hair dye, Adore Hair dye contains absolutely no chemical developer, but rather just pure color that can be used as-is. Additionally, if you find the colors too bright, you can also mix it up with a conditioner, 3 parts to 1.
Adore hair dye creates natural-looking color while giving your hair a healthy resilient shine, leaving it leaves it in a much better condition than before. Its exclusive formula offers a perfect blend of natural ingredients providing rich color, enhancing shine, and leaving hair soft and silky. It will infuse each strand with a vibrant burst of luxurious color with no ammonia, no peroxide, and no alcohol.
Adore is totally affordable, it smells so good, and could last almost 3-4 weeks on your hair without any retouch. Additionally, it doesn’t stain anything at all!
One of the great things about adore, other than the fact that it does an excellent job at hiding away split ends, is the fact that you can actually dye your hair yourself without needing gloves to protect your hands from color stains, (at least if you didn’t use the green color hair dye). Just a little bit of soap and water to your hands in the kitchen sink is all you need.
The Arctic fox is another great semi-permanent hair dye to try, it is absolutely Vegan and Cruelty-Free. This means it only deposits color; no developer needed! All semi-permanent colors will fade out eventually, but not all dyes fade equally. Arctic Fox is formulated to fade within the original color spectrum, so as the color fades, the shades will continue to be the same gorgeous hue. This also means that your base color is very important to your end result. For the most vivid, long-lasting results, apply to pre-lightened hair.
The result can last up to 4-8 weeks on average but it greatly depends on your hair type and the hair care routine you follow.
How to use
Apply to freshly cleaned hair that has been washed with shampoo only, no conditioner, and fully dried. For best results, apply to hair that has been pre-lightened to level 7 or above (although this is not necessary). Leave in for 40 minutes as a minimum.
The AF formula is so gentle and conditioning that you can leave it on for longer if you prefer! Then rinse with cold water till the water runs mostly clear.
Other hair coloring products you should definitely give a try!
Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks provide temporary color with the treatment benefits of a deep conditioning mask. You can choose from 7 shades: Aquamarine, Hibiscus, Champagne, Platinum, and Rose Gold for light to medium blonde hair, plus Bordeaux and Cocoa for light brown to dark brown hair.
Use to enhance tones, refresh existing color, or play with fashion shades.
It’s Nourishing color mask is designed to fade out gradually over time.
HOW TO USE
Apply a generous amount to clean, towel-dried hair. Section hair and distribute evenly using a wide-tooth comb. Leave on 5–7 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Note: Color results and longevity depend on hair porosity and starting shade. Before committing to a full head of color, conduct a strand test. Apply Color Depositing Mask to a small section of hair. Leave on 2–3 minutes. Rinse. If the color is too subtle, try a second strand and leave on longer.
the colors from this 2in1 hair dye mask also do not bleed out into every other thing it comes into contact with.
Currently, as I write this, I plan on dying my hair red, though I’d be using a permanent hair dye for this one (I have a dusky brown natural hair color which I don’t like). My tools are already set and I’d be getting to it as soon as the last words for this post have been typed.
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