Hair tinsel is back and topping the list of 2022 hair trends, and with the holiday season upon us you can expect to see it everywhere. The dynamic, shimmery hair look is a metallic extension that adds glitz to your strands, and while it’s easy to do at home, it does take some time to master.
Usually, getting hair tinsel means knotting or installing the tinsel into your hair with microbeads and the style lasts about two or three weeks. But if you’re looking for something a little more temporary, you may have thought that you don’t have any options — until now. Temporary hair color spray can mimic the look of real tinsel, but with less prep time and less maintenance. Read on to learn more about how to get faux tinsel hair using temporary hair color spray.
How to Get Faux Tinsel Hair
To get the shimmery look of tinsel hair without any hassle, you’re going to use a temporary color spray like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray.
You can choose complementary shades to get the multidimensional look of tinsel, such as the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Silver and the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Rose Gold, or you can go for a metallic shade like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Gold.
1. To use the spray, take one of the cans and spray it well, then hold it about four to six inches from your hair and spray it onto the desired area.
2. wait a few minutes for the color to dry, as it will become more vibrant as it dries. Once it’s dry, you can either spray more temporary color, or if you’re satisfied with the color, stop here.
3. If you wish to use two different colors, repeat the same process on the same strands with the other can, but this time don’t spray as liberally as you did with the first color — you want the colors to blend, not cover each other, just like with real tinsel.
4. Once you’re done, you can move on to styling your hair as usual.
How to Remove Faux Tinsel Hair
Temporary hair color spray will wash out in the shower, so you’ll just need to grab a shampoo and conditioner duo like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Shampoo, Paraben-Free and the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Conditioner, Paraben-Free, which gently cleanses while boosting hydration and shine.
Written by: Témi Adebowale, Photo Credit: Ashley Vargas, IG/@donebyashleymarie, Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier
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