If you’re wary of bleaching your hair, you’re not alone. From tales of bleaching disasters to warnings over how bleach breaks down hair’s protective coating, there are plenty of reasons to stay clear of it. But bleach does allow for better color transfer when dyeing your hair, so if you’re looking for a temporary hair dye for dark hair without bleaching, you have a few different options. Your best bet is to choose a temporary or semi-permanent dye formulated specifically for dark hair, whether you choose a box dye or color-depositing conditioner, or a short-term dye like a hair chalk, wax, or spray, that sits on top of your strands rather than actually changing their color. Darker colors will also show up better on black or brown hair, so try rich purple dyes, dark reds, or even blues that are deep enough to stain dark hair, rather than pale or subtle options.
Before you buy, it’s important to be real about your expectations. A vibrant teal won’t show up as well on dark hair without bleach, but that’s no reason not to use it! In fact, there are tons of at-home hair dyes that use special formulas to help brown hair cling to color for longer. If you’re looking for a pop of color that will last for at least a few weeks, you may want to consider a box dye or conditioner that stains hair fibers. A color-depositing conditioner or hair mask may be a good choice if you don’t mind a subtler hint of color. Conditioners and masks also have the benefit of helping hair maintain moisture and shine while also acting as a dye.
On the other hand, if you’re searching for something even more temporary, there are a lot of eye-popping temporary hair dyes for brunettes that you can choose from. You can go for a wax, spray, or even chalk that adds in really fun bursts of color just for the day. They’re easy to wash out and you can change them up again the next day.
Ready to rainbow up your hair? Check out these awesome temporary dyes for dark hair to help you find your perfect match.
The Best Semi-Permanent Box Dye: L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color For Brunettes
Not only is this L’Oréal box dye made just for brunettes, but it doesn’t use any harsh chemicals to amp up your color. There’s no ammonia, peroxide, bleach, or other color-lifting agents in this formula. It goes on silky smooth and actually conditions your hair while it goes to work. Depending how long you let the color set, this box dye can last for up to 10 shampoos, which is the perfect amount of time to color up temporarily. Even professional stylists absolutely love this dye. This is available in seven different vibrant colors that reviewers love.
According to one reviewer: “My hair is really dark so coloring it without first lightening it usually doesn’t work for me. This colorista stuff is vibrant and bright and has only started to fade after my fifth or sixth shampoo. It doesn’t damage the ends or anything, when I run my fingers through it it just feels like my natural hair. Will stain skin if you’re not quick to wash it off, will stain the tub and other surfaces too, but it’s quick to wash away, even if you’re like me and don’t worry about it or try very hard. It comes in a single tube and I’m thinking I can reapply it since I didn’t use all of it. Now that I’ve found this and coloring my hair without damaging it is an option, I will be buying this product again.”
The Best Spray: L’Oreal Paris Colorista 1-Day Temporary Hair Color Spray
For a one-day fix, this temporary color spray is really effective and tons of fun. This formula is made to color hair in a variety of vibrant colors without any bleach, making it suitable for even the darkest shades. Just spray anywhere to create highlights or all-over color, give it a few minutes to set, and you’re good to go. This formula is super lightweight and never sticky, and it’s really easy to wash out at the end of the day. This hair spray dye comes in a bunch of different colors so you can pick up a few for multiple different styles.
According to one reviewer: “I have dark brown hair, so it’s hard to dye vibrant colors into it without bleach. Green is the only color I’ve tried so far but I went through the first bottle quickly so I ordered this one. It’s like spray painting your hair […] and it shows up great. It washes out in one wash and doesn’t damage your hair.”
The Best Wax: SWAKER Hair Color Wax
You can style and dye your strands at the same time with this genius hair dye wax. Made with environmentally safe and gentle ingredients, this wax works similarly to other waxes and pomades by holding your hair into place without hardening. Yet it also features highly pigmented colors that add a vibrant burst to your hair as you style it. This wax works great for a one-day transformation and is really simple to wash out when you’re ready to go back to your original color. This pick comes in a pack with six bright colors, so you can try them all.
According to one reviewer: “I tried the gold color my hair is usually a dark brown color almost looks black and it turn out great. Can’t wait to try the other colors.”
The Best Chalk: LDREAMAM Temporary Hair Chalk
Using these hair chalks is just like painting your hair for the day. They come as a set with 12 neon-bright colors that you can mix and match all over your hair for a super fun effect. You can even blend multiple colors together to create an ombre effect, or chalk your whole head in every color to create a vibrant rainbow. Plus, these chalks easily wash out with your regular shampoo when you’re finished, and reviewers noted that they don’t create too much of a mess.
According to one reviewer: “Colors go on easily and are vibrant on my brown hair. Love that they wash out in one shampoo. […] I love these for a temporary pop of color with no bleaching or damage!”
The Best Fade-Resistant Option: ARCTIC FOX Semi-Permanent Hair Color
If you’d rather keep your color for a bit longer, this semi-permanent conditioning dye is the perfect solution. It applies like a standard hair dye, but it’s free of harmful chemicals and the vegan formula is actually hydrating for soft, shiny strands. Best of all, reviewers report that your fun new hair color should last a few months before it needs a touch-up. More than 62,000 reviewers couldn’t say enough good things about this dye. Bonus: It comes in the most color options, with a whopping 20-plus different shades.
According to one reviewer: “I’m a new fan of arctic fox hair color! I wanted to try something fun with my hair, so I decided on purple rain. I started out with medium brown hair (so no pre bleach or anything)[…] When I rinsed it out, I was pleasantly surprised. It was a nice, deep plum color and my hair was super shiny! In the sunlight it showed up very vibrant purple. The color actually stayed in my hair for the past 2.5 months – it faded to a nice magenta color. Since I was ready to try something new with my hair, I ended up striping the color out… so I’m not sure how long it would have lasted altogether. Overall, I really like arctic fox: the color was nice, made my hair shiny, it stayed for a long time, it didn’t stain my sheets, I love that it’s vegan and doesn’t have horrible chemicals in it, and it smells nice… like grapes.”
The Best Conditioner For Dry Hair: oVertone Haircare Semi-Permanent Color Depositing Conditioner
For a super hydrating conditioner that also colors dark hair, you can’t go wrong with this color-depositing oVertone conditioner. Formulated with shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil, the color treatment is a great way to add moisture to dry strands, leaving them soft and nourished. It coats your hair with super rich pigments in this process, adding a subtle (but not too subtle!) wash of color. To apply, simply cover your hair in the conditioner, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, and rinse it out. You’ll want to repeat every other week to maintain the color. Choose from a handful of different shades.
According to one reviewer: “I used the blue on dark brown hair and got a lovely and subtle, deep blue shade. This product is not harsh on your hair and it is a wonderful way to either maintain dyed hair or add a nice bit of color to fall hair (it smells amazing too). I have medium-long, wavy hair and I usually get 3-4 uses out of this container.”
The Best Mask: Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask
This Moroccanoil color depositing mask allows you to enjoy the benefits of a premium-quality deep conditioning mask paired with those of a temporary dye. The mask infuses your strands with nourishing argan oil and amino acids, while apricot kernel oil, vitamin E, and other ingredients soften and hydrate. The mask doesn’t take long to work its magic, either, working its magic in 5 to 7 minutes. It deposits color at the same time — choose from several different shades.
According to one reviewer: “I used this over my brown hair and it gives me a nice shine of red, the added bonus is that it smells absolutely delicious!I have fine hair and the conditioner doesn’t weigh my hair down or look greasy, I haven’t had the same luck with other Moroccan oil products. The dye doesn’t stain my fiberglass tub, hands, scalp, or shower curtain like other color-depositing products. I highly recommend!!”
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Cassidy Timbrooks on ‘The Bachelor’ Isn’t the Villain You Think She Is
I knew Cassidy Timbrooks was going to be eliminated from The Bachelor the second she addressed a table full of children as “you small people.”
But it wasn’t until Clayton Echard learned she had a “friend with benefits” back home that her number came up. The Bachelor rescinded the rose he had already given her and predictably sent the 26-year-old executive assistant packing on Monday night’s episode.
In the eyes of the show, she had committed two cardinal sins: Not acting overjoyed to be around kids, and not putting her sex life on pause for a man she had never met.
That’s why her ride home from the mansion was more than just another early villain exit. The Bachelor is clearly trying to get back to basics this year — and by basics I mean American sexual politics circa 2002. The fact that Cassidy got the boot so swiftly shows how quickly the show is returning to its traditional roots. In an era of dating apps and delayed motherhood, ABC’s long-running reality dating franchise is recommitting in Clayton’s season to its core tenets: Love, marriage, and family — preferably before age 30.
In the eyes of the show, she had committed two cardinal sins: Not acting overjoyed to be around kids, and not putting her sex life on pause for a man she had never met.
Only against that backdrop would a woman like Cassidy strike anyone as an outlier. Outside of the show, she doesn’t exactly seem nefarious. Since the premiere aired, I have been following her on Instagram, where she’s been posting incredibly lucid and self-aware reflections about her time on The Bachelor, conceding in one of her Stories that she struggled to balance “confidence” with “considering other people’s takes.”
Indeed, like so many hated contestants before her, Cassidy appears to have been the victim of a selective edit and a mocking soundtrack. The unflattering edit began in earnest when she largely ignored the children at a birthday party group date to talk with the Bachelor instead. At one point, seated around a table sipping tea, she told a group of kids, “I spend as little time around you small people as possible, so forgive me…” and then immediately went on the back foot as they latched onto the comment.
I don’t blame the kids for taking offense. But any adult viewer who paid attention to her tone should have recognized the droll delivery. Was it an inartful thing to say? Sure. Children aren’t the right audience for wry humor, especially if you’re joking about avoiding them. But Cassidy didn’t deserve to be demonized as a kid hater, either.
“I knew I was giving villain, but I thought I was far more amusing and harmless,” she wrote in one of her post-show Instagram Stories, “and I think a lot of the hate is based in misogyny internalized and otherwise.”
She’s not wrong. Cassidy was punished, both in the edit and by a segment of the audience, for not going googly-eyed at the notion of spending an afternoon building a dollhouse. She certainly didn’t echo the enthusiasm of a fellow contestant who saw the kids from afar and exclaimed, “Oh my God! I’m so excited! I love children!” while running toward them.
The Bachelor is retreating to an extremely white, hyper-hetero comfort zone in which babies are the ultimate goal.
To be fair, that attitude is more in line with Clayton’s. In the first five minutes of the current season, the new Bachelor was twice moved to tears by the thought of raising a family. He introduced himself in the opening voiceover by saying, “I can’t wait to get married and have kids,” and later choked up while reading a letter from a child predicting that he will “have lots of kids.”
Clayton is nothing if not sincere, but there’s probably a reason the producers picked someone like him in the first place — and why they’re emphasizing childrearing so much this early. After years of controversy over racism in the franchise, culminating in the departure of ex-host Chris Harrison — and after more recent flirtations with progressive casting including the first same-sex engagement, a (gasp!) 39-year-old Bachelorette, and several leads of color — The Bachelor is retreating to an extremely white, hyper-hetero comfort zone in which babies are the ultimate goal.
I used to wonder whether the horror novel I wrote satirizing Bachelor-style shows would be outdated by the time it comes out later this year, but if anything, this season has felt ripped out of time in the worst way.
Cassidy’s storyline especially has highlighted double standards that should be long dead by now. Clayton himself recently addressed viral TikToks about his dating history by saying that he “enjoyed [his] singleness” for “the last six years of my life.” This is the same Bachelor who confronted Cassidy on Monday night’s episode about allegedly “seeing someone up until the point that you came here,” as though she were beholden to him before then. Hookups for me but not for thee?
Presented in the weird logic of the show, you’d almost forget that Cassidy is one of 30 women Clayton dated simultaneously — and that, in season previews, the Bachelor will later admit to being “intimate” with two contestants. Somehow that behavior is more “for the right reasons” than having casual sex with someone before filming even began?
Cassidy may be off the air now, but her brief run was telling. This throwback edition of The Bachelor needed a villain, and the producers chose a confident woman with a history of casual dating who said “F*ck a dollhouse” on camera. It’s probably a bad sign when someone that refreshing doesn’t make it to the second rose ceremony.
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Everything You Need to Know About the UK Government’s COVID Inquiry
On May 12, 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an independent public inquiry into the government’s response to and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Established under the Inquiries Act 2005, the COVID Inquiry will examine the government’s “actions as rigorously and candidly as possible,” according to the Prime Minister, and will aim to “learn every lesson for the future.” It will do so by summoning the production of documents and witnesses to give evidence under oath in order to examine the government’s response to the pandemic.
Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE will act as Chair of the inquiry, which is set to begin “sometime in spring 2022”. In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about the COVID Inquiry and what we can expect from the process.
How Will The COVID Inquiry Work?
According to BBC News, the Chair of the Inquiry can call whoever they want to give evidence, “whether they are witnesses to an event or people with particular expertise.” As barristers’ chambers Doughty Street Chambers notes, witnesses to an event will be asked to give evidence of their experience or direct knowledge of what took place. They speak on behalf of an organisation, like the NHS or the police.
Evidence sessions will be given in public and under oath, per BBC News, and most sessions will be available to watch on TV and online. There’s no time limit to the inquiry either, and they can often take years due to the “huge amount of evidence that needs to be read.”
What Will Be Included In The COVID Inquiry?
The exact aims, issues, and remits included won’t be announced until closer to the start of the inquiry, but the Prime Minister has said his government would work closely with the devolved administrations and governments in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland before setting out what exactly will be included in the inquiry itself.
Shortly after announcing that an inquiry would take place, the Prime Minister told MPs that the inquiry would consider his government’s handling of the pandemic before the first lockdown in March 2020, per The Guardian. As for other issues, law firm BDB Pitmans suggests that the higher death rate in general, especially among ethnic minority groups, will be a major point of contention, as well as the government’s “procurement processes” of contracts awarded during the pandemic.
What Issues Have Been Raised Around The COVID Inquiry?
Following the publication of a report by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), it’s vital that the voices of undocumented migrants are properly heard during the COVID inquiry. The report found that the UK “lagged far behind other European countries” in protecting undocumented migrants during the pandemic.
Caitlin Boswell, author of the report and policy officer at JCWI, said in a statement that if the government “wants to learn lessons” from this inquiry and “fully recover from the pandemic”, it needs to “stop prioritising its anti-immigration agenda above saving lives.” An anti-immigration agenda which is more commonly known as the Hostile Environment.
The term “Hostile Environment” is used by many to describe a set of policies that are intended to block undocumented migrants from using public services like the NHS and the police, as well as making work and housing inaccessible; effectively making life as difficult as possible.
Boswell added that the government “must listen to migrants’ voices, including those who’ve lost status, and ensure that in the future, no-one has their life put at risk because of their immigration status.” Boswell concluded that in “doing so will not only protect the most marginalised, it will help protect all of us.”
People With Disabilities
Sense, a charity which focuses on complex disabilities, has also called for the government to take the experiences of disabled people and their families into account. As the charity notes, 6 out of 10 people in the UK who have died from COID are disabled, despite making up 22 per cent of the general population.
“Decision-makers did not engage with us, our needs were often overlooked and communications were largely inaccessible,” Fazilet Hadi, Head of Policy for Disability Rights UK, explained. “Health bodies treated our lives as less valued, disabled people receiving social care were inadequately protected, some disabled children were denied education and support, and supermarkets failed to ensure that we could access food.”
There is yet to be a date announced or confirmed for the COVID Inquiry.
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