It feels like every year, Halloween creeps up on us, forcing last-minute costume ideas, trips to Party City, and endless Google searching for the easiest ways to dress up. One simple way to get into character fast? Temporary hair color or glitter spray.
Sure, you’ve probably had bad run-ins with the stuff in the past, but just like iPhones and the Kardashians, hair color sprays have evolved a lot in the past few years. Not-so-great pink hair sprays that leave your hair crunchy for days—or worse, that don’t actually wash out—these are not. Hair and makeup brands have jumped in to not only create their own truly temporary hair dyes, but also make them bolder, gentler, and much less likely to get all over your bathroom. So in order to give your costume one last finishing touch, we’ve rounded up the best glitter, color, and metallic mists that won’t leave you with a head of flaky pigment. You’re welcome.