Halloween Hair Colors for Kids

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Halloween Hair Colors for Kids
Some temporary hair dyes can be washed out in a single shampoo. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Halloween is the one day of the year where kids and adults can pretend to be someone they are not. Many kids will choose costumes that include wild colours or dark colours to be worn in their hair. For instance, if you child wants to dress up as Lady Gaga she will likely have to sport one of her crazy hair styles. There are several options of how to temporarily colour your child's hair.


Wigs are a great option for kids, especially if the costume calls for an outrageous or complicated hair style. Fairy tale characters, superheroes and rock stars all have hairdos that can be a bit complicated for a child to sport permanently. Wigs are a temporary solution and come in all sorts of colours including black for witches, red for the Little Mermaid Ariel and blond for Lady Gaga. Wigs can be found in any costume shop around Halloween.

Coloured Hairspray

If wigs are a bit too itchy, coloured hairspray may do the trick. Coloured hairspray washes out when shampooed. The hairspray comes in all sorts of colours perfect for Halloween costumes, including white, black, gold, pink and many other colours. This works particularly well for punk rocker costumes for kids.

Coloured hair extensions may also be a good option for kids who do not want to wear a full wig. Clip-in hair extensions come in all different colours such as fuchsia, purple and blue. Since they blend in with your hair they can add a splash of colour for a punk rocker costume. These extensions can also give your hair style a boost or even more length, in case you are going as Morticia or Marie Antoinette.

Hair Gel and Mascara

Another temporary way to give kids wild hair colouring for Halloween is with hair gels and creams. Gels like Dyehard or creams like Manic Panic come in many neon shades and Halloween colours such as electric banana, electric flamingo, raven, vampire red, electric lizard and more. The hair colour will wash out the next time you wash your hair.

If your child wants streaks, a hair mascara wand may do the trick. These wands come in blue, pink, gold and several other colours. So if your child wants to be a vampire and put a white streak in his hair, this product will do the trick. The mascara will wash out after one shampoo.

Hair Dye

Temporary hair dye or Kool Aid can also be used to dye a child's hair for a brief period of time. Temporary hair dye will take less time to put in, but it may also include chemicals such as peroxide that may be bad for your child's scalp. Using Kool Aid is usually the cheaper option, but it is also messier option. For the correct results it may take up to three hours to overnight to dye a child's hair properly, depending on the length of the hair and colour.

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