kristin ess rose gold temporary tint review



the other day while i was at target i saw the Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint in the toothpaste aisle (clearly out of place) and decided it was a sign that i just had to try it. when i posted a photo of my hair on IG stories, i got a few questions about how i did it myself so i figure i would answer them all here.


what i used:

in the past i have used Davines conditioner (meant to help redheads keep their color vibrant) for a subtle, temporary pink tint. but this product is the first i have found that markets itself as a 3 day rose gold tint.

you can buy the Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint here.


how i did it

i showered, let my hair dry a decent amount (it was barely damp), and then applied the product directly. you have to spray it all over - this product isn’t as blendable since it is a spray and not a cream or dye. full disclosure: i did this outside since i didn’t want the spray to stain my shower, but i ended up spraying some on my shower just to test it and it will wash right off.

my hair has been lightened, so the color is a bit more vibrant than non-colored hair would look. also - the bottle says to leave it in for two minutes, but i left it in my hair four about five. then just rinsed it out. if you have darker hair, you will want to keep it on longer, and it will help the color be more vibrant and visible. i think if you hair is super dark, it will still tint, but be best-seen when you’re in direct sunlight - like when you see a purple-tinted black color and it catches SO pretty in the sun.


pros + cons

this was definitely fun for a few days. the product says it washes out in 3 shampoos and that was true for me. i use purple shampoo so that probably helped remove it a bit quicker than a “gentler” shampoo if you know what i mean. because i applied it for longer than the recommended application time, it took a little more suds and working my shampoo in to wash out completely.. if that makes sense.

would i recommend it?

yes - i think it was great for three days, especially if you just want to try out a fun color, or want something more subtle (perfect for an office environment). it will work if you have dark hair, too, but you may need to mess with how long you leave it in to achieve the color you want (it’s not going to take to pitch-black hair, but i think it will do something to darker hair still). if you want the color to last a little longer, but still don’t want to commit to dye, i would recommend the Davines conditioner. 


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