From highlights to ombres, neons to pastels, and every hue in between, color can turn our hair into our best accessory. Unfortunately, it can also relax our curl pattern, particularly when bleach is involved. This lightening step is generally the prerequisite for those bold fashion colors that are all over Instagram right now. While temporary color has been around for ages in many forms, it is often messy at best, and often too subtle to be worth the effort on hair that has not been pre-lightened. That is why I was intrigued by Mofajang Hair Color Wax, a product that promised to deliver intense color in an easy-to-use, water-soluble form. I decided to try it out, and judge it on the following variables:
- First impressions
- Ease of application
- Color quality
- Curl impact
- Ease of removal
Mofajang Hair Color Wax comes in six colors: purple, silver, white, gold, red, blue, and green. I chose purple. Upon opening the jar, I was surprised at the vibrancy of the color, which is a deep, bright purple. The scent is clean and slightly earthy. The texture is less like wax, and more like a thin putty.
For my trial, I started with freshly washed and conditioned hair that was about 80 percent dry. I just used my fingertips at first to paint random curls. Wanting more color, I scrunched the product into the sections of hair that framed my face. I immediately knew this was a mistake as some of my curls became stretched and lost their definition. I rinsed those sections of hair, and then allowed them to dry.
For my second attempt at application, I dipped the first two fingers of each hand into the wax, and then pressed individual curls between those fingertips (kind of like a pared-down praying hands method). I was careful not to disturb any curls. I applied the product to the ends of my hair and to a few face-framing curls, as I planned to pick out the roots of my hair when the product dried. I lightly and carefully blotted excess product with a paper towel.
Overall, the application wasn’t messy. The product was thick enough to prevent streaking. It did not rub off on my clothing, or stain my skin. I was able to wash it off my hands with water alone. I did get a bit on my cell phone, but it was easily removed. Wanting to test whether the product would stay on overnight, I put my purple curls in a pineapple. When I awoke, the color was on my hair and not on my pillowcase as I expected.
The color quality is phenomenal. It’s bright, and deeply pigmented. The more you use, the more it shows up on your hair, allowing you to create subtle highlights or bold all-over color. With some scrunching, I was able to also mute the color to create a wine shade on my brown hair.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this product is its curl impact, which is five stars. It helped me retain curl definition throughout the day and overnight. It had the holding power of a pudding or custard and was not sticky or overly stiff when it dried. It did not make my hair frizzy. After three days of my fun purple hair experiment, I rinsed out the product with water, and then co-washed. I was instantly back to brown and considering what color to try next.
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