I was just wondering how easy it is to use and how long the colour would last on natural brown/dark brown hair...
I was thinking of a red/plum colour.
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- 12-02-2010 12:42
- 12-02-2010 12:55
I have used the Blue hair dye by them a few times. It is easy to use in that the one I used came in a pot, so just put on a pair of gloves and grabbed a dying brush (it helps that my mother is a hairdresser so has these things about!) The blue lasted fairly well, a month - 6 weeks tops but it was put on top of another shade of blue so it is hard to judge exactly.
The reds may last a bit longer, my experience of having blue hair was that the colour needed to be re applied very frequently or it would look very washed out - but this is probably not the case with red.
Overall I would say that Manic Panic is pretty good, but quite pricey? My personal favourite for semi-permanent bright coloured hair dyes is 'stargazer' - their dyes smell great and they do a good selection of colours (and certainly used to be cheaper than MP).
Hope that helps
- 12-02-2010 13:06
If bleached reds -->orangey after about 3-4 weeks will stay a flamey colour for awhile after that
Purples --> silvery grey after a couple of days
Pinks don't last very well either
Blue>green and lasted maybe 2 weeks but repapplying is needed
Stargazer is awful from my experience and a lot harder to apply than manic panic.
it goes kind of bitty and you can actually pick the chunks out of the hair
But over a natural colour they really won't show any real colour.Last edited by Fatal_Microbes; 12-02-2010 at 13:12.
- 12-02-2010 13:17
Haven't tried Manic Panic, but I can strongly recommend La Riche Directions hair colour! It's semi-perm, basically the same as MP, but I've found that the reds last for a really impressive amount of the time, and the colour is really vibrant. I used a red over bleached hair about a year ago, and it was rly bright but faded quickly because of my hair being porous. Went back to red a few months ago and used it over a normal brown hair colour, and the results were still an amazing colour. You can get them off eBay, about a fiver for 2 pots.
- 12-02-2010 15:53
Don't use it - waste of money. Special Effects (beeunique.co.uk) and Directions are far superior dyes.
- 16-02-2010 23:04
Manic Panic is the absolute BEST! It gives great color AND shine. The other brands don't give you the same conditioning and shine that Manic Panic does, and they also have a warning on their labels that you shouldn't get them in your eyes because they could cause blindness!!!