Finally, a live video tutorial on my most asked question.
How do I dye my hair?
I tried to speed up the video as much as I could because I, personally, tend to get bored watching them myself and like to get the generalized idea. Either way, your end result color will be because of the products used rather than watching me lather on the dye to my hair in NO organized type of way. (I really have no patience when dyeing my hair)
Some tips when using the Manic Panic:
WEAR GLOVES! Your hands will stain blood red!
Use petroleum jelly around your hair line so you don’t stain your forehead area
When washing your hair, wash away from your face
Seriously use a T-shirt you don’t care about
Use a shower cap in case your hair falls from your hair tie
Sleep on a towel for a while. It’s normal for your hair dye to still run after a few showers
Say goodbye to white clothing! (sort of). Sweating or anything MAY risk your clothes staining
Use comet to clean your tub if needed
Try rubbing alcohol to get the dye off any body parts
Avoid washing your hair too often and in hot water, try to cut down on hot tools, and even the sun can have an impact on your hair. For more hair color maintaining tips, here is my blog post:
oh and another frequently asked question: Do I have to bleach my hair to get that vibrant red?
Yes if you have naturally dark hair. You can get away with it with light blonde natural hair, other than that, using Manic Panic alone without bleach will only TINT your color. However, it is still really nice. That is how I first started using the product on my natural hair. In the sunlight, it is very intense, but indoors it isn’t as noticeable. But if you want bright red hair, yes. You have to lighten your hair. That is why I use the Loreal HiColor to lift my roots. And yes, my hair is all lightened using the Loreal product.