I used two tubes of Pravana Vivids in Red and half a bottle of Magenta for this color. The pictures have no color adjustments what-so-ever. No addional saturation, nothing. This is my true color in photos with no editing.
I am currently about two weeks into my hair dye by Pravana Vivids. Disregard the last time I dyed using this product, because now I think I am in love!
I think the issue I faced the last time (also verified by my stylist…haha) was that I did not use enough dye to drench my hair. I have extremely thick hair and usually need to buy products in double to completely cover it. Well, for pravana, it seems I actually need to buy THREE tubes! I previously only purchased two! So I was low and had to brush it through (*shudder*) but this time I had plenty.
Another thing I did differently? The last time I dyed it, I only left it in for an hour. This time I literally slept the entire night (with a shower cap, of course!) with the dye completely saturated in my hair. The result? My dream! This is my color after about 4-5 washes so far! It has NOT budged! I am super duper excited and happy I have also been using heat on my hair from straightening and still, no fading. I usually have problems with my color fading too fast on my bangs, but they are still completely vibrant.
I am still testing out to see how the color will be in about another two weeks. I want to be able to compare it to the Manic Panic product I religiously used to be able to really see which lasts longer, although Pravana should definitely beat it in the comparison, considering the fact it is only a semi-permanent. My hopes being that this product really does stain the hair, I have no desires to ever go another color so let’s pray it’s locked in here for a good while!
These photos were taken late afternoon while the sun was hidden and I was in the shade, but in the sunlight this color is OUTRAGEOUSLY vibrant and vivid! (no pun intended)
Really… I had no time to photograph correctly but I can’t wait to get a photo in the sunlight up!
This picture below is indoors in my home under fluorescent lights using flash. Look how vibrant it is. This also has no color editing, this is the true color straight from my memory card. About 2 weeks in, 4-5 washes, you can even barely see my roots starting to come in. Great, isn’t it? The color, not my roots! Haha.
So, I think my decision is almost almostttttttt finalized! I think I know what I’ll be using from now on! Oh! And the plus side? Each tube is $3.99. Manic Panic is $8.50 a jar! … Depending on your location and place you purchase of course, but that’s usually my spending on product!
Oh and a frequently asked question I have had… “Where can I purchase Pravana Vivids?”
Unfortunately, that depends on you and your area. In Southern Cali, there is a store called Salon Centric I purchase mine from. However, you must have a license in cosmetology, aesthetics, or in the nail profession to purchase from them because they sell to professionals only. You could try ebay or their online website! Other than that, I am afraid I cannot be any help… unless your salon carries it!