*** PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT A COSMETOLOGIST. This is based on my experience for the past 6 years dyeing my hair red, knowledge through my stylist, and research. I do not feel comfortable answering questions beyond what I know, therefore if you are blonde/brunette trying to achieve this color, please consult a professional hair stylist. I personally get my hair done professionally and can’t answer much beyond what I blog about. Thank you. ***
Update on my color! Oh boy. It has already been pretty much a MONTH and TWO WEEKS! since I last dyed my hair. My last post was on December 6, 2011 and that was a two weeks into it update! I am seriously impressed. Extremely impressed… Usually my color would be extremely dull. It has dulled down a teeny tiny bit, but seriously? My hair is very vibrant for going that long.
Once again, THESE PHOTOS HAVE NO COLOR EDITING.
I want to show the true color to everyone considering using this product!
You can tell how long it has been by noticing how bad my roots are! I am going to get it dyed again tomorrow but I wanted to show you all the difference and how long it lasted and how much I now love this brand.
I still love Manic Panic and have recently purchased more dye, but I will never use it without Pravana. I am going to mix the two brands together since Manic Panic does have extremely unique colors and a large variety of choices. I always opt for and love that hot pink violet type of color. I will be dyeing my hair with Pravana then using Manic Panic on top of it. (I’m a big mixer haha)
Honestly, if it wasn’t for my horrible roots I would just slap on some Manic Panic to get my color a bit more vibrant for a while longer and I could totally go without the dyeing process, but… my hair grows super quick so yeah.
I must mention I have been guilty lately of washing my hair with warm to hot water as well the last few weeks (since I knew I would be touching up anyway). Still not disappointed with my color at all. And these photos were taken during the late afternoon in the shade… in the sunlight, it still is very vivid!
The trick to getting this product to last may just be how long you leave it in. Like I mentioned before, I slept with this product in my hair and washed it out the next morning. It really made this color last much longer than the first time I dyed it and left it in for about an hour. So throw a shower cap on!
Please note that this dye is a stain and that is why it lasts longer, so if you’re looking to be a red head for about a few months or always change your hair color, you may not want to use it because it is difficult to get out. Other than that… love it. Glad I discovered it.
I’ll try to update tomorrow with my hair dyeing routine! My stylist Danielle Ullman will be doing it for me (phew).
Have a great day! xo