Today I am reviewing an amazing product by the brilliant Manic Panic N.Y.C. I am a total ‘dyehard’ and I adore Manic Panics outrageously pigmented formulas. Before I get down to the serious review I must mention just how pigmented this dye is, my natural hair is nearly black and I only slightly lighten it and the dye TRANSFORMS my hair. If it can turn dark hair vivid red it must do incredible things to fully bleached hair.
I paid £12.99 for my bottle of Vampire Red which I bought from a shop called Blue Banana (Seriously it’s an actual shop! :O ) and for that you get 118ml of dye. It comes in a cool bottle with a press down lid with the holographic word AMPLIFIED taking center stage. I like the fact it’s in a clear bottle so you can see how much dye you have left.
Manic Panic dyes are totally vegan and are not tested on animals, big bonus! There is NO hair destroying ammonia or nasty chemicals. I can’t describe how soft it leaves my hair feeling. It says to leave the dye in for 15-30 minuets but I leave it in for 3 hours to fully develop in my dark hair. I know people that SLEEP with the dye in and wash it out in the morning.
It also lasts a crazily long time, usually semi-permanent dyes last about a week in my dark hair, this was still visible after two and a half!! And even better it didn’t bleed, stain the bath or have any other annoying issues! I’ve heard people with bleached hair say it lasted longer than most permanent red hair dyes they have tried. Now that is impressive. This was my first Manic Panic dye but after this I am 100% buying some different colours to review for you all. This is defiantly my favorite brand. I love the attention to detail, the colour range, the packaging, the list of celebrities that swear by it is amazing too! Katy Perry, Kerli, Rihanna, etc.
|After a week of every day washing. STILL Vibrant!!! (WHOA)|
|It’s only hair dye.|