I'm going to do a review on some of the old hair dye colors that I used to use back when I was able to have my hair dyed bright colors. (R.I.P. Dyed hair) I had to get a job, and most places wouldn't believe me when I told them that the blue in my hair was natural ;) So this one is the color Atomic Turquoise by Manic Panic.
So, getting started, here is what the dye looks like:
I saw this color at Sally Beauty Supply and immediately fell in love with it because it is one of my favorite colors and I would have LOVED to see it in my hair. So I bought this dye for $8 and a standard bleach kit since bleaching your hair beforehand is necessary when you are a dark brunette like I am. (if you need help with bleaching your hair you can ask the sales representative for some help if you are shopping at a specialty beauty supply store.)
I bleached a panel underneath my bangs to a light platinum blonde color before I put in the dye. You can leave the manic panic dye in for as long as you want because it is not a chemical dye that contains peroxide or ammonia, it's more like a stain - like a fool coloring, only its for your hair and has a thick sort of paste consistency. Be sure to use latex gloves during the bleaching AND the dying procedure, both processes are very messy and can stain your skin. So I left my dye in for a couple of hours, rinsed it out and here is the result that I got!
It was exactly as I imagined it! The color in the photo is exactly the color it is in real life, it has not been edited or enhanced in any way.
Pros:- Bright & Vibrant
- True to color
Cons- Not very fade resistant
Be prepared to have to re-dye your hair every week to keep the bright turquoise color because this color does not stay in hair very long. When it fades it loses it's blueish hue and starts looking lighter and progressively more green with every wash.
Overall I was very satisfied with this color, I got a lot of compliments on it from random people every time I went out of the house. My mother was shocked when I did it, oh goodness... You should have seen her reaction hahaha. But I think it grew on her eventually because she complimented on it at one point. (WIN!!)
Well that's all I've got for this review for ya today, hope I was at least a little bit helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask :)