Manic Panic • Virgin Snow Toner • Hair
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have another virgin snow arriving from the USA. it was not available in Canada but later found it. Looking forward to using it to achieve the white look.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I wanted a non damaging toner to help with the gold tones in my highlighted then bleached hair. I always get highlights but decided I was tired of still having a dark root so I decided to bleach them myself. They went sort of a golden blonde colour, and my highlighted pieces went white. If I were to bleach it or use wella white lady(t18) I'm sure I'd be losing quite a bit of hair. The lady at sallys recommended this as an alternative and I was quite skeptical. The first time using it (just on my root) didn't do much. Since then I've mixed it with a lot of my Clairol shimmer lights and applied it to my roots, leaving it on for a few hours. This has really helped tone it down. I'm sure if you were already a pale blonde with a bit of yellow tones this would work lovely, and it's very conditioning. But as a person who was looking for a big difference in the amount of brassiness it didn't do much until I mixed it with shimmer lights. Even the colour of this toner on its own is such a light shade of purple it's almost white.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
another of my must haves since I have been blonde. After a few weeks post dying my hair, it starts oxidizing and this is the best remedy I have found for it.
I have left it on for 45 minutes, and I get rid of a lot of the yellowish tones -- not all, but enough that it recovers it's just dyed shade which is fine for me.
It also highlites my grey.. which makes them look glossy and lovely too.
it has not harmed my hair in any way nor have I been in fear of Marge Simpson hair (been there with some toners!) or the dreaded violet head I get from Aveda.
so, considering price, and effects, this is a great product for blondes or silver haired people.
the jar is a bit clunky .. but I live and endure..lol.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Just like all other Manic Panic products, I left this one in for TWO hours (just to be extra safe) and yet it did nothing other than deep condition my hair. It didn't eliminate the yellow/brassiness in my bleached-thricely hair.
So in a way, I would recommend this as a great deep conditioner for blondes! Thus, I'm giving this 2 lippies because it did leave my hair in better shape. If you want real toning though, Wella's Silver Lady ended up doing the trick for me (:
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I signed up to this site, since it was the first review I found when searching this product on google, just to review Manic Panic Virgin Snow.
I highly recommend this product for anyone who wants to tone down the brassiness in their hair - especially naturally dark haired folk who are trying to go lighter.
I used it after lightening my naturally near-black hair to an almost platinum blonde (The brassiness was HORRID) and since it took so much lightener and bleaching, my poor hair was very damaged.
After using Manic Panic, it was not only a delightful snowy white, but it was as silky and soft as it was before I'd lightened it. Considering I got my mother's Japanese hair, that is really saying something.
I would recommend this product to anyone I had the opportunity to tell.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have been on makeupalley for a long time checking out others reviews, and I had to officially sign up to review this product. it is fantastic! I am one of those who constantly changes my color. I am a natural level 7-8 dirty blonde, but have not seen that color in ages. recently I dyed my level 10 blonde a medium brown, knowing it would become brassy and pull all sorts of colors. it definitely did! so I let it lighten up for a few weeks and decided I was done coloring my hair, but was not ready to chop it all off. I through some highlights in to break up the color, hoping it would continue to lighten. using the prell method it lightened a bit, but was still too brassy. after researching toners, I decided to try this one. it did not disappoint!!!!!! my level 6 blonde/Brown hair is a nice natural color with very pale highlights. it is so close to my natural color, it will be very easy to grow out. not only that, the product made my hair feel great, and it smells great as well. the only downside to this is the packaging. I wish it was in a tube of some sort for easier application. I also had to use two tubs on my hair because my hair is thick and long. other than that, this product is amazing, even for those without platinum hair!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
The last few days, I have made it a goal to get my hair as white as I possibly can.
2 days ago I bleached it for 10 minutes using a 30 vol developer and BW2 lightening powder.
It did a great job but I had to do it again the day after to get more of the brassiness out. After the second bleach, it was pretty much platinum already, but it wasn't quite white, so I used the Virgin Snow.
I had my dad apply it, for he was trained professionally to color hair by his mother, who taught cosmetology courses in Seattle.
My dad has been coloring my hair for around 3 years, and he has NEVER done a bad job. In fact, he always does a better job than my mother.
I left the virgin snow in for 2 hours, and I had also wrapped it and used a hair dryer for heat every 30 minutes.
I should have realized the first few minutes when the nap of my neck was still bright yellow and the sides of my head were already going white but I ignored it and thought it would be fine after the 2 hours.
After the time was up, I checked my hair and I knew I wasn't going to like it. It was still yellow in parts, There was white, and a beautiful white at that, but it was still yellow at the nap of my neck, around my ears, and the whole top of my head.
I'm pretty disappointed, but I will leave it in all day today and see how it goes.
I would have given it 1 star if it wasn't for the fact that it actually helped fix a lot of the damage from bleaching my hair.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a solid 3. With all the bleaching my hair has gone through, (almost-platinum once that ended up frying, despite having it done professionally) I find I need to use gentler products on my changed scalp. I have dry skin that gets oily fast after washing. After bleaching with powdered lightener and 20 volume peroxide for 15-20 minutes from a neutral, medium brown I use this occasionally to tone down stubborn yellow before covering with purple (Purple Haze mixed with Ultra-Violet and conditioner) so I don't have a gradient effect if I don't want one. Sometimes I do, so I won't use it.
Compared to other toners, this is very mild. Over salon color or after bleaching out salon colors (metallic-based dyes,) this is not very effective chemically. Over natural bleached hair, it works perfectly to lift maybe 2 shades of yellow, depending on the porousness of the hair. I have fine, dry-scalped hair so this is perfect for lifting 1 shade of yellow and a little more. It's not essential for me, but it's better than the other options available. No animal testing, vegan, and gentle for natural hair.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
ETA: if you don't want to read til my update at end, what this stuff needs is clean, dry hair and TIME!!! SLEEP IN IT! You will NOT be disappointed if you're at the pale yellow stage it will turn white!!
I haven't found a review anywhere that has been exactly how I used it, so here goes my story. I initially lightened my hair w a 40 vol lightening kit, unevenly and brassy I might add, and added ion color brilliance brights in magenta. I decided I wanted it to be more pastel so I did some additional bleaching. Well after the last bleaching (a bleach bath), sooo much pink was removed my hair looked light orange. I wanted it to look pastel pink or like a blonde/pink combo. My hair didnt feel that great (or that bad though) so I wanted to tone it w something that wouldn't cause addl damage (ie white lady by wella). Onto the virgin snow. I did the bleach bath (look up online) and did NOT condition. I blew dried. I applied a whole tub to my shoulder length hair and processed 2 hours under a cap with occasional heat. The results were nothing short of amazing at the root but there's still a little yellow at the lengths which have been processed SO many times w so many dyes only a haircut would solve that. Will definitely repurchase. My hair feels like silk. I call if 'platinum pink'. So pretty.
Update: tried this again on very brassy yellow bleached hair that won't get to pale, inside of a banana yellow since I've had henna on it. It got lighter than egg yolk yellow though. This didn't make my hair white obviously since it wasn't the right color to start but it helps A LOT. I did same allocation method as detailed above: shampoo, no conditioner, dry hair, 2 hours w intermittent heat. I tried to make my own toner w 'ultra violet' but i couldn't get the proportions exactly right... It's just not the same. Will use this every time I'm at any blonde shade! I doubt if my hair were any darker orangey it would work though.
Second update: after my last bleach (in trying to go lighter and lighter), it turned a definite pale yellow finally! So I shampooed the bleach out with shimmer lights (letting it sit for 10 min... It turned purple in parts), didn't conditon, blew dry and LIBERALLY applied virgin snow, capped it and slept in it for 10 hours. WOW! My rating changed to a 5. My hair is WHITE! And the purple parts magically got absorbed! I think the key I figured out with this is TIME! Sleep in it! I did not add heat this time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
As a licensed hair stylist, I should have known better than to use this but I have heard it works so I gave it a try. Never again will I waste my money or suggest anyone to use this. My hair natural hair is a medium/dark ash brown and I lift my hair to an light platinum blonde with lightener. My hair tends to pull an pale golden yellow tone. The violet pigment in this is not strong enough to cancel out the yellow in my hair. Another downside to manic panic is the metallic base to them. Using color or lightener over it may cause a chemical reaction and it could be the end of nice hair for a while :o(