Manic Panic • Virgin Snow Toner • Hair
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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.
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(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Sigh, I had such high hopes for this product, but it let me down. I followed the directions to take the yellow tinge out of my bleached hair. It really should have been easy since my hair is naturally blonde, then bleached to white blonde. There wasn't much yellow in my hair to begin with, so I was hoping for that snow white colour that seems to evade me as I sit on the cusp of either white blonde and gray.
I followed the directions carefully, and kept on checking on the colour. It says on the web site to leave in for 7-15 min to up to 2 hours. Well, this stuff ended up being on all night, with barely any change at all, plus what little change there was seemed to wash out quickly. Definitely a huge let down being that the jar costs about $14, only good for about 1 1/2 uses on short hair. Plus it didn't work. A good alternative is "white lady" by Wella, thought you do need to buy a developer. It's about $7 a bottle, two uses per, and it's a toner so it stays in.
Basically, it didn't work for me, and there isn't really anything special or out of the ordinary with my hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm asian, going blonde, well, I am, but orange too, and I got this not only to get the yellow out but because I have gone blonde rather quickly and I can't stand to damage my hair any further. I've bleached and toned 3 times each with different things and nothing really seems to be working. Starting to think that blonde is not for me. I have actually been going for an ash blonde color, which you think would be perfect since I get toners and bleach that address both blue/violet tones. I forgot to mention my hair hangs from my chest, so I bleached the bottom and had a nice ombre thing going on. Then I was stupid and put my boyfriend's semi-permanent purple hair dye over it one day when I was bored. I couldn't wash it out, so I had to bleach, then bleach again, then bleach the top! So four times.. My poor hair.. :( I think the best way my hair can be described is golden. So I don't know what virgin snow will do for me. I lay here on my bed typing this review just as it's processing on my head. I will update the review soon. I was surprised honestly that the jar had enough content in it for my hair. I didn't buy it but it is expensive I think and if I had to get two jars well.. it might be worth it because manic is known for being so lovely and gentle. Idea for Manic Panic: this violet-based toner removes yellow to make white. Make a blue-based toner for the orange? Or just a straight blue-violet one? Dunno. I have brown and grey dye on standby if it looks too bad. Time for a new episode of Ru Paul!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love using this after I bleach my roots. Ill wash the bleach out with Shiny Silver shampoo from Sallys then apply this under a shower cap for about and hour and a half. You have to leave it on long for results. And the results have been amazing so far. It lifts my gold tones at the roots and conditions it. Hair is left soft and silky! I would rather put this on my hair than additional chemicals from toners anyday.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
As a toner, I think this stuff is actually pretty disappointing. The nature of the product is just too translucent to really have an impact on all but the lightest white bleached hair, and even then, the result is hardly noticeable. As others have stated, this product would work better if it had more purple/blue pigment in it. At some point, I'm going to mix my remaining jar with a couple drops of purple manic panic dye to see if I can get more use out of it. I think the high ratings are due to the fact that even a very slight amount of reduction in stubborn brassy tones can be a relief.
I gave this stuff a solid 3 stars because this is the best conditioning treatment I've used. This acted as a conditioning glaze to make my hair bouncy, frizz free, and shiny. I would purchase again, just to have less frizz. As for price, I've used more expensive treatments, that have done far less. For this alone, I will probably repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is by far the best toner I have used. First of all it is vegan and it also works the best and lasts the longest. I tone the blonde part of my hair with this about every two weeks and it completely takes out all the yellow and brassiness. It also seems to condition my hair which is great because it is so damaged from bleaching. Sometimes it can turn a bit grey toned if I leave it in too long (more than an hour) but that is easily fixed by shampooing it once or twice. The small jar does last me a while but I have short hair. It could be on the expensive side if you have a lot of hair to tone but the outcome is well worth it. I also like the jar because I can dip my tinting brush directly into it without having to use a mixing bowl.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I sometimes wonder if people bother to read product information or do any research before buying a product. This IS NOT going to remove ORANGE tones from your hair. Period. This is intended to take a pale yellow bleached hair tone to an almost pure white/platinum color. That being said.....I love this product. I have long hair on top but short on the sides and in the back. I only color on the top and leave the rest my natural color. This works fantastic to tone down that pale yellow that can happen from bleaching. I like to use this to keep my white blonde hair looking fresh with a slight purple tone. I usually leave this on for an hour or two with a disposable color cap popped on my head. Conditions as it tones. I've also had great success making my own blend using conditioner and Manic Panic's violet. It gives you a bit more control and is more cost effective. However, for those that don't feel comfortable mixing up their own, the Virgin Snow is excellent. I would recommend using a toning rinse every few days as well. I personally like White Minx by Roux.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Twice now I've bleached my hair and used this toner with fabulous results. The bleaching process left my hair a pale lemon shade and feeling like straw. The next day, I applied Virgin Snow toner, popped on a disposable shower cap, and put my feet up. After two hours or so elapsed, I blasted my still shower cap clad head with a hair dryer for about 10 minutes. When I finally rinsed it out, my hair was a gorgeous, almost white platinum blonde. Not only were the yellow tones eliminated, but my hair felt way softer and looked visibly healthier. I'm in love with this toner, and Manic Panic in general.
(Do remember, this works much better if you do not use conditioner on your hair prior to applying! It "sticks" better that way. As the shower cap and hair drying, you can skip these steps, but the heat really helps. Oh, and you can leave it on as long as your heart desires, no damage will be done.)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have beauty shop highlighted blonde hair. I strive for 'sparkling' platinum highlights. My hair had no toner and is natural dark blonde with bleach only lights. I do not have low-light coloring. I purchased directly from the manufacturer and it was delivered in a few days sealed in perfect condition. I used this product as follows: Washed with usual shampoo (biolage) towel dry, applied the product as directed with a brush applicator out of a bowl using about 1/2 container I made sure the product totally saturated all hair strands to the ends, left on for 30 minutes wrapped in saran, rinsed until clear pouring distilled vinegar through and then using a moisture mask for approximatley 10 min rinsed one final time and blew it dry. This product did exactly what I wanted it to. It took the pale yellow-blonde and turned my highlighting to sparkling silvery platunum white. I would recommend it used as directed to anyone who wants this same effect. Update: I went back to the product page and found the amplified version of this toner and decided to give it a try. This time I put it in my hair dry as I had washed it last night and wrapped it and left it a bit longer. I achieved the same effect...soft white blonde highlights. Keep in mind, the dark portion of my hair is not color treated so the product does not change the natural blonde warm tones I have. If you have orange hues this product will not help you. Orange hues need a blue base toner to correct Consult your color wheel. Orange hues are from removing brown color product from previously dyed strands (the color pigment from permanant hair dyes deposits within the core of the strand) and this product will not correct this hue. This product tones pale yellow/platinum-blonde hues to white blonde. Since you only use about half of a 4oz container the 4$-6$ cost is well worth it. It leaves hair soft and does not have a harsh smell.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Sallys is never in stalk of t18 so I jumped into this product thinking hmm its packaged and directed toward young adults to kids. meaning i cant mess it up. this is truth!!
user friendly not messy and all in one does not damage your hair further in fact felt more conditioned and temporarily did do the trick. it is what it say it is and it will get you over the hump!! leave it in for longer than it says and wear a swim cap so you can apply some heat but im just saying you can without fear is all
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I bleached my hair to a very pale yellow and have had experience with bleaching before and normally use T18 white lady by wella as a toner which works amazing but i decided to try this instead and i could sort of see a difference but my hair was completely yellow again after the first wash not worth the money.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I have naturally dark brown hair and I had my hair bleached a light blonde underneath and in my fringe once. When using this product for the first time I read other peoples reviews and left it on for 1 hour and half instead of the recommended 15 to 30 minutes. I also wrapped my hair in a plastic bag and blow dried it. When I washed it out my hair was soft and nourished which I was pleased about as the bleach had previously made it dry. When my hair dried my fringe was still orangy and the roots of the blonde were quite yellow but the ends were white and very pale blonde along the strands. Not bad but too expensive for the product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
It was ok for me. I bleached my hair until it was fairly light lemony yellow. It got rid of some of the lighter blonde, and made it white, but did absolutely nothing to the darker blonde.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
My basic knowledge of toners tells me they take out brassiness from blonde hair to make it more ash-toned/whiter. This did NOTHING for me. I've used it on platinum blonde hair and it still left it pretty yellow.
This is what I think is why it doesn't work that well: Look at how light it is. Your hair would have to be basically white as it is for it to work. I think if it was a darker purple it would work better.
ALSO, it says it's a mixer also, but it doesn't really do a good job at that either. I used it with Ultra Violet to lighten it up and it just made it soup-y and hard to apply, not really anything for the color. I'd say go with a permanent toner like White Lady.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have fairly light blonde hair with basically platinum highlights. My hair runs gold to begin with, then with washing in water that has a lot of iron, it gets much too gold for my taste. After reading all the great reviews on this product, I decided to try it. The first time I left it in about 45 minutes. As has been said before many times, it's NOT going to turn a very golden blonde to an ash color, but I did find it definitely softened the gold undertones. As far as the highlighted hair, it worked the best there, of course. And what I have found is that even if your non-highlighted hair is too gold, this does help the gold of the highlights much more, and helps to overall tone down the gold tones, if that makes sense? As I said, it did soften the way-too-goldiness of the non-highlighted parts of my hair, and the best part, IMHO, is that it left my hair with an incredible shine, as if I used the most awesome deep conditioner. My hair is a little longer than chin length, very fine, and I used a little more than one-fourth of the jar. Lasting power is not so good ... maybe 3 or 4 days (I wash my hair daily usually). So to use this that often, I really don't have the time, but I would definitely use it for a special event, or once a week maybe. Next time I will leave it on several hours if I have the time, and see how that works. I also noticed they now have an "amplified" version of this (saw it on Amazon) ... will definitely try that one when I run out of my current jar. I think this is definitely worth a try, but I'd recommend leaving it on for at least an hour, maybe more depending on your hair (if it's very light all over, you wouldn't want lavender hair! LOL). I don't particularly like the jar for dispensing as you have to dig your fingers into it and it can get messy ... but I did notice the amplified version comes in a bottle with a squeeze tip applicator. I think I paid about $8 for this at Sally ... not too bad considering I will get at least 4 uses of it, not to mention it does not damage your hair like other toners can do.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this product! I can't get over how much it improved the quality of my hair. Keep in mind I left it on for 5 hours. The texture of my hair has completely changed for the better. It now takes about half the time it used to straighten my hair and its so much softer and healthier. It did tone out the yellow in my roots and even gave my hair a slight hint of lavender which is what I was going for (=
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Brown
This is treated my hair well keeping it soft taking into account the condition of my dry tinted/bleached hair but is expensive at $22.00 AUD a small tub it toned the white blonde foils but did nothing at all on the pale yellow level 10 tint hair.
Very disappointing .
OK a new review I bleached some of my hair almost white seems it works on 'bleached' hair rather than tinted .
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've bleached my hair 9-10 times to get it as light as it could go without making it into crap (yay) and then i got this, i was so excited to use it.
First i tried it on my father (he wanted white hair too) and so i bleached his hair twice to get it too a light yellow. After 30 minutes for him it did nothing..
I did it on my hair...after 30 minutes... it did nothing for me either... i recommend not to use this product :\ what a waste of 9 bucks...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
THIS TONER IS AMAZING!!! and to be honest the people who are unsatisfied with it must not be using it right... you HAVE to have blonde hair up to the yellow stage.. NO ORANGEY BRASS COLOR... it will do nothing for that. i'm half black so I have extremely stubborn hair. I bleached the desired hair twice to reach a pale yellow blonde, then I used Virgin Snow for about 45 minutes and WOW my hair was snow white....
The directions say you should use a pH balancing shampoo before you use it, but I didn't and I still got amazing results... It lasts more than two weeks too if you shampoo with colder water and a purple shampoo. I use Pravana Pure Light shampoo which is only like 10 bucks at a salon store. ALSO I found this little gem all V05 deep conditioner... there's on for dark hair and then a blue formula for grey hair. BUY IT. It's about 3-5 dollars depending on where you get it but I got from Walmart for 3.20 something. Deep conditioning WHILE you maintain your color.
If you're looking for a good bleach to reach a pale blonde, Quick Blue by L'Oreal works AMAZING if you don't have access to a salon only store... If possible get a stylist to go to a store only they can buy from and get Up To 7 bleach by Redken with a 30 or 40 developer depending on how stubborn your hair is... be carful with the 40 that's powerful stuff..
Hope this helped some people and the confusion on why it doesn't work on some of these girls... It's a TONER not a dye... it will not cover orange, brass, or any brunette tone.