Manic Panic • Temporary Hair dye • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Manic Panic isn't terrible, but not great either. Was lovely and conditioning for my hair, not drying and didn't have any harsh scents. Another pro is that the color does not bleed much at all. I managed to rinse clear after the first wash and had little to no bleeding on pillow cases, clothes or my hands when styling my hair. The problem was that the color doesn't last. I wash my hair in cold water maybe twice a week max, and used heat when processing and it faded terribly within the first week. I used up the rest of my jar mixed with a splat color, but I won't repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really do love manic panic; the colours are vibrant! There are no harmful chemicals so switching up colours frequently wont damage your hair, and you can mix up colours to create unique shades. On the downside this can be a high maintenance product, and some places it's around 12-14$ (Canada) which adds up quickly especially with medium to long hair and you have to buy 2 at a time.
I've found that to get the best results I'll apply it at night (after shampooing and drying my hair first, don't condition) cover it with a shower cap and leave over night. I wash my hair with a colour safe and sulfate free shampoo/conditioner in cool water. I recently used a blue that is infamous for fading to green within 1-2 washes, it's been over a week and my hair is still looking great.
It is important to note that manic panic looks most vibrant on blonde hair, but darker colours will still have a tint from the manic panic.
Also it lasts longer the less you wash it, I'm lucky enough that I have dryer hair so I only need to wash it 3 times a week. I wear a shower cap to keep it dry on the other days in the shower. So oilier hair types should keep this in mind.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Color your hair the day of an event or w/e you want your hair temporarily colored for. After a few days it will wash out.
I have blonde hair that is bleached professionally.
My bright pink lasted about 4 washes, but faded drastically after the first wash.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
honestly, i'm genuinely surprised with how good the reviews are for this product.
i went to a professional to get my hair done, i only died the tips for an ombre/dip dye effect. my hair is brown so i got the ends bleached. i mixed the two colors atomic turquoise and voodoo blue so get a really turquoisy color that didn't have green in it. at first, it came out perfect. after just 3 washes (i wash my hair every other day) it was just a very awkward green color. i jused color-stay shampoo/conditioner, but that didn't help. it immediately faded after one wash, not to mention the blue color of the turquoise coming out in the shower and staining my bathtub.
i called and asked about why that happened, and they told me i should try to redye it and leave it in for a long time, up to 2 hours. so i re-dyed it myself only voodoo blue to avoid a greenish color, followed the directions, and 3 days later washed my hair again and HUGE amounts of blue came out in the shower. i'm writing this review as my hair dries, so i'm not sure how much came out, but i know for a fact it will definitely be a significant amount of shades lighter.
the colors are great, and i love the way it looked at first, but i really am disappointed in how awesome the product seemed by the reviews and came out within 3 washes for me. and not only did it just fade, it changed color completely. i'm upset.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
So I just recently used manic panic hair dye for the 1st time to brighten my badly faded Chi colored red hair. I chose manic panic because after dyeing my hair red the 1st time with chi hair color it soon faded, I redyed it again to brighten it, and fried my hair! I guess I had colored it to soon, and my hair had not healed enough. Anyways my hair texture was now mushy, and stretchy when wet. I was to scared to redye it when it faded AGAIN after a month because I didnt want to risk the damage, so I just walked around with my faded red for a few months. My sister who is a stylist recommended I use manic panic Vampire Red to touch up my hair if I didnt mind that it was going to be a pain. She said permanent color would be to damaging on my now fragile, over processed hair. She said that manic panic is semi permanent, would not lift my hair, and wouldnt cause damage because it is only temporary and is coating my hair, not penetrating the cortex. I used it, washed it out, blow dryed it straight, and It looked awesome! It was a beautiful rich bright burgundy looking red. My hair felt a little rough afterward but it was pretty much in the same condition it was before I used the manic panic. No side effects I thought. The next day I decided I wanted to give my hair a moisturizing deep conditioning treatement. I found a recipe online using olive oil, avacados, mayonaise and an egg an put it on my hair. I thought everything was fine until I went to wash the treatment out. CHUNKS OF MELTED PIECES OF MY HAIR BEGAN TO FALL OUT INTO THE TUB!!! Needless to say I was freaking out, I called my sister and she was in shock and at a loss for words, she had just told me that manic panic was safe, and it would probably make my hair feel and look healthier.....I guess it was only a couple sections that had melted off because I washed the treatment off, conditioned the hell out of my hair, and brushed it until all the melted pieces had fallen away. My hair now looks and feel normal again. Has anyone else ever experienced or heard of this happening?!?! My sister is convinced that it wasnt the manic panic, she thinks that the manic panic and the treatment together had a freak crazy adverse reaction when I put the treatment on my freshly MANICKED hair, causing pieces of my hair to melt. She keeps telling me its not possible that it was the manic panice because its a coating not a lifting permanent dye. She also suggested that I may be over conditioning my hair, she really doent know. I....on the other hand am not so convinced that it wasnt the manic panics doing...Im not sure it was though because it was fine when I washed it the 1st time! I really dont know what to think! I may use again, but only after doing a strand test AND talking to another professional stylist about what happened so I can figure out what caused my hair to react like that. If anyone has experieced or heard of this before please comment! I really want to know what caused that to happen to my hair!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
A couple of months ago, I decided to dye my hair red but didn't want to commit to it for long so I went for the manic panic range and I tried it in three different reds, and here it goes!
Wildfire: lightest of the reds I tried, is a very bright fiery red with orange undertones. This faded in about a week and into an orange, nevertheless it was a nice red.
Vampire red: ah the infamous vampire red, love it! It was such a deep red it reminded me of the little mermaid. :) it didn't fade as quickly as wildfire and it was more of a pink based red. Got lots of compliments on it.
Infra red: similar to vampire red, but it appeared a bit darker to me. Nevertheless it was lovely and a truer red than vampire red. It was also the one that bled the most!
So to sum it up: vampire red my favorite of all three although they where all very pretty. :) they stain a lot so careful, and wear gloves because my mint colored nails often turned lavender lol! Avoid washing your hair often and also when you do use cold water, the usual precautions. As for getting rid of it, it was actually a bit hard I bleached it twice and I still have a bit of a peach twinge on my bangs but not complains it gives my blonde dimension I say. :) so if you're looking for a semi perm red definitely give manic panic a chance chances are its easier to get rid of than splat. (oh god that was a tough one!)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
Manic Panic is saddening.
Ever since I started dying my hair, Manic Panic was all that I used. No doubt it faded over time regardless, but I found Vampire Red would last a long time and just fade to scarlet at the worst.
Over the years (5) that I've used it, there's definitely been a downgrade in the formula some way. Vampire red, as of 2012, rinses out a deep pink and stains my body and shower. It never used to do that beyond some pink lather. It literally rains pink now, even if I don't use shampoo.
I have no idea what happened to their formula.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
I'm gaga over Manic Panic!! My hair is dry and chemically treated with blonde highlights, I dye the underside layers with MP to mix things up! It's not damaging to the hair and there's zero mixing required. I do suggest wearing gloves due to the fact that it will stain your hands and nails. The fun part of this hair color is that it gradually fades out and the color transitions from dark to light. Fave color is voodoo blue and atomic turquoise. I'd skip out on cotton candy pink because it literally has no pigment unless your hair is bleached. It doesn't improve the condition of hair by any means, but it doesn't damage or dry it out like box dyes- no harsh chemicals and vegan:) will repurchase again & again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Fun, funky-punky colors that wash out. A cool way to experiment with color. I am partial to the HOT hot pink.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love MPs great selection of colors. I slowly lightened my hair for the summer, and I knew I would want to dye my hair before it was over. (I had a dark yet obviously fake red hair.) Manic panic is perfect for those who change their hair color a lot. Though sometimes I don't want a very bright color so I get a bowl or container that I can stain, a brush, (any brush will do) conditioner and the hair color I want. Putting as much conditioner n the container to cover the area I'm dying and using the the brush to get a small scoop of my MP color. Mix that together, make it as dark or as light as you want, the lighter you Mae, it will turn Out pastel. I love this because its very light but still fan and makes the dye last WAY longer.
NOTE. Manic panic is an all natural semipermanent dye. It will not last as long as chemical dyes. But I have found that using the manic panic on my ends its leaving them n better shape than before. I love this dye but to each its own.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I Bought Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink. Bleached my hair to as light as I could get it, then applied the color. It absolutely wouldnt stick. I tried three times that night, then tried again three days later. it just washed right out, even after leaving it over night. Went to the store and bought a different brand pink, worked perfectly. what a waste of money.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
The First time i used manic panic in Cotton Candy... i didnt go to school until i got dye again. I bleached my hair using a 30 volume developer and it turned a really light orange (previous hair being red) in some spots white and others a darker orange. Stupidly i still put in the dye. I needed the full jar for my boob length hair. After an hour, my hair was a darker orange in most spots or the same, even in the white spots.
Recently though, i used manic panic in purple haze on my ends with Jerome Russel's Punky Colors in Rose Red at the bottom. after dying my hair to a dirty blonde/orange. I put the color in and left it for an hour and a half. I was expecting my hair to still be blonde and look like shyt. to my surprise, the colors were vibrant and blended amazing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I have onlytried two of there hair dyes. Ultaviolet and wildfire. here are my experiences
Ultraviolet: I had interesting results with this particular dye. (have the full Story on the review for the Specific ultraviolet dye) but lets just say that hair went from purple to royal blue overnightll!!..
wildfire: l'absolutely loved this color i bleached my hair to a yellow and put this at the tips.Everybody said i looked like i had fire hair which was exactlywhat iwanted.This color when bleached turns to a shade o f neon orange which i personaly loved.
Unlike some here i at ualy like tgat it came in a jar. i can make sure i get every bit of product out of it, espescially because this was fairly expensive.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
If I need to color my hair, and don't have time to wait for a shipment of special effects dye, I pick up MP at Sally's, but this dye fades way too fast. I mixed cotton candy pink with special effects cupcake (about 50/50), and I can tell that it has lightened after one wash...i believe the MP is what has washed out :/ I've used straight SFX and it barely budges. MP is good if you like changing your color often, don't wash often, and have a lot of money to blow on dye (since you would have to keep retouching)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
love the color but it stains your soul!! how can i use it and have it not stain? i used rockabilly blue. do the other colors stain as well?
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Let me go over all the Manic Panic I have used. Besides the other reviews on the website
Atomic Turquoise-I can't give a good review, but on dark blonde hair, it comes out dark green. It fades to a *terrible* color. If your hair is white, then I assume it will be very turquoise but after 2 or 3 washes, the color will be disgusting.
Hot Hot Pink-
VERY beautiful pink!
Perfect hot pink colour. It fades to orange. I recommend
I hated this color. 1/10 rating. I recommend Vampire Red over this any day.
Oh man, I give this blue a twenty out of ten rating. I have used countless different blues and this one was just perfect. It lasts, it's *very* bright, it even FADES to a pretty color, that's a miracle with blue hair dyes! If you mix it with conditioner, it's a lovely lavender baby blue. (which is in my hair now) Shocking blue is my 1# blue recommendation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Straight Eyes: Blue
MP is 'ok' as far as temporary dyes go - I've been coloring my hair with 'abstract' dyes for over 10 years, and have tried many different brands over that period of time. My go-to color is MP's 'Hot Hot Pink', and I always get comments on it. The biggest downside is that Manic Panic fades far, far faster than some other brands - especially if you wash your hair more than 3 times a week as I do.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
for a semi permanent hair color this stuff is amazing! Idk what people expect out of semi permanent color or what they even know about it; but you're going to get rub off and you're going to get fading, because manic panic doesn't obsorbe fully into your hair. I change my hair color every month and thanks to manic panic dyes my hair is still healthy :) rockabilly blue does seem to have a weird rub off, but try a hair mask with argan oil, Worked pretty well for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
Bought infra red. Love the colour on my virgin light brown hair. Looks kind of like a ruby colour. Incredibly vibrant at start. Just as it says it is temporary and does fade but I don't mind.
Easy to apply with a brush, gloves and faux Vaseline. Love that I don't have to mix anything. Can get messy when you wash it out, my water did not go clear. Used SOS pads to clean the tub and took the stains off like a charm.
It's about an average price considering I can probably get two usages for shoulder length hair, definitely cheaper than the salon. This colour does bleed, but I find it beautiful and was glad to find a vegan product which is my main reason for choosing the brand.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So I decided to go blue & came across Manic panic's Rockabilly Blue. The sales rep at Sally's said it was a new color so I decided to give it a go since I've tried Manic Panics Rock n Roll red & never had any problems with it. BIGGEST mistake!!! I followed the directions. Bleached before putting the color in and washed my hair out with cold water, but was completely mortified when I realized it had stained my neck, forehead, & hands!! It's been 3 days & I can't even touch my hair without my hands turning blue! It rubbs off on everything! Not to mention when I wake up there's a giant blue mess all over my pillow! I've washed it numerous times and it's still rubbing off on everything. Not worth the money! I don't recommend this product to anyone unless you want to end up looking like a blue avatar!