Manic Panic • Temporary Hair dye • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I cannot remember which one I used, but it was a dark pinkish purple color, and it was really pretty. It was dark and thick and didn't fade for a long time like most other products. That was without using bleach, too. It's very inexpensive at Sally Beauty Supply.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I happen to love this product. The price is really annoying but Iíve found it for a decent price in Spencerís Gifts and Hot Topics. The package at Spencerís Gifts is $10 US and includes bleach. My main color has been Hot Hot Pink, it lasts really long in my hair starting as a dark vibrant pink and fading to a light pastel pink. However I have also used vampire red. It faded out of my girlfriends hair really fast (like 4 days) but It stuck in my hair for two weeks or so before fading to an orange. Ultraviolet purple faded out in a week staring blue-ish purple and ending grey. The midnight blue went green to fast on my friends head. I suggest putting a bit of purple manic panic into the blue to prevent that. Or putting the blue on top of pink or purple as highlights. That looks awesome. Dry your hair out with soap before apply it. The dryer your hair the more vibrant the results.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got the cotton candy pink color and it turned out exactly how i wanted but only that vibrant for a week... then the color slowly faded but would never actually leave me hair, so after a month of waiting i had to bleach the left-over pink out :-p i'll never use a pink/red dye again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
When I was a teenager this was the only hair dye I would use!I wore After Midnight Blue for the longest,but have also tried Bad Boy Blue,Enchanted Forest,Pillarbox Red,Vampire Red and Ultra Violet.All were great,but the staying power could have been better.After about 4 weeks and washing your hair every other day the color fades out,but you get alot of product so touch ups are not that expensive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Unless they've changed the formula since I last used this stuff a few years ago, it is terrible. And I know from unnatural hair color, having rotated between pink, blue, purple, bright red, etc. for the better part of three years in high school. Manic Panic didn't come out nearly as vibrant as I wanted and lasted through, at best, three washes before becoming extremely muted or disappearing entirely.
Try Special Effects instead. It's roughly the same price and lasts much longer. (About two weeks, which is really all you can expect from these sorts of dyes.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I am a big fan of Manic Panic's HOT HOT PINK. absolutely stunning colour and is black light reactive which is fantastic, especially whilst attending shows! Wonderful colour, but it is a pitty it doesn't last longer. Vibrant for a couple of weeks and then begins to fade. It's also quite an event scrubbing it out of the bathtub. Regardless, I still love Manic Panic and I am constantly using their dyes!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
i have so many of their colors i thought id just kill many birds w/ one stone here. i love their colors exc for elec lizard green which didnt work even on my son who is a plat. blonde. might have been just the bottle i got from Spencers in the mall i dont know but i wont get it again. also the Raven doesnt stay black it turns purple fast in my hair,even when i have it bleached.
other then that i love the colors esp the reds and hot hot pink which tend to stay a long time in my hair bleached or not. the purples are nice and long lasting too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have used my fair share of hair dying products, and Manic Panic is not one of my favorites. I've used Shocking Blue and Enchanted Forest. Before I put them in I bleached my hair like there was no tomorrow and it was ridiculously damaged, but that's what's supposed to make the dye stay in. When I rinsed it out it was, to say the least, messy. The entire shower was a ridiculous colour and it was a hard task scrubbing it out. The colour lasted vibrantly for about 2 weeks, and then it started to fade and look dingy.
I say if you're looking for an unnatural hair colour, try Punky Colour or Special Effects. I just ordered a bottle of Fish Bowl Special Effects and if it's anything like the reviews and pictures I've seen I'll be very happy.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
For some reason, I got an itch to turn the bottom layer (naturally, my darkest layer - a deep espresso) to a midnight blue...so I turned directly to Manic Panic because I know they had rich, vibrant colors. I went to Sally's and found a jar of $8 After-Midnight Blue and I bought it...(this was my first experience with Manic Panic-anything, but not my first at-home dye job, I've never had my hair dyed in a salon.) So I got home and immediately went to work. After my hair was washed, I put up my top layers and left the bottom layer down...
This was the messiest stuff I've ever used, there was dark blue spots all over the place and my vanity before I was done...and the only way I got everything off was with nail-polish removed. The dye is just sitting in a jar, it would have been a lot easier to use if it was in a squirt bottle that could be capped. (I do like the fact that you can use a bit and then store it until you need it again.) Anywho, the application, though messy, did turn my hair the exact color I was looking for...a blueish black.
But the very next wash, I ended up turning my white ceramic sink a dull blue that took a week to come out.. The dye will get all over your neck and ears during a shower...and it'll turn your fingernails as well.
Overall, if it wasn't so messy, I would give this product a great review because it did what I wanted it to do (and turned out surprisingly bright on my dark auburn, unbleached hair.) So go and get it...and with that, transfer it to a squirt bottle or something.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
For some odd reason, I woke up one morning wanting to put a streak of pink in my strawberry blonde hair. I bought Cotton Candy Pink and applied it for an hour and a half to a strip of bleached hair on my head. The result was a really muted pink. It was pretty but not nearly as bright as I wanted. So I went out the next day and bout Red Passion, which is exactly the hot pink color I wanted! I love it.
Manic Panic does fade really fast. I have to redo my streak at least once a week or it'll completely wash out. I don't mind though. I just reapply the color for about 15 minutes once a week and my streak looks great. I don't think that's too much upkeep at all. Also, I have been dyeing my streak over and over for a month and I still have 3/4 of the jar left. It does dry your hair out a bit, but a good deep conditioner will fix that.
I think Manic Panic is great if you're just looking to color a small portion of your hair. I would look for a better color if you're dyeing your whole head.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
AfterMidnight Blue: I used this for a theatre production. There isn't enough bleach in the kit from Manic Panic, and if you have previously colored your hair--especially if you've used any red- you will need a higher volume peroxide. I recommend going to Sally's or another hair supply store. The first round came out a medium teal, which was cute, but not quite what we expected. Second time the color was a BEAUTFUL dark blue. If this didn't bleed out every time I got my hair wet, I would have kept it for quite a while. It faded quite quickly, however, and getting it out was an ordeal. Bleaching just turned it mint green. Ended up using color stripper, which still didn't pull it all out, and dying my hair twice with a gold-based brown to cover the remnants. I'm not sure I would ever do it again, especially without professional help.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
If your hair if even chin length there is not enough bleach! And thats with their new "33 percent more" gimmick. Even mixed it is very pasty and hard to apply.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Oh how can I express my amount of hate for Manic Panic hair dye? For a long time, it was the only stuff available to me, until the stores around here started stocking Special Effects, which is leaps and bounds better than Manic Panic.
With Manic Panic, I had to reapply some color after every single hair wash. I tried five different colors and the only one that would ever stay for a decent amount of time was the red. The cupcake pink never ever showed up, even if I left it in for hours.
Some of the dyes were really watery too.
The only upside to Manic Panic is the packaging because I can dip the brush in the jar and get as much as I want as opposed to squeezing the dye out and getting random amounts.
Never again, unless it's a last resort.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Very, very, very drying! I used Vampire Red, I love the color but I hate how my hair felt afterwards. I'll stick with Beyond the Zone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have been using Manic Panic Vampire Red for about five years. I adore that unnatural red color that it gives my hair. I color my hair a permanent burgundy to darken my naturally blonde hair and then about a week later put the Manic Panic on. It lasts about three weeks with very attentive care (i.e. only washing every other day with cold water, conditioning frequently, limiting styling products). I repeat the manic panic at the three week mark and then give my hair a one week break before repeating the entire process to touch up my by now blonde roots. I have never had my hair break, "melt", or any of the other horrors a previous poster mentioned regarding using Manic Panic with permanent hair color. The stuff is certainly messy, but after a few applications you'll be old hat and your bathroom, forehead, ears, hands, and nails won't be vampire red.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I have used this product several times as it is relatively easy to come by (they sell it at drugstores near me). I have used: Wildfire (excellent colour), Pillarbox Red (came out more pink than red, but it was kinda mixed with the Wildfire leftovers), Aftermidnight Blue (I LOVED this colour...it faded to a beautiful peacock blueish green I got so many compliments...however it is really hard to get rid of, even with bleach) and Hot Hot Pink (LOVED this colour too...wore it to banquet....it fades patchily though). Next I am set to try some streaks of Atomic Turquoise! I can't wait.
I also tried Cotton Candy Pink and I was severly dissappointed. You really need to bleach your hair to a white shade if you want that colour to show up at all.
Some of the colours are so pigmented that I even diluted them with conditioner and they still make my hair vibrant. I love manic panic. I haven't tried other brands, but as long as I am going to do any fun colours I will probably do MP. :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've only tried three colors by Manic Panic before switching to SFX.
Wildfire: A gorgeous brilliant red. Problem is, I had to touch it up every other week to keep it from becoming a splotchy orange.
Ultraviolet: Depending on lighting, it can be a gorgeous inky blue or purple. Fades even FASTER than Wildfire, though, and not even to a splotchy orange.. Just to some kind of dead-looking grey.
Enchanted Forest: THIS color, however, is amazing. I left it in for an hour and it didn't even fade except for at the tips for a month and a half! It's a beautiful green with a little blue in it and it stays surprising long for Manic Panic. My favorite Manic Panic, definitely, and even though I'm currently using SFX, I'm most likely going to come back to this color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
Complete waste of money. I've tried several shades, and they either did nothing at all, or gave just a tiny tinge of color that faded out after one or two shampoos - and that's applied to pre-bleached hair! I'm a long-term veteran of nontraditional hair colors, and I've tried most the brands on the market at one point or another. Manic Panic is the worst hairdye product I've ever used, and that includes the time I dyed my hair with Kool-Aid. If you want good, vibrant, funky colors, try Special Effects or Raw.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Ive been using this stuff since grade 7 and I guess i never grew out of it. theres just so much you can do with these dyes, you can never run out of ideas. I really love how you can mix and match colors too. my favorite is the UV. its soo vibrant and pretty when its freshly done. the next one I want to try is the hot hot pink:D
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have recently started to dye my hair partially in red and loves Manic Panic dyes in Vampire Red and Hot Hot Pink (both in amplified formula). I usually use Vampire Red 90% then the rest Hot Hot Pink, mixing both. It is so much fun to mix different colors to achieve your desired color and I totally enjoy this experimental process. The next idea is to mix Vampire Red and some reddish purple, or some Infra Red to push red color. Anyway, I have not used other brands of crazy hair colors, such as, highly popular Special Effects dyes; but, I am pretty satisfied with Manic Panic because it comes in great range of colors, and it does NOT really stay too long, which is convenient for me to try new shades. Bleaching is required to achieve head-turning vibrant colors, but personally I find the use of semi-permanent dyes much more cost-effective and healthy for the hairs and scalp in the long run than using permanent dyes. The best part of using the MP dyes is that it helps to show my own individuality. I am in my 30s and neither punk nor goth--but having these bright red streaks on my hair adds so much fun to my life! I keep receiving compliments from so many people (while I shock some definitely--and it's okay ;-)). Oh, as a tip, I recommend to have a COOL HAIRCUT which highlights your very cool hair color/colors. Yeah, it is not cheap to keep a good hairstyle; but, a cool haircut really accentuates and multiply the awesome effects of these crazy hair colors, I think.