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Best Alternative Hair Dyes - Top 3!
04/09/12 at 12:47 AM by littleblackcher

We've spent whole of this week going through the reviews of Alternative Hair Dye brands available on the market, and there's been few discoveries. We compared only few leading (and at the same time most accessible) hair dye brands. The final score / performance was based on how long the dye lasts on hair, how does it wash out / fade, how well does it work on non bleached hair and also what's the after care required in order to preserve the colour. Here come the results :)

1. In the first place hands down comes Special Effects. This 100% vegan friendly hair dye really impressed us with the vibrance of the colour and mainly how long does it stay looking radiant without fading. Basically Special Effects hair dye out-performed other brands by the fact that after few washes the colour doesn't just go flat and liveless, it changes of course with every wash, but instead of 'washing off' it transforms to different dimention shade, e.g from deep magenta to neon pink - impressive!


Tags: hair dye reviews, hair dyes rank, special effect hair colour, manic panic, star gazer
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How to Get Most Vibrant Colour with Special Effects Hair Dye?
04/06/12 at 12:08 AM by littleblackcher

I've been reading about Special Effects hair dyes today, and I'm pretty impressed with the quality of these dyes as submitted by the users. These dyes are dominantly temporary hair dyes (as most of the alternative colours giving the vibrant rich shades) yet the colour stays from 6 weeks up to 4 months!

That's quite good, but the best thing about Special Effects is that with every wash the colour doesn't just fade, it kinda gets brighter, revealing vibrant new shade. For example the girl in the photo has used the Special Effects Virgin Rose hair dye, which in the beginning gives quite deep magenta shade, but with every wash the colour gets slightly brighter, and it turns into Neon Pink, so it's still vibrant and rich.

It's also worth noting that with Special Effects shade (as well as Manic Panic, Star Gazer etc. etc.) the final effect depends on the colour base of the hair before dying, if it's pre-coloured, if it's dark or fair, but if you want to get the most vibrant colour it's advisable to bleach it first (with manufacturer's bleaching kit). Also wash the hair with cheap shampoo (which strips the hair clean) and don't use any conditioner prior to dying. Leave the dye to develop according to the instructions on the box, yet with these Veggie dyes (which don't contain ammonia) you can leave it for longer, some users recommended leaving the Special Effects for up to 2 hours for more vibrant shade.

Also good tip: if you have any of the hair dye left over, mix it with the hair conditioner and use it after every wash to preserve the colour for longer!

Tags: special effects, hair dyes, dye your own hair, pink scene hair, hair dye reviews
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