How to Dye your hair using manic panic hair Colour

How to Dye your hair using manic panic hair Colour

Keep to these guidelines to get the most dazzling results from Manic Panic semi-permanent hair colours.

Take note that colouring results will depend on the colour used and the present colour and shape your hair is in. To get the most brilliant hair colour, your hair should be porous, bleached or tinted.

Please be aware:

Before colouring your hair, do a strand test to check whether the product will give you the result you’re after. No after-colouring hair treatments are needed with Manic Panic Hair colour due to its restructuring qualities. Manic Panic Hair colour should be used as it comes, it should not be combined with other substances such as peroxide or permanent hair dye. Take care with the dye, as it may temporarily mark skin and permanently stain material. Alkaline products should not be used as it will change its acid balance that is meant to provide optimal absorption of the hair by the dye. So, if you would like to use setting lotions or blow-dry lotions in combination with the hair colour, only use low pH and alcohol-free lotions. Keep the product away from the eyes. In the event of contact with the eyes, rinse area with warm water immediately and contact a doctor Manic Panic Hair dyes aren’t for internal use and keep away from the access of children.

Carry out a patch test should before using.

*Choose an area, which isn’t easily seen, like behind the ear or the inside the elbow, about the size of an Australian ten cent coin.

*Clean area with water and a mild soap. Rub with a fresh towel until completely dry.

*Coat the newly clean area with a tiny amount of the Manic Panic Hair colour.

*Leave colour to dry on skin, trying not to cover or touch area for 24 hours.

*Examine the dyed area for any inflammation or itchiness, and if you can see anything like this definitely do not use the hair colour.

Having done a strand test and patch test you’re ready to use the Manic Panic Hair Colour on your hair.

Lighten Hair

To get the best dye result, or a result that’s closest to how it appears on the packet, bleach hair using something like the Manic Panic Flash Lightning Complete Bleach Kit. This is even more crucial if you’re seeking a lighter or pastel colour.

Stick to the instructions with the bleaching kit, ensuring to remove all the bleach residue from your hair. If not, the bleach residue can interfere with the proper function of the Manic Panic Hair colour in colouring your hair.


Clean your hair thoroughly with a pH balanced shampoo, making certain to eliminate all shampoo residue, and leaving hair damp for the next step.

Protect skin

Smear petroleum jelly or baby oil along the hair line so as not to get dye on your skin while dyeing your hair, and also wear rubber gloves when working colour through hair.

Applying Colour

Place Manic Panic Hair dye in plastic bowl using ½ a jar for short hair or a whole jar for long hair. Using a tint brush, start to put on colour ½ inch from the scalp and brush on evenly along to the hair ends. Next, work from the nape of the neck upwards to main part of the hair, thoroughly applying colour to each strand. Keep applying until colour develops a foaminess, indicating the hair shaft can’t take any more dye. If you’re using a lighter shade, a longer application time may be required in order to get complete colour penetration and a more vivid colour.


Leave dye in for at least 15 minutes, in which time processing should be complete if you’re working at normal room temperature. If your hair doesn’t take to colour well we advise the use of a plastic cap over hair for at least 30 minutes.

The use of an infra-red heat lamp may reduce processing time to between 5 – 7 minutes and the end result may be a better, more brilliant penetration of colour.


While keeping rinse water away from your eyes, rinse hair completely.

Preserving the colour

Using a vinegar and water rinse following after colouring may assist in extending the Manic Panic Hair colour by upping the pH level of the hair. Combine equal parts white vinegar with water, apply to hair, leave for 1- 2 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly. Manic Panic is a semi-permanent colour that contains all-natural ingredients, which means the colour mostly sits on the surface of the hair shaft, so longevity and depth of colour will vary according to how porous your hair is. Manic Panic do not use dangerous chemicals in their hair colour that could damage, which means that cleaning and using products or getting chemicals on your hair like chlorine or from hair styling will start to reduce the colour.

If you want to get rid of the colour

Alkaline shampoos will make hair colour fade more quickly. Get the colour professionally dyed over with a more natural shade. A hot oil treatment from the shops may help in removing colour. Make sure you follow the instructions on the packet carefully. To get rid of the oil with some colour, start by applying shampoo minus water. Slowly add more and more water while shampooing until all oil is removed. You could also get advice from a maker of lightening and colour removal products or you could also seek the opinion of a qualified hairdresser for options on removing the Manic Panic Hair Colour. Next time, try Manic Panic’s Dyehard – hair colour that easily shampoos out of your hair.

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Making your Own Herbal Hair Shampoo

Making your Own Herbal Hair Shampoo

In 1990 I decided not to use the commercially made shampoos after reading Aubrey Hampton’s book, “Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care.” In this book Aubrey tells you how to read the label on any product that you put on your skin or hair.

Manufacturers are constantly using toxic chemicals in their skin and hair products and disregard their toxic effects on your body. This is easily seen in the list of chemicals that they use. Here are a few of these chemicals found in many product labels:

* propylene glycol or glycol– a petrochemical used because it is cheap

* cetearyl alcohol – emulsifier that can be synthetic or natural

* methylparaben or propylparaben – typical synthetic preservatives

* distearate – this is polyethylene glycol or polypropylene glycol which are petrochemicals

* isopropyl alcohol – used as a cheap solvent to carry synthetic oils.

Here is a natural shampoo that you can make. This formulation is something that I have been using for many years. First collect the following items:

4 oz of castile soap with any scent is that available – plain, peppermint, eucalyptus.

½ oz of rosemary – stimulates the hair follicles and helps to prevent premature baldness

½ oz of sage – has antioxidants and keeps things from spoiling and is antibacterial

½ oz of nettles – acts as a blood purifier, blood stimulator, contains a large source of nutrients for hair growth

½ of lavender – controls the production of sebaceous gland oil and reduces itchy and flaky scalp conditions

2000 mg of MSM – provides organic sulfur to your scalp, which improves the health and strength of your hair. It also helps to drive herbal nutrient into the skin and follicles where they can do the most good.

one empty 8 oz plastic bottle, or any other empty shampoo or soap bottle.

Mix the herbs in a mason jar, which has a lid. Boil 2 cups of distilled water. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of the mixed herbs into the boiling water. Pull the boiling water and herbs off the stove. Let the herb mixture sit for 30 – 40 minutes. Put the 2000mg of MSM into the herb mixture after 30 minutes of cooling. After 40 minutes and the MSM is melted, strain the herbal mixture into a bowl.

Pour 2 to 2 1/2 oz of strained herbal tea into the 8 oz plastic bottle. Now, pour the 4 oz of castile soap into the 8 oz plastic bottle. Cap the bottle and shake to mix the ingredients.

The shampoo is now finished and ready for use. Use this as a base for all of the shampoos you make. You can add different herbs as you learn what these herbs do and how they help your hair. You can vary the ingredients according to your taste. But now you have a shampoo that has no additives that can harm you.

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