Being a person with unnatural hair color will cost you… A lot. But hey, each of us has his own hobby to mind.
Maintenance. Although this type of product falls under the sub-header of: Comfort. You wouldn’t actually need this if you have bleached hair. The purpose of this is written at the (pretty) can itself: Refresh & Revive hair without water.
It is written in the holy book of dos-and-don’ts that you shouldn’t shampoo your hair daily or every three days (or a week. Damn.) so you could help your hair to regenerate after bleaching thru building up the natural oils of your head and also maintain your hair color, specially for semi-permanent dyes — which, again, fades through [shampoo] washes.
BUT we are all well aware of the discomfort of feeling and looking like we bathed in baby oil and everybody knows (or at least has an idea) that you didn’t wash your hair for days. So they invented this. And we invest on this. Dry Shampoo.
This is my first ever dry shampoo that I got from the beauty section of a department store. Beside this is Tressemé’s. The only two brands I found at the shelf. (Merchandising employees should work on their research.) I have no other dry shampoos to compare this to, so I’ll just tell you the feels of it.
I wash my hair everyday with conditioner and every 3-4 days with shampoo. Tried spraying this product directly on my roots with 4 days worth of accumulated oils and dirt. It didn’t remove or absorb the oils that much.
Update 04 11 2015
With generous amount of spray, oils are absorbed BUT it makes my hair stiff. Doesn’t feel like hair, but broom as hair —
Of course, with all the frying that my hair had undergone, I need to heal it so I can brush it without the strands breaking at the middle.
Whilst waiting for the Habibi to arrive at the meeting place for our photowalk at Intramuros, I wandered around the mall and hopped to several boutiques including Snoë, which I’ve been following on Instagram for months already, because I like their concept of organic ingredients… plus it’s a local brand! The sales person was very nice and she suggested products for my hair problems without being pushy. I am left with three choices that time: the other two was their dry shampoo (perfect for bleach blonds/ crazy-colored hair, for in-between washes, a.k.a. “No ligo” days), and hair treatment for bleach processed hair. I don’t know why I picked this one, though I am really satisfied with this. She also gave me a few soap samples (which, also smells and feels good.)
I tried leaving it overnight (covered it with shower cap so it wouldn’t dry up) and rinsed it the following day before going out and my hair felt so soft the whole day. However, I have to constantly use it to maintain the softness it gives me. I think that the continuous use of this “intense” conditioner will give your hair permanent results over time, given that you don’t do anything else harsh to your hair.
I will use up this bottle but not sure if I would repurchase, but I’m eyeing their dry shampoo (tried it, also smells nice.) I would definitely recommend this to people with frizzy hair but not to those processing their hair constantly — like me.
Dang! It’s been already 1.5 weeks since I dyed my hair with Manic Panic® Enchanted Forest™. Here’s my Instagram photo updates for the meantime:
Filtered using VSCOcam app, it’s really not that Blue.
Manic Panic® Enchanted Forest™ under daylight.I’ll get back to you — and update this post — once I finish all requirements needed for my trip out of the country. Hopefully I can share my experience with Manic Panic® in detail by then. Have a nice day!
Updated today, April 16, 2014.
I’ve got a shitty day and I have nothing left to do so might as well update this post about my hair — which has gained a lot (a lot, really) of compliments every time I go out.
I dyed my hair with Manic Panic® Enchanted Forest™ a week ago, April 6, and after 10 days, it haven’t faded that much. Remember that my hair is pre-lightened to about Level 7 or 8 by bleaching. The color turned out to be the color I expected — Teal, though color Green overpowered the Blue overtime.
Any issues encountered using Manic Panic® hair dyes? It’s my first time to dye my hair with a bright color, and using Manic Panic, the only dissatisfaction it brought to me was… it just stains too much, on my skin, on my clothes — and my pillow case and bed sheet; plus my friend’s, too. Other than staining, I have no other complaints. I love how the color stays, yes, on my hair (not on my skin.)
How am I maintaining it? I just rinse my hair with cold water. I remember using shampoo just once, after 4 days. The next day, I poured vinegar (local ones – the only available vinegar we have here, mixed with water) all over my head. Don’t worry, after air drying your hair, it shouldn’t smell.
I cannot compare Enchanted Forest™ with any other Manic Panic® hair dye colors, because I haven’t tried the others — yet. I hope I get more breaks to try and dye my hair in different colors.
Hi again! This is my first hair color post! Technically, Hair dying, yes. I want to share my hair dying obsession with you, specifically the Red color. But you have to take note that I am not a professional, but I know quite a lot about hair bleaching and dying, through research – based on internet, other blogs – and from my own experience.
You might get confused about the results from this hair dye, or any hair dye in general, and since this is a bit tricky and risky thing to do to your hair, so I have to be clear about my hair history…
I desalinized my hair year 2011, start of summer or end of school year, yes, first year in college’s done. In time to my trip to UAE to visit my parents and stayed there for two months.
Here’s a review on my Quiapo finds last, last month; at the same time, this would be a tutorial/photo diary on how to mix these chemicals or how to bleach your own hair.
DO NOT TAKE A BATH AT LEAST 2 DAYS BEFORE BLEACHING.
Clean your body, except your head. (I’ve tried 5 days.) This is for letting the natural oils of your scalp spread around your head, the natural oils will help lessen the damage that bleaching will give your hair.
You can add in VCO or olive oil, too.
Get your tools:
Non-metallic bowl (for mixing chemicals)
Hair clips (large mouth clips)
Measuring cup (optional, you can use any non-metallic scoop)
Bleaching oxidant or developer (30/40 vol.)
Hair toner (you will need developers for some toners, or click here for an alternative)
Hair treatment creams
Prepare all the tools you need.
Set-up your space; make sure the room’s ventilated because the smell would be strong and it can sting your eyes. Use old newspapers to cover up the floor, table or desk, whatsoever around you.
Wear an old shirt or top that you don’t care about staining.
Remove your earrings and other metallic accessories that you’re wearing.
Put a generous amount of vaseline or lotion around your face, behind the ears (and your ears, themselves), the nape, and upper part of your back, (especially when you have long hair.)
Mix it uppp! Ratio is 1 part bleach powder:2 parts developer.
Mix until “batter consistency:”
Part your hair into four sections. Start at the lower back part of your hair.
Get a pinch-sized section of your hair and, using your brush, start at the roots, all the way down to the tips of your hair. This is for an equal distribution of hair bleach on all your hair that will result in even lightening.
Work on the next parting, going up. When you’re done — make sure you did not miss a spot — you can cover your hair with a shower cap to lock-in the heat on your head.
Leave it on for 20-40 minutes maximum. Clean up the mess while waiting!
Rinse it out with running freezing cold water, avoid eye contact, use shampoo (to remove bleach residues on your head) then conditioner.
Hair is already damaged, do not blow dry. Use deep conditioning for the next 2 months. Do not bleach your hair twice within 2 months — one month, tops. Unless you want to go bald.
Here’s what tipped the curiosity into dyeing my hair in different colors. As an asian, I have naturally black hair — Jet Black may be the right term —
I just remembered how when I was little and saw my mom applying some Black stuff (which is a cheap tinting dye from China that is common in the Philippines) because her white hair is showing up due to age,I insisted she tint my hair too — remember that I was a kid, around nine (9) years old — and she did; and after that, at times when she does it on her hair, she does mine, too.
I really have no idea about hair dyes, colors, application, the chemicals, etc. the first time I did it. I’ve just been looking up on the internet on how to “lighten” my hair and with a very little research and impatience, I ended up purchasing Dariya Palty Hairdye in Mecha Flash Bleach Sparkling Blondefrom an online shop selling Japanese products based in the Philippines.
This was way back April of 2011. I did not took a photo of it, as I do not have all the resources during that time, but I remembered quite well how it worked for me. (Well, goodbye, virgin hair!)
*Update as of February 2019: They have re-branded the Bleach lineup. Check it here.
THOUGHTS ON PALTY SPARKLING BLONDE:
The box contains the bleaching powder sachet, developer, conditioning shampoo (or hair treatment formulated by Dariya,) instructions/manual (which is in Japanese characters,) plastic bottle, screw-type comb-like plastic, and plastic disposable gloves.
I followed the instructions which is in Japanese – Hiragana & Katakana characters – but you can surely comprehend and follow the illustrations, anyway.
Mix up the bleach powder and developer cream (tube) well inside the provided plastic bottle, then attach the plastic comb at the mouth of the bottle. Put on your gloves. Apply to your hair as evenly as possible. I left it for about 40 minutes. Washed with shampoo, then the small packet of conditioner or after-dye hair treatment.
It did lighten my hair, NOT sparkling blonde light, but halfway there. It left my hair undamaged. Quite soft afterwards, actually.
It is claimed to be made for teenagers; or their target market are girls like me, aged 16 at that time. It does not smell bad — or strong, like your usual hair dyes that stings. It does not leave your hair damaged!
P.S. I bleached my hair a few days before our flight to UAE, and knowing that it’s the Middle East during summer, it’s extremely hot. Direct exposure to sunlight, aside from damaging your hair and skin, may cause the fading of the color right away, so my mother bought me a L’oreal Shampoo and Conditioner for colored hair (which is quite funny because she was against the act of my bleaching my hair,) that was supposed to help in maintaining the color of my hair until I went back to the Philippines. I think it barely did a thing.
That’s it for my first time. Mind telling me your history?