Aug 17, 2012

Dip Dyed Ends: Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink

So being the type of person that gets bored easily, I thought when I redid my roots I might as well just go ahead dye the ends of my hair pink too.

Enter Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink. A semi-permanent apparently glow in the dark(?) hair dye that I've seen a few other bloggers use recently. I got both the dye and the brush from Sally's Beauty Supply, the dye cost around $10.

I just did the ends of my hair and left it in for about 90 mins. It washed out easily and I didn't have any staining problems.

Now, I didn't prelighten my hair as I thought it would be light enough (I bleached it recently after all), but perhaps I should have. It didn't turn out quite as pink as I'd have liked and has a bit of an orangey tint to it. It also seems to have faded rather quickly.. pretty much gone after 2 weeks. I'm thinking maybe I got the semi-permanent when there is a permanent dye I should have gotten? Can anyone enlighten me if there are two types of Manic Panic dye?

Here's my FOTD! Using products from Daiso (video on that coming soon).

I think I may have to go to a hairdresser to get that true, cotton candy baby pink.

Have you tried Manic Panic dye? Or maybe you have a recommendation for me for next time?


  1. It looks pretty, it reminds me of a sunset!  You may have to pre-lighten it some more, and try to use a toner (even Manic Panic Virgin Snow) to eliminate any brassy tones.  Or you can leaving it on for a longer time, it won't damage your hair the way other dyes do (it's a vegetable dye, I believe).  Also, you want to make sure you're using a color safe shampoo and conditioner. Manic Panic does tend to fade faster, but I've had success using their amplified formula which glows in blacklight.  Sorry for such a long response, I've used Manic Panic many many times!

  2. Thank you for the tips! I'll check out the amplified formula and their prelightener as well :) I use Loreal Everpure Shampoo and Conditioner.

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