Feel free to skip to the pictures if you’re not much of a history person, for those of you who do care:
i’ll just give you a quick run-through of why the heck this post is here!
A while back there was an issue with vegetable hair dyes, apparently Special Effects had a temporary (read: couple of months) halt in production.
The outcome of that:
pretty much all of the online stores as well as physical dye shops had NO special effects shades left for a couple of weeks, except for yellows etc.
Then of course the next step had to be: people moved on to other brands like Manic Panic and Stargazer. So THOSE blues were mostly sold out as well!
Drama drama, first world problems.
It really isn’t a comfortable situation though.
Vegetable dyes need quite some care because they’re not as harsh as chemical dyes. They don’t penetrate the hair shaft that deep.
They’re great for your hair, basicaly a deep conditioner, so you can keep them on for hours if you like BUT will still stay on the surface for the biggest part.
Your hair will be asking for more color pretty soon.
Here‘s a link to how I keep my color vibrant and my hair healthy should you be interested. OR in case of a second worldwide dye-drought.
Anyway, because of those issues, I could either get:
– no hair dye
-only one bottle of the specific blue
-only other types of blue.
I managed to keep my hair from being green however, and it gave me a chance to review loads of blue dyes LOL.
This post will be updated every time I use a new dye – hmm I wonder if there will be a rainbow in a while…
There’s links to seperate in-depth reviews on all of these dyes when you click on their names, except for the shocking blue because I couldn’t get hold of enough dye for my entire head!
Special Effects Blue Velvet after about one week of washing my hair every day:
then some pics of blue velvet two weeks later. It had faded away pretty bad by then (having washed it every day):
At that point I went over it with Manic Panic, After Midnight Amplified, which turned out to be super dark:
So I used a color stripper to get all of the blue out, wanting a fresh start!
What I was left with was blonde with a green tinge.
Then I threw on Manic Panic’s shocking blue:
So I went to get *ahum* ANOTHER jar of dye the next day.
But again, they didn’t have the dye I wanted. Which was shocking blue. It sold out.
So I went with Stargazer’s Coral Blue now.
The color I then switched to, I kept all summer long.
It’s Stargazer’s UV Turquoise.
All my posts from July up until (and including September) are with this color on muh head!
After that I covered it in green for fall!
It’s Manic Panic’s Enchanted Forest:
I tried the vitamin c treatment to remove my green dye, however that failed.
Good old bleach did the trick, and I chucked Naturtint’s Fireland on my locks.
When that washed out I went to the hairdresser to have it died simple brown. However that turned a little brassy so I applied a warm brown: Warm Kastanje permanent hairdye by Kruivat homebrand.
Then I let my hair grow out to its natural shade and applied Directions Blood Red to the tips!
You’re welcome to check my reviews for bigger pictures and all that goodness!
What do you think? YAY or NAY?
Posted on April 8, 2012, in Blue dyes, Hair, Haircolor pictures and tagged 5.4, atomic pink, auburn, bleach, blue, blue hair dye, blue velvet, brown hair, caring for colored hair, châtain marron, chemical, condtioner, coral blue, cruelty free, dark brown hair, dark hair, deep conditioning, deep purple, dye, green, healthy, kruidvat, manic panic, midnight blue, naturtint, permanent dye, red, red hair, redhead, semi permanent, shocking blue, special effects, stargazer, turquoise, vegetable, vegetable dye, vegetable hair dye, warm kastanje. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.