manic panic hair dye

In this post I want to share with you how to achieve lavender hair color using the Semi-permanent Manic Panic Hair Dye.

Several months back when I decided to grow out my natural gray hair. I bleached my hair blonde to make the transition easier and less noticeable. However, I disliked the blonde because of the yellow brassy color that it had.

I always admired the pastel hair color trend and I thought it was good time to have some fun with my hair. I specially like the lavender color because it’s a great complement to gray and silver… And so my experimentation with Manic Panic begins.

I chose a semi-permanent color called Manic Panic in the color Ultra Violet. Now, if you apply Ultra Violet straight from the bottle it’s very dark but you can tone down into a lavender. You can mix Manic Panic Mixer/Pastel-izer or an inexpensive hair conditioner. I used Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Conditioner because I was able to get it in a big container and it was also inexpensive. I recommend that you don’t use an expensive conditioner for this, it’s a waste of money.

How To Apply Lavender Color With Manic Panic Hair Dye

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Step By Step Application of Manic Panic Hair Dye:

1. Wash and dry your hair prior to using Manic Panic hair dye.

2. In a plastic bowl mix quarter of a cup Manic Panic to 2 or 3 cups of hair conditioner or Manic Panic Mixer. (You may need more conditioner if you have long hair)

3. Divide your hair into 2 or 3 inch sections to apply color mixture into small areas for even distribution.

4. Apply the Manic panic hair dye mixture using a plastic tint brush, saturating hair from top to bottom.

5. Leave the Manic Panic on for 30 minutes to 45 minutes. If you don’t want your hair to take as much color you can leave the mixture in for less time.

This technique can be used with any Manic Panic hair dye. Experimented a few times to find the right color for you and have fun! If you your hair gets a little darker then you wanted it’s okay it fades with every wash. To achieve the color I have I used a touch of Rock ‘n Roll Red to the Ultra Violet.

Let me know how your beautiful pastel turns out.