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Pro Vegan friendly & cruelty free
These products are all vegan and not tested on animals
Pro Blend well
Manic Colours blend beautifully, and allow you to create new colours by doing so. You can create a very independent look with these colours.
Pro 43 colours to choose from
There are 43 colours to choose from ranging from more subtle, darker shades like Plum Passion (dark purple) to bright, outrageous colours like Mermaid (ocean teal) and Cotton Candy Pink.... Adore has more color options with better results, true to color, and little to no bleeding while Manic Panic bleeds once it gets wet.
Pro Stays bright longer
As long as you don't get your hair wet it won't bleed, so it will last, but the second you get it wet it bleeds and fades.
Pro Doesn't damage hair
Manic Panic is gentle and does not damage the hair. It actually has restorative properties, and acts as a conditioner. You can leave it in for hours without any risk to your hair. Similar to other semi permanent hair dyes that use a conditioner base like Arctic Fox, La Riche Directions, Lime Crime, Overtone, ect BUT Manic Panic will bleed like crazy and fade fast once its wet and washed.
Pro UV Reactive options
Manic panic do a select range of neon bright, UV reactive dye. These come in pink, neon green, and neon yellow.
Con Moderately high maintenance and cost
To keep these colours looking their best, it is wise to reapply after 4-5 washes maximum. In Australia, Classic Cream is approximately $25 and Amplified is $30 (Amplified is reported to last 33% longer)
Con Staining/doesn't wash out completely
As the colour washes out, it often leaves the hair with remnants of faded colour is almost impossible to wash out completely. It is best to either cut the hair, or colour over it with a darker shade than the staining.
Con Some colors don't stick at all
They will wash out when you are rinsing your hair.
Con Colors are not accurate
The colors do not come out as the company claims them to be.
Con Never stops bleeding
Even if you follow the directions, and use a vinegar rinse it will constantly bleed if its even a tiny bit wet whether its from sweat, hair products, etc.