When comparing Ion Color Brilliance vs Splat, the Slant community recommends Ion Color Brilliance for most people. In the question“What are the best semi-permanent hair dyes for unnatural colors?” Ion Color Brilliance is ranked 8th while Splat is ranked 12th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro The colors stick
Pro Vibrant colors that lasts a while, even when washed three times a week
Pro Very vibrant color
Pro Extremely affordable and accessible with many shades
Pro Red hue is extremely resilient
It will be in your hair until you dye over it or cut it out.
Con Color didn't take
The color washes out with the dye, leaving a splotchy discolored look. Works best with lighter colored hair.
Con Only lasted two washes
Con Takes a lot of dye for anyone with thick hair
For just below shoulder length you’re looking at at least three boxes to cover all your hair if you have thick hair
Con Hard to get out of hair
It takes a few color removers to get the color out to a bleachable level.
Con Stains everything, color washes out for weeks afterwards
Unless you use proper conditioner sealers.
Con Bleach packet is extremely damaging
Con Both bleach and dye are extremely damaging and drying to the hair
Con Lightening kit that comes with it is not of good quality
Con Colors runs when it gets wet
If you have this in your hair when it rains it will run unbelively. Any sort of wetness makes it run even heavy sweat.
Con Fades very quickly
After 3-4 washes the color will leave a little tinge of the old color along with the faded color
Con Dye itself does almost nothing to re-hydrate your hair
When using splat, make sure to follow up with a protein hair mask or using a sulphate-free shampoo.
You get what you pay for. It’s low quality hair dye that damages your hair and the color doesn’t last. This is what people who don’t know any better use or people who are too stupid to look online for quality dyes.