Guide to Dying Your Hair with Manic Panic

Guide to Dying Your Hair with Manic Panic
May 23, 2015 ManicPanic
In How To

Prelighten & Bleach Hair

For the best results pre-lighten your hair to a light blonde using the Manic Panic Flash Lightning Kit. Without bleaching some colours may work well on natural blonde hair or give subtle highlights to darker hair.



Shampoo your hair using a deep cleansing shampoo and dry thoroughly before applying the dye, do not use conditioner as this will stop the dye from taking to the hair


Apply Dye

Empty the dye in to a colouring bowl and evenly apply to your hair with a tint brush, saturate the hair but do not apply to the scalp.


Comb, Cover & Wait

Comb the dye through the hair until it becomes frothy. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and leave for 30 minutes



Rinse your hair in cold water away from your face until the water runs almost clear


Check out the FAQ for advice on making the colour last

Watch Tish & Snooky Explain How to Dye Your Hair

How do I do a Hair Dye Patch Test?

Before you begin perform a patch test for an allergic reaction:

  • Choose a small area of skin roughly the size of a penny place and place a thin coating of Dye upon the test area
  • Allow the dye to dry and leave it undisturbed and uncovered for 24 hours
  • Examine the test area for any signs of irritation. If there is a reaction, then the product should not be used by that person

How long does Manic Panic last?

If applied to bleached hair Manic Panic on average lasts 3-4 weeks.

How Can I Make My Dye Last Longer?

Washing your hair in cold water can help maintain the colour

How Big Are the Pots of Manic Panic?

Both the Amplified & Classic pots contain 118ml (4 fl oz.) of dye

What is Manic Panic made of? Is it Safe?

Manic Panic dye contains a conditioner for your hair, it contains no harmful chemicals or animal products

How much Manic Panic do I need?

To avoid weakening the colour we recommend 2 jars for shoudler length hair, 1 for short 3 for longer.

How long do I leave Manic Panic in my hair?

Leave Manic Panic in your hair covered with a plastic cap for 30 mins to allow the dye to be absorbed.

How do I use Manic Panic Virgin Snow?

After Bleaching your hair follow the instructions above for Virgin Snow as you would with nay coloured dye

How do I get Manic Panic our of my hair?

You can begin to remove the dye by using  strong shampoos (clarifying, anti-dandruff, deep cleansing) and the colour will gradually fade

How Often Can you Dye your Hair?

As Manic Panic does not damage your hair (and actually conditions it!) you can dye your hair as often as you like without damaging it!

What are the Ingredients?

In the Classic Dye: Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Distearoylethyl Hydroxethylmonium Methosulfate, Ceteareth-20, Citric Acid, Formic Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

Where can you buy Manic Panic?

We sell Manic Panic throughout Europe and ship to all countries including Germany, France, The Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Italy and many more!

Is Manic Panic Vegan/Cruelty Free?

YES! All our dyes contain no animal products and are not tested on animals.

Can the dye be used elsewhere?

We do not recommend using the dye other than on your hair, do not use on eyebrows.

Is Manic Panic PPD Free?

YES! All Manic Panic Dyes are PPD Free, Amonia Free and Peroxide Free.

What Manic Panic colours last the longest?

Generally, the darker the colour the longer it lasts (eg. Black, Dark Blue, Purple, Red last the longest)

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