N Rage Demi Twisted Teal
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- "I tried a bright red color and my thoughts were that I thought it would fade in like 4 washes as many have experienced with other brands such as Splat or Manic Panic." in 36 reviews
- "Being demi-permanant the color doesnt last for a long time, which is what most people would want with a wacky hair color." in 23 reviews
- "I used this brand in purple and am planning to get the teal but my previous experience with this dye was good as I found this dye to have very vibrant color." in 12 reviews
- "when shampooing your hair make sure that you wash with cool to cold water.warm to hot water will bleed the color out of the cuticles of your hair." in 9 reviews
- "I buy an extra bottle because this stuff is THICK, and I like to use a lot on my hair to make sure it is covered evenly." in 6 reviews
It's best to use on very light hair. The whiter the hair, the brighter the color will show up. But even if it's used on a dark blonde, the color will still show pretty vividly. When it fades, it fades to more of a green color on my hair, but my hair doesn't hold blue dye very well. But even faded, the color is still bright and gorgeous!
Another thing I like about this product is it smells yummy, just like bubblegum! I never realized how much a hated the smells of other dyes until I started using N Rage.
One thing to note is that you need to be very careful when applying this product because it will stain everything. Make sure to apply petroleum jelly along your hairline and neck (or all over your face like me, I'm very messy) so it doesn't stain your skin. After dying I cant wear white shirts for 2 or 3 washes because it will stain the neckline around my shirt. Aside from that, the only other con I can think of is the packaging. They used to sell their dyes in an upside down squeeze bottle, and I wish they still did because sometimes this product can be extremely hard to get out of the bottle.
Overall, this is the absolute best demi hair dye I've ever used. I'd never go back to Manic Panic or other leading brands.
I would recommend (for best results) bleaching your hair to a white(off white is fine, but the brighter the better). Then after shampooing the bleach out, I use a neutral protein filler. After that has dried in my hair I then use the Cobalt Blue dye. I buy an extra bottle because this stuff is THICK, and I like to use a lot on my hair to make sure it is covered evenly. I let it sit my hair AS LONG AS POSSIBLE (but no more than 24 hours, the results I get are usually achieved in anywhere between 5-8hours). When washing out the excess dye, I do NOT shampoo. I get out as much as I can with luke-warm water. Then I use a deep conditioning treatment, follow its directions, and then rinse with COLD water.
I only wash my hair every 3 days, and I found that doing so makes the color last twice as long.
The only cons I really have for this product is;
-It stains your nails. So if you just got a manicure be sure to wear gloves when rinsing.
-The thickness of the actually dye it's self can be a problem; so buy an extra bottle or two.
They need to sell this stuff in a tube. Like others have said, it is super thick and some of it just won't ever come out. I have chin length hair and I had to use the entire bottle. I also watered mine down to become a much smoothr cream by adding some liquid red protein filler. A brush and bowl is a must or otherwise it is too difficult to control...you really don't want to get this on your skin.
If you are familiar with manic panic, punky colour, etc. you'll know what a mess it can make. This stuff is no different in that regard but this is demi, not semi. It feels and smells like a veggie dye semi (yum) but I have noticed it will stay in a bit longer, which helps. It does condition and smooth the hair cuticle (making it look healthier overall) but it can't condition as well as a semi would. It's close, though.
While this lasts longer than a semi, it's a catch 22. That also means it will bleed for longer, depending on your hair's porosity. Either way, prepare to bleach your towels and pillow cases for awhile. Like someone else noted, wear gloves - even while rinsing. Your nails will thank you.
Well, so long as you don't follow the instructions on the bottle.
While the directions set a good basis for giving you a heads up on safety procedure (gloves are a must, else you WILL come out looking like an alien), their times are a little silly. Fifteen minutes will give you a pretty color, but probably not what you're looking for. I let the Cobalt Blue sit for an hour on bleached hair and still had a couple of little green patches, but most of the color was bright and radiant. If you don't mind some color variation, shorter times will work. Otherwise, settle in for the long haul because you will not be appropriate for public unless you don't mind running about with gooped hair. On the bright side, no heat is necessary so you're free to do whatever you like until the dye is done processing.
The dye itself is a little thick and fights when coming out of the bottle, but otherwise no complaints. The smell is pretty easy to bear (smells like pink bubblegum!) so there's no worries about stinking up the house with ammonia or peroxide smells.
Those with darker hair will want to bleach. No way around it. And do make sure to moisturize your hair after use, especially if you have to bleach it. Hydration masques are great for this and usually smell awesome. Color-locking conditioners are fantastic and will make the color pop for longer if you use them right after you rinse the dye out.
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