Q: Hi I have a question about your manic panic and special effects dye products. I know how the color fades through every wash, but I was wanting to know when summer comes around and I were to go swimming would the chlorine or whatever chemicals that are put in pools, would that make it fade quicker or even come ompletely out? I would hate to go swimming and turn someones pool green.lol. Thanks!
A: Swimming in a pool will make your color fade more quickly (and you’re likely to stain whatever towel you use when you get out, so bring a dark one along with you, instead of risking your host’s towels) but you won’t turn someone’s pool green (you just don’t have enough dye in your hair to pull that one off) or come out a bleached mess.
In summer, between swimming and sun exposure, you’re going to need a touchup more often than you would during the winter, whether you use Manic Panic, Special Effects, or any other demi or semi permanent dye. One of the ways you can help your dye to stay bright is to use a colorizing shampoo. You can also take a tiny bit of the dye you use for regular coloring, and mix it with your conditioner! Let this sit in your hair before your final rinse and you’ll keep your color bright for a LOT longer.
Finally, in summer, it’s always a good idea to pack along some facial cleanser wipes if your dye is really fresh, or if you’re going to get really wet or sweaty. There’s nothing worse than having a rainbow of streaks running down your face, and those wipes can stop ’em before they even start.Back to the Attic