Hello there beautiful!
I am here with a comparison between two extreme colour hair dyes, 'Manic Panic' and 'Directions'.
So this is my story... looking for a semi permanent pink dye to use for the ends of my hair, I took a trip to Camden and eventually found the much raved about brand 'Manic Panic' in Cyberdog. I bought the Amplified (supposedly better, stronger and longer lasting than the original) version of 'Cotton Candy Pink'.
OR purchase from - http://www.manicpanic.com/
So, I got home and tried this baby out... these are the results.
But sadly, with noticeable fading from just 1+ days of being done, I wasn't too pleased with the lasting power of this dye, especially since it had taken nearly the WHOLE tub to do what you can see there.
So... on my A level results day I bumped into a girl which I speak to occasionally, and she really loved my hair. Being a bright hair colour fanatic herself, she suggested I try 'Directions', and told me where in the area I could get some, which I was delighted with as I am unable to order online. So, one day I took a trip to a hair shop called 'Paks' and picked up a tub in 'Flamingo pink' and 'Lavender'.
£3 each, Paks
OR purchase from - http://www.lariche.co.uk/directions-hair-colour
I did my ends again with this pink, but faded it into my hair with lavender.. these were the results...
I really liked how this turned out, and the pink was so bright and vibrant!
I know that this is mainly due to the shade difference chosen and not entirely the brand, but I couldn't help but notice the 'directions' did a much better job at covering all the hair and leaving no strand untouched. This colour stayed in for what seemed like an age, and it even possessed me to do this....
Yep, I had a YOLO moment...
and I did ALL that using still just the ONE pot of directions flamingo pink I had originally bought, and I STILL have a tonne left!
I couldn't be happier with the directions dye.. it has lasted me an absolute AGE whereas the Manic Panic was a complete waste of money in my opinion.
Also, unlike the Manic Panic, it eventually faded nicely and evenly...
And it came out enough to go to sixth form with a few really good washes!
But did leave me with a few really lovely pink tones highlights hehe.
SO, HOPE YOU'RE STILL AWAKE AFTER THIS MAMMOTH POST....
if you're looking for a good coloured semi dye... you have my recommendation!
MWAH, BYE!! xxxx