- Ready to use, no mixing required
- Fades gradually with each shampoo
- Gives highlights to darker hair
- Vibrant, electric colors
Gorgeous Color–but an Atrocious Mess
The color is beautiful, but the dye gets EVERYWHERE. It will stain everything, and even though the stain will fade it will take some scrubbing.
knock out Red!
I have used a million different colors and brand of hair dye on my hair over the years to achieve a killer shade of red, most came out too dark, or after a wash or two they have just faded to an average shade of Auburn.Infra red has , by and large , given me the desired shade of noticeable red i was looking for. It comes out (on light hair) a stunning crimsonred, and the best part of using manic panic is, itsso gentle! I dont want to put anymore harmful chemical dyes in my hair anylonger so this will bemy new shade , and i want to support thiscompany for putting out a safe product (noanimal testing either, so double plus! )My only warning is, make sure you safeguardyour bathroom when applying this rockin shadeand when washing it out.I wasnt as careful as i normally am when iwashed it out , (my shower and tub/ walls are allwhite) so it looked like a crime scene in thereafter i was done washing it out, lol.It does come out if you’re tenacious in yourcleaning practices, but just be careful with it,and you’ll have no worries.P.s. i am typing this from my phone, please excuse any typos. 🙂
Damaged my hair
I would not buy this product again, it severly damaged my hair. Though it did make my hair a nice red color that lasted a good amount of time (it also didn’t bleed), it did start to fade too fast for my liking, leaving it a rusty orange color after about two weeks.
I used it over the blue I already had in my hair so I probably haven’t seen the fullness of the color. But what I did see I liked
This is one of the darkest reds that Manic Panic creates. It’s gorgeous. I only wash my hair 2-3x a week and when I do I mix some of the dye with my conditioner and it keeps the color from fading. I also useTressa Watercolors Shampoo – Fluid Fire 8.5 ozto help keep the color saturated. I’ve kept this color 8 weeks so far.Update: I tried Vampire Red because the swatch at my Sally Beauty Supply shows a much more dark purple-ish color than the swatch for Infra Red. It’s not. Vampire Red has a fuchsia base which can get you a very bright red on bleached hair. I’m going for a deep jewel red that’s not burgundy (I’m pale) and can squeak by in a business casual workplace. Infra Red has been perfect.I also tried Rock & Roll Red which is more of a Crayola red and does not have a fuchsia base. It appears true red but is a bit warmer and has some orange in it. It’s also very bright on bleached hair.I have dark blonde hair that was previously a level 9 blonde and I had it professionally dyed red (level 6Rr) but the color was fading even with the Tressa shampoo. Letting the Infra Red sit for 25-30 minutes on my roots (and the rest of my hair just for the heck of it) keeps my roots matching the rest of my hair perfectly. Since I try to look pulled-together for work, I deal with my roots every three weeks or so, even though they’re not very noticeable yet.