Ready To Use, No Mixing Required
Fades Gradually With Each Shampoo
Gives Highlights To Darker Hair
Vibrant, Electric Colors
Manic Panic Classic Formula Semi Permanent Hair Color Cream is the best of its kind! Gives hair bold, brilliant color.
My go to purple for years
5.0 out of 5.0 by
June Bug on December 10, 2015
I used about 1/8th of a jar of purple haze and added about a drop, seriously, of adore's violet gem. Purple haze alone can run a little blue ish for my personal taste. I mixed this in with a HUGE amount of conditioner that did not contain any ingredients ending in "cone" as I believe this helps the dye take to your hair. The photo I'm using with before/after is after four or five HOT showers where I used sulfate free color safe shampoo. I like to go back and forth between blonde and lavender and manic panics Purple Haze has been my go to color for years. I DO like to mix in a little pink/fuchsia because that makes the color work better on my skin tone. I rarely do the same color all over as I like to mix different shades and colors and watch them fade into each other. It's just more interesting for me. I love how long lasting this color is! Will continue to repurchase.
4.0 out of 5.0 by
J. Loveday on November 8, 2013
I usually have a purple streak in my hair, and Purple Haze has become my go-to color. I wonder if the negative reviewers didn't apply it correctly, so I'm going to detail how I use this product.
First and foremost, my streak has been bleached. This is a deposit-only dye, so if your hair is naturally dark it will not look like the package at all. In the past I have used a bleach kit intended for unconventional colors (Color Zone? I forgot.) and it worked well. Blonde hair may or may not color well if not bleached - it depends on how porous your hair is. Test on a small area first, and if you're having trouble getting a good color, try bleaching. Follow the package directions carefully, or go to a stylist. Bleaching uses some nasty chemicals that must be used properly. Manic Panic is a lot more gentle :)
Next your hair needs to be squeaky clean, and do NOT use conditioner! I actually use Dawn dishsoap for this. I'm not sure that it's ph balanced, but I always get good results using it. It gets out any oils that may prevent the dye from coating the hair properly. (Don't use this as a regular shampoo - your hair likes a little oil to stay healthy. It may be smart to use shampoo first, and then avoid your scalp when using the dishsoap.)
Next up, don some disposable gloves and apply the color. For my little streak I only use about a quarter sized blob of dye, so one canister lays me a long time. Take a fine, stiff comb and COMB THE DYE THROUGH YOUR HAIR until it is frothy. I cannot overemphasize this. You will not have good results if you don't get the dye somewhat frothy.
Next up, wrap your hair in plastic. If you're just doing a few streaks, you can use foil instead. The idea is to keep the dye wet so it will continue to do its work on the hair.
I like to leave the dye in overnight. I don't think that 15 minutes is enough, but two hours gives decent results. It won't hurt anything to add a little heat; I usually wrap my hair in a bandanna or wear a ball cap to help warm it with my body heat. Naturally, if the dye touches anything at this point it will stain, so don't sleep on your favorite embroidered pillowcase or anything like that.
Next up, rinse your hair in clear water, as cold as you can tolerate. Cold water helps to close the cuticle and trap the color in. The dye has already acted as a conditioner, but if you need more, now would be the time to use a conditioner.
Obviously the more frequently you wash your hair, the quicker the color will fade - but if you use cooler water, it will not fade as quickly. If you only have a small streak, you may be able to clip it out of the way while you wash the rest of your hair, and then only rinse or gently wash the dyed portion.
Good luck! Hope this is helpful.
Love it, great color
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Megan on February 22, 2015
It fades quickly, but to this beautiful silvery lavender color. I loved it, and the fact that it's conditioning as it dyes helps ease some of the damage caused by bleaching. Absolutely phenomenal color.
I have naturally really dark brown hair so of course I used a bleach to get it to a blonde color (it was basically yellow b/c I
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Cloverbay on July 5, 2016
So, I just used this recently - so I can't speak to how long the color lasts - but it works really well. For reference, I have naturally really dark brown hair so of course I used a bleach to get it to a blonde color (it was basically yellow b/c I didn't leave the bleach in as long as recommended for dark hair). This color still comes out really vibrant dark purple over yellowish hair. I have patches (in the back where it's hard to see/reach yourself) that are more of a rose-brown color (they weren't as lightly bleached and I didn't get the color saturated on there enough) but it looks like highlights so it's not anything that bothers me. I have shoulder length hair and I used a little more then half the jar - so for long hair you might need two if you want full rich coverage. I'm really looking forward to seeing how long this lasts - I mixed some in with white conditioner for color treated hair to give it a nice refresh (I've seen that recommended so I figured why not give it a try).
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Tiffany Dyer on October 20, 2015
I was looking for a dye to turn the ends of my hair the color of a crayon. I bleached the tips of my dark brown hair to the full 60 minutes allowed by the loreal boxed bleach I used, which got me a med-dark blonde hair base to work with. Then I went about my day and that night put on the Manic Panic. I only left it on for a couple of hours - I was nervous! - and applied heat 3-4 times and it came out exactly like I wanted. I used about half of this tub.
It does fade pretty quick, but it says on the tub 4-6 weeks and that is about what it lasted for me. The fading over the weeks was pretty, and it wasn't until the yellow of my bleached color started showing stronger than the purple was I bothered by it.
The second time I applied the color, I did not rebleach it. I simply harshly washed the end of my hair, then reapplied the color, using the rest of the jar. I applied heat 1-2 times, but slept in it overnight and the color was very dark and very little rinsed out. The vibrancy is lasting a bit longer this time. And my hair felt very soft and conditioned when I dried it after rinsing out the dye.
I'm really happy with the results and will continue to use this product and other colors by Manic Panic to play with my hair.
Quality, Lasting Dye
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Cassandra on November 15, 2017
I'm honestly shocked at the reviews that said this didn't stick in their hair. It stuck, and I mean stuck, to mine much longer than I anticipated. I had dark brown hair with sort of a blonde balayage/highlights thing going on. I left the dye in for 45 minutes, 15 minutes longer than the recommended time - I did this because I wanted it to stick to my dark hair. When I washed it out and dried my hair, I could see the purple but it wasn't terribly noticeable. I actually really liked it because my dark brown looked almost black, and the blonde was a dark purple and I loved the combination. It also smelled really nice after the first wash, which I wasn't used to for unnatural hair dyes. It didn't rub off too much on my clothes that first night, and the dye was pretty easy to get off my skin. Fast forward to the next day and back to my normal shower routine. This stuff bleeds and stains and makes a mess. I have purple splatter stains all over my tub and wall. But that's the price you pay for unnatural hair color! After this wash, the dye does as promised and gets a little lighter. I kind of wished I dyed my hair a few days earlier because THIS color was the purple I was looking for. It was more vibrant and stood out more since it was a bit lighter. Fast forward a few more washes - I was expecting this stuff to be gone within 1.5 weeks with some hot water/heavy shampooing routines. That did not happen. The dye transformed with each wash and I've been pleasantly surprised with the colors. I'm almost two weeks in now and it's still a vibrant purple with some strands a little lighter, and some almost magenta. It's like a purple rainbow of colors, something I couldn't get if I tried. It's no longer staining my tub, that ended after about 2-3 days. It's not rubbing on my skin or clothes either. I was expecting this stuff to fade fast due to some reviews, the fact that my hair wasn't bleach blonde, and also due to the unnatural color. This stuff stuck better than some professional dye jobs. I am for sure using this brand again for fun colors.
Purple Haze is a blackish Kool-Aide Grape color
1.0 out of 5.0 by
T. R. Allen on August 18, 2016
I'm a big fan of Manic Panic's Venus Envy and I bought this hoping it would come out to be the bright vibrant purple that I see in so many Google photos and other resources. I used MP's Lightning Bleach 40 kit and it did an excellent job making my dark brown hair a light blond as it always does. When I received it, it was wrapped and sealed, brand new and looked fine. When opened, it smelled like an old Jimi Hendrix vinyl record which befits the name of the color. In the jar, the hair dye is the exact color I wanted, a deep plummy purple. But after letting it sit on my hair for 5 hours, it came out to an almost black Kool-Aide purple, devoid of vibrancy, completely different than what was advertised and so different from what other MP users had experienced in their photos. It looks black indoors, and barely purple outside, similar to a grackle's feathers look purple in sunlight. I'm not sure why it turned such a color when others had different results. I tried reapplying the dye, thinking maybe it would seep deeper into the hair and become more vibrant, but no, same black color. It was the only purple that MP sells that has more red than blue in it which is what I truly wanted. To make due, I tried to add tons of conditioner to the Purple Haze dye mix before applying and just ended up with a lighter version of the same blackish Kool-Aide grape color, it lacked vibrancy. So today I rebleached, painted on MP's Hot Hot Pink first, then applied Purple Haze (lightened with a lot of white conditioner) and my hair became a pinkish purple, still not the color I wanted but better than it was. *sigh* I'm never buying Purple Haze again, it's a disappointment.
5.0 out of 5.0 by
A. Lunneborg on November 6, 2017
I had damp hair when I dyed it so I would get a less intense color (you can also dilute the color by mixing with conditioner if you want to dye your hair when its dry) and it turned out a lovely color. My hair doesn't feel damaged at all and the application is relatively easy (make sure you comb the dye it gets frothy -- this is essential to activate the dye) -- I would buy this product again. Note: I dyed my natural hair (light brown) and the purple is definitely noticeable over my natural color.
My favorite color by far!
4.0 out of 5.0 by
Lfesfadedmmries on November 23, 2015
Love this color, have gone through 3 bottles already but my only complaint is how quickly purple fades! But when you first color it- BAM! It's an awesome color!
When I first dyed it it was amazing but just after 2 washes it turned into a ...
3.0 out of 5.0 by
Lila Geiser on July 28, 2015
When I first dyed it it was amazing but just after 2 washes it turned into a gross looking purple I was so sad.. but other than that its amazing