Manic Panic or Beyond the Zone semi

Hey everyone,I wanted to dye my lightened dark brown hair(naturally I have black hair)to dark blue.I tried beyond the zone and it washed out while I was rinsing the color out so I wasted my money!I wanted to try it again this time by using developer on non treated hair but don't know if what shade of brown it would be.I don't want to bleach my hair so would using developer work or should I dye it a lighter brown?I've only used box dyes before.

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Iíd love to help, but Iím a little confused. So, is youíre hair dyed dark brown? And if so, is it all over? Is the final hair color you want blue, or light brown?
Thanks...my natural hair color is black/dark brown in the sun and I dyed it with a light brown hair color box but it turned out darker than the box and looks reddish so its kinda medium aburn.I used a semi to dye to dark auburn so I'm not going to re-dye it for a while.

When it grows out in a couple of months I'll lighten it again but I don't want to use bleach or have a redness to it so when I dye it dark blue it won't look purplish...Can you just use developer to lighten the hair?

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ummmmm...I would just bleach it, but you'll probably have to get it cut after its all said and done because even if you wait a while, your ends will probably be in really bad shape from all the chemicals.

Also, blue will fade into a gray when you're done....if you bleach.

I did purple and now it's a gray purple.
Really I heard black fades to grey and blue to green...but I don't want the blue to be light I want it to be like really dark but I straighten my hair like twice a month so its already prone to damage.

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All of manic panic goes gray. I've used multiple colors of theirs.

Don't try it on non bleach or brown hair, with blue...you will get GREEN. I have green in my hair from the exact thoughts you have lol, it's a forest green. It's not noticeable unless in sunlight.

I'm not trying to talk you out of anything I'm just telling you what I know.
Thanks...my natural hair color is black/dark brown in the sun and I dyed it with a light brown hair color box but it turned out darker than the box and looks reddish so its kinda medium aburn.I used a semi to dye to dark auburn so I'm not going to re-dye it for a while.

When it grows out in a couple of months I'll lighten it again but I don't want to use bleach or have a redness to it so when I dye it dark blue it won't look purplish...Can you just use developer to lighten the hair?

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Originally Posted by Johari
Okay, I get what youíre saying. Technically, I guess you could use a developer alone, but I wouldnít recommend it. First, it may not actually work. Developer is essentially peroxide with some additives and buffers. If you put it directly on your hair it probably wonít be enough to lighten it. Even if it did it would be an extremely slow process, and you might not get much lift. In your case itís not a good idea to just bleach over your colored hair. You have to remove the dye with a color stripper like color oops. Now, Iíve never done that and I donít want to tell you to do it. Youíre best bet it to let a professional handle that.

In terms of manic panic vs. beyond the zone, I prefer manic panic. I like using a cream better, and Iíve gotten pretty good results. Manic panic and other dyes like it are semi permanent colors. That means that it cannot change the color of your hair; it can only stain it. So if your hair is dark, the color wonít show up. Its like trying to use a blue crayon on black paper, it just wonít work. Now, you can get a bit of a tint with certain colors like red, but it wonít be drastic on dark brown hair.

Semi permanent colors bleed a little every time you wash your hair. Thatís normal. All the color isnít going down the drain; it will still be on your hair. It can take up to 8 weeks or so for semi perms to completely wash out. In my case I dyed my hair in December and I still had some purple left in the beginning of February. Once the color fades you just put more in and its back to its original vibrancy.
All of manic panic goes gray. I've used multiple colors of theirs.

Don't try it on non bleach or brown hair, with blue...you will get GREEN. I have green in my hair from the exact thoughts you have lol, it's a forest green. It's not noticeable unless in sunlight.

I'm not trying to talk you out of anything I'm just telling you what I know.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
Yeah, I've avoided blue for this exact reason. Originally I wanted to use after midnight blue, but I heard some horror stores about green hair. Instead, I went with purple haze, and I love it. It starts off a really dark purple and it doesn’t fade into an ugly gray. It just gets pinker until you’re left with an almost magenta color.

Last edited by mia12; 02-20-2012 at 09:26 PM.
All of manic panic goes gray. I've used multiple colors of theirs.

Don't try it on non bleach or brown hair, with blue...you will get GREEN. I have green in my hair from the exact thoughts you have lol, it's a forest green. It's not noticeable unless in sunlight.

I'm not trying to talk you out of anything I'm just telling you what I know.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
Yeah, I've avoided blue for this exact reason. Originally I wanted to use after midnight blue, but I heard some horror stores about green hair. Instead, I went with purple haze, and I love it. It starts off a really dark purple and it doesn’t fade into an ugly gray. It just gets pinker until you’re left with an almost magenta color.
Originally Posted by mia12
That doesn't sound to bad it probably looked burgandy?

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All of manic panic goes gray. I've used multiple colors of theirs.

Don't try it on non bleach or brown hair, with blue...you will get GREEN. I have green in my hair from the exact thoughts you have lol, it's a forest green. It's not noticeable unless in sunlight.

I'm not trying to talk you out of anything I'm just telling you what I know.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
Yeah, I've avoided blue for this exact reason. Originally I wanted to use after midnight blue, but I heard some horror stores about green hair. Instead, I went with purple haze, and I love it. It starts off a really dark purple and it doesnít fade into an ugly gray. It just gets pinker until youíre left with an almost magenta color.
Originally Posted by mia12
lol, I had purple haze and mine turned into purple gray in december..and now it's just blonde...but I did it back in july...

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