So tonight I decided I NEEDED to use my Manic Panic Vampire Red. I went from my gorgeous light blonde and Hot Hot Pink to Vampire Red & Hot Hot Pink. I think the two together are really quite stunning. The pink looks subtle from some angles (I know that sounds crazy), and then pops from others.
And hey! I’m wearing my glasses. I’ve got no face or eye makeup on. I am wearing Evil Shades Wicked Gloss in Guilty as Sin. I felt a Sin comin’ on! Hehehe
Seriously though, I thought it would look PERFECT with my hair.
My hair is so bright from certain angles I swear it’s retina burning!
Here’s a good before and after shot.
What I did to go from blonde to red.
1. As you know, I had bleached my hair to blonde. You can do this professionally or on your own if you’re comfortable with it.
2. I applied Manic Panic Hot Hot Pink to a section of my hair. Technically two, but you can’t always see the section on the right side of my face. I foiled the Hot Hot Pink section to keep the red from getting on it.
3. I applied Vampire Red to the rest of my hair.
4. I covered my hair with a cap and I left it on for about 2 hours.
When I went to wash my hair, the color was still creamy on it.
5. I rinsed, rinsed, rinsed for about a half hour until the water ran clean. Only the red sections, I wanted them completely rinsed before I removed the foils and did the pink.
6. Once the red was as rinsed as I thought it could be, I took off the foils and rinsed the pink section.
7. Once my hair was rinsing clean and I’d rinsed my scalp as thoroughly as I could manage, I used sulfate free shampoo. The shampoo did turn slightly pink on my scalp.
8. I rinsed the shampoo out and used sulfate free conditioner and left it on for a bit.
9. I washed the red off my neck/face, anywhere else that needed it.
10. I rinsed out the conditioner.
11. I blow dried my hair, using a big round brush and turning upside down at points, but I didn’t use any styling stuff on it, which is why it still looks wild. I’ll style it tomorrow.
Tags: Hair, Manic Panic
As I said on Twitter, very hot! I love it, the flash of pink IS sort of subtle, lol. Can’t wait to see what kind of makeup looks you cook up to go with the hair!
I can see what you mean about the pink bursting through, especially in the first pic. The pink-red tone of Vampire Red is beautiful but the candy pink shoots through and makes the look extra striking.
Yeah I really love how it turned out. I’ll get some direct sun pix tomorrow.
Ahhhh!! That’s very bright, and very gorgeous! I love pink on you
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUN!!!!! Can’t wait to get my hair fixed/changed for the first time in 15 years! June 4th Watch out!
Yay! What are you doing?
Yay thanks Cin!
cOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL, REALLY COOOOOL
U KNOW ONCE I WANTED TO DO THAT BUT MY HAIR IS PRETTTY DARK ALMOST BLACK SO IS TO RISKY TO DO A COLOR LIKE THIS,
My natural hair color is so dark everyone mistakes it for black However, I bleach up easily.
Really? I could never notice cause u have light eyes, amazing, are u planning to color it in another color thats not pink? Once i saw a girl with pretty long hair she did dye it in baby blue was soooo cute
Love it! Loved the blonde, too. Both warm your complexion up a little and just look so good on you! (I liked the black with blue, too, but I have to say the blonde/pink and red/pink are my favs. <3)
Aww thanks. I’ve got no makeup on so my pink overtone is really evident in these pix.
va-va-VOOM! This is astoundingly, brilliantly gorgeous! I love how this looks on you and yes, definitely cool with the glasses
Thank you Lizzy!
Your hair looks great! Totally love it! =D
Thanks Vijaya I am LOVING this color combo!
It looks great! I’ve always wanted to have pink or hot pink hair but never got around to having it done, and I was too afraid to do it myself. I also look terrible in pink wigs, so I’m jealous you can pull off pink!
Aww maybe try just some clips?
looks great! I think mixing hair dyes is great.
I mix my directions Mandarine with Coral Red to get my Orange.
I like hair of yours the best so far
Thanks Holly Jane
This looks incredible!
That color is SO gorgeous!
Wow. It may just be my monitor, but Vamp Red looks like the most gorgeous shade of pink on you.
Amped or regular formula?
I think it’s the regular formula. Also, I have a mix of 2 colors – Vampire Red & Hot Hot Pink. I kept the same hot pink streak I had before
WHOA! You look fantastic!
your hair looks so cool!
Wow! love it even more than blonde+pink! Your blue eyes are really flattered by the red
Thank you! I think it intensifies my eye color.
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Hi, that looks so cool! That was a radical change. I love how the pink looks through the red.
Me too! I love how it turned out.
Wow! I love it!
Oooh you look great! I love the pink shining through the red.
Love it! Of course I am biased towards red hair (even completely unnatural reds)
I adore unnatural reds.
Love it! You did amazing job with those shades!
Oh, this looks SO good on you – I LOVE IT!
LOVE it Phyrra!!! I need to stock up on some manic panic colors.
Wow, love it!
Thank you Gio!
Awesome! I kept Vampire Red in for a fairly long time. One thing I noticed about it (compared to other MP colors) is that VR NEVER rinsed clean for me. I had color fallout FOREVER afterwards, and it kept me from going swimming. :< Do you ever get any kooky comments walking around amongst the masses? Or people petting you or anything? When my hair was bright, people liked to pet it for some reason…
I tend to give off a ‘don’t even THINK of touching me if you don’t know me or you’ll get your throat ripped out’ vibe these days, and if that’s not enough, usually whoever I’m with would keep random strangers from touching me. I HATE people I don’t know touching me. *shudder*
That said, I almost always have people tell me they love my hair, they love the color, they love that it’s bright, or they love the cut.
I’m fine with admiration from afar, but no touchy!
Oh my goodness you are so daring! I love it! That color is beautiful.
I am sure it is written in your blog somewhere so forgive me for asking what may have been asked 100 times. What shampoo/conditioner do you use? I am looking for something Sulfate-free and I looked up Loreals but even in that supposed “sulfate-free” shampoo people said it had sulfate :shrug:
I just bleached my hair so I need something that will be beneficial for it and won’t fade color. Thinking of adding a strip of purple to it as well.
Yep, it’s in my FAQ Right now I’m using the L’Oreal EverSleek Sulfate-Free Reparative Smoothing shampoo & conditioner set. However, I also really love Tigi Superstar Sulfate Free line (shampoo, conditioner, spray in volumizing conditioner).
Butting in here for a sec, ^_~
There’s also a list of sulfate free and silicone free conditioner list at the long hair community website. I’ve given up on trying to grow my hair out long, but I still reference the list often, because I’m trying to find the perfect sulfate free shampoo for my fine oily hair.
I think they have like Pureology, Enjoy, etc on the list which you can get at Trade Secret, but they’re more expensive. They have online retailers and indie retailers that make more affordable products as well.
Here is the link, I hope it posts
I usually screen and then post any comment with links It’s to cut down on spammers. Real links, that are awesome and useful like this one, I always approve!
you look great! I prefer this one that the blonde now that you compare both
Aw thanks Sakura!
I feel silly now. But, TY for telling me anyways
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And I started playing MMOs back in the Evercrack, errrr, EverQuest days.
I LOVE games. I work in the gaming development industry and have for almost 7 years.
It looks good wild
I LOVE IT! ♥ You are tempting me to do something crazy with my hair now!
You should do it!
Holy shitballs that’s bright!
Looks awesome. I’m not a huge fan of blonde, but it looked good on you (especially with color streaks), and I’m glad to see you back to crazy colors. They look great (to me, anyway) with your pale complexion and short, funky cut.
Thank you so much Sara!
Love it! I’ve had a similar color in the past, but it’s currently grass green. Hair color is so fun! hehe
Yes it is!
That is pretty. But, I think I am more partial to the blonde with the pink streak. I think you looked more ethereal that way. You are pretty no matter what you do though
so cute and summery – love it!!!
Dude it looks great! Super pretty!:) Funny, just yesterday I was wondering how long the blond and pink would last since you change your hair color often, lol.
I’m completely & utterly in love with this color. THIS LOOKS SO GOOD ON YOU! <3
Wow, the new color is gorgeous!
Love the subtle color of your hair! Beautiful.
OMG, love that pink color!!!
Yay! That’s Hot Hot Pink. It’s sooo amazingly bright.