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Fake fake fake fake fake!
on August 29, 2015
This is indeed fake, just like the review from Meryl says. I ordered Pretty Flamingo awhile ago and never used it. What I received was the weird, orangey-pink color dye in the jar, just as she pictured, with no serial stamp. I could tell immediately when I opened it. The chemical smell was not that of Manic Panic. I've been using Manic Panic for years. The consistency is runnier and thin. The security seal is cheap and hard to remove, unlike MP's. I did a strand test anyway, cuz I wanted to see what the results would be with this. After leaving it sit overnight on a test cutting of my dirty blonde color hair, the result was not even noticeable. If I kind of moved it around in the light it had a creamcicle like tinge to it, but definitely was not Pink Flamingo, which I have used before. The results were completely different.
I suggest ordering from a reputable retailer if you must order online
(Manic Panic's website for instance, or go into a retail shop like Sally's or an alternative lifestyle store/goth/punk store).
It completely bewilders me why they would go to so much trouble faking packaging and dye for a $10 hair dye. The profit would have to be worth the trouble, so you can bet that "dye" is worth pennies, and not vegan. Judging by the smell, I wouldn't put it on my hair at all. It smells like toxic chemicals. There's almost a sting when smelling it.
Don't take the chance!