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Special Effects SFX Hair Color Hair Dye Blue Velvet
- Semi-Permanent Cream Formula
- Vegan friendly, not tested on animals
- Conditions hair as it colors
- Made in the USA
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Color: Blue Velvet
Top Customer Reviews
Something that drives me nuts is when people complain about "quickly-fading" dyes, but go to absolutely no effort to maintain it. I can legitimately warn you that their Blue Velvet does fade quite quickly into purple/violet/lilac when not maintained well. Their Electric Blue fades purple as well, but lasts much longer than their Blue Velvet. The first time I put my blend of the two dyes into my hair together, [which was bleached to platinum before dying, mind you] I treated it poorly with hot water and sulfate hair products ['Bed Head: Control Freak,' to be exact] as an experiment to just see how fast it would fade. After one wash, it was Easter Purple. With this said, BE CAREFUL HOW YOU USE IT. Do not judge this dye poorly simply because you do not know how to maintain the color.Read more ›
Five dyes. And I like to slather it on thick. Keep in mind. These dyes WILL NOT work on natural hair. It will go on, but wash off after one or two washes. But don't go too crazy with the bleach or your hair won't take any dye. I didn't even have to do mine very very light and it took well. Love it lots. Definitely will buy again and excited to try new colours. It runs when wet. But that's it. Wash in cold and use colour safe shampoo. Booya. Perfect. I've added photos of the fresh dye and the fade. I thought it was epic. And I only have to dye it when I kiss the purple. The pink lasts forever.
You are probably not going to find Special Effects dyes cheaper from any other seller on amazon. This place is great, I got standard shipping and my dye got here within about 3-4 days. The packaging was great, my dye was bubble-wrapped and in a BOX not an envelope, so it wasn't roughed up from shipping at all. Inside the box, was their cute business card and for some reason....a Swedish fish candy...I don't know why they gave me a Swedish fish, but that was a cute/odd touch. So overall:
Price 10/5 (Atomic Pink for $11? Crazy cheap!)
Now, here's how I dye my hair:
Disclaimer: I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL. However, I bleach and dye my own hair at home on a budget! These are all tips and tricks that I learned through trial and error and what I have found through hours upon hours of research. Until just a few weeks ago, the thought of bleaching my hair terrified me, too. But I spent a LOT of time realing posts from the LiveJournal Community PinkHair (go check it out, it will save your hair the first time you dye) and now I'm fully confident in dying my own hair and getting it exactly the way I want.
First of all, I want to say that if you have light brown hair at your roots that you haven't dyed, this dye WILL soak into them and give them a pink tint. Aside from that, YOU NEED TO BLEACH YOUR HAIR. If you want to get the color in the bottle exactly, you will have to bleach your hair, there's no way around that, your hair needs to be WHITE. The only reason to skip bleaching is if your natural hair color is very light blone (almost white) or you just want to tint your hair.Read more ›
Always do a strand test! Less surprises and you can adjust the color if you don't like it. I did mine 3 days before so I could see how washing effected it. They suggest snipping a strand I chose a small portion of the underside of my hair.
It looked good but in the end it was still a little much after I did my whole head.
My hair was a mix of natural light brown regrowth and strawberry blond from previous permanent hair dye.
Prepare the Blood(y) Red scene!
It was amusing my soon to be partner in crime came home to find the whole bathroom covered in plastic made a few jokes referrencing a few horror movies...
I covered my floor and and vanity with cheap dollar store shower curtains. I also used a few dry cleaning bags and painters tape to cover the walls near the sink. Mind you even with regular hair dye I always manage to spatter something. This dye is even harder to get off stuff. Prior to covering the sink I smeared a light layer of petroleum jelly on the porcelain as I'd read stories of people scrubbing thier sinks and vanities for 3 months and still having stains. For the sink I snipped a small hole for the spigot and a tiny hole for the water to drain directly to the drain. I left the sink handles covered to avoid possibly have to wipe them if I turned on the water.
Prepare to Dye!
I made sure I had a rat tail style comb for parting and a wider tooth comb for distributing the dye and backup combs. I had a dye applicator brush purchased from Sallys,I used a disposable plastic bowl for my dye.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This seller sold a fake. Special Effects is known to sell high quality, high pigmented hair dyes, but this was not the case. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Patricia Chan
Live special effects longest lasting semi-permanent I have ever tried. It also doesn't run as bad as others.Published 2 days ago by Tina
My girlfriend wrote this review -
The color is great right after you apply it, but it fades extremely fast even with minimal washing and color-safe shampoo. Read more
It worked for about a week only I wad very disappointed. I've used a lot of different products (splat, manic, ext.) And wanted to try something new. Read morePublished 6 days ago by kymorie
good product, have used it for years, color is back to beautiful pink now. pleased with it.Published 9 days ago by Lisa Snow
It didn't even deposit color. Left it on exactly the time the bottle stated and it all came off. Just me and my bleached blond hair no purple.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
The label on bottle says nuclear red, but it's not! My hair is orange-red, been using nuclear red for 15 yrs so i know what it looks like in my hair. Read morePublished 13 days ago by mercygirlrocks