DO I HAVE TO PRE-LIGHTEN MY HAIR BEFORE COLORING?
Applying Manic Panic hair color to pre-lightened hair is the best way to assure that you will achieve the vibrant results that you see on our color swatches. Lightening with our Flash Lightning Kits to a pale blonde (level 9-10) will give the most intense results.
DO I NEED TO PRE-LIGHTEN MY HAIR EVERY TIME BEFORE I COLOR MY HAIR?
Yes, but ONLY the new growth! Be careful not to overlap on hair that has already been lightened, this can cause breakage and damage the hair.
CAN I USE MANIC PANIC FLASH LIGHTENING KIT TO BLEACH MY PERMANENT COLORED BLACK HAIR?
It is very dangerous to apply Manic Panic Flash lightening kit to hair colored with a permanent black color. Do not attempt to do this without the advice and direction of a professional stylist who can evaluate the condition of your hair. Lightening dyed black hair can be extremely damaging and result in major breakage!
If your hair is dyed black, some darker MANIC PANIC dyes will give a subtle highlight (like Vampire Red for example) and will not damage the hair. On NATURAL black hair, MANIC PANIC Flash lightning Bleach Kit in 40 volume strength is recommended.
DO I NEED TO USE THE FULL CONTENTS OF THE BLEACH KIT?
YES. Our bleach kits are prepared with the perfect ratio of bleach powder and developer to give you consistent results every time.
HOW IS BLEACH APPLIED?
The bleach mixture should be applied to dry, unwashed hair using a hair dye brush like the one provided in our bleach kits. When applying bleach, make sure to spread the mixture evenly and completely saturate all strands using the brush or gloved fingers. Not saturating the hair enough or uneven application can lead to spotty results.
HOW LONG DOES BLEACH STAY ON FOR?
The length of processing time depends on the color and condition of your hair, but we don’t recommend leaving bleach on for longer than 50 minutes. While processing, make sure to check your hair every 10 minutes after application to evaluate how much color has lifted. To do so, wipe away some of the bleach in the area you want to check. If your hair is not as light as you’d like, reapply the bleach and continue processing.
DO I SHAMPOO MY HAIR WHEN REMOVING THE BLEACH?
YES. Thoroughly shampoo your hair after you are done processing your hair. This may take multiple washings to ensure the bleach is completely removed. If you’re dyeing your hair with MANIC PANIC after bleaching, do not condition, and dry your hair completely before applying color.