Best semi black hair dyeby pinkkittyPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
So i want to dye my hair black but with minimal damage and I would like it to be fairly long lasting. Manic panic raven is an option but some people say it fades bad. Also it turns green when fading but I don't think that will be a problem since I have a red/pink base. Do you know any other brands that won't fade too fast or go a weird color? I live in the US so I can't buy directions dye or special effects at the store. Has anyone tried manic panics raven?
by spookiPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
I used MP Raven for about a year when I developed a PPD allergy. Raven is a purplish black and definitely has a green fade. In my experience there is some variance in batches. I have had a few jars that were much greener than others, more like an ultra dark forest green. Others were an inky purplish color. I don't care for it much as it fades quickly and needs to be touched up constantly to stay black. The green fade sticks around pretty good though.
The new directions ebony is a more natural looking black with a red/brown base. The old ebony was really green. Punky Color (available in the US) ebony is green based like old Directions ebony.
A demi black will probably give better results than any semi could for truly black hair. Demis use 10 volume or less for developer so there will be minimal damage unless your hair has already been heavily processed.
by vivienne StaffPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
I also suggest henna/indigo for going black without damage, but that is a true commitment, as it won't fade and is pretty much impossible to remove, even with bleach.
Adore also has a bunch of options for black and I couldn't tell you the difference between all of them. I know that Blue Black is (obviously) blue-based and I believe Jet Black has a purple base, though it's pretty neutral, so it's hard to tell. I believe Black Velvet is also purple-based, though I can't recall for sure. Anyhow, they all last quite well, so I'd encourage you to give them a try.