Need to cover up your unnatural hair colour for a couple of weeks? Maybe you want to contrast your colour with some darker sections but don’t want the commitment of permanent colour. This dye is ideal for covering most shades with a semi-permanent black. It starts out a deep black colour and gradually fades out to pale purple/blue. For the best coverage use plenty of dye.
- Long lasting semi-permanent
- Conditioning colour
- For bleached/pre-lightened/colour-treated hair
- Not tested on animals
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- €5.50 (EUR)
- £4.50 (GBP)
A great colour to have in your dye stash, Ebony is perfect for creating contrasting tones for colour effects like galaxy hair, oil colours, or creating a dark background to make other colours really pop. Use it to create the effect of dark roots in an ombre style or add a black under-layer to give depth to your style. It’s perfect as a temporary cover up for attending interviews or events where there’s a dress code requiring natural coloured hair.
Since Ebony is so dark it may take several weeks to completely fade out of your hair, so although it doesn’t require the same commitment as permanent colour, you will have to live with it for a few weeks.
It’s the same conditioning formula as the other Directions shades so it won’t damage already fragile hair. This also means you can apply the same fading methods that you would usually use when you’re ready to move on. Avoid bleaching out Ebony; it’s made up of several colours and is likely to turn a range of unusual shades when oxidised. We recommend washing out the colour or using other fading methods that don’t require bleach powder or developer.
You’ll need to be careful when washing your hair as like most dark colours, Ebony has a tendency to run.
This colour might leave a slight tint on natural hair but results will vary and it may create an unexpected colour like blue or purple when applied to natural hair so keep this in mind. Always do a strand test to make sure you’re happy with the outcome.
You can also use Ebony to refresh and add shine to faded permanent black.
Overall a really versatile colour!
Directions works best on hair that has been pre-lightened to pale blonde. Some paler shades as well as toners will only work on very light hair. Apply directly to dry or slightly damp, freshly washed (but not conditioned hair) using a tint brush for best results, or use gloved fingers to spread the dye evenly through your hair. Allow to process for at least 15 minutes and do not allow to dry out. Rinse thoroughly. To avoid temporary staining to the skin, apply a layer of Vaseline around your hairline and ears before applying the colour.
Caution: This product contains ingredients which may cause skin irritation on certain individuals and preliminary test is advised before use on a sensitive area. If product comes in contact with eyes rinse immediately with water. This product may not be used for dyeing eyelashes or eyebrows; to do so may cause blindness.
Do not mix with peroxide.
If colour comes in contact with textiles or porous surfaces it may cause permanent staining. Always wear latex or vinyl gloves when applying colour to avoid temporary staining of hands and nails. Colour may permanently stain bleached or previously coloured hair.
Colour may stain sinks, bathtubs and showers but this can be easily removed with normal household bleach.