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Special Effects Blood Red


Blood Red is a rich deep red semi-permanent hair colour from Special Effects. Blood Red gives beautiful bright highlights in strong light when applied to pre-lightened hair. This conditioning dye is also ideal for refreshing faded permanent hair colour without causing damage to the hair.

  • 118ml
  • Conditioning colour
  • Apply directly to bleached hair for best results
  • Not tested on animals
$15.00 (USD)
  • €13.50 (EUR)
  • £11.00 (GBP)
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Blood Red


For best results, particularly with lighter shades, apply to hair that has been pre-lightened to pale blond. Apply to freshly washed (not conditioned), dry or damp hair. Apply using latex gloves. We recommend using a tinting brush to ensure even coverage. Work the dye into the hair for a few minutes and leave for at least 15 minutes (you may leave this dye on for longer as long as you cover your hair with plastic wrap or a shower cap to prevent it drying out). Rinse with warm water until the water runs clear.

For longer lasting colour, use a shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair.

  • If you have a question about this product, please contact us or ask in our forum.

  • Ingredients ⮣

  • Precautions

    Although these dyes do not contain the harsh chemicals of other dyes such as ammonia and peroxide, there is still a small chance that they could cause an allergic reaction. For this reason it is imperative that you do a strand and sensitivity test before using them. An ingredients list is available above and can also be found on the product’s packaging (ingredients list can sometimes be found under our sticker). NEVER use any of these products on eyelashes or eyebrows.

    As you would expect from a dye these colours can stain textiles, ceramic, wood and other surfaces as well as temporarily stain skin and nails so be careful to cover surfaces and wear gloves when applying the colour. Once used these products may also rub off your hair and skin and onto clothing and bedding. Although this usually disappears after washing it’s worth bearing this in mind. Staining to bathtubs, basins and showers can easily be cleaned using a bleach based cleaning product.

    Do not mix with peroxide.

    Colours may cause permanent staining to bleached or chemically treated hair. Tip: You can avoid staining on your skin by applying a layer of vaseline anywhere on your skin where dye may come in contact.

Reviews of Special Effects Blood Red

  • I used this on both undyed hair (medium brown) and bleached hair. For the undyed hair, it gave incredible coverage and was a very stunning deep, dark red. The roots faded pretty quickly though. For the bleached hair, it came out much brighter and eventually faded to pink.
  • I bleached my hair first and then applied the color. It looked fantastic, the red was intense but still dark. The only problem? The dye wouldn't stay in my hair. It wasn't fading, it just wouldn't stick how it should. Whenever I ran my fingers through my hair, it turned them red. I had red all around my face and neck. Whenever I went to bed, I woke up with a huge red print on my pillow. I kept it in for about a week, and washed it a few times hoping it would stop spreading, but it never did. I've dyed my hair many many other colors before and this was the only specific dye that I ever had a problem with.
  • I've only used this on bleached hair and I've liked it. I love how it fades out to a pink. I'm a big fan of changing my hair so if it will change itself that's a big plus. I did have the issue where it did rub off for a little while but for me it did stop doing that after a couple days. I really like the pink it fades out as well as the original really bright red!
  • There was a lot of run-off for this color, but all reds have this characteristic, so I was expecting this. As long as I rinsed in cold water this color gave me no stain trouble. However, I didn't expect there to be so many coppery tones in the dye. It kind of clashes with the burgundy undertone, making it more of a "natural" brownish-red. I think this color would look better on unbleached hair for an auburn tint, or a good mixing color to give depth to other reds. On its own, I'm not too keen on it.
  • This dye had so much run-off! I've used other semi-permanent red dyes before and none of them ever had this big of a problem with run-off. It kept doing that for about 2 weeks before finally stopping, but not before leaving permanent stains on various things. I couldn't even remove the stains like I could with other red dyes. At first, it turned out a nice dark red/ burgandy shade. But it faded to a nasty pinkish magenta color which I couldn't seem to get out :[
  • ive had run off problems with this color as well. but, i quickly learned if you wash your hair with cold water, it wont stain your bathtub/shower! its a great prefect red for me. i love it!
  • Would anyone say this color was the same shade as Vampire Red by Manic panic? That's what i use but im looking for something that lasts longer. Heard Special effects was better, but i want the same shade :(
  • Would highly recommend. It fades to a more pinkish red after a while. Despite it being a darker shade, It didn't bleed that much.
  • Roots are beautifully red but the lengths lack the vibrancy I desired. What can I do to bring out more red in the lengths? Doesn't have to match the roots exactly

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