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Special Effects Candy Apple Red


Candy Apple Red is a rich and very vibrant pink toned red semi-permanent hair dye from Special Effects. It’s slightly deeper than Cherry Bomb but it’s still extremely vivid.

  • 118ml
  • Semi-permanent
  • Conditioning formula
  • Not tested on animals
$15.00 (USD)
  • €13.50 (EUR)
  • £11.00 (GBP)
Out of stock
- More expected in 100 years.
Candy Apple 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 Candy Apple Red

  • This came out more like Pepto pink than Candy apple red. Very disappointing because I hate pink. It also faded within a week.
  • love love LOVE this colour, fantastic red, still bright red after 2and a bit weeks (normally faded to pink or orange with other dye's by now) will stick with this one now, highly recommended
  • used this for a long time cant beat it - in my unbleached hair comes out a vivid reddy purply getting more and more red as it fades. lasts 4 weeks with me washing me hair twice a week (dry shamppoo in between ..
  • Very disappointing, on my bleached hair it turned out bright pink.. I had multicolour hair! It was horrible. The second time it showed -again- as a very dark, deep red but after washing my hair for the third time it went pink once again. Plus you'll have a pink reflection. So if you like pink-reddish colours, go buy it. But I'd rather have a colour that doesn't fade that quickly.
  • I want this!
  • does anyone know if its like Manic Panic's "Vampire red"?
  • Dont get this if you're looking for red, because it is red at first, but then fades to bright pink after like 1 wash. I use this dye when i want pink hair now. It's still an amazing dye, though (:
  • I had bleached hair then did it pillpow box red with directions dye , but it kept fadeing out in one wash so tried pillow box red by live , and that faded out straight away to I nearly gave up and went back brown but i came accross this special effects dye in candy apple red and it came out gorgeous , washed it and hasent faded very happy so ordered more :) so glad I can keep it red
  • I Looooooooove this one!!! I usually mix it with conditioner 50/50 to make it more pink, leave it for a couple hours and TADAAA the perfect shade of pink. It lasts forever if you tend to it. That means not washing your hair every day (I do it once or twice a week), dry shampoo and that's it. It even colours brown hair! Mine is very bleached, so the pink is more vibrant. I absolutely love it.

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