Special Effects Cherry Bomb
This is a semi-permanent ruby red hair dye from Special Effects. Cherry Bomb is a radiant bright red with strong pink tones.
- Glows under UV!
- Not tested on animals
A very bright pink that is radiant in sunlight. Cherry Bomb is a glowing bright red (that actually does glow under UV!). It’s a pink based red so tends to fade out to pink after several weeks.
Tip: Pink-toned reds are perfect for covering darker, golden blonde hair. The yellow tones in golden blonde hair combined with the cooler tones of pink reds like Cherry Bomb create a neutral, true red colour. Of course, orange reds like Hot Lava will cover golden blonde too, but the contributing yellow pigments already in the hair will give a more orange result.
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.
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.