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Special Effects Electric Blue


Electric Blue is a really vivid semi-permanent hair dye from Special Effects with a lots of depth. It starts out very dark blue which looks almost neon in sunlight and gradually fades out to a lilac shade.

  • 118ml
  • Long lasting, semi-permanent
  • Apply directly to bleached hair
  • Conditioning colour
  • Not tested on animals
$15.00 (USD)
  • €13.50 (EUR)
  • £11.00 (GBP)
Out of stock
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Another glossy blue from Special Effects! Electric Blue is somewhere between Blue Mayhem and Blue Velvet. It has the lustrous inky blue of Blue Velvet but the bright shining blue highlights of Blue Mayhem.

Electric Blue has violet tones, which makes it more forgiving on warmer blondes. Its dense pigmentation makes it great at covering uneven bases with the side effect of dye rub-off. This colour can transfer to your clothing/bedding/towels etc. for the first 2 or 3 weeks so take precautions such as using old bedding or towels until the colour settles down.

You’ll enjoy rich shiny colour if you apply this to bleached hair, and it may even give a blue-black tint on colour treated or natural hair.


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.

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  • 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 Electric Blue

  • I absolutely adored this colour. It was exactly what I was looking for. It was a very bright, true blue for a week or so after leaving it on platinum blonde hair for four hours. The only drawback was, as a blue, it faded far too quickly for my liking. And I was /hardly/ smitten with the fact that it turned purple. Sure, it's better than fading to some really ugly grey or off-green, but I really wish it would have stayed actually /blue/ longer than it did. So much love for the initial colour, but a point off for how quickly it turned purple.
  • I put this on blue on bleached hair that was still that nasty orange color because I had had a previous red that just wouldn't bleach out. This blue was a little bit darker than I had intended, but it a was neon blue in the sun. So indoors it looked a little more conservative until the sun hit it. I didn't notice any purple tints at all and I left it in the 15 minutes I was supposed to and for 4 weeks it didn't fade, which surprised me a lot. I washed with cold water and used Paul Mitchell's anti-fade shampoo and conditioner, which is why I think it never really faded. This color will stick to your hair extremely well as long as you take care of it.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this colour, done half my hair with this (other half atomic pink) i applied this on bleached hair and it has come out vibrant and bright just what i was looking for. i done it 2 weeks ago and havent faded at all, near my roots its gone a purply blue that goes proper blue further down it goes. I was my hair in luke warm to cold water as heard this helps. would recommend anyone to use this colour if they want a blue. I only used to just half a bottle on my middle of the back hair (from my parting i done half) so got some left over when it needs topping up :-) will defently use this colour again
  • I mixed it with Blue Mayhem and it combined to give me the vividest mane of cyber blue hair I could have hoped for. Absolutely gorgeous colour. I was worried it was going to be purple at first but it washed out very, very blue and very, very intense. Stains like hell and you don't need so much.
  • A very pretty true blue. Brighter than Blue Mayhem. I haven't had trouble with it running, then again I don't keep it in long and I rinse in ice-cold water.
  • It is the most amazing shade of blue I have ever tried. It really is electric, alas it fades so fast. I must admit though, for some reason I tend to use special effects hair dyes in the springtime. I don't know, they just inspire me this way! Which means that in terms of fading I am not the right person to comment; too much sun you see. Maybe in order to be fair to this colour I should use it during winter and see then how fast it fades.
  • Bought this a couple of months ago along with a pink. I prelightened my hair to a gingery blonde. I mixed some of this with the electric pink to make a shade of purple. I out this, the purple and pink through my hair. The purple and blue mixed together but the pink stood out. This is quite an intense dark blue, it's a beautiful shade but darker than I expected. The best thing about this blue is how it fades! It does fade fairly quick but as it fades it goes a beautiful aqua colour then a green until it completely vanishes. Alot of blues fade horrible but this goes to some beautiful tones! I actually love it because it looks as though I keep getting my hair done. The purple became lighter too but stayed longer due to the pink which doesn't fade at all. This will bleed at first but then stops. Definitely research how to wash and look after temporary coloured hair, it made my colours last longer and stay shiny.
  • I have been putting this over adore me eggplant purple to get a more true purple, either mixing the two from the start, or doing a gradient. The Adore eggplant fades to a fushia pretty quick and I am not a huge pink fan, but the pink base means it is really easy to layer this blue over it and flip it right back to purple. Really easy to do a gradient with both and lasts pretty well.

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