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.
- Long lasting, semi-permanent
- Apply directly to bleached hair
- Conditioning colour
- Not tested on animals
- €12.50 (EUR)
- £11.00 (GBP)
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.
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.