As a hair color junkie, I have to voice my opinion on another yet hair dye that I have used. I have always been changing up my hair ( cut and color wise ) for many years until I settled for a dark brown color for 4 years. But this changed when I recently wanted to go blonde, and fell in love with the latest trend which is...pastel colors! There is no word describing how much I love pastel hair and desperately wanted to have my hair dyed in cotton candy pink. Luckily these dyes came along and helped me do it.
I have had 2 of these in my cabinet for 2 years, I grabbed them on impulse after seeing them in a shop thinking that I might not find them again. And truth be told, semi permanent dyes like these are super hard to find here. I got the shades Bordeaux ( a very very rich dark red ) and Violette ( a super pigmented purple more on the blue side ). I got them for 7 euros a bottle, which is expensive compared to their price abroad, but still cheaper than manic panic and the rest.
They come in a baby pink plastic bottle with the instructions on the back. You are supposed to apply this on wet hair, rather than dry. The consistency is very creamy and easy to apply, but remember to use gloves as it stains everything. If used undiluted, the color is super intense and lasts a long time. If you dilute it with conditioner for a pastel tone, 3 washes will fade it out completely. I find this very convenient because I can have crazy colors for the weekend and not show up like a clown at work on Mondays.
Overall I love these, and I will purchase 2 more shades soon.
I have been dying my hair for over 10 years with bright colours and I have to say I really like this brand. It's not the best out there but at this price it doesn't really matter. I've used quite a few of the colours and they are so bright and last for a fair amount of time too. Not as good as some of the pricier brands and seem to fade quicker in sunlight but these are so cheap I don't mind colouring my hair more often.
I have had bright red hair before, thanks to Crazy Colours Fire Red. It was an amazing, vibrant colour that lasted for couple washes which I was fine with, it did fade to quite a gingery colour but what I liked about this hair dye was that when the red faded, it didn't fade to complete ginger like Directions hair dye did. I probably used all the shades of red that Directions has and they have all faded to some kind of ginger for me and they did fade quite quickly. Comparing Directions to Reinbow, in my opinion Reinbow is way cheaper for way better! Right now I have blue hair, which I got from Reinbow called Sky Blue, it is vibrant even though I used it with a lot of conditioner so that I get more hair dye! It is so bright, I forgot I used conditioner! So my hair is also very soft and shiny at the moment :) Some people might complain about the consistency of the Crazy Colour hair dye because it is kind of like slime and sometimes hard to apply but that wasn't really my worry. Plus when I mixed the dye with conditioner, it became so smooth, it looked nothing like slime anymore and it was super easy to apply. I don't know if it was the conditioner but whilst applying, the hair dye didn't smell horrible at all so that was also another good thing for me. Overall, I am really happy with my Reinbow Crazy Colour products and like I said, I always go back to using their products on my hair because it is just so cheap but works wonders. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to get vibrant hair!
You might have noticed by my avatar that I have a head of bright blue hair. My hair is naturally brown, but for about a year now, I have experimented with random colours (pink, purple, blue). The brand of hair dye I always turn to is Renbow Crazy colour as it's simple, easy to use and provides great results.
Crazy colour comes in a pink 100ml bottle, regardless of what colour you're getting. On the front, there is the name of the shade of dye that's in the bottle, and some info about the brand. This hair dye is ready mixed for ease of use, but doesn't come with rubber gloves, you will have to provide them for yourself (i once tried putting it on without rubber gloves and my hands were stained blue for days!)
The consistency of this colour is creamy, quite like a thick conditioner, which makes it easy enough to rub on. You can put it on dry hair or wet, it doesn't really matter which, but you MUST use it on hair pre-lightened with peroxide to a pale blonde for it to have a vibrant result. Using this dye on non-bleached hair, especially dark hair, will result in a small tint, but it will be hardly noticeable. I usually get the hairdresser to bleach my hair, as I am unconfident with bleach, then I dye the colour in myself. If you only want a tint, do a strand test first to see how you like it. And as with any hair dye, try an allergy test behind your ear for 24hours to make sure you aren't allergic.
Once you've coated your hair in this, leave it for 15-30 minutes depending on the intensity of the colour you want (I usually leave it on for the full 30, I like my hair as bright as possible), then rinse off until the water runs clear. It's a very conditioning dye and my hair feels so lovely and soft after I've used this.
These colours last for I'd say about 20 washes, depending on what shade. The pink and red shades fade far quicker than the blue and purple. Often when the blue begins to fade it can turn a green-ish colour (which i hate), so I always top my hair up when needed. I've got a lot of different blue tones in my hair, but thats more because I'm a novice at home dying and I sometimes miss a bit, I don't mind too much though and it just looks like I have darker and lighter blue streaks and highlights, which looks good.
There are loads of different shades available, blues, greens, yellows, reds, pinks, even black. Crazy colour have a good website with lots of info about the different shades. You can order this dye online but I get it from Sally's salon service shop near my house. It's around £6 for a bottle, i usually use two bottles, although my hair isn't mega long it's VERY thick indeed, and I find one and a half bottles provide good coverage. Crazy colour also sell a bleaching kit, however like I said, I usually leave that to my hairdresser! But if you're confident with hair bleaching then it's a cheap option at around £8
I recommend this dye, it's great for if you wanna try something bold and wild with your hair. Just be prepared for stares and comments!
P.S the shade I use is Capri Blue!
I used to have the bottom layers of my hair a very bright pink. The dye I used was this brilliant permanent stuff that I could get from Superdrug and Boots but this seems to have disappeared. I have been on the hunt for something similar for a while and was not having much luck. In the end I went to a beauty wholesalers and the woman pointed me in the direction of Reinbow colours. I bought a bottle of it for something around £5.50. It is a semi permanent dye.
The dye comes in a flip cap bottle. You are not given any gloves or conditioner so you will need to provide this yourself. The range is called crazy colours and you can get all different colours but as I wanted pink the woman only really showed me the pink shades which came in bright pink, bubblegum and candyfloss. I went for the bright pink.
To use the dye you simply apply to towel dried hair and leave for 15-30 minutes. You then rinse your hair. I currently have brown hair so I left my dye to develop for at least 30 minutes as I wanted bright colour. It was quite difficult to apply, the dye is quite thick but it does drip quite easily. I only did about a quarter of my hair but in all honesty could have probably used another bottle to ensure every strand was covered.
The dye did not have a horrible smell which was great and it did begin to develop quite quickly. Rinsing it out was quite easy.
The colour is ok. It is not a bright pink like I was after but I imagine if I had applied this to my usual blonde hair it would have been brighter. Coverage is quite good. All in all it looks ok. It definitely doesnt look anywhere near as good as it did previously but it looks ok. If I decide to stay pink I'm going to have to reapply this every couple of weeks because it is quite faded looking already. I think if I were to use this again I would put it on bleach to get a better colour.
This dye is ok. I would use it again but I do think there are much better dyes out there. This would be ok if you want coloured hair for one weekend or something but its just not bright enough for me.
I have used crazy colours for a while now on and off from being about 15 years old and even though I have tried other brands such as star gazer and directions I always go back to the renbow crazy colours. Crazy colour is basically a semi-permanent hair colour range that is filled with lots of wacky and vibrant shades which can be used all over the hair or in sections of the hair to create funky flashes.
Can everybody use crazy colour:
Crazy colour is best used on bleached hair that is as light as possible. When using on bleached hair the colour will be extremely vibrant and daring. This product won't change dark hair but may slightly tinge lighter hair. Blonde pre-lightened hair is the best canvas for using crazy colours.
What does crazy colour look like?
All crazy colours come in a pink squeezable plastic bottle which has a pink cap on the top which can be easily lifted to dispense the colour. The bottle looks funky with the crazy colour block writing and the colour you are purchasing will always be printed on the front. You can purchase crazy colour on line or from stores such as sally's. A crazy colour will set you back about £4.00. Depending on the length of the hair you usually get one application from the bottle but for longer hair another bottle will be required.
How to use crazy colour:
As I mentioned before crazy colour works best on pre-lightened (bleached) hair. It does not need any peroxide to work hence it being a conditioning semi-permanent colour that will add condition to the hair not damaging it. You start by washing your hair and using shampoo only then towel drying the hair. Once towel drying has finished you are ready to apply the crazy colour. You will need gloves as this product will stain whatever it comes in contact with including sinks and clothing. You will need to purchase gloves as they don't come with the product; I would usually get mine in a box cheap enough from supermarkets. The crazy colour is very thick in consistency which makes application easier as it doesn't tend to get everywhere if care is taken. Apply the colour all over the hair rubbing in numerous times to ensure all the hair is covered. You could also comb the colour through.
Once all the hair is coated the colour has to be left on for 15-30 minutes. I always left mine on for the full 30 minutes to get the best vibrant results. I just think if you are brave enough to go for a crazy colour in the first place you might as well get the best out of it. After 30 minutes are up the colour is rinsed from the hair very well.
After using crazy colour you will notice that your new vibrant shade has a gorgeous shine to it and it will feel super soft. If this is your first crazy colour then you may be in for a shock as the colours are so vibrant they do look beautiful. As with all vibrant colours crazy colours do fade rather quickly which isn't really a problem since the colour is not damaging, you can use it as much as you like. There is however some tips you can follow to keep the colour a little bit brighter for longer. Please see below.
Keeping the colour bright:
Do not use an anti-dandruff shampoo when using crazy colour as these are known to strip the hair and will fade your colour out almost immediately.
Before shampooing the hair, give it a blast of cold water as this will seal the cuticle, trapping the colour.
Shampooing the hair regular can also fade the colour quick so try and leave hair as long as possible before washing.
Use a hat in direct sunlight as this will fade the colour straight from the hair.
Swimming is another problem when using crazy colour as the chlorine will also fade the hair.
What if I hate my crazy colour?
Crazy colour can be faded by doing the opposite of the above. Wash hair regularly with an anti-dandruff shampoo, use hot water. Once faded enough you can re colour your hair with a shade you desire or re colour with a base shade to take it back to the original colour.
Removing crazy colour from the skin:
If you get any crazy colour onto the skin, it can be tricky to get off so I recommend wiping immediately, however it still may stain but you can generally remove this by using at home products such as tooth paste or alcohol.
Bubble gum blue
As you can see there really is a shade for everybody. I personally love pinkissimo, fire and hot purple. If you are choosing a crazy colour then think about how you would like the end result to look. These colours are so versatile you can create any effects such as dip dye, full head, flashes, multi coloured sections and the list goes on.
I used to do my crazy colour about once every week as i wash my hair a lot due to it being greasy and as soon as i could see it fade i wanted it back to full vibrant colour so i would say it takes a bit of keeping it up for it to look its best but if you have the time then i would certainly recommend this brand, in fact if i decide to go a bit crazy in the future i would only use the renbow brand.
The hair dye I always use and swear by. If your going to take the plunge to dye your hair a funky new colour I would get these dyes, I have dyed my hair red, purple and blue with these dyes and I honestly wouldn't use anything else unless I wanted a more natural colour.
For around £3-£4 you can buy a 100ml bottle, the bottle is pink which sometimes doesn't give much away about the colour inside but most stores that stock this have a hair strand chart so it's easy to see which colour you will need, the bottle also lasts for ages because of the application process, I can normally redo my hair twice after the first use with the same bottle. The bottle gives clear instructions but this does not come with gloves and I recommend you buy some because the colours tend to stain your hands.
Before you go all crazy and think that this is the colour you will have remember you need to bleach first, always unless your hair is blonde naturally and this is your first dye, your going to need a bleach kit to get the colour displayed. The dye has no smell too it. The application is different to most home dyes as you need to wash your hair first, dry it until it is damp and then apply, like I said before you will be surprised how little you really need to do your hair. The bottle suggests 15-30 minutes but I always leave it on the full thirty to get the best colour result, If you want like a stain to bleached blonde hair (light pink is very popular) I would leave it on for around 8 minutes. Applying to wet hair is one of the reasons this is so easy. The other thing to remember is you will need some newspaper around for carpets, use an old t-shirt and do not touch any white walls this stuff is a nightmare for stains!
If you think of any bright colour, you can achieve it with these dyes, three different types of reds, a lot of different purples, four blue colours and even yellow orange and green! The choice is up to you and if you fancy something different this is the brand too choose.
On pre-lightened hair the results are amazing, you do get the bright results you wish! Because the dye is conditioning there isn't much damage done to the hair, the colours are strong and your hair is shiny. The problem I have is the colour doesn't last long, because bright colours don't have permanent dyes, the colour fade depends but a top up every-month is defiantly needed but because the bottle lasts so long, you only need a new bottle every three months and is so much cheaper than the salon. If your hair is naturally dark and you worry about your roots, I would buy a big bottle of bleach online in bulk to save money as well.
Would I recommend it? Yes I would, They are all brilliant dyes with lots of colour choice at a very reasonable price.
Being into alternative music since I was about 13-14 years old means I was always wanting to stand out from the crowd and look different and the first way I really began to enjoy this was by dying my hair various colours probably changing it a few times a month. Fast forward to the current day 23 years old giving me 9-10 years of hair dying and for around 7-8 of those years if I have wanted any colour which is bright Crazy Color has always been the first dye I have went to.
I have tried a number of other dyes on the market too many for me to remember brand names and I found that a lot of them particularly permanent would not come even close to the colour I was expecting especially in terms of brightness.
First off for packaging all the range comes in a pink bottle numbered at the bottom and labeled with the name of the colour inside. Usually you can only get these particular hair dyes from wholesale type shops or by purchasing it online. Personally I now get it online via Reinbow as this appears to be the cheapest especially if you buy it in packs of 4 it works out around £3 per bottle which is considerably cheaper than everywhere else.
Before dying my hair with crazy colors I always have bleached blonde hair sometimes almost white I have never personally used it on and darker toned hair and I imagine it probably wouldn't have as good an effect if used on shades darker than blonde so that would definitely be worth bearing in mind before buying.
Now to move on to how well it actually works well first off it comes out the bottle as a gel rather than some of the others which are quite runny and basically like putting food colouring on your hair. Because it's a gel I find it very easy to apply and you find that you get really good coverage from it when I had shorter hair I would usually get about 2-3 uses out of the bottle I would say if you had long hair you would probably be looking at maybe 1-2 uses per bottle. You only need to leave it on for about 15 minutes and then just wash it off as you would if you were shampooing your hair it does take a while to get the water to run clear which can sometimes be a bit annoying because with it being a semi permanent dye rather than permanent you obviously get some of the colour washing off anyway. It can get quite messy but I think this also depends on where you use it if it gets on any sort of sealant around your bath or in between tiles it can stain and is difficult to take off so it's worth making sure you cover anything that would concern you about staining.
How long it lasts completely depends on the colour you use I have used the pink in my hair and it would fade after about 1 week but then it would remain a faint pink colour for up to around a month. I would notice that with colours like Blue and the Red it would sometimes fade quite significantly after just a few days but it could easily last the week without looking too bad. It is a semi-permanent dye though so if you want to maintain the bright colour you get at first I recommend you buy a few bottles to keep topping it up maybe once a week. At £12 for 4 bottles this really isn't a costly thing to do especially with shorter hair that could last you around 2 months.
As for damaging your hair because it's not a permanent dye and just a wash in wash out hair dye it will cause little to no damage to your hair it has no harsh chemicals like what you find in permanent dyes and peroxide which are use to strip colour from you hair.
Overall this is my favourite hair dye for bright colours on the market and if used correctly you can get amazing results with it.
I have used Crazy colour for years now and have used practically every shade either on myself or my friends and families hair. I can tell you that none of the colours will be as vivid as you expect them to be if your hair is not a light blonde colour, your hair needs to be a minimum of a medium blonde otherwise you will not get the desired effect. Also consider that these dyes are semi permanent and despite the average 3-9 week estimation for how long the dyes last, this all depends on the health of your hair. The dye is less likely to hold if your hair is damaged and over processed so do not expect miracles if this sounds like your hair condition - however this does not mean that the colour won't take (providing you have an appropriate blonde shade before application) it simply means that the chances of the colour staying vibrant for long is unlikely.
A great thing about these dyes are that they are not your typical "shelf dyes" as they are a gel dye which contain no ammonia, no peroxide and no harsh chemicals and no need for mixing with any peroxide or other ingredients and therefore causes absolutely no damage to your hair GUARANTEED. The gel dye is merely able to deposit colour into your hair and temporarily replenish the colour and the health (as soon as it washes out you repeat this process if you wish) Another thing to consider is the fact that these dyes are not like shelf dyes for another reason, they don't last as long as semi permanent dyes so it takes a lot of effort to keep on top of a bright colour and keep it looking fresh so don't think that buying one bottle will do the trick for a couple of months because it doesn't work like that. These dyes are very gentle and therefore do not have a very long life, but are great to use.
Crazy colour is by Renbow who have their on line store if you find them on Google you will see that they themselves offer the best deal as you are able to get 4 bottles at a time which costs you less than it would in a retail shop - and crazy colour are only often sold in hairdressing wholesalers and alternative clothing and piercing stores, the delivery is really fast providing you don't order on a weekend (otherwise it will seem like forever if you're waiting until Monday's business day) I have often received my deliveries within two to three days which is great as I can get quite impatient when parcels arrive as it always seems to feel like Christmas for me when I receive something other than a bill through the door.
In short; if you're looking for a bright and noticeable hair colour like rihanna's red hair then you'll need to pre bleach and go for something like 'Fire' by Crazy Colour. Don't expect it to last for weeks because it doesn't, but the colours are fabulous!
As the summer approached this year, I got the sudden urge to dye my hair an intense, bright colour. So after some searching, I almost cried with joy when I came across Renbow's semi permanent hair colour range.
The hair colour comes in a 100ml baby pink bottle with a simple flip up top which leads to the opening. It has a sample across the front of the hair colour inside the bottle, with its name. The bottle is a very convenient size, as it takes me exactly one bottle to cover all of my long hair, but the downside is that it is a little hard to squeeze the product out of the bottle. It comes with instructions printed on the back, which are helpful so you don't have to faff about with leaflets.
I bought two different colours, Violette and Peacock Blue. I was impressed that both colours were very similar to the shade they looked on the website, and stayed that way once on my hair. The actual hair dye is a like a viscous gel, helpful for no running or mess on the floor and slides onto hair easily. It says on the bottle to apply on wet hair, but I advice against that because it becomes too slimy and runny. Once you have applied the dye, you are told to rub in until it begins to foam (a sign that the hair dye has penetrated the hair follicle) which it does extremely quickly and doesn't take much rubbing at all. Make sure to do a good job of washing out the product, or your hair can end up feeling soapy and greasy, but afterwards it will feel soft because the colour is a conditioner, and therefore there is no damage at all to your hair! My hair is a dark blonde colour and one of the things I was impressed with is that fact that it still shows up, albeit not as intense as I wanted it, on darker hair colours such as my own. The colour lasted about a week before it began to fade out in the shower, so approximately 4 washes, which I found disappointing. It did stain my hands and clothes badly where it touched.
Crazy Colour is one of the cheaper semi permanent bright hair dyes on the market, and has free UK shipping and bulk discount when bought from 'crazyhaircolour.com'. I bought 2 Crazy Colour bottles, each costing £3.99 but together £7.49, which I think is very good value for money considering the use you get out of one bottle.
Very good value for money, but not as intense on darker hairs unless bleached. The conditioning formula is a big bonus, it is very easy to apply but doesn't last as long as I'd have liked and stains hands more than hair.
I dye my hair with Live Red colour for dark hair, but after about 4 weeks it needs a top up! Rather than dying it all over again, I pop some Fire Red crazy color on it. I have a trade card, so I manage to get it for a good price from Capital Hair and Beauty (sorry I can't say the price, terms and conditons of the trade card!)
So, as I said I pop a bottle of this on to "top up". When I dye my hair with the Lve colour, it comes out a dark cherry red. As it fades it goes a lot lighter, to almost a dark ginger. So I need it to go red again! The great thing about this hair dye is that its a conditioner - so no damaging of the hair. I only have to use one bottle on my long hair (halfway down my back), so it goes a long long way. Its one of the cheapest "bright" hair dyes on the market, even if you don't have a trade card.
One tip - the bottle says to put it on wet hair but don't! There is no need to and it gets far too messy. It works better on dry hair, as you can see where it is going and it doesn't drop all over the bathroom floor. On that note, its not runny at all, and very easy to put on. I leave it on for about 30minutes, and wrap my hair in cling film (the heat helps the hair dye take). It takes a while to wash off in the shower, so don't expect it to be a 5minute job. Make sure the water runs clear - if not, when you dry your hair it feels greasy, because you haven't washed it out properly. I'd say it take me about 15minutes to wash it all out. Use baby shampoo to wahs your hair, as this won't strip it at all.
Now, after all this my hair comes out RED. As in Ariel red!! Bear in mind I don't pre-lighten it, its just a dark ginger-y colour. It lasts a good time too, and as its a conditoner it is great for your hair! Overall I have no complaints about this hairdye, I used to use Stargazer but it stains EVERYTHING. This hair dye doesn't even rub off on my clothes.
So today I received my Crazy Color, yay!
I ordered this off Ebay about 6 days ago, it felt like I waited a life time for it to come..and when the post lady came this morning, I could of give her a hug!
Crazy Color is a hair dye by Renbow I think they are called.
They offer a huge range of vibrant and bold colours such as peacock blue, pinkissimo, violet and fire, fire being the one which I purchased.
The colour is meant to last around 3-9 weeks depending on which shade you have chosen.
I payed £3.75 for mine of Ebay, plus post and packaging.
I believe that this can be purchased online for around the exact same price, I doubt you will pay over £4.00 for the product itself.
If you look in your local shop, your more than likely won't be able to find Crazy Color, it is only sold in certain shops around the UK, the only one I know that sells it near me is all the way up in town in a building which is for Goths and stuff, I don't think I have the guts to go there on my own!
Look on Ebay though, Amazon, and lots more sites and you will find it!
Crazy Color comes in a light pink plastic bottle, it actually looks really tacky and disgusting, I wouldn't of been attracted to this bottle if I was looking for a red dye.
The lid is a flip top and is easy to use, if you don't want to use the flip top lid just take it of and use it that way.
Over the front is the Crazy Color logo and a big X with the words Fire in ( that being the colour I have chosen. ) on the bottom of the bottle it tells me that this is a semi permanent dye cream.
On the back is an expiry date and information on how to use in many different languages, it also has the amount of ml the bottle contains.
The Crazy Color dye is a dark red and is quite gloopy and sticks together, its very thick as well.
Well as you know I was really excited, especially as I'm going away tomorrow to Dublin and just wanted my hair done and a nice bright red!
I was previously using La Riche Poppy Red by Directions, that did make my hair look very red and vibrant, the colour was gorgeous, but being me I wanted to try something even bolder and brighter, and plus you got an extra 12ml with Crazy Color so I decided to go for this, and there is barely anything in the price anyway.
I put on the plastic gloves ( which are not provided, I bought 14 pairs for a £1.00 from Superdrug if you would like to know! they feel really nice, maybe I should review them! ) I tipped out the Crazy Color into a plastic tub which I have ( this isn't included, its just an old take away container which I saved! ).
The smell of this is horrible, its quite strong and very....chemically sweet smelling but not in a good way, its fowl.
Anyway, The cream comes out fine when you squeeze it with the flip top lid, but it kind of got hard to squeeze so I had to take of the lid and squeeze more out, it came out quite fast so be careful if you use, and also you have to separate it otherwise it will just keep running!
I applied it to all of my roots and it did look extremely red, I was in love! I then applied the rest with my hands and massaged it into my hair, I only had to use half a bottle ( my hair is shoulder length if you would like to know )
I then managed to drop a huge lump of it onto my carpet :O its been a good few hours now and the stain has still not come out, its very noticeable so PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
I then got my OH to wrap up my hair in cling film and sat with it in my hair for half a hour.
When I took of my gloves my hands were still stained, very red! my hairline is also very red even though I used Vaseline!
I got into the shower, put my head under and washed most of the red out but left some in my hair just because I have heard to do this with Crazy Colour as it gives a better result.
My hair feels in fine condition, it hasn't damaged it in any way at all which is good, I like this with a hair dye!
I towel dried my hair, put in some colour stay cream to help the red stay, my hair did look extremely dark red but I just presumed that was because my hair was wet..I then dried my hair and guess what? the colour hasn't changed.
My hair is still a dark red, this dye is meant to be the brightest red going!
I have no idea why it didn't take over my hair, my hair was a very light faded red and it even says if you have light hair you will get a better colour result!
I am hugely disappointed! Don't get me wrong, the colour is a nice red but it just isn't the bold, vibrant red I was hoping for, its more of a Cheryl Cole red than Rihanna red.
I'm not going to waste my money on this again, it didn't deliver what it said it would, I will stick to La Riche!
A few years ago, before I knew much about hair dye I was constantly searching for some really vibrant and bright colours like these. I started colouring my hair at home using "box colours" and always went for the pinky/purple shades but I was always disappointed because they never looked like they did on the front of the box and they were never as bright as I wanted. After scouring the net I came across the Renbow site and stumbled upon the Crazy Color range. I couldn't believe my luck!
The packaging of this product is quite primitive and leaves a lot to be desired. Ok so the bottle is pink, that's one good thing about it but the Crazy Color logo is rather crudely designed and all other aspects of the label design are unimaginative and sub standard. Thankfully, the product inside more than makes up for what the packaging lacks.
Crazy Color is a semi-permantent hair colouring cream. Using it on unbleached hair will give a very subtle hint of colour unless of course the hair is blond, in this case, the colour will be much more intense. I have light brown hair and because I like a very bright dramatic result, I bleach my hair before using this. When I first started using this, I would do my whole head, but now I opt for streaks. Really though, you can use it however you wish in a way that suits you. I also find that the product is quite conditioning and after use my hair does feel soft and in good condition.
There are 25 colours to choose from in the range -
Apricot - peachy/yellow
Aubergine - deep, rich purple with red tones
Bordeaux - purple
Canary Yellow - bright yellow
Capri Blue - bright light blue
Coral Red - an orangey/red shade
Cyclamen - magenta
Fire - vibrant red
Lavender - light purple
Pinkissimo - light pink
Vermillion Red - dark red
So evidently from the list above, there is a wide range of colours to choose from. Most of the names are self-explanatory but from the more obscure names I have included a brief description of the colours.
I use the Cyclamen which is a lovely shade of pink. It is quite a dark shade of pink but appears much lighter and brighter in sunlight or artificial light.
As I said, I use this for streaks and although it does seem to fade quite quickly, it lasts a lot longer than other semi-permanent colours on the market. I can get away with reapplying the colour about every 2 weeks which isn't too bad given that it is so easy to use. It is advised to apply this product to towel dried hair after shampooing and leaving it to develop for 10/15 minutes. I have also applied this to dry hair in the past which works equally as well. After rinsing, I like to shampoo my hair to get any excess product out, and apply a good conditioner. I find the product very easy to apply as there is no mixing involved. There isn't really a nozzle so applying this straight from the bottle would prove a little difficult. I have found that the best way to apply this is to pour a little into a small pot or dish and then either using a hair dye brush or your finger tips, apply it to the hair making sure all areas are well covered. I would try to get as little product onto the scalp as possible as this does stain quite badly and takes a while to remove from the skin. If you decide to apply with your fingers make sure you are wearing gloves.
A 100ml bottle of this can currently be purchased from the Renbow website for £4.00 including delivery which I think is great value for money.
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I love to have wacky hair colors and when I found renbows crazy color range, I was in rainbow heaven. I love the fact the packaging is a cool retro style pink bottle, quite and quirky - I love it!
My hair is naturally very dark, so a bit of bleaching was required to get my hair in a position to show up the color, but my god was it worth it. I wouldn't recommend to much bleaching though as this can badly damage your hair.
I decided I wanted green hair, and renbow do three different shades of green, emerald, pine and lime. I chose the pine green as it was a beautiful color in the bottle, and it matched an outfit of mine lol.
After the bleaching, it only took 20 mins to put the color on, but I did have to use two bottles as my hair is very thick. I find this product is best applied with a bowl and brush technique to ensure it covers all the hair and as evenly as possible.
This product is a conditoning creme color, so your hair will look and feel so amazing after use, and the nice thick consistency of the color makes it easy to apply, and with the bright coloring, you can easily see where you have and havent applied it.
For the most vibrant color, it is best to apply this on freshly bleached hair, although the color can fade quite quickly, so I recommend using color care products, and where possible, dry shampoo instead of washing.
I have also used the violette, lime green, bright pink and peacock blue colors from this range, and they are just as awesome.
If you are looking for great, bright hair colors that you just don't see every day then this is the perfect color range for you.
You can buy it from Renbows website, or in Sally Salon Services Stores all over the country.
I have had different coloured hair for about 2 years now.
my hair is naturaly very dark brown so it is difficult to get any colour to dye over it. So when I decided I wanted pink hair I tried Reinbow Crazy Colour. I tried the bright pink one straight over my natural hair colour and it didnt show up at all. A few days later I bleached it as bright as possible then applied the pink. The pink showed up extremely vibrant, better than expected.
I have a few problems with this product though! No matter what colour you choose, and there is a wide range available, from dark red to bright green, they dont stay in long. I know its only a semi-permenant dye but I expect it to last more than 3 days! To get round this, I have to use the dye every time I wash my hair.
My second problem with it is its stained my bath! I applied a blue coloured dye a few months ago, after the 15-30 processing time I jumped into the shower to wash it off as you would with any dye. Only, my white bath is now stained blue where I was standing! Iv tried everything to remove it but its not for coming off. It also stained all my back when the water was running down whilst washing it off, all my hands because you cant really wear gloves in the shower!
Overall, this dye is definatly one of the most vibrant but it only stays that way for a matter of days and it stains everything is comes in contact with. I would recommend the Smart colours available from Superdrug, Bodycare and such. They dont dye everything and stay in longer, plus Crazy Colour products dont come with gloves, a brush or streaking cap, where as Smart dyes do.
Iv tried Crazy Colour dyes is a few colours in the past but after the stainage I wont be going near them again. I get my dyes from a wholesalers for about £3. Smart dyes aren't much more than this is Bodycare.