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I have taken a look on Dooyoo and found quite a few negative reviews for this hair dye. Now although there are some annoying things about using it, I believe that these are fairly typical gripes that would apply to most semi-permanent silly dye colours and that Stargazer certainly deserve a better name on here.
I have used Stargazer colours on and off for a long time. Initially when I was younger they were the only unusual colours that you could buy in my very staid and traditional Bucks town and so we all bought these. The colour range was not as impressive as it is now though. Before we managed to get our mitts on Stargazer colours, we used to use electric blue and green mascara to dye the sides of our cropped heads (a bunch of us had mohicans). Additional colour could be added by growing dreads and weaving in bits of bright wool or ribbons but we were limited as to how freaky we could look. At the time I used to wear a mohawk with long dreads at the back and big spikes on top, a tie dyed wedding dress and army boots. To be honest my clothes taste is still pretty tragic but I have toned down a bit since I have got older, mainly because I have a small child and cannot be bothered with the faff of a high maintenance look. I do though still LOVE having stupidly coloured hair and I enjoy the psychedelic tramp look.
I am coming up to 44 and I have lots of white hair starting to come through. Unfortunately it is not enough that I can apply Stargazer neat, I still have to bleach parts of it. My hair is very long and I am loathe to trash it any more than I already have by bleaching it all so I tend to do chunks and streaks of bleaching which means my hair is usually multi-toned. Stargazer is very effective on light or bleached hair.
Stargazer semi-permanent colour comes in a plastic tube in a cardboard box. It contains full instructions and some gloves. There are a range of truly wonderful and vibrant colours available to buy from lime green to bright red, violet to pale pink, but the ones that I have used most are the bright reds, violet, magenta and cobalt blue. I did at one point use all three colours in stripes all over my head. It looked far better than it sounds honestly....
This dye is gloopy and slightly thicker than it used to be when I were a lass. This is a good thing because dyeing your hair a stupid colour will also mean you end up dyeing your skin , ears and bath so be sure that you *really* like the shade that you choose. You get 75 ml in the bottle which is JUST enough to cover my hair (focal bleached bits and a tone to the rest which is dark) but really if you have long hair I suggest that you buy two boxes.
The bottle has a little silver foil seal which you remove and then replace the pointed lid. It has a special tip than you snip off with scissors and then you apply it. Sounds easy? It is. Technically. But no matter how hard you try you will make a mess.
This is a semi-permanent colour and is a stain rather than a dye really. The reds and magenta tend to last a long time but the violets and blue hues are high maintenance and fade fast. A weekly top up is needed to keep the blue tones looking good. I use a residue free shampoo and something gentle like Dr Bronner's to try to make it last longer.
There is no real smell to the product because it is a stain. There is no peroxide or ammonia either but then you would probably have bleached the life out of your hair beforehand if you really want your hair to stand out.
There is no conditioner in the box but I use coconut oil and it seems to seal it in very effectively.
You WILL need the gloves. You will need bleach to rescue your bath. At least a few old towels will be needed too and do not forget the floor... this stuff does drip.
HOW TO USE IT:
The box contains good and clear instructions on how to use this. I use it like this:
I wash my hair with a residue free shampoo - there is no point coating the hair shaft with vitamin whatever with b6 and x, y and z if it stops the dye from staining your hair. Use a good shampoo, different to your usual one to strip your hair of products and build up. I use Lush solid shampoo (Seanik), Dr Bronner's or a Weleda body/hair wash. Do not condition your hair... again this coats the shaft. Then towel dry your hair and prepare yourself for a huge mess.
If you have long hair you can section it but I find that my hair knots when I do this so I just start at the crown and work it through. If you have a parting then try to part your hair differently because this stains your scalp for a bit and you will look like a) a plonker or b) like you have a rare and fluorescent skin disease. Work it through your hair by massaging it in. Sigh as you see the tips of your ears changing colour. I usually shove a plastic bag on my head with my hair piled up under it and then leave it to do its magic.
At this point you will survey your bathroom with a sinking heart. There will be blobs of colour everywhere. This is the time to bleach the bath especially if you have an enamel one. It will NOT come out of a bathroom carpet ( does anyone really still have those?) so you will be glad of the old towel that you stuck under your feet. You did remember that didn't you? Oh....
Baby wipes are good for getting excess stain from your forehead, hairline, shoulders, ears and everywhere else that this damn stuff has sploshed. Milk helps too funnily enough. But no matter how hard you try, you will still look somewhat stained in places that really should not be that colour naturally. It does fade though... (eventually)...
The box says to leave the dye on for 15-30 minutes but I usually leave it on for an hour. It is a stain remember not a proper dye. The box states that this will not cover white/grey hair but it does with me.
I have had some mad hair colours thanks to Stargazer dyes, bright blood red, cobalt, violet, magenta, bright pink.... and they really are very very bright. The bleaching makes the colour vibrant and having bright stripes in amongst darker tones of the same colour is eye-catching. The dyes vary in terms of how long that they last, as I said the blues/ purples are the shortest lived, and the reds/pinks tend to last much longer. I have managed to get the red to last 8 weeks with one top up but that was being careful and washing my hair very gently etc. The colour can be patchy if you do not massage it in enough so be careful to do that.
After using Stargazer I rinse until the water is clear and then condition it. When dry my hair is shiny and soft as usual. This dye will leave a colour on your pillow, especially if you are hot so I use dark pillowcases most of the time to avoid this. I top up the colour as and when I can be bothered. If you are more fussy than me then I would do it weekly for the purple/blue/green shades and fortnightly for the reds/pinks etc but you would not have to do a full dye job, just a top up.
The dye is high maintenance but so is having silly hair. Despite this (and the mess) I love the stuff and I enjoy having bright and unreasonably loud hair. I hope that eventually I go entirely white so that I no longer have to use bleach. I fully intend to be a pensioner rocking a Harley Davidson and stupid hair.
* Stargazer dyes contain 70ml
* For good results then bleach hair or pre-lighten.
* Blondes do not need to bleach...
* Gives a slight tint to unbleached hair but not enough.
* Many are vegetarian, some are vegan
* Can be mixed together with other Stargazer colours to create a unique tone.
* Box contains instructions and pair of disposable gloves.
* Use two boxes for v long or v thick hair.
* Dyes will last up to 12 months once opened with no adverse side-effects (if securely closed after each use)
Full of junk pretty much.... all of the colours listed below are not in every dye, it depends on the colour that you choose.
Aqua, Cetarly Alcohol, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Clyceryl Stearate, +/- Basic Brown 17, Basic Brown 16, Basic Red 76, Basic Yellow 57, Acid Violet 43, Basic Green 4, Basic Red 46, Basic Orange 2, Basic Violet 4, Basic Violet 14, Basic Blue 7, Basic Blue 9, Basic Violet 2, HC Yellow 4, HC Yellow 2, HC Yellow 1, HC Red 1, HC Red 3, Acid Red 8, Acid Green 1, Inci 12251, Inci 12250, Inci 12719, Inci 60730, Inci 42000, Inci 110825, Inci 11270, Inci 42600, Inci 42510, Inci 42595, Inci 52015, Inci 42520, HC Yellow 4, HC Yellow 2, HC Orange 1, HC Red 1, HC Red 3, Inci 10020.
A list of the Stargazer colour choices available is here:
I usually find these in a head shop or buy online. Prices range from around £2.00 up to £3.99
So on my quest for bright pink hair I decided that actually instead of being brown and pink I wanted to be blonde and pink. After sorting the brown to blonde I decided that the pink could do with some brightening up and as I had bought some of this Stargazer hair dye online and it had been delivered I decided to give it a try.
I bought this after recommendation from someone else when I asked about a bright hair colour. I bought mine from ebay where I paid around the £4.20 mark including delivery. I think this is a good price as the Live Colour XXL I had previously been using has now gone back to its usual RRP of £5.47 in Asda so there is a small saving to be made.
The dye I bought was the UV pink colour. I didnt necessarily want UV hair but I wanted bright bright pink hair and it sounded like this may do the job. The dye comes in a small box with a picture of a model with pink hair on the front. Instructions are printed on the box so make sure you dont throw this away!
Inside the box you get the dye and some gloves. The dye is pre-mixed which I thought was brilliant because I seem to spend a lifetime pretending I'm a scientist and mixing different parts of the dye together. To use, you simply remove the cap, snip the end of the nib of the bottle and you are ready to go.
The dye is a dark pink colour and is actually almost purple. However, once I had got a little bit of this over the bathroom it was definitely bright pink!
The dye has quite a thick consistency and is thicker than most dyes. I like this because it means I have less chance of dropping bits everywhere. I found the dye thick and smooth and when I applied it to my hair I felt that it went on well.
The dye took about ten minutes to apply to about 60% of my hair which I thought was good. I found it easy to get all of my hair and it was definitely one of the easier dyes I have applied. Once on, you leave to develop for 15-20 minutes and then rinse out.
I left my dye for about 20 minutes and then rinsed. It took a while to rinse all of the colour out of my hair but, again it was quicker than some other dyes I have used. Once dry my hair was definitely pink. It is quite a dark pink but this is because I applied it on top of an already darkish pink - the few bits that I applied to blonde hair are bright pink and look nice and bright.
I was surprised by how soft and healthy my hair felt after using this dye because it didnt come with a conditioner and I didnt use one either but my hair looks and feels better than it did prior to application. My hair looks shiny and my friend complimented me saying it looked good which was a nice surprise!!
The colour does fade but I dont think that it fades as much as some other colours I have used. It is a semi-permanent dye and I have only washed it once but it has remained bright and shiny.
I think I will use this dye again. The colour isnt quite as bright as I would have liked but it is easy to apply and it is cheaper than the other dye I had been using. Applying it once every 6-8 washes wont be too much hassle if I decide to stay blonde and pink but I am contemplating going back blonde all over....we shall see! However, Stargazer is definitely a brand I would buy again without hesitation if I wanted bright hair colour.
I have been dying my hair for a long time and have dyed it all colours of the rainbow, but had never been blonde. So I ended up going Toni and Guy, got my hair blonde and decided I really would love to have some baby pink flashes through my hair. They did this and although it really did look nice, I couldn't help but think it was a little too subtle and I really wanted a more vibrant and noticeable look.
I looked around town and found a few products but nothing really jumped out at me. I then stumbled upon a little shop in town that was only there a few months so thought I'd have a look. At the back I found some of these stargazer semi-permanent hair dyes and they were only £3...I thought to myself that they're probably not going to be that great because they were so cheap and would more than likely wash out straight away. I purchased one anyway because I thought hey it's only £3 what can I lose!
I am so so glad I did, these lttle gems are brilliant and I don't think I will be using another product for a long time other than this as I am so satisfied in everyway with it. It is unbelieveable just how vibrant it is and how long it actually last in your hair, also as it fades it does not turn a horrible orange colour like so many other products I have used but it stays that lovely baby pink colour I love so much.
It comes in a box and is a little bottle just like at home hair dye's...you literally put it straight on your head, no mixing or anything. I did use a plastic bowl and tint brush though to make it easier for myself to do the flashes. It also does tell you on the box to shampoo your hair and towel dry before putting it on, but I did hear that it works best on dry hair, so that is what I chose to do. It also says to leave on for 15-30 minutes, and I left it on the full half hour (probably abit longer as I'm terrible for it) The colour of the dye in the clear bottle is a beautiful pink but I did not think it would actually turn my hair that colour!
Well I washed it out after half hour and dried it, and loved it instantly. So so vibrant. It was that gorgeous baby pink but so luminous aswell! My hair was not left feeling damaged in anyway, and it is a semi-permanent dye anyway which is good.
I did a few flashes in my hair with the dye, and I have hardly touched it. There is still plenty plenty more applications for me when it has faded alot. Obviously if you are doing your whole head it will take quite abit and depending on the length you may need more than one bottle, but for around £3...who cares!
One word of warning I will give, is that the dye is bright pink already before putting on, so be ever so careful when applying. Make sure to wear old clothes and use old towels. Also be very careful when washing out, because believe me you will get in a mess!
Thankyou so much for reading and really hope I have helped some of you :-)
I have been dying my hair for years and have been everything from blonde to red, brown, pink, purple and everything inbetween, in fact the only colour I haven't been is black! My natural hair colour is brown with a hint of grey, I am getting married next September so am waiting for the plum colour in my hair to grow out as I don't know what I intend to do with my hair yet.
Over the years I have used wash in wash out colours, permanent and semi colours, powders, creams, tubes, bottles and cartons and not all hair dyes work as well as others. A friend of mine had been raving about Stargazer products; I had tried a few but hadn't gone near their hair dye. After being handed a packet of Plume hair dye (Deep purple) I couldn't get to the bathroom quick enough.
The packet has a ladies face on whose hair id the colour of the hair dye, it gives instructions on the packet and after familiarising myself with said instructions we were ready to go. We had decided that I should go purple all over!! (Why not) and after freaking out for a while, gave in and allowed my 'friend' to apply the dye to my hair. My hair was a medium brown shade before hand and I was very excited to see what shade it would now go. I left (as instructed) the dye on my hair for 20 minutes, it didn't smell unpleasant and it defiantly wasn't as overpowering as some dyes can be. After 20 minutes I washed my hair out and was not overly impressed with the results. I had purple streaks in my hair which was not the worst outcome ever; but the colour had not taken on most of my hair, which was a shame. The parts that had taken were a lovely colour; it was semi-permanent which I was rather glad about. In fact had I not pointed out the different streaks to people, it wasn't really that noticeable. After two and a half weeks, the colour had pretty much gone completely. It was a shame because had it worked all over my hair, it would have been the most awesome hair colour ever.
I won't be buying the colour again, I don't know when I will dye my hair again but when I do I won't be using this. At £4 it isn't the most expensive dye on the market but you still expect it to work. Disappointing.
I purchased Stargazer hair dye in UV Turquoise as I fancied a change from my usual reds/purples. It might not have ammonia or peroxide but this dye did more damage to my hair than other dyes I've used that do contain ammonia and peroxide. My hair was literally indescribable and it cost me nearly £30 to buy colour stripping products to try and restore it to my natural colour. I have now got blonde hair again but it is now quite badly damaged . I would not recommend anyone use this product I don't even know how this is allowed on the market...:-(
There are quite a few negative reviews for stargazer hair dye and I can sort of see why, but I don't think it's deserving of one star. It's not as high quality as other hair dyes I have bought from the pharmacy but then again it's not exactly the same colour that I would buy from the pharmacy - there's not a huge market for these colours and this is reflected in the quality. But I was actually surprisingly impressed by the tropical green semi-permanent dye. In my past experience semi-permanent actually means 3 - 4 washes, with colour fading from the first wash and I wasn't expecting much more from this. I had bleached blonde hair (that was more ginger than blonde) and the colour was a beautiful vibrant green - not like radioactive green - but like the description a tropical green. They colour would not be bright on brown hair - a pre-lightener would definitely be needed.
The colour stayed well for two washes and then started getting streaks of yellow where the blonde was coming through. After a week of washing my hair every day it had faded a lot and left a rather unpleasant blonde/green combination so I decided to dye over the top. For a short term blast of colour I loved it and have never seen the same colour by any other brand.
Another thing to point out about stargazer dye does not come with that awesome conditioner you get with most high street dyes.
I have used stargazer dyes many times and have not been dissapointed by the colour they turned out to be, my fav has to be shocking pink, it was a lovley colour and I got alot of compliments with it. The one thing you MUST do before using these hairdyes, is to lighten your hair, I have been able to have black hair, bleach it a bit and then go bright pink or red or purple etc. If you do this then you should have no problem with the dyes working even if you have quite natural light hair i would lighten it too.
The only bad thing i found about Stargazer was it fades to quickand instead of dying my hair every 4/5 weeks i needed to do it every 3/4 weeks instead.
The dye itself isn't messy and comes ready mixed so no time wasting mixing it, just simply apply it and voila!
This product really let me down. I have been on and off dying my hair bright colours for years. And the first one I used was stargazer, mainly because this is the easiest one to get hold of. It costs £5 and you can buy it from Alternative shops, or even some New Look branches!
First of all, I used "Shocking Pink". The box claims you can use it on natural or pre lightened hair. There is no point at all using this on natural hair, it will not come out. The first time I used this, I had sections of bright colour in my hair, that was pre-lightened with peroxide. Because I was lazy, I just put all the hair dye all over my hair. It took well to the lightened sections, but did nothing at all to the natural hair, but in all fairness no bright hair dye will do, unless you have light hair in the first place.
So, onto the dye itself. Its extremely runny, and not for the hair dying virgin. It gets EVERYWHERE. It also drips a lot, so my advice is to wrap it up in cling film until you wash it out. After 30minutes, washing it out was a nightmare. It clings to every bit of limescale you may have in your shower/bath. My mum was not happy when she came home to a pink bathroom! Ironic that it won't budge off the tiles, but in your hair it lasts about 2 weeks. After the first wash after dying my hair, a load more pink came out, dying the bathroom once again.
It also dyed my entire back.
I used everything to try get it off my skin, even nail varnish remover! It doesn't budge. It also comes off on clothes and bedsheets - you'll be fine if you wear just black!
This hairdye is too much effort, the colour is great for about a week or so, then fades to a bizarre washed out baby pink. Not worth it when there are better bright hair dyes out there.
**Note: Some wording here is the same as in my other hair dye reviews because the information is just as relevant for this hair dye as those. There is specific information about Stargazer hair dye below.**
I've tried four brands of bright hair dye, each several times over the last decade, and would place them thus:
Effectiveness: 1) Special Effects 2) La Riche Directions 3) Manic Panic 4) Stargazer
Colour Vibrancy: 1) Special Effects 2) Manic Panic 3) La Riche Directions 4) Stargazer
Colour Duration: 1) La Riche Directions 2) Special Effects 3) Manic Panic 4) Stargazer
Price: 1) Stargazer (there's a reason) 2) La Riche Directions 3) Manic Panic 4) Special Effects
Right, I'm going to get the positives out of the way first, but make no mistake, this hair dye gets a one star rating despite all these apparent positives because it just doesn't do what it says it will do.
1) There are 26 colours to choose from. So, you know, a good range there.
2) They come with gloves, which most alternative hair dyes don't.
3) They're darn cheap, and you can get them pretty much in every Hot Topic or alt. clothing store.
Still, despite those things...
IT DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY ON MOST PEOPLE'S HAIR.
That's not to say that it won't work at all on yours, but I know a lot of people who dye their hair crazy beautiful colours, and not a single one of them would recommend this as either a hair dye that gives you a great colour or one that lasts the way it says it does. Basically, there are much much better hair dyes out there, and when you consider the fact that you're saving tens, maybe hundreds of pounds, by dying your hair at home yourself, I think it's justifiable to splash out a little and get a £10 bottle of Special Effects or instead of a cheap £3 bottle of this rubbish?
This hair dye will stain your bathroom considerably more than it will stain your hair. And if the hair dye does take to your hair, what you will end up with are piles of stained clothes around the collar, and the hair colour itself will just fade to a really dingy dull version of what it's supposed to be.
I have bought Stargazer hair dye several times, naively convinced that I just had a bad batch, but every single time it did exactly what I described above. And I had bleached hair every time - but bright blue turned to grubby lilac, bright pink turned to grubby lilac, and bright green turned to grubby grey, within a few days. You'll think it's a really good deal for the price, but every time it will let you down. Definitely one to avoid!
I have had many wacky hair colours over the years and generally sticking to an all over dark colour I love to have some vibrant streaks running through just to be different. I normally use the crazy colours by a company named renbow and they are fantastic however one day I decided since my fire red had faded I needed a change and purple it was.
On a recent trip to new look I noticed a few different products by star gazer and they all immediately stood out due to their vibrant packaging and price. I chose the colour violet.
The star gazer colour comes in a cardboard box which is purple in colour and has a section on the front that briefly shows you purple coloured hair. Inside the box is a clear snap top bottle that contains deep purple hair dye.
Star gazer hair dye is basically a fool proof semi permanent hair colour that contains added conditioner. The colour works at its best on pre lightened and porous hair although it won't cover white or grey hair. Star gazer colours can also be mixed together to achieve different colour results but it is advised that if doing this you should probably do a strand test first in case the colour doesn't turn out as expected. Star gazer does not have to be mixed with any peroxide and the bottle is ready to go.
Star gazer colours produce the best results when applied to shampooed and towel dried hair. I always find the results to be better when using a gentle shampoo instead of one that contains added conditioners as they can tend to leave build up on the hair. Please not these colours are immediate staining and all surfaces must be completely covered before use I found this out early on when using crazy colours as once they hit the sink they immediately stain. This goes for hands and skin too so I recommend using the gloves provided in the box.
Star gazer colour should be left on the hair for 15-30 minutes depending on the finished result required. For more intense colours the 30 minutes is recommended. I apply my colour to sections of my hair and to avoid skin staining I use ordinary tin foil to help section the hair off from the rest. You could also use a petroleum jelly like Vaseline around the hair line to minimise staining.
Once the 30 minutes has elapsed the colour is ready to be rinsed thoroughly and shampooed well, again be careful with staining. The hair is then ready to be styled.
The constituency of the star gazer dye is rather gloopy which is an added benefit especially since the product stains quite bad. Due to the colour being a bit thicker it is easier to apply without having any unwanted drips on clothes and furniture. The colour actually smells ok too; there is nothing unpleasant about it.
I absolutely loved the finished results of this colour and it appeared to be a vibrant mix of deep purple which really stood out and looked great. I would definitely buy this colour again in the future and I certainly would like to try some more colours from the star gazer brand. As with any crazy colour the lasting results are poor and to maintain a shiny vibrant shade I would recommend doing this colour once a week or you will end up looking washed out and faded.
Overall a good hair colour for a fiver that contains no nasty smells and is easy to use.
I bought Stargazer in Eggplant and overall, I was happy with the vibrant result. My only disappointment was how messy it was! When washing out, I had to be extremely careful not to get any of the dye on the bathroom walls. Unfortunately, I did get some dye on the walls and they are permanently stained, even though I have used bleach trying to get rid of the dye, it hasn't worked. As for the bath mat, it is now an interesting shade of pink/purple. I died my hair a second time using Stargazer Eggplant, this time I managed to avoid getting any dye on the walls and removed the bath mat. But afterwards, the bottom off the porcelain bath had been dyed a pinky colour, luckily, bleach got rid of this, shame about my walls though!
Overall, the result on my hair came out brilliantly! I have died my hair various shades of blonde and brown for the past two years, and didn't expect such a good effect from the Eggplant colour. I am extremely happy with the result and I am planning on dying my hair using the hairdye in a few weeks time.
The hair dye only lasts for about 2-3 weeks, but seeming as it is only £3.99 from local stockists, it is worth it. I hope I have helped, :) x
What a disappointment this product was. I was attracted to this particular brand of hair dye because of the funky brand name and the promise of rich ammonia free hair colour but to be honest, using it was a waste of time and money.
I bought this dye in their "Burgundy" colour as my hair has been burgundy (of course dyed) for years and I thought it would just top up the colour a bit. The packaging said it could be applied to natural, dyed or bleached hair and would produce a vibrant colour. The price was not bad at all at £3.59 a packet so I thought - 'lets give it a go'.
When applying the hair dye there was no particularly nasty smell and it went on pretty easily. I needed three packets for my hair as it was particularly long at this point. The dye was a lovely rich burgundy colour so I was confident in how my hair would look. I followed the instructions exactly and then went away to rinse it out of my hair. By the time I had finished washing my hair it was apparent that my hair was by no stretch of the imagination burgundy. It was in fact a rather vivid pink. At the time, after the initial shock, I got used to it and after a couple of days and it wasn't so bad, but it certainly wasn't the colour they were promising it to be. The hair dye left my hair in good condition and it was nice and shiny.
They are certainly right about this hair dye being semi-permanent. It washed out in about three weeks and after that my hair was back to its normal burgundy and looked dull and lifeless again like it needed another dye, so I had to redo it with my normal colour which cost me more money.
Overall I have to give the Stargazer Burgundy hair dye a 3/10. It dyed my hair a very interesting colour which was nowhere near Burgundy and although it left my hair in lovely condition, the dye washed out within three weeks. In my opinion, this is a very poor quality product and I would not use it again. I have learnt my lesson with hair dye. If you buy cheap, you get cheap.
After going back dark or blonde, i always seem to get bored and want another colour in it within the month (c'mon, what girl doesn't?) and i thought i'd look for a more vibrant, wacky colour that i could do small sections underneath with to brighten it up but also not be a bit too OTT.
When i first saw these hair colourants in New Look, they were placed next to neon nail varnish and false eyelashes with neon feathers coming off - making me think that they were just a bit of childs play and that us people who are serious about their hair colour should leave them well alone!
Curiosity obviously got the better of me and i bought 2 dark blue (there are pink, purple, red, blue and green available) ones just to try under my fringe with the plan being that i'd use one of the kits to do a colour test and then the other kit to do a few sections if i liked the results. At just £3 each, i didn't think that it broke the bank too much, so i knew i wouldn't regret trying them.
I first tried them when i had blonde hair (bleached) and my test section went a lovely deep blue colour after only 30 minutes, so i then applied the rest of the mixture to the sections that i wanted. I thought this was amazing, so bought it again when i'd dyed it dark - but it didn't work at all. I bleached the sections that i wanted and then did it again, and it came out the same colour as i had before.
The colour lasted about 2 weeks before it went a weird turquoise colour and i had to dye over it, so it isn't the longest lasting colourant.
All in all, this is an ok colourant (the blue one at least anyway). It's quite strong but doesn't work too good on dyed dark hair so doesn't give as great a colour as it shows on the box! If you want a quick and vibrant hair colour, this definitely isn't for you.. But if you can buy some pretty strong hair lightener and have the time and patience to do it, you can achieve pretty good results.
My husband and I love colouring our hair all different colours, being a hairdresser myself i know which colours are good and which ones arnt, over the last year i have been using the Stargazer range, they are semi permanent, conditioning and Ammonia Free hair colours which are best used on pre lightened hair, but also can be used on natural hair, but will not take on grey or white hair.
The colours are so vibrant and last very well on pre lightened hair, i love to use the pink on my hair, as im such a pink fernatic lol.
These colours are so easy to use, as im writing this review im colouring my hubbys hair, i have pre lightened his hair with bleach and then im gonna pull his hair through a cap and use a selection of Stargazers, as he wants a few different colours, so its Coral Blue, Golden Flame and African Green we are aiming for, i must say my hubby really wants to stand out and likes to be different to everyone else lol.
Depending on how much you wash you hair and your hair grows depends on how long the Stargazer will stay in your hair.
Range about £4
Sallys Hairdressing Wholesalers.
These colours can also be mixed to make a wider range of colour. In each box of Stargazer there is an instruction booklet on how to use it, with a pair of gloves. The gloves should be worn as colours would stain your hands.
As with all colours there are cautions to be aware of.
May cause skin irritation.
Is advised to do a preliminary test on sensitive areas before use.
If in contact with eye wash out immediately withj warm water.
Not to be used for dying eyebrow or eyelashes (can cause blindness).
Avoid spillage on clothing, furnishings, carpet and enamel surfaces(permanant staining can occur).
Always wear gloves as will stain hands.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
==Directions Of Use==
Prepare work surface with sufficient old towels, if colour contacts the skin rinse immediately to stop staining.
Shampoo the hair (not conditioning shampoo)
Dont use conditioner.
I prefer to apply this on dry hair as i think you get a better result.
Cut off the tip of the bottle, if you are gonna use the whole of the bottle.
If only using a little do not cut the tip off ,there is a top inside that can be put back in after use, this will mean you can re-use the colour that is left at anytime.
Apply with a tinting brush.
Leave on for 15-30 minutes
Rinse the hair throughly and condition.
The lighter the basic hair colour, the more vibrant the end results.
For better affects pre lighten the hair first.
Store in a cool dry place.
All Stargazer colours can be blended together.
Always reccommended to do a strand test first.
For very long hair 2 bottles maybe required.
Stargazer is a fantastic buy, and doesnt have to used all at once, very good value for money, and perfect vibrant colours. You wont be disappointed.
I have been using Stargazers for about two years and since discovering Special Effects I have to say they are average. The range of colours is bigger than most other colourful brands however the amount of product is low compared to other brands and I find the dye less conditioning than other vegetable dyes on the market.
My friend used royal blue on her dark brown hair and it did nothing but tangle it, however Special Effects left her with a navy blue tint which was what she was aiming for, and it cost a lot less as well (as the product is thicker and therefore you can use less of it).
I have used the blue before and it came out very green, however the pinks are very close to the colour on the box, but still fade faster on bleached hair than other dyes do on non-bleached hair.
It's not bad, there is just better out there!