Gallery of Dyehards
:: Dye Categories & Color Charts
About the kinds of Dyes
- (lasts for 1-2 washings) These are the spray-on, or
goop-out-of-a-bottle types of color that you can wash out very easily.
You can find these at drugstores, party supply stores, and beauty supply
SEMI-PERMANENT - (This type of dye lasts 5-7 weeks) Regular
dyes brands such as Natural Instincts is semi-permanent and lasts well
without prelightening your hair. For more extreme colors, it is
necessary to lighten you hair for any shade to be absorbed into the
hair. When used on bleached hair, this type of dye lasts just as long
and stays very strong. Do not overwash your hair, as the dye will fade
faster. Brands such as Manic Panic, Jerome Russell, Special Effects,
LaRiche, Clairol, and yes, the wonderful -[yuck!] - homemade dye,
- This is the type of dye that will not come out unless you go to a
professional salon and have them apply haircolor remover, or until your
hair grows out. No odd colors come as permanent dyes, only the natural
range of haircolors are widely available as permanent dye.
Bleaching hair is
permanent, since there is no way to reverse the process of the pigment
removal from the hair.
The Color Charts for
Manic Panic® and Special Effects® are below, I
will update these with new colors, if/when any come out.