TOP TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR COLOR OR FADING IT FASTER
Making Crazy Color® last longer
New Crazy Color® Rainbow Conditioner is a deep conditioner to help maintain the strength, shine and suppleness of bleached and colored hair.
Infused with a unique protein blend, this formula works wonders on chemically damaged hair while gently removing any product build-up.
Contains vitamin rich Sunflower Seed Oil and nourishing Brazil Nut Oil.
Frequent use will help to seal and smooth the hair shaft for optimum color vibrancy.
Salt and Sulphate free formula.
As well as using the Crazy Color® Care range we also advise that you follow a few tips along the way that may just surprise you - some of them won't even cost a penny!
Wash hair with cold water, as cold as you can take cold water keeps the hair cuticles closed and stops your color running out. Warm water is the enemy!
Shampoo as little as possible. Semi-permanents will lose color after each wash so avoid over-washing hair. Dry shampoo is your new bestie, bed head and grungy always gets a thumbs up from us.
No sunbathing. Too much direct sunlight will strip all that Crazy Color® right out.
Avoid swimming. Chlorine is another nasty product that will strip the life and color from your lovely hair so AVOID.
High Heat Styling. Put down the straighteners try not to use high heat styling if possible. Use a styling tool with heat control and go down low! Also look up some no heat styling tips for longest results.
Make Color Fade Faster
If you've changed your fickle mind and want another color faster than it fades or if you've had a disaster (it can happen) we have a few tips that we've learnt over the years.
Wash your hair as much as possible. Each wash will begin the color fading process and the more you do it, the more it will fade.
Ditch your regular shampoo. Use anti- dandruff or clarifying shampoo or shampoos for greasy hair -not shampoos for dry, damaged or coloured hair.
Hot water opens the hair follicles and is guaranteed to speed up the fading process.
The salon. Or finally, the sensible option - go to a hairdresser who can professionally remove the unwanted colour.
Removing hair dye from skin
If you have been left with some unwanted embarrassing stain's we have a few tips to remove them quick! Luckily enough you will have most of them in your cupboard.
Alcohol. Dab a bit of the pure stuff on a piece of cotton wool and rub around the hairline or hands. (over 18s only).
Toothpaste is a handy one. Make it into a paste using soap and water - use a cotton bud around the hairline.
Bicarbonate of soda. Apply a solution to the stained skin and rub gently.
And seriously Use tips with caution. Be very careful when using any harmful products near sensitive areas and especially the eyes.
Do a sensitivity test
Firstly, clean a small area of skin for testing, some people often do it in the inside of the arm or behind the ears as these areas are relatively discreet.
Squeeze a small drop of dye onto the cleaned area and leave it on the skin for as long as possible – we recommend 48 hours!
Allergies are very rare, but if during the test period you notice any abnormal reactions such as itching, redness or swelling in or around the test area, DO NOT APPLY THE PRODUCT
If no reaction occurs you are good to go and can crazy color until you heart is content! Enjoy!
Do a strand test
To avoid any embarrassing 'surprises' or weeks of hat wearing make sure you make time for a strand test before application. It won't take long and will ensure you have chosen the fiercest colour. Follow our top tips for stress free dyeing;
Rubber gloves are a must! Crazy Color® dyes may only be semi-permanent but don't let that fool you! If you get dye on your skin it will stain, and nobody wants their hands to be the same color as their hot new hair so BEWARE!
Safety first, okay, so you have 2 options for testing.
TO TEST THE DESIRED COLOR OF HAIR ONLY
Cut off a small piece of hair (If you do choose to cut a strand to test, please note: allergies and skin reactions to dye are not being tested)
TO TEST THE DESIRED COLOR OF HAIR ONLY (RECOMMENDED)
Choose a hidden section of hair to work with
Next, apply 1 tablespoon of your dream Crazy Color® dye to your sample. Always apply the dye to wet hair for optimum results. (ps. Always evenly coat the strand to maximise full color coverage, unless it's the tie-dye look you are after of course!)
Let the dye soak in for approx 15 minutes (ps. if your hair is thick or coarse you may benefit from leaving it on for around 30 minutes) before thoroughly rinsing the sample to reveal your electrifying new color.
Remember it can take up to 24 hours for any allergic reactions to surface. If you experience no reactions you are free to go crazy and color! Oh and remember if you are feeling really daring why don't you try mixing our colors to create a devilish shade unique to you!
Top tips and answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Is Crazy Color® vegan friendly and cruelty free?
At Crazy Color®, we understand that our customers want to make ethical and informed choices. Crazy Color® is cruelty-free which means none of our products have been tested on animals. Crazy Color® is also free from any animal ingredient or animal derived ingredients which makes it vegan friendly.
Do I have to have to perform a strand test before using Crazy Color® products?
It is advised to strand test before using any Crazy Color® Semi Permanent Hair Color Creams and the Crazy Color® Bleaching Kit. Find a step by step for strand testing your hair here.
How do I check if I am allergic to the products?
Crazy Color® is PPD free, and made with a gentle plant based formulation so we don’t often find our clients having adverse reactions. However you should always perform a patch test with any new hair products being introduced from the Semi Permanent Colors to the Shampoo’s. Find a step by step guide to patch testing here.
Do I have to pre-lighten my hair?
Crazy Color® works best on hair that has been pre-lightened to a level 9 or 10. To get maximum results use Crazy Color Bleaching Kit. To illustrate the difference in tones please see the guide below:
However using shades of Crazy Color® which are darker on levels 4 -7 will give an all over tone to the hair for example:
I dyed my hair purple using one of the Crazy Color® shades, and now my hair has faded out to blue how to I get rid of the blue?
Basic color theory will show that a blue base is needed to make a purple shade, the blue undertone in any purple shade is the last to fade out. This kind of color needs to be topped up every couple of weeks to stop the fade. Make sure you aren’t using a hair care routine that strips out your color, see more information here.
If the issue is the color blue staying in the hair when you want it removed you should use a sachet of Crazy Color® Back to Base Remover. This will remove any unwanted color and take the hair back to shade it was pre-lightened to. If the issue is the color blue staying in the hair when you want it removed you should use a clarifying shampoo with warm water this will fade it to a pastel blue quickly. You should then let the color fade naturally or consult a hair stylist to remove it. You can also at this stage add a pink or red Crazy Color® over the pale blue to neutralize the tone leaving you with a whole new color!
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