You may think as a natural blonde that your hair is the ideal base for most colours; unfortunately, this is not the case. Applying Manic Panic on natural blonde hair works similarly to a natural brunette, although the colour may appear much truer to its shade they both hold the same properties that make them less likely to keep your colour vibrant or lasting!
This leads us to the question; can you use Manic Panic without bleaching? The answer is yes but your expectations may need to be altered slightly. Avoiding bleach will contribute to keeping your hair in the best condition possible. However, healthy hair doesn’t always make the desired base for colouring!
When hair is bleached, the strands are directly targeted to produce porous hair. Creating pores within the strands allows them to absorb the pigment from the colour much more easily as well as opening the hair's cuticle where the colour is held for as long as possible. Unbleached hair is far less porous meaning the absorption of any pigment from your semi-permanent dye is made much more difficult and will begin to fade much more quickly than what may have been expected.
If you’re looking to apply Manic Panic on unbleached blonde hair then we highly recommend choosing from the Manic Panic shades that are much higher in pigmentation. Choosing a highly pigmented shade can extend the longevity of your colour on dark or unbleached hair. You could choose from our Amplified range! Although this range consists of the same colours and ingredients as the Classic Colours range, it has been specially designed to keep your colour lasting for longer due to the 30% more pigment that has been added.
We’ve picked out our recommended Manic Panic shades for your natural blonde base to make this part even easier for you, now all you need to do is to figure out which colour of the rainbow is going to be your choice of hair colour!
If you find that you’re just not sure if you hair is the correct colour for you desired look, we highly recommend performing a strand test so you can test your result before committing to a full-head application.
Read the fully detailed breakdown of the hair levels from Manic Panic UK. Discover your hair level here!
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