Saturday, August 6, 2011

I love you Special Effects!

This is just going to be a quick RAVE post! I just wanted to share this with you all. I've been using Special Effects hair dye for many years. I've always found it to work wonderfully for me. They have a wide variety of colors, and even when they fade, they fade to a pretty color. I knew it had decent staying power, but I'd never recorded just how long they last. I blogged back in early March about using Special Effects dye (Blue Velvet) on my hair. You can see my original post HERE.  I just wanted to show you guys what it looks like now,  roughly 5 months later!! I have not done ANY touch ups or re-dyes here. This is the actual wear of the dye. The only "special" things I do is make sure none of the hair products I use have alcohol in them, and I skip-a-day wash my hair (I've been using Moisture Maniac Shampoo & Conditioner by Tigi Bed Head) and when I straighten or blow dry my hair I use a heat protect spray. 

BEFORE : Dyed March 04, 2011

AFTER :  Photo taken August 06,2011
As you guys can see .. its still nice and vibrant!  The black dye I used faded REALLY fast. I probably won't use that brand again, as the last 2 times I've used it it's faded early on me and that sucks because it's permanent dye. I shouldn't have to worry about anything but roots with it. >.< Anyway.. I've used almost every color of Special Effects dyes out there and ALL of them have met or exceeded my expectations. Have any of you used Special Effects dyes? How did they work for you? Did you find your color had amazing staying power as well?


  1. I love special effects blood red, use it all the time. It lasts forever, fades to a pretty magenta colour and I get soooo many compliments from all sorts of people, love it!

  2. I used a pink one and a teal one back in my dyed hair days. I just loved them. In fact I only threw the remainder of the bottles away a couple of weeks ago. I don't know why I was holding on to them, I haven't been dying my hair in years.

  3. When I could get away with dyeing my hair lots of colours, Special Effects was always my favourite. It always stayed in so well. I have the same problem with black hair dyes, they always fade to a brown colour really fast. I have been dyeing my hair a blue-black colour and I find this stays in a lot longer than a straight black.