When I was ordering lipsticks from the official LIME CRIME website, I came across the hair colors and decided to give it a go. It costed $12 instead of $16 at that moment.
I grabbed the shade Jello, because I had green hair at that time. Now the product is available in sachets also. Each of them retails for $2.50.
I used up a little more than half of the package with 200 ml for my hair.
The tub itself
The close-up of the color
The overflowing unicorns at the cap
My BEFORE hair. At that moment I had the Manic Panic hair dye in the shade Siren’s Song + Mermaid that washed out a little:
the initial color
The hair color is liquid. The texture applies and spreads out without fuss. The smell is quite nice in my book, but I love weird and odd smells, so don’t rely on my taste much.
I’ve been coloring my hair in gloves and left it on 2 hours, but you can wait even 30 minutes according to the manufacturer.
The result color was really bright and green. Moreover, it looked very smooth and even on my colored hair:
the result. The picture is taken with the camera
this picture is taken with my phone
The hair is so soft after application, that you don’t even have to use any hair conditioner after that.
You should apply this color to bleached or very light hair and use gloves and some old clothes. Also, use dark towels after washing.
Don’t expect any amazing staying power, as this is actually a semi-permanent hair dye that comes off quite quickly. However, green shades are sometimes hard to remove from hair.
I’ve been using the Manic Panic hair colors for a really long time before testing the Lime Crime products, so here is the comparison of them:
Price: LIME CRIME wins here. Their colors with 200 ml cost almost the same as Manic Panic with 118 ml. However, it all depends on the store.
LIME CRIME applies more evenly to my hair.
My hair is softer after Manic Panic.
Manic Panic has a wider color range with various formulas.
You can get a sample from LIME CRIME for testing. Manic Panic doesn’t have it.
As for the staying power, I can’t say anything yet.
You can read about my experiment with the Manic Panic semi-permanent hair dye here.