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!

Step 1:

Safety first, okay, so you have 2 options for testing.


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)


Choose a hidden section of hair to work with

Step 2:

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 colour coverage, unless it’s the tie-dye look you are after of course!)

Step 3:

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 colour.


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 colours to create a devilish shade unique to you!

Do a sensitivity test

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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 colour until you heart is content! Enjoy!

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.

Make Color Fade Faster

If you’ve changed your fickle mind and want another colour 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 colour 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.

Making Crazy Color® last longer

It goes without saying that semi-permanent dyes will lose colour intensity after each wash. But the question is how to maintain your maximum Crazy Color® impact for the maximum length of time? Vibrant Shampoo and Rainbow Deep Conditioner are a match made in color heaven. Let us breakdown your revitalising hair hero’s:

Vibrant Pink Shampoo
Vibrant Purple Shampoo
Vibrant Blue Shampoo
Vibrant Red Shampoo

Vibrant Shampoo

Crazy Color® Vibrant Shampoo is designed to maintain vibrant hair color and is the perfect partner to Crazy Color® semi-permanent hair color cream.

  • Salt and Sulphate free formula is free of the harmful chemicals to ensure the healthiest results after every wash.
  • Available in 4 vibrant shades, which means your chosen color match can be used across any shade of red, blue, pink and purple Crazy Color® shades.
  • Helps to preserve the vibrancy of Crazy Color® with a hydrating formula which leaves strands clean without stripping away your color.

Rainbow Care Deep Conditioner

New Crazy Color® Rainbow Care 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 colour 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.

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