This site was created to help people understand how dying your hair works. It's based around Splat Hair color because... Splat is used by many people, loved by many, hated by many. I want to help people better understand why and how things work when in the process of dying hair. You will find content listings of Splat products. My tips, what I've found on other forums that people have experienced, how the products work chemically, and much more. Most tips can be taken into consideration for other dyes as well.
Splat is a SEMI-permanent hair color.Depending on how long you let it set in your hair, is how long it will last. Usually though, it'll last for a month or two.
When applying the dye into your hair, take note that it stains everything it touches. so counter tops, clothes, skin etc. It'll eventually come off your skin, clothes it won't come out, and if you get it on counter tops ASAP clean it off! If you whip it off and scrub with some heavy duty cleaner (like S.O.S pads etc) it should come off, depending on what type of counter top. Or, use a solvent like rubbing alcohol and mix it with shampoo, allow it to sit on the stained area for 5-10 minutes then scrub the area. Repeat process. Nail polish remover may help. Just be safe and use, old towels or old clothes to protect yourself, use gloves, use Vaseline or conditioner around hairline, forehead, and on your ears; and lay down some towels or newspaper in your work area.
Of course the bleach is an option to put in your hair. With the bleach, you get a brighter, more vibrant color. Without, you will achieve more of a high-lighted look (depends on your natural hair color). Also when you use the bleach, your color will last longer than without the bleach. So if you want a vibrant long-lasting color, use the bleach first (but please note, bleach is a permanent dye and can be damaging to your hair, take note of your roots, since they are newer then the rest they can be most damaged. Also, avoid contact with bleach on your skin/scalp, if you do get it on your scalp, it may have an itchy burn feeling to it, I suggest using the end of a teasing comb to scratch your scalp while letting the bleach set. This bleach is milder than other dyes).
Before going to bed, unless you like waking up to wonderfully colored bedsheets and pillows, make sure your hair is completely dry. Okay, so it usually doesn't rub off too much on your sheets and pillows, but after awhile you will definitely take notice. Also, for the first week or two for sure, when you wash your hair, the hair dye will leak out quite a bit. After awhile it slowly stops (more or less) and it's not such a big deal. So when you go to dry your hair afterwards with a towel, the dye is going to stain the towel. So take note of that and maybe have some older towels set aside
The splat color can be re-used, replace the cap and it can be used at a later time. it will keep up to one year. then it is not recommended to be used.
This product has NOT been tested on animals, only humans. So it is unknown (and I have no idea) whiether you can use it on animals.
Color Oops and Satin Color Reverse does not work on Splat hair color. It cannot remove direct dyes.
So I've notice on a lot of forums and comments on other sites, that people have a lot of trouble with the dye. First, people should take into note, everyone's hair is diferent! No, some people won't have such good luck as others. Also, if it's your first time using the bleach, I reccomend using a little bit on a small area of your hair and maybe test it on your scalp as well. Chances are, you're going to get some on your scalp (even though it's reccomended you don't), but better to be safe than sorry and test it before you do your whole head. Some hair can't handle bleach (or this type) and loose their hair and their scalp becomes extremely burned. So start by testing in a small area (back of neck, behind ear etc.) and you will experience a burning itch feeling (use tip of teasing comb to scratch if you need to). But be careful, if you start feeling it is burning too much (blisters, red irritated skin etc.) then wash out ASAP, do NOT use the bleach again (it not for your hair!) and contact your docter. Hope that helps.
After using this product, if you find that your hair is dry or damaged, a good product to look into is Argan Oil. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/argan-oil-for-hair.html << this site is an excelent source of information on Argane Oil.