So when hair is freshly stripped or processed you always find that no matter what dye you put on your hair it fades about 10 times faster than at any other time. The reason my blue hair stayed blue so much is that I built up layers of colours and avoided stripping it, just kept adding instead. Anyway, needed a colour stop up of the green so was excited to try the Fudge Paintbox dyes.
One of the flaws of this brand is that there are hardly any real hair swatches of the colours online so the only indication I had that these shades were roughly what I wanted was Zoe London’s hair. On a positive the squishy tubes make these super easy to dispense. The texture and look of the product is very similar to Manic Panic which I didn’t get on with too well in my previous review.
One tube of this dye is definitely not enough for long hair, which is why I mixed them. Personally I’d say grab at least three tubes if you have the same hair as me.
There’s a before and after of questionable quality. You can see that the base I was working with is a faded green/blue from the last combo of Manic Panic and Directions. The end result was a lovely shade of turquoise sea green blue. I would say that the dyes are quite translucent so I think you’d get best results on a really pale base, which would also help with lasting power too I think.
Unfortunately, the base I was working on wasn’t perfect so the results were a little patchy and the shade didn’t last too well, so I still prefer Directions and Colour Freedom over everything I’ve tried. However, this brand has some ace shades that are different from what you can find from other brands, so worth a look in if it catches your eyes.
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