Manic Panic Hair Color Review

So… I’m not going to blog about food while I’m on the Prolon 5-Day Diet Program. I’ve been reduced to eating nothing but soup, kale chips, olives, and nut bars. Then drinking lots organic teas and taking supplements. I’m so hungry. Anyway, while on this diet I’ve done a lot of things to distract myself. One of them was color my hair Hot Hot Pink using Manic Panic vegan hair color cream.

Manic Panic Hair ColorI ordered this jar of Manic Panic in Hot Hot Pink (P650) from @hotfindsmanila on Shopee. I had a birthday discount then which took P150 off the retail price. I ended up paying only P500 and I got free shipping too! Since this is a vegan hair color cream so I didn’t really expect much. After all, can something that’s peroxide-free really have dramatic results?

Manic Panic Hair ColorThe cream is quite thick in terms of consistency. It stains too. I used a pair of gloves to handle the product and color my hair.

Manic Panic Hair ColorThe way you color your hair with Manic Panic is you shampoo first. They recommend a deep cleansing shampoo to rid your hair of all the grime and oil so the color can really be absorbed. I used Celeteque Clarifying Shampoo. After shampooing, I detangled my hair with a wide-toothed comb. Then I applied the coloring cream. I was surprised there was no strong chemical scent and it actually didn’t sting when it touched my skin.

Manic Panic Hair ColorAs per the instructions, you need to cover your hair with a shower cap after applying the cream. Since my hair is thick, I used up like 90% of the jar’s contents. You then leave it on for at least 30 minutes… longer if you want more vibrant results. I left it on for 2 hours lol. Manic Panic is a conditioning treatment so you don’t have to worry about leaving it on for too long. I noticed my hair became very smooth and easy to comb through once I applied it. After 2 hours, I rinsed my hair until the water ran clear.

Manic Panic Hair ColorSo here’s what my hair looked like after I dried it. Whoa, so vibrant! My hair is unbleached at that. So if you’re blonde or platinum blonde you will probably end up with the Hot Hot Pink shade you see in the jar.

Manic Panic Hair ColorHere’s how my hair looks indoors under artificial light. I’m so amazed!

Manic Panic Hair ColorThis is how my hair looks like outdoors. I love it!

What I like about Manic Panic:

  • It’s vegan. There are actually no chemical fumes! Even pregnant women can use it as per their official website.
  • It doesn’t just color, it’s a conditioning treatment that makes the hair soft. My hair was super easy to comb after applying this.
  • Their darker colors cover grey hair. The shade I got, Hot Hot Pink, certainly did.
  • Certain colors including this one, Hot Hot Pink, show up nicely on hair that hasn’t been bleached or pre-lightened.
  • There are a lot of interesting shades available. I actually got confused which one to get.
  • It’s semi-permanent so it washes off with each shampoo. That’s good because you can be adventurous but you don’t have to commit for a long time.

Downside? It stains. I can’t remove product droplet stains from my sink. It also bleeds so don’t wear your good clothes when your hair is wet. There is also no kit so you need to provide your own gloves, cape, and shower cap.

Manic Panic is available from numerous sellers on Shopee at varying prices. I got mine for P650.

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  • Reply Bianne February 7, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Bagay sayo Ms. Wendy! mgnda tlga yan manic panic kaso lang medyo pricey talga. usually black dpat ginagamit na damit yung pambhay lang o dina sinusuot.

    • Reply animetric February 7, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      Yun presyo niya anywhere from P500 to P1,000+ sa Shopee! Sa States naman US$13.99 to US$17.99.

  • Reply Jennifer February 7, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Nice color maam rowena .. Bagay po sa inyo

    • Reply animetric February 7, 2018 at 2:41 pm


  • Reply Louise February 7, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Ms. Rowena the hints of berry tones look fab on you, May i suggest to try out Artic Fox in the future. I tried a dozen brands na including manic panic but I keep coming back to it. (I feel the colors stick better and longer-but thats just me). Their colors you can mix with your favorite conditioner for that temporary color boost+treatment in 1

    • Reply animetric February 7, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks for the tip! Will try to find Arctic Fox and try it. 🙂

  • Reply Andie Yey February 7, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    I’m so tempted to get green now!!!!

    • Reply animetric February 7, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      Go go, it’s actually good for the hair lol!

  • Reply Michele de Guia Ereño February 7, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    When I saw it is Hot Pink, I thought it’s gonna turn out that color on your hair. It turn out so nice and the color suits you perfectly.

  • Reply Luz Soriano February 8, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Nice color Ms. Ro prang gusto ko din nyan ma try sana meron copper gold blonde

  • Reply B February 8, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Wala ata silang blonde variant? I want sana!

    • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei February 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      They have a lot of anime colors lol. Not sure about blonde. Pero ganda nito nakakalambot ng buhok and zero fumes.

  • Reply Ana Liza Benetua February 8, 2018 at 11:32 am

    I love this hair color that you used. It looks awesome on you. Thanks for reminders on how to use this!!!

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei February 10, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks! Next I will try Manic Panic’s competitors, Arctic Fox and Iroiro.

  • Reply Stephanie February 21, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Wow…bagay sayo ate natry q na din manic panic once kc bnenthan kmi ng anak ng boss q kc may online shop xa and its good nman po.

  • Reply Madz | Mommy N' More March 1, 2018 at 9:37 am

    You look great! This is he first time I’ve seen Manic Panic on unbleached hair and I’m pleasantly surprised that it’s vibrant yet not over the top. Well, I have cousins who use this so I usually see bright streaks of pink, purple and red. But this is really nice, subtle yet visible.

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