Hello beautiful people! Today’s video is a recently requested Best Gothic Hair Dye Brands. I talk about my favorite brands and my personal experience with each one as well as share past hair colors of mine. I talk about how I maintain my color with hair dye at home, what worked for me and what hasn’t worked as well. If you’re looking for the PERFECT shade of black with blue or purple undertones, I mention several, too.
Gothic Hair Dye Brands Video
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Best Gothic Hair Dye Brands
- Pravana – Click Here to Buy from Amazon or Image Beauty
- Manic Panic – Click Here to Buy from Amazon or Manic Panic
- Pulp Riot Hair Color – Click Here to Buy from Amazon or Image Beauty
- Adore Hair Color – Click Here to Buy from Amazon or Walmart
- Good Dye Young – Click Here to Buy from Sephora or Good Dye Young
- Punky Color – Click Here to Buy from Amazon or Ulta
- Lunar Tides – Click Here to Buy from Lunar Tides or Etsy
How I Currently Maintain My Hair
Right now I use either Lime Crime Hair Conditioner or Manic Panic to maintain my hair color in between salon visits. I purchased the Lime Crime when it was on sale for around $11, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. It does a decent job, but I still prefer Manic Panic!
Prior to 2020, I was a person who went to the salon every 6 weeks for a trim. I would get professional color done whenever I felt it necessary but spent a lot of time maintaining at home in between visits. Because of 2020 being what it is, I had to stop going to see Cliff at iStyle (who is amazing and I adore) and have went once to my friend Tania’s salon, House of Stylists. See why here. They are both insanely talented stylists, they’re both amazing with hair extensions and curly hair, which can be tricky to find.
Top 5 Favorite Hair Masks
- Neuma neuMoisture Intensive Masque
- IGK Antisocial Overnight Bond Building Dry Hair Mask
- Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock
- Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector
- Amika Soul Food Nourishing Hair Mask
I love to put my hair in loose braids after spraying on my IGK Antisocial Overnight Bond Building Dry Hair Mask. I use Neuma neuMoisture Intensive Masque twice a month for deep moisture. I use Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock every other time I wash my hair. I use Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector after I bleach or lighten my hair, or if I’ve done excessive heat styling. Until I got hooked on Neuma, I was using Amika Soul Food Nourishing Hair Mask twice a month. Both are great!
How to Make Hair Color Last Longer
If you’re looking to make your hair color last longer, there are several things I recommend doing. First, unless you have very oily hair, I do not recommend washing your hair every day. I wash my hair every 5 to 7 days and use dry shampoo in between if I need it. Second, use color safe shampoos and conditioners. Third, don’t heat style your hair every day. Heat will fade your color.
I also see great success using Pravana Chromasilk Vivids as my ‘base’ when DIY’ing my color at home. If I primarily use Pravana dye and then adjust the hue with Manic Panic to get it to the right shade that I want, I end up with longer lasting results than if I just use Manic Panic on its own.
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A Razzak Mahmud says
Very informative content.
Dana Rodriguez says
I have used Manic Panic and I really like it.
Priscilla Lesage says
Thank you for Sharing Information…
People are oblivious to the fact that fast hair growth shampoos (obviously without any sulfates, parabens or DEA) are a thing. Persons can now achieve longer hair and experience more options. For sure worth checking out.
If you’re dealing with alopecia, damaged hair, avoiding skin disorders, fast hair growth, hair and scalp health more often than not, almost the same thoughts come to mind.
As a rule of thumb, you have to avoid hair products and treatments that use chemicals like parabens, DEA or sulfates.
What is healthy for your hair is beneficial for your skin as well.
For obvious reasons your content here hits the nail in the head for various reasons. It avoids the usual mistakes and pitfalls most fall into- getting horrible alternatives. Keep up the great content!
Pulp Riot gets a big thumbs up from me. My colorist came to do color on my front porch and brought a few tubes of that with her to experiment with. She’d been an Aveda-exclusive colorist for years, but she left them so that she could service her clients outside, at their homes. I pulled my office chair outside and covered it in a hefty bag and we both wore masks on a breezy day. Then I went inside to wash it out myself. It’s not the full service of the old days, but it got the job done. She used the Pulp Riot permanent red, and then did a second color service with the semi-perm pink and purple mixed together to gloss over the red with a magenta. The end result totally reminded me of early 90s Strawberry Shortcake cartoons — super vivid. The red grabbed onto my grays well too.
Do you ever use pulp riot? Gawd the colors… I have used them for years!!!