July 15th, 2020 @ 11:28 pm
since i’ve only used lunar tides hair dye once, i guess it’s unfair of me to only complain about it… BUT after watching tons of videos before committing to buying 4 jars of it, i expected the most glorious dye experience EVARRRRRR.
let me just tell you what went wrong here.
(i don’t want to offend the makers, either. they’re doing a great job! it’s just not for me…)
1. i don’t know why, but the side i dye my hair green on (i have split green/black hair) – i broke out into like 16 small whiteheads behind my ear where the dye was sitting near the roots. this has never happened to be before with any other dyes over the years. i’m assuming it may have been sunflower oil? either way, probably just a ME issue. it did NOT happen on the black side, and i hadn’t dyed that side at all during this session.
2. the fragrance.
every youtuber was like “OMG BEST SMELL EVARRRRR”! i got so hyped…
it smells like the deep conditioner that comes with drugstore box dye… yuck. i was actually super pissed for the next few days because i couldn’t get the smell out of my hair. i rarely used the deep conditioner that comes with box dye when i was actually using box dye. it’s especially terrible compared to the grapealicious smelling arctic fox dye.
3. the rinsing
it was like neverending dye falling out during rinsing. this is the main reason i love arctic fox… barely any comes out when you rinse.
i’d also just like to point out here, that one chick on youtube was all “arctic fox bleeds all over my pillow cases” and i think she also mentioned the dyes bleeding on shirts… i’ve been using AF for two years and that has NEVER happened to me. i’ve also mainly only used dark colours, so i don’t know why she had that issue (i mainly use black, black/green mixed, dark blue, dark purple, dark purple/black). maybe she didn’t rinse properly?
i give it 3 out of 5 stars
– the colour was beautiful (positive)
– came in a jar (positive)
– company is woman-run (positive)
– the smell (negative)
– the dye running (negative)
on the positive side, i really liked one of the colours i bought. i did the dark teal over faded green hair and it came out beautiful. the fading is nice, too.
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i’d also just like to bitch openly about the other two hair colours i habitually use:
manic panic and arctic fox.
a) the last few jars i purchased from ricky’s (RIP) stores – the dyes must been old. they smelled weird, and barely worked (specifically i remember voodoo blue smelling like straight up band-aids – more than one jar over time, too, and mystic heather smelling like stale dye). i have been using MP for YEARS and only came across them being like that via ricky’s stores. i dunno wtf the deal was…
b) i can’t stand celebrities they endorse. like, you made it so many years without selling out, suddenly we’re showcasing kylie jenner? FOH.
c) they need more colors.
a) bottles vs. jars – i haaaaaaaaaaate bottles of dye vs being in the jar. if arctic fox were in jars, they’d be my go-to.
b) when AF dye sits, it gets like, solid-ish? i have to run it under hot water for it to come out of the bottle cap sometimes. i find that horribly annoying.
c) i wish they had more color options. i can and do create custom mixes, but i’d rather just have them done for me.
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anyways, i hope this honest saga in “fashion” hair dye helps SOMEBODY out there.