Rated 3.68 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Deep and long lasting color
I've used many different semi permanent colorful dyes over the years and this is definitely the deepest and most intense color deposit I've come across. I have naturally blonde hair at about a level 7 that's been lifted to a level 8. I was actually trying for a less intense color so I only left the dye on for 20 minutes, but this color is STRONG and left my hair a darkkkk purple that made my hair look like I had put purple over a dark brown. I ended up bleaching my roots/about 3 inches down so the blonde was visible again because I'm a committed blonde, which wasn't apparent at all with how dark this dye turned out. It's been 6 weeks and I've washed my hair (with a cleansing conditioner exclusively) probably 20 times and the color has definitely faded but it is still VERY much purple and with the fading I've actually reached the color and intensity I initially wanted.
Pros: -smells great, fruity and reminiscent of artificial grape, doesn't smell like typical hair dye at all, grape smell lasted for a few days
-quick results (can be washed out within 20 minutes)
-doesn't bleed out in the shower (after the initial two or three washes)
-doesn't stain clothing or towels when wet
-leaves hair feeling soft and conditioned
Cons: -very messy application, the slightest touch will stain skin/counters/anything encountered
-stained shower floor and walls on initial rinse
-might be darker than anticipated
This is a great product if you're looking for an intense color deposit that will last longer than some other brands. If you're looking for a lighter color, I recommend mixing dye with a white conditioner before applying to hair.
I've attached three images- my initial level of blonde, directly after dye deposit, and now-6 weeks later- with blonde roots and color fade after ~20 times cowashing.
Most Helpful Critical Review I mean... sure
I used this product in turquoise 2 weeks ago for homecoming.. cause yknow.. school spirit. Anyway.. I've used this product before in the pink and purple but just on my ends. I decided to be adventurous and use the turquoise all over my hair. The color was great! The only problem I have is.. it won't come out. It has faded to this light green and I've tried all sorts of things to get it out from anti-dandruff shampoo to vitamin c tablets. If you are looking for something that will last a while and you don't mind the fading.. get this. But if you are looking for something to last maybe a week.. just don't do it with the turquoise. ALSO! If you have thicker/longer hair you may want to get a couple jars because I only purchased one and barely had enough. Good luck on your hair adventure.
Reviewed by 1583 customers Seriously not great
Kylie from Lansing, Mi
I never write reviews on products, or anything for that matter, but I was so disappointed with this that I felt like others should know before putting it on their hair. I have used this product twice now, among many other semi permanent dyes. Both times I was attempting to touch up my already deep purple hair and thought it would be easier to buy this product for an easy touch up. Not only does it stain everything but the violet is actually like a deep blue? My entire bathroom was covered in blue despite the cleaning I've done. I left the dye on for half the time since the last time I used the purple it turned my hair completely black. Once again after rinsing for over 45 minutes and still leaching dye all over my pillow at night, my hair turned out completely black. So not only does this product stain everything you own, the color they have advertised is not the color it actually was and once I figured that out it was already in my hair, AND both times I have used this product in two different shades it turns my hair completely black. I read another review that said use literally anything else instead, and I couldn't agree more.
DO NOT USE
Bella from California
This dye literally gets on EVERYTHING. Practically everything in my house is stained with this coloring, no matter how much bleach I used. It's not worth it. It's a total nightmare, please use something else!
Don't buy the pink !
Colormom from NY
The purple is pretty decent. The pink is terrible ! Takes so much to get coverage and then washes right out no color payoff ! Waste of money !
Absolutely horrible, go with literally any other brand
Kit from Maine
I cannot believe how horrible this dye is. I have used every semi permanent dye under the sun- manic panic, arctic fox, lime crime, you name it I've tried it. I am used to the amount of staining that happens, and generally at least with all of these brands, I know what to expect. I thought Punky would be the same sort of bag, but MAN was I wrong. This product is a nightmare to use. Applying wasn't too bad, but the rinse out was a horror show- My entire shower is irredeemably stained despite how much bleach and scrubbing I've put in, when i first started the rinse in the shower I literally screamed it was so much more of a mess than any other dye I've used. Even after using coconut oil around my hair line and VERY carefully rinsing out by directing the spray, I have streaks down my face of color that will NOT leave despite using facial scrubs and acetone. My hair is still dripping out the color and staining despite a 30 minute shower (most of it trying to scrub out the walls) and a fearful shampooing. The color in my actual hair isn't so bad right now, its faded quite a bit but that might be because I spent so much time trying to scrub it out of my skin. I can't understand what they do to their formula to make it so much worse than other semi brands, because I really thought they would be more or less the same. TLDR; literally try any other semi permanent brand. The formula they are working with is a nightmare.
Loved the color.. you can see it so clearly..
Mo from GR
Bee from Montana
Color is great and vibrant, but it stains literally everything. I used the red and black. It dyed my bathtub bright blue and my entire body is blue now. I understand that some staining is inherent with any hair dye, but this was way too much.
Good color, stains everything.
Chris from Missouri
I bought this cause a friend recommended it to me, so I went out and bought the black color. Putting it in was fine, but rinsing it was horrible. It stained my tub purple/blue two times since i've rinsed it twice already and it's still not clear. Even running my hands through my hair turns my fingers blue. I also noticed my face turning blue just cause i'm laying down on my hair. :/
Erin from Minneapolis
I've found the violet doesn't really last very long, but I've also used the turquoise and it looked super pretty and lasted super long and it's my go to.
Mom of teens from Reading, Pa
We bleached before use. The color took nicely and is vibrant. We left it on for about 45 minutes.
Permanently stained my bathtub!
MegD from MA
This product stained my sink and tub beyond repair, and even after my hair dried the color continued to transfer and stain anything it touched. I even had a purple streak down my back from my ponytail! Shampooed my hair three times and it still ran and transferred everywhere. I wound up having to spend over five hours with a professional to salvage my hair. DO NOT BUY!!!
PUNKY COLOUR MIDNIGHT BLUE
Ana from Long Beach, CA
I bought this dye 2 days ago. I've been wanting a black blue shade. I bought this product because it's cruelty free. It smells great and I did like the shade it left. It left a dark blue shade....BUT! (There's a BUT!) I applied this product, left it on for about 30 minutes or so, after time was up, I went into the shower, used shampoo/conditioner, and it stained my bathtub. I got out of the shower and I let my hair air dry (I didn't use no hair dryer). I constantly straighten my hair. After a couple of hours of air drying, it was time to use my hair straightener (I always use heat protectant). As I started using my hair straightener, I noticed my hands and my fingernails were getting stained from the dye. The next day, after putting my hair up in a pointy-tail, there was a light shade of blue on my hands. I can't touch my hair without getting my hands stained from the dye. It's annoying! I recommend you look at YouTube videos and you will see people had a similar problem as I did! I wish I would have of seen those videos before buying this product. Also, this product bleeds every time you wash it.
The finished look is fine but the staining
Gabe25 from Frisco, TX
Ok so the color itself looks totally fine and I actually really like it (I got black), but if you rinse your head, lean your head backward, not forward. I learned that the hard way, it took like 30 minutes of scrubbing my face to get the black streaks off. My bathtub is stained as well and so is my neck. If it happens to you: a non-color protectant shampoo used in rotation with a face oil (I used cannabis seed oil from Nyx) and a standard face cleanser did the trick for me. I knew staining and transfer happened with any dye cuz I've dyed my hair a lot but this was EXCESSIVE.
SerSer from MD
I love how my hair turned out. I have medium almost dark brown hair with lots of white/grey. I didn't bleach and it's still an awesome dark purple, they greys look great but they do fade fast (as with any dye).
aaliyah from gilroy
My new favorite hair dye. Doesnt wash out fast and the color is very vibrant. It bleeds and stains like every other hair dye does so don't be surprised if the tub turns whatever color u dye your hair :+)
not what I expected/new formula?
vickycerr from Los Angeles
I bought this dye for the 3rd time in color Cotton Pink, only this time it was not pastely/cotton pink at ALL like the other times. This time I noticed the container itself had a new look, it use to be clear tube with black lid, now its white tube and grey tube. so you dnt see what you're in for. It left my hair a magenta/fuchsia color which is ok if you WANTED that to begin with!
No offense people, but
Nina from Seattle
almost all hair dye can leave stains if you're not careful. Lay down some newspaper or a towel down below you and around your sink, rinse out your hair a little longer with cold water after, and mix in conditioner with the dye to get your desired shade of purple. This dye gets you a vibrant color that lasts. What more can you really ask for? And for the love of God,
stop expecting hair products to smell like an apple fritter.
Will use all the time
Carlito from Minneapolis, MN
Okay, so I've always wanted to die my hair pink but didn't want permanent. This has been perfect for short term colorful hair. It's vibrant and fun. Definitely leave it in for the whole 30mins. I did the 15 minutes the first time and it basically washed out in 2 washes.
I have been using this product for seven years now.
Kara from St. Mary's, Maryland
I've used this product for 7 years now, from just dying my tips to dying my whole head. I absolutely love it.
I personally wouldn't buy it again
Britt from New Jersey
Totally stains everything. Only tinted dark hair (which im ok with) and it does smell weird. Water never ran clear, eventually just gave up.
Tip: if it happens to stain your tub (oil Trick didn't work) sprinkle oxy clean all over and let it sit. Came off nicely.
I needed to get the color out but.......
Mia from Florida
I dye my hair using the hair dye then use the shampoo, as up keep. I kinda needed it out though cause blue apparently blue isnt professional, but it's goodddd.
great semipermanent! vibrant colors
Liz from CA
I really like this dye ive used the red dye vermillion and it's very vibrant. It has a thick consistency so i reccomend gloves for application. I've never had serious staining problems but small areas the dye has come in contact with in the bathroom usually washes and fades out with time. Ive never dyed my hair with a semi permanent where it never fell on a surface so just prepping your sink with an old towel before you dye should help. this dye tends to come off skin with makeup removing face wash. overall will continue to buy it :)
WEEKS later and the color hardly has changed
Rainha from Arizona
I colored all of my hair with this and have done a few root touch ups and have been surprised with how well this product works. The price point is great and it's pretty simple to use. It's been weeks and the color is essentially the same as it was before. Be warned that every time you wash your hair though it looks like it's all coming out in the water.
Joi from Arizona
I have brown hair so that's probably why but I thought it would atleast leave a tint it did nothing at all. Like nothing. So if you have lighter hair or blonde maybe it'll work better
i wish zero stars were a thing
MJ from San Jose
I usually don't like to leave negative reviews, but after the experience I had last night with this dye, I had to warn others. Do. Not. Buy. This. ANYTHING is better than this mess. I bought this for my little cousin so I could dye his hair dark blue for spirit week and it was a disaster. When putting it in, it was fine. But when the dye came out, it went EVERYWHERE, completely stained my sink, hands, and skin. My poor little cousin was crying because it was starting to drip and get onto his skin everywhere. We spent an hour trying to get the dye off our skin and out of the sink. When I dried his hair and put him to bed, I thought it would be better in the morning. We were wrong. I got him up and his skin was blue AGAIN from his hair. This dye transfers like crazy into EVERYTHING. Stains and ruins. Wasn't worth the money, don't buy into it please. There's better dyes out there for you.
New favorite cool tone purple!
Dev from ID
I'm not sure what the others did with their hair; but mine is not transferring color at all. It barely dyed my hands a tint of purple while washing it out in the shower. It didn't stain my shower at all, but i have a stone tile and grout shower. I've got naturally dark strawberry blonde hair, sometimes it looks almost brown? It's ugly. This colored over it and gave me a nice dark purple on my roots. My hair was dyed black with bleached roots, it's grown out a bit so i have about 2 inches of natural root and about 3 or so inches of light bleached hair and then the rest to the ends is black. Think billie eilish. The bleached bits turned a very vibrant cool tone purple. It's almost neon. I scrubbed at my scalp with a light towel while my hair was wet after washing it to check for transfer and nothing transferred. It did rinse clear pretty quick for me. I was in a normal warm shower, so i didn't rinse with cole water. The smell is a little funky. If cheap grape candy isn't your thing, you may not like it. The conditioning aspect of this dye seems like it actually conditioned my hair. We'll see how long the color stays! Give it a shot! I'm not seeing all the negatives from other reviewers. I will 100% be buying this again. It's my favorite cool purple by far. 4 stars for the funky candy smell.