Manic Panic on Unbleached Hair (Purple Haze + Enchanted Forest)

Want to dye your hair a crazy color for the summer but don’t want to bleach it? No problem! Manic Panic has several colors that work amazingly on darker, unbleached hair colors.

According to, if your hair color is from a Level 3 (dark brown) – Level 7 (Golden Brown) you can get the best results by using these colors:



  • After Midnight®
  • Shocking™ Blue


Enchanted Forest™

  • Green Envy™


  • Infra™ Red
  • Vampire™ Red


  • Purple Haze®


  • Hot Hot™ Pink

Jet Black:

  • Raven™

P.S. the darker your hair is, the less vibrant the color will be. Also, blue dyes may turn green on your hair.

I tested two of Manic Panic’s recommended colors for dark unbleached hair on my hair. My hair had been lightened (NOT BLEACHED) by a lightener to around a level 6.

My hair before:

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My hair after dying it with Manic Panic Enchanted Forest™

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This is an amazing color ! extremely vibrant and beautiful and also the color lasted for over 4 weeks!!

Surprisingly the ends of my hair were able to turn into a soft pastel green

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Overall Rating: ★★★★★

The second color I tried was Manic Panic Purple Haze®.


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2 Washes After:

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It turned RED. Only after 2 washes!!! I don’t know if thats how quick the color fades or if I just got a fake product (since I ordered it from an online store). Also, the colors texture was really different from Enchanted Forest’s – it was more thick and didn’t go on so easily. I wouldn’t recommend this for dark hair. I later tried the color on bleached hair and it was much more vibrant but still faded really fast.

Overall Rating: ★★★


You can buy these hair colors at

Want to know another way to dye your dark hair purple? Read my review on Syoss Velvet Violet Hair Dye

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