Q. Are bright Semi-Permanent colors more damaging than "traditional" hair dye?
A. Splat Semi-Permanent color is peroxide free and only has depositing capabilities. Splat color does not and cannot lift your existing color as there is no oxidative agent.
If your hair is already in a compromised position to begin with and you add Splat, a bright color, it could magnify already existing damage that might have occurred during the bleaching process.
Q. What is a good way to prevent the color from getting on my skin and staining it?
A. Apply Vaseline around the hairline, forehead, and on the ears. Wear protective gloves.
Q. Do you have to bleach your hair before using Splat?
A. No. Bleaching hair will provide deep vibrant colors that will last much longer. Non-bleached hair will have a very subtle hint of color and will fade very quickly.
Q. If I don't use the bleach and just use the color, can I expect the color to last as long?
A. No, the color will be subtle and will wash off fairly quickly.
Q. What Colors work best on unbleached hair?
A. Our Midnight series of colors are formulated with micro pigments to deliver rich velvety color, which is visible on brunettes. We recommend a Medium blonde as starting level. The darker your hair color the less intense the results will be. If your hair is darker than a Medium Blonde the color provides a tonal effect giving you more of a jewel tone.
Q. How can I prevent the color from bleeding onto my clothes, skin, and bed sheets?
A. Use a hair dresser's cape or towel to protect clothing and counter tops. Use Vaseline on forehead and ears to protect from staining. Make sure hair is completely dry before going to bed.
Q. I got some of the dye on my skin. What should I do?
A. Stains on your skin: Use a non-gel toothpaste and a damp washcloth, scrub stains for about 5 minutes rinse and repeat as needed.
- Mix baking soda and dish soap together, using a damp washcloth, scrub stains for 5 minutes, rinse and repeat as needed.
- Use baby wipes on your face, hands, neck and ears. Rub the stains till the wipe no longer has moisture in it.
- Use an exfoliating scrub to wash your hands
Q. I accidentally got some of the dye on my counter top. What should I do?
A. Use a solvent such as rubbing alcohol to remove stains. Mix alcohol with shampoo and let the mixture remain on the area for at least 5-10 minutes, then scrub the area after 10 minutes. If stain is not completely gone, repeat process.
Q. Why should I avoid getting the bleach on my scalp?
A. Bleach is irritating to skin and the scalp is a very sensitive area.
Q. Do I use both the bleach and peroxide?
A. For vibrant, long-lasting color, yes.
Q. What makes Splat so different than the other competitors' wild hair colors?
A. Splat colors last much longer and are very vibrant. We are the only color on the market that lasts 6 weeks or longer.
Q. I'm only streaking my hair with the Splat color, so what should I do to avoid the color from getting on other parts of my hair?
A. Apply Splat with foils and after the hair is coated with Splat color, close the foil and go onto the next section of hair to be streaked.
Q. Why should I wear a shower cap over my processing hair and apply low heat on it?
A. The shower cap keeps in body and allows for better penetration of color. Also, the cap keeps the body heat even from root through end.
Q. Are these colors more damaging than regular hair dye?
A. No, however, the bleaching process can be damaging.
Q. What color will my hair be after the Splat has been in for 6 weeks?
A. Splat colors may not completely wash out of the hair after 6 weeks. We have many customers notify us that their color has been in for many months and they are happy to have a color last that long. Once Splat has completely faded from hair you will be left with the bleached color you had before applying the Splat color. A slight tint from the color can also be left on the hair.
Q. How do I go back to my normal color after using Splat?
A. You will have to re-color with a color similar to your natural color. Use a color filler and do not process for longer than 5 minutes on your previously processed hair.
Q. What can I do to make the color last longer and stay more vibrant?
A. The less you wash it the longer the color will last. Stay away from swimming. Make sure your hair bleached up to the pale blonde stage and is completely dry before applying the Splat color.
Q. I like to keep my hair wild colors all the time. Why can't I find wild colors in a permanent dye?
A. Permanent dyes are not as vibrant as direct dyes, so companies don't make them this way.
Q. Can I use Splat if I'm pregnant?
A. Always consult with your doctor when applying any chemical to your hair.
Q. Why won't Color Oops work on Splat?
A. Splat uses direct dyes. Color Oops cannot remove direct dyes.
Q. I just put in the color and realized it's not for me. Is there any way to get it out immediately?
A. The only way is to bleach the color out.
Q. How many boxes would you recommend long
A. For long hair we recommend two boxes.
Q. How do I get Splat Semi-Permanent color out of my hair?
A. When transitioning to a new color give yourself ample time and a realistic timeframe to achieve your desired look so that you can preserve your overall hair health.
Splat dyes are bright semi-permanent dye so it will not come out completely with just shampoo. Keep in mind that overall texture, condition of the hair and even the type of minerals found in your water impact if and how your hair takes in color and how it releases it. Here are some steps to help speed up color fading process.
Use a clarifying shampoo and mix it with equal parts of backing soda and let sit for 30 minutes, focus on placing it on the color and not ALL over the hair.
Crush Vitamin C tablets and later into a clarifying shampoo and wash, focusing on the hair that has color – lightly “scrub” the hair.
Please be aware that these recommendations can be drying to the hair, so we also recommend you condition your hair every time and if desired do conditioning treatments at home.
*Bleaching if not done properly can push color further into the hair cuticle.
Disclaimer: In some cases, our semi-permanent color can last longer than 4-6 weeks due to its high pigment load. Every individuals texture, porosity and color history and hair care routine can contribute to color retention.