These 10 Pink Hair Dyes Keep The Process Simple And Clean

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So you've decided you want pink hair, but you don't want to shell out the expense of getting your hair professionally dyed. The good news is, there are a lot great products you can use at home! We've reviews the most popular home hair dyes to help you choose the one that is prefect for you.

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How We Reviewed

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We looked for the highest-rated dyes to give you vibrant pink hair without causing damage. Preference was given to products that have no animal products or chemicals such as ammonia, peroxide, phthalates, parabens, or Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), which can damage hair or irritate skin.


Overall Price Range

The amount of hair you have will affect how much dye you need if you intend on dying your entire head of hair pink. You may need more than one package if you have long, thick hair. In general, you can get a head of pink hair by spending $8-$20.


What We Reviewed

  • Artic Fox Virgin Pink
  • Good Dye Young Ex-Girl Pink
  • Special Effects Atomic Pink
  • Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink
  • IGK Foamo MOON ROCK Holographic Hair Foam
  • Jerome Russell Punky Color Cream Flamingo Pink
  • Joico Intensity Soft Pink
  • L'Oreal Paris Hair Color Colorista 1-Day Spray, Hot Pink
  • Crazy Color Semi Permanent Hair Colour Dyes by Renbow- Pinkissimo
  • Pravana Chromasilk Vivids Pink

Artic Fox Virgin Pink

Description

If you're looking for a vibrant tropical pink hair color that is 100% vegan with no animal by-products or harmful chemicals, then the Artic Fox Virgin pink is the perfect dye for achieving the color you're craving without damaging your hair. With no ammonia, peroxide, ethyl alcohol, or PPD, this semi-permanent dye includes a conditioner that will leave your tresses silky and manageable.

It provides a deep magenta color on light brown hair, although you will get the brightest results on pre-lightened hair. It provides a long lasting color with minimal smearing and a pleasant scent.

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Good Dye Young Ex-Girl Pink

Description

Good Dye Young is another great vegan hair color brand. In fact, it is PETA approved and won a Libby Award for Best Vegan Hair Dye. It is free of ammonia, PPD and formaldehyde and includes botanical ingredients such as nourishing sunflower and soothing bergamot oil to give it a pleasant scent. This is a great cruelty-free product made in the USA.

The Ex-Girl Pink shade will give you long-lasting bright pink hair.

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Special Effects Atomic Pink

Description

Special Effects is one of the most popular brands for those seeking long-lasting bright color. This is another vegan-friendly and cruelty-free option, with products that are not tested on animals. Their formula is no-drip to reduce mess and conditions your hair as it colors.

The Atomic Pink is a semi-permanent shade that will give you bright pink hair for up to six weeks, although many users report that the color can last months. To increase the vibrancy of the color, and to make it longer-lasting, use on pre-lightened hair and increase the processing time.

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​Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink

Description

Manic Panic is a brand that has been around for decades and still retains its nostalgic popularity. Their cruelty-free vegan formula is PETA-accredited and contains no PPD, ammonia, paraben, or phthalates.

The Cotton Candy Pink shade will give you cool-toned, bright pink hair that is black light sensitive. It works best on pre-lightened hair with a long processing time. This semi-permanent dye usually lasts only 4-6 weeks, and lightens noticeably after the first few washes. That makes it a great choice to try out a wild new color without making a long-term commitment.

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​IGK Foamo MOON ROCK Holographic Hair Foam

Description

If you're looking to get pink hair for only a few days, the IGK Foamo may be the product for you. Although it is one of the more expensive options, it is unique in that it creates a holographic, glitter-infused color. The iridescent Moon Rock shade shifts from pink to teal as your hair moves in the light.

This easy-to-apply foam contains vitamin-rich blue sea kelp and washes out easily with shampoo. It is great to use for a party or event, or if you want to experiment with fun colors without the commitment.

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​Jerome Russell Punky Color Cream Flamingo Pink

Description

Punky Color is another popular brand that has been around for decades, and it can easily be found at most beauty supply stores. Their cruelty-free semi-permanent colors tend to last longer than Manic Panic, usually staying vibrant for well over a month, and fades nicely to a paler shade. The thick formula has a pleasant, grape-like scent, but it does have a tendency to stain and bleed despite what the manufacturer claims.

The Flamingo Pink is a perfect shade if you want hot pink hair. The dye is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way to create long-lasting, vibrant color. Be advised that with some hair types it will not fully wash out, so this product is best used by those who intend commit to maintaining pink hair long term.

Where to Buy

​Joico Intensity Soft Pink

Description

Joico is a salon-exclusive brand used by professional stylists, so if you're an at-home user, you will need to purchase it online. It is well worth the effort, though, since it provides intense color while actually reconstructing your hair, leaving it shiny and healthy-looking. This semi-permanent color has a pleasant scent and lasts from 5 to 20 shampoos, will not stain your skin or shower, and fades beautifully into paler shades.

Joico offers a more limited selection of colors than some other brands. The Soft Pink is a beautiful pale pink shade, but they make two other pink shades if you're looking more for magenta or bright pink hair.

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​L'Oreal Paris Hair Color Colorista 1-Day Spray, Hot Pink

Description

If you'd like to experiment with pink hair without the commitment, the L'Oreal Colorista is a great option. You can achieve vivid color without having to pre-lighten your hair and then wash it out easily with shampoo. The product contains no ammonia or peroxide, and it is easy to use—just spray on your hair and let it dry. Be sure to let it dry fully, as it can rub off on skin or clothing.

The Hot Pink shade will be the brightest on light colored hair, but will show up even over dark hair. They offer several shades, so it is a great choice for experimenting with to find your perfect shade of pink hair.

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​Crazy Color Semi Permanent Hair Colour Dyes by Renbow-Pinkissimo

Description

Renbow's Crazy Color semi-permanent dyes have been a cult favorite for decades. Their vibrant colors last up to 8 washes. As with other brightly colored dyes, you will get the most intense results on pre-lightened hair, but Renbow's dyes are pigmented enough to add a tint to even dark shades.

The Pinkissimo shade will give you bright, magenta pink hair, and is their brightest, darkest pink. They do have two additional shades if you're looking for that paler pastel pink look. It fades beautifully and doesn't linger so it is a great choice for experimenting with different shades.

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​Pravana Chromasilk Vivids Pink

Description

If you want long-lasting salon-quality color, Pravana Chromasilk is the option for you. This award-winning dye claims to be semi-permanent, but it will last longer than anything else on this list. In fact, you will probably only need to touch up your roots to maintain the vibrancy of your pink hair. It contains no peroxide, paraben or phthalates and is not tested on animals. Plus, Pravana's proprietary blend of silk and keratin amino acids will leave your hair strong and shiny.

Pravana offers a wide variety of colors to choose from, including five shades of pink. It does stain skin and clothing easily, especially during the first wash, so don't forget the gloves and Vaseline to avoid ending up with pink skin.

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​The Verdict

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If you want long-lasting, salon-quality color, Pravada Chromasilk is the clear winner. If you are just looking to play around with having pink hair without making a long-term commitment, Manic Panic, Joico, or the Renbow Crazy Color are great options.

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