Use Manic Panic
Try: http://www.manicpanic.biz/store/p/84-Vampire-Red-Classic-Cream-Formula.aspx or one of the other lighter reds. You can see the swatched on the MP website.
- You can use it right out of the Manic Panic jar.
- It gradually fades with each shampoo.
- You have the option to bleach first or not. It's up to you, but if you buy a strong red, you will be fine.
How to use Manic Panic to dip-dye your hair:
- Divide hair into two or four low ponytails and fasten each one with an elastic. The thicker your hair, the more ponytails you’ll want in order to ensure you don’t leave out any random pieces of hair.
- If you don’t want to dye anywhere close to your face, clip up the front section of your hair.
- Put on gloves if you want to avoid getting stains on your fingers.
- Working with one ponytail at a time, start at the bottom and smother it with dye. You want your ends to be the brightest and most vibrant so start there. That way, that dye will be soaking into your ends the longest.
- Using a clean hand, grab your hair where you want to start the transition from your natural hue tone. Begin to
twist that chunk of hair with your hands, squeezing and turning it to blend the color. If you don’t follow this step, a harsh line like can happen.
- Continue to twist repeatedly over that same spot. You want to keep going over the one “transition area” until there is a nice subtle blend from your natural hair to the pink dye.
- Repeat on the rest of the ponytails, making sure the transition hits at the same level on each.
- Once you’re done blending, individually wrap each ponytail in tinfoil. For a stronger color, leave the dye in for 45 minutes. If you want something a little more subtle, 10 to 15 minutes will do the trick.
- Wash it out, until no more color will leak into the shower.
If you don't get the color you want, repeat the process.