Feb 27, 2017

Lunar Tides : Evolution de la couleur dans le temps !

I come back with my second "changes over time" beauty post. The first one husked 3 hair dye from Manic Panic (that you can find here), and today we’re testing a new vegan hair color brand : Lunar Tides.

Just like the first time, I’ll show you pictures of my hair shampoos after shampoos. From the color of the first day to that obtained after 7 washes. (I didn’t go up to 10 this time because the color faded much faster)

First of all :

You must know that…

+ The color you get on your hair depends on the bleaching you have done beforehand. (Yellow to white)
+ The color reacts according to the nature of the hair itself
+ All semi-permanent hair color (brands) are not equal in terms of quality / pigments
+ Within the same brand, the colors can react differently on your hair (ex: fade more or less quickly)
+ The products you use for your hair can damage the color more or less quickly
+ Use cold water when you wash your hair

You’ll find lots of other tips for your hair colors or bleaching in the “Beauty” tab of the blog (“hair” section) and on my YouTube channel ;-)

Clarification : My roots (the first 8/10 centimeters) were bleached yellow and my lengths were white. So my hair color wasn’t uniform at all. So don’t be surprised to see that over the time the top of my hair turns yellow, it’s quite normal, it’s not the evolution of the color itself.

From roots to lengths: "Moonstone" - "Smokey Navy" and "Blue Velvet" [LUNAR TIDES]


As background, the "Gothic" look I had shot earlier this year match the pictures after 1 shampoo. My hair was still visibly blue although we can see that the color has faded a lot after the first wash. And then, there’s not much color left :-/

But it’s necessary to say that "Moonstone" is a pastel color, so it makes sense to see it disappear quickly. Especially on yellow roots, they appear faster than on white hair.
"Smokey Navy" is a kind of gray blue, not too dark either, so I didn’t expect it to last indefinitely on my hair.
The only very pigmented color in this trio (that can be seen the longer over shampoos) is the "Blue Velvet". But considering the intensity of its color at the start I am still surprised to see it faded so quickly !

In comparison there is no doubt, Lunar Tides is no match for Manic Panic.

On “pros” side, the colors are still beautiful with time. I can’t judge "Moonstone" because of my yellow roots (again ^^) but the other two turn into a violet / lilac. I found it cute personally. It doesn’t get ugly as with other hair dye. And this is an important point for me who don’t want to re-dye my hair too often. I like to let my color ages and slowly go through various shades over the shampoos.


I think the result would have been less ugly on hair bleached uniformly. I will therefore retry this gradient blue a second time to give me a final opinion ;-)

But overall, I'm disappointed with the speed the colors fade. In comparison with Manic Panic, Lunar Tides hair dye last MUCH LESS longer. The first shampoo already seems too aggressive on the color. It’s a shame.

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  1. It's too bad you had this result. I love this brand and everything else disappoints me. My color lasts for months and I always have to use a color remover to get it out to switch looks. I never bother to wash with cold water or use specifically color safe shampoos either.

    1. Yes I know, it's too bad :-/ But I'm glad to here that it's a success for some people. Each hair is different, what's good for me may not be good for you and vice versa.


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