February 1, 2012

Splat Washables in Electric Blue, Hot 4 Pink, Purple Swag, Totally Red -- pics, swatches, review

Hello, Beautiful!

Some of you know I have electric navy blue highlights on the underside of my brown hair. I'm not afraid of color in my hair, and I think it can be a really fun way to change your look. However, bleaching the hair and getting it dyed is a serious commitment. Some people would love to try out color in their hair but may not want that commitment. Well guess what? Splat has come up with a great line of Washables for color that comes out when you shampoo! Now before you think these are just like those colored gels you see around Halloween, think again! I'll explain everything in my review at the end of this post.

Check out my pics, swatches, stats, and review...

Splat Washables
Shades: Purple Swag, Totally Red, Electric Blue, Hot 4 Pink
Continue scrolling down to see more photos of each individual shade.


Application Brush:



All four shades in my hair:


Then I braided all the shades together:







Splat Washables

Shade: Hot 4 Pink


 

 



 













Splat Washables

Shade: Purple Swag

  

  


 








Splat Washables

Shade: Totally Red


 

 



 












Splat Washables

Shade: Electric Blue


 

 



 










Splat Washables PRO's & CON's:
PRO's: no commitment, easy to use, shows up even on darker hair colors without the need to bleach, doesn't dry hard!
CON's: ?

Basic Stats for Splat Washables:
Formula: liquid-gel
Wear: washes out when you shampoo
Coverage: buildable; varies depending on natural hair color
Shade Info: currently available in 4 shades
Cost/Availability: $7 to $8 per box, depending where you shop (1.5 fl oz full size). Available at most drugstore locations, like CVS, Rite-Aid, and even Drugstore.com 
Packaging: squeeze top, pop-open top, brush-wand applicator
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Kisses!


Formula:
I'm calling this a liquid-gel, but it's not a gel in the sense you're thinking. It does NOT dry hard like those cheapo hair colors you see around Halloween time. It dries soft, just like your hair!

Wear:
Washes out in the shower when you shampoo.

Coverage:
You control how intense or mild the color is; you can build the color up or blend it out easily. I have darker brown hair, although in the photos it's shown on the top parts of my hair which have some left over highlights; it still showed up well on my dark hair. It shows up better on blonde hair, which my 6 year old son has and he loved to use these.

Shade Info:
Currently available in the 4 shades shown in this post. I'd love to see a green and teal option in the future too, and I'm sure they are coming. The Hot 4 Pink shade had shimmer in it! And I've been told these glow under black light, but I haven't tried that out.

Cost/Availability:
$7 to $8 per box, depending where you shop (1 fl oz full size). Available at most drugstore locations, like CVS, Rite-Aid, and even Drugstore.com

Packaging:
Squeeze tube with pop-open top and a brush-wand applicator. The applicator reminds me of a jumbo mascara wand.

Splat Washables Review:
The Splat Washables are such an easy way to add color to your hair. They are so easy that my 6 year old son was able to color his hair without my help. He did red and blue after making his mohawk, saying it was his
"police mohawk", lol.

You can use the included brush-wand applicator, which is great for applying streaks or if you have shorter hair, but you can also use your hands. You'll for sure want to use your hands if you are going to do all-over color. Your hands will get messy, of course, but it washes off easily. You could use gloves too, if you prefer.

I was shocked to see the colors show up on my hair. Normally colors do not show up on dark hair unless you bleach/lighten first. Not the case with these; they will work on every hair color. Of course the colors weren't as intense on me as they were on my son's light blonde hair, but the point is I didn't need to bleach my hair out first in order to see color in my hair.

Another thing that really shocked me is that fact that this product did not dry hard! In all the photos the hair color is still semi-wet (I was too lazy to pull out my blow dryer), but I can promise you they dry just like your normal hair. That's a refreshing change from those cheapo gel colors you see around Halloween time, which dry rock hard and act as stiff hair gel.

Splat Washables are a wonderful option for anyone who likes to rock out on the weekends, but needs to look professional for their 9 to 5 job. It's great if you want to go colorful for a concert or other event. It's great for kids who are bugging you to dye their hair but you don't want to damage their hair by bleaching. It's also great for those thinking of getting their hair colored professionally and want to try out the look first. Fun to play with a mix of colors too! I loved how it looked when I braided the colors together! It's affordable and depending on how much you use, one tube will last a decent amount of time.

Overall, yes, I would recommend these!!

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of these hair colors? Have you tried them or are them on your wish list? What color would you buy? Discuss in the comments below.

174 comments:

Joanne said...

Do they wash out if they get wet or do they just wash out with shampoo? I want to try it out but I'm just concerned if I go out with them and what if it suddenly rained. lol. :))

Beauty Make Up Addict said...

Great post this looks so cooL.
Nice pics by the way.


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Nail Polish said...

I think I am going to have to try these out. I have dark brown hair and having to bleach over and over again is a pain.

All Things Shiny said...

I might be showing my age here, but this looks alot like the hair mascaras i used back in the 90's. They were great and i loved them, so its great to see them making a return :)

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Joanne: I'm not sure of they hold up in rain or not, as I haven't been in that situation with these. I do know you need shampoo to fully get the color out. I would say if it rains bring an umbrella lol.

carmen said...

i think i fall in love

Poemas said...

Me gusta mucho el rojo. Muy llamativo.

Swarnali said...

wow...this product is amazing...great review :)

Karma Devyne said...

As always, your posts makes me want these things lol

Pink Tattoo said...

nice pictures and a great review! color streaks and colored hair tips are very popular right now. i love the braid you did. That is something that would be very easy, but look amazing!

Debbi said...

These are great! I absolutely LOVE how you braided the colors together.

ZatZ said...

WOW!!! i love the purple!!!!

Danish said...

I loove this brand.
I had my hair pink/blue with this brand for like the longest!!

Since you like dying your hair, you should totally check out Special Effects Hair Dye. AMAZING!

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Danish: I have heard the Special Effects hair dye is a great at-home option. I've been going to the salon to get blue in my hair, but I wanted to cut costs in my budget due to my unplanned surgery, so I decided to do the blue at home. I use the same brand she uses in the salon and I would still go back to her if I want to keep up with the blue and need to re-bleach the re-growth (since there is a lot of regrowth right now, but I don't know if I want to rebleach yet). I use Pravana Chromasilk Vivids in Blue. You can just apply it straight from the tube, no need to mix with any developer. I pay about $8 for a tube, and use one tube each time I do my hair. Lasts about 4 to 6 weeks before I need to refresh the look. It still stays blue, but it goes to a lighter blue. I like it to be a navy electric blue but if you like the lighter shade too then the Pravana line is great; the color stays in forever!

Danish said...

Omg, I need to check out that brand, I've never heard of it.
Thank you :3
I've been wanting to dye my hair again, but it seems every brand I use just won't stick to my hair.

Julia Natalia said...

OMG!!! I need you to help me. I have to have them!!! Please, email me at julia.r.wasielewska@onet.pl- maybe we can make an exchange of sth, but I really have to have them!

Kat said...

Nice and cheap

Anonymous said...

The Splat Washables are such a great line, they hold to dark hair amazingly & their Splat Semi Perm line is super good aswell!
Can you do a review on the Splat Pink Fetish?
X0X

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: I don't think I'll do a review on the Splat Pink Fetish because I don't like pink in my hair. I have navy/electric blue in my hair now (highlights on the underside) and I use a professional dye for that (I used to go to a salon but now I do it at home to save money, using the same dye). I would have to bleach my hair to get the pink from their regular line of colors to show up good. Sorry :(

DanielleK said...

When you say buildable you mean to make it vibrant on darker hair?? Also was your hair brushable? I hate the types of washable that you end up with hair that is a mess because you cant brush it afterwards!!

rock3199star said...

Do I need bleach to dye my hair with Splat Washables? Thanks.

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ rock3199star: Not at all! I used the Splat Washables directly on my hair in the photos, and I have brown hair and it still showed up.

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ DanielleK: Yes, you can build the color. You can apply it more sheer/less bright or add to it (just allow the layers to dry in between). And yes, it's brushable. One of the big points I raved about in my review is the fact I didn't know it was in my hair, meaning it doesn't dry hard! :)

Anonymous said...

the girl on the pink box is gorgeous :D

Anonymous said...

I have medium brown hair...so could I make the color as intense as the print ad, or will it just look faded since my hair is darker?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: I have medium brown hair too, and darker brown hair on the underside. You can see how it looks in my hair in the photos. However, you can build the color intensity. I can't say it will be super bright and intense like on the box, but it's so affordable that it's worth the try because at least you don't have to bleach your hair and it washes right out with your next shampoo.

Anonymous said...

You said your son's hair is light blonde, does this product ever stain his hair? I have naturally blonde hair and don't want to have it turn out pink once I wash this out.

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: These completely wash out when you shampoo your hair without staining. He left it in his hair for 2 days before we washed it out, so if it was going to stain it would have, but it didn't. I just rinsed his hair, then shampoo'd it out and it was gone. You could always rinse your hair for a minute, then shampoo, rinse, and shampoo again if you're really concerned.

Unknown said...

I have dark brown curly hair and i flat iorn it is the spalt wet and cause my hair to becaome curly after i put it on??? And does it come out if it rains or gets wet

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Unknown: The product is a creamy liquid, so yes, it will be wet at first. I doubt it will be wet enough to re-curl your hair, but I have no idea as I don't have curly hair. I'd suggest giving it a try and seeing if you could even flat iron with the color in your hair, after the color is dry. I haven't tried that either.

As for will it come out if it rains, like I told someone else, I'm not sure of they hold up in rain or not, as I haven't been in that situation with these. I do know you need shampoo to fully get the color out though. I would say if it rains bring an umbrella.

Anonymous said...

did it stain your clothes a bedsheets?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: No, didn't stain my clothes. My son slept in this and nothing stained his sheets.

Anonymous said...

I have dark brown hair, like the girl in the red color box, and i want to dye it that red. Will it come out that bright? i dont want it to be orangy or pinkish.

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: Keep in mind this is not a hair dye, but a hair color that washed out when you shampoo. It will show up red, if you get the red. If you want a longer lasting effect you may want to try Splat's actual hair dye, which comes with the bleach so you can get red in your dark hair.

Anonymous said...

Will this fade or stain your hair if you keep it in for a few days?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: I haven't worn it in my hair for more than a day, but like I was saying in other comments, my son kept this in for 2 days and it did not stain his hair. It did fade a bit, but this is a 6 year old running around playing and such, putting hats on and all, so it's bound to fade that way. It's not meant to be long-term color though.

Elle said...

hi! ok i bought the red one yesterday and i always iron my hair after i shower cause i have keratin... should ilat iron my hair before i put it on or after it Dries please help!

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Elle: I'm not 100% sure which you should do first, so I think it may be best to contact Splat directly to ask. However, I would recommend applying it to dried hair, after you flat iron. This hair color dries down like it is your own hair, so I don't see why you couldn't style it after it dries with hot tools (flat iron, in your case), but without personally having tried it yet I can't say for sure what is the best approach. Hopefully someone else can come on here and let me know what they've tried.

Regardless, this hair color is temporary (until your next shampoo), so if I were you I'd test it out at night, before bed, so if something doesn't work out you can always wash it out in the morning and try a different method.

Sorry I'm not of any more help. Please let me know if you have any other questions, and for sure come back and let me know what worked best for you! Good luck :)

Anonymous said...

How long will this last? Like how many washes??

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: They wash out when you shampoo. They are not their regular hair color line, these are the Washables which are meant for temporary use.

Elle said...

um yeah i did what you said over night but like i think i put too much because it stained my clothes and my skin and when i brush my hair the color goes on the brush. do you think its because i put too much. i let it dry but it wouldnt dry the first time so i just kept putting some on because i wanted it darker.

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Elle: It's possible you put too much on, but without knowing how much you put on I can't tell what is too much and what isn't. I know when I apply it I will use the brush and then use my fingers to work it through. You can use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process if you want to add more color on top.

I know when my son had this in his hair, he left it in for two days - sleeping on it too - and nothing ever stained his clothes or skin, but we didn't use a ton of product either and it was completely dry before he went to sleep.

If it's getting on your brush it's pretty possible you put too much on it (assuming you're brushing your hair after it's completely dry). Since this is a washable formula, it shouldn't stain anything - as it should wash out. But again, I would contact Splat directly as I'm not an expert on this product.

Anonymous said...

can this product be used in africian amercian hair??

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: From what I know, this can be used on all hair types. You could contact Splat directly to get a 100% correct answer, but I don't see why this couldn't be used on all hair types.

You could look at this product as a colored mascara instead of a hair dye, because that's basically what it is.

Anonymous said...

Has any one try'd ironing there hair after applying and after the product drys?

Lauren said...

I want to do this for the summer but would it come out with all of the Chlorine in the pool water?
Also, what color showed up best in your hair? I have about the same color hair as you and I want the best looking one...

Anonymous said...

Can you straighten your hair and let rain touch the color without it fading? and do you rinse it out after applying or leave it in?

Anonymous said...

i have. i ironed my hair when it was "dry" and it didnt do anything it just straightened like normally

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Lauren: I wouldn't recommend swimming in this. Even though you need shampoo for this to come out, I still wouldn't trust it in a pool with all that water, which would likely wash some, if not a lot, of it out. As for what color showed up best in my hair, you can tell by the pics that they all showed up pretty nicely, and you can build the color, so you can't go wrong. It's not like their regular hair dyes where you need bleached hair in order for the color to show up. This color will show up on any hair - and of course the lighter your hair the more vibrant it will be.

@ Anonymous: You will shampoo it out, it's not meant to be a leave-in dye like their regular line. I have no idea how it reacts in rain; like I told a couple other people, if it rains bring an umbrella, lol.

@ Anonymous: Thanks for letting us know how it worked for you when you straightened your hair! I thought it would act normally but without trying it myself I wasn't sure. Thanks! :)

JazminCadencex said...

I used these last night! I have fairly damaged, African American black hair and these showed up so well. the blue is my favorite now..xD <3

bri said...

does anyone know for sure if it rains will it come out or if you get water on your hair i just wanted it in for 3 days and then wash it out

Anonymous said...

do you think it would come out if you were in a humid aread or sweaty?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: No, I don't think so. Once it dries it's like part of your hair and you need to use shampoo to get it completely out.

cameron1029 said...

i want to try the washable hair color but my mom is concerned it wont come out when i wash my hair. will it come out in the showr when i shampoo it

cameron1029 said...

does this really come out when u shampoo ur hair

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ cameron1029: Yes, that's why it's called Splat Washables :) It's not a hair dye, it's temporary hair color. Think of it as mascara for your hair. It comes out with shampoo and you don't need to prep your hair (bleach it) in any way.

Anonymous said...

My daughter used the totally red. I helped her to put it in her hair. We dropped on dot of dye on the floor and tried to wipe it up and it just kept smearing all over the floor. After we cleaned it up we kept getting pink off of everything in the bathroom that we didn't even touch. The pink was even in our nostrils. Every where was pink. I can't explain about it being in the air. It was a horrible experience. She had to wash it out of her hair the same night because the red kept getting all over her clothes and everything that came in contact with her hair after that. This product should be banned from the market.

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: Just because it was messy for you, doesn't mean it should be banned from the market. Honestly, I never had a single issue with these. My 6 year old son can apply this to his own hair and not make a mess.. especially not in his nostrils. Sometimes it's user error; sorry you had such a bad experience with this product. I've had nothing but good experiences with it.

jenny said...

Can you dip dye your hair with the splat washables?????

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ jenny: You're not dying your hair with the Splat Washables, so no, not necessarily. You can control where you apply the product - so you're only limited by your imagination.

Bowanda92 said...

I have a question for blond hair, when you use the washable, say I dyed it with the red washable dye, will it leave a hint of the red in my hair after the washout???

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Bowanda92: My son has blonde hair and he used the red and the blue, left it in for two days, and it shampoo'd out without leaving behind any color. I did shampoo, rinse and repeat but I don't think it was even necessary; it was just habit for me to wash his hair like that.

Anonymous said...

It's in my hair right now! I dye my hair all the time (sadly) lol, but I can't wait to see how this purple comes out. The colour is very electric and I love that! I'll comment telling how it came out. XOXO, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I tried this on a small section of my hair and it dried very hard. i followed the instructions. Did i do something wrong? i am not sure what went wrong

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: If your hair dried hard, you likely used too much on one area. It shouldn't dry hard at all; that's one of the good things about this product compared to those cheapo Halloween hair colors. Try using less... a little goes a long way... make sure it's spread through the area you're trying to cover.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try these but I just wanted to ask does it make your hair look dry or painted like other color sprays do ,I know that on the website they said that it would dry and look like your natural hair but with color ,so after it drys does in make it look like some dry paint streak ...sorry if I couldn't explain well

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: Once it's dry, seeing as how you don't glob it on, lol, it won't be hard. You can see in my photos - the one of the braid - it's basically dry there.

Anonymous said...

Im defenitely buying this...my mom said i could as long as it didnt look weird or crazy haha but unfortunately i must wait AT LEAST six weeks and Im going CRAZY I WANT IT SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I sant to try out tjis product but i am afriad Thatcher it is going to ruin my hair....is this true???

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: I don't see why it would ruin your hair? It's just a temp hair color, not a dye.

Anonymous said...

Would it work with curly hair that has been straightened? Or will the wet gel make my straightened hair curly again?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: I honestly have no idea... you'd have to contact Splat to get full details.

lilly ann said...

do i need to wet my hair be fore i do this

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ lilly ann: No, you want to apply it to dry hair.

nicky said...

you see ive been asking my mom for them and she tought that you have to bleach my hair and i did she would never let me do it and now i know i dont have to thank you you were so helpfulll i might look on here more often but you should say weather or not it washses out without shampoo okay but thanks muah <3

Anonymous said...

Isnt it funny how many people ask the same questions OVER AND OVER again? i dont think anyone is looking for the answer before asking.

My only problem with these is that i have red
hair so most of the colors would look wierd with it unless i did my whole head. about how much is in one tube? that doesnt seem to be specifyed and i have THICK hair... and there were no size comparative images to this tube of mysterious washable dye. XD

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: The size of each tube is 1.5 fl oz.

Anonymous said...

I tried out the hot4pink and was loving the color. I did like a peek a boo style thing and it was fine but after an hour or so the color started flaking off. It was all over my navy blue sweater I was wearing and I was disappointed. I have long dark brown hair, and have never colored it, this product really sparked hopes for me until the flaking:( maybe I applied too many coats? Someone please help! I want to try the red and the blue but idk yet.

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: My guess is you used too much. I didn't have that problem, so that's why I would assume you used too much.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering approximately how long does it take for the colors to dry???

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: That's not really something I can answer. It will vary for everyone depending on how much you use. It really doesn't take all that long though, and you can use a blow dryer to speed up the process.

4a258ec4-7ed6-11e1-91a2-000f20980440 said...

I tried this product. I tried the red only on my tips . I have long hair well everything I wore turned pink! Idk if I liked it is much. I felt like I had to be careful not to touch anything with my hair or it would turn pink. Lol

kaliah said...

I have sum questions #1 i wanna know how much they are.s
And the #2 question is can it go on short hair and does it look good on short hair.Those r my questions..

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ kaliah: The price is listed in the post; $7 to $8 per box depending where you shop. And as far as will it look good on short hair, why wouldn't it? Hair length really shouldn't be a factor when it comes to hair color. If anything, the tubes of color will last longer of you have shorter hair.

Anonymous said...

do you know how long the hair color lasts? (does it expire?) just wondering... ;)

Anonymous said...

if your hair touches fabric (wet or damp hair/clothing)will the color leak onto the clothing? thanks! ;)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Isnt it funny how many people ask the same questions OVER AND OVER again? i dont think anyone is looking for the answer before asking.

My only problem with these is that i have red
hair so most of the colors would look wierd with it unless i did my whole head. about how much is in one tube? that doesnt seem to be specifyed and i have THICK hair... and there were no size comparative images to this tube of mysterious washable dye. XD
April 2, 2012 10:41 PM
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could you maybe put up a picture comparing the tube of hair dye to something...like a banana maybe?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

To answer the last few questions.....

I have no idea how long the tube of color lasts. Contact Splat directly for that answer.

If the color is not dry in your hair and you get it on something, then yes, of course it will get on whatever you do. But if you're asking if your hair is dry and you touch something wet... well I have no clue. Never ran into that situation before.

As far as comparing the tube to a banana... yeah, not going to happen. I have many products of the same amount of ounces and they are all different sizes (not to mention bananas are all different sizes too, lol). It's 1.5 fl oz in size... which is printed on the box and on the product tube itself.

jenny said...

I both splat washables and it worked as I expected. But it got all over my hands even though I wore gloves now when ever I touch my hair or brush my hair in the spot it's in it gets all over my brush and my hands and it's fully dry because I did it about 8 hours. Did this happen 2 u/ if it helps I used totally red and I have the same hair color as u

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Jenny: I never brushed my hair after I used this, so I didn't have the same experience as you. If it does get on anything it should wash off easily with soap and water. Even when it got on my hands it washed right off.

jenny said...

Hi again well last night I want to bed and when I awoke the red hair color was all over my face,neck and back I got so frustrated that I washed it out did this happen to u???

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Jenny: No, that didn't happen to me but I washed it out before I went to bed. My son, on the other hand, left it in for 2 days and didn't have any problems with it. Just keep in mind this is temporary hair color - not a dye - so it's not meant to be for longer term use. If you want longer results you'll have to dye your hair - otherwise, consider it just a one-day use type of thing.

Anonymous said...

I got the purple. I let it dry completely in my hair, but as soon as I tried to comb it, the color came off all over my comb abd my hands. What a mess!

Anonymous said...

i used the purple one and whn i touched it it came out in my hand! is there a way to prevent tht??

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: When I apply it I always touch it with my fingers to make sure it really gets on my hair nice and evenly, so it does get on my hands but it washes off. Once it's dried it doesn't get on my hands.

Anonymous said...

I think a blue streak would look awesome for my "Hunger Games Capital" look XD.Just what I need.

Anonymous said...

im so excited to get the electric blue to streak my hair 4 my dance.;)
would it be pefect 4 that?

Nikole said...

I love these! I bought the red one at C.V.S and it was so easy to use! I'm 14 and I love the fact that it came with the wand! I didn't have to worry about it being permanent either. I did think that it was a little messy, because my hands and scalp would always be red when I was done. Other than that it looks awesome and it is a fun way for me to have some color to my hair(also dark brown). Totally worth the $7.49!

Anonymous said...

I have strawberry blonde hair and i really want to use these but can not seem to convince my mom that it wont ruin my hair.. will it definitely wash out of my hair color??

Anonymous said...

I bought splat washables and it did not work,you literaly brushed it out my daughter was so sad about it because she wanted to try a diffrent hair color and when we went to brush her hair all of the dye came out.

Anonymous said...

My parents are very anti-bleach when it comes to hair. However, my dad is willing to let me try these, and these only. I want to know if I can make it last longer by using Tresemme's Color Protected shampoo, which my mom has for her hair, which she dies (With Loreal Kit), and that works. Please answer soon, we're going to the store to get the red today. Also, I want to say that I'm trying the red because I already have natural red highlights, so I think that this will make it pop! This is an experiment, but my parents will relent if it looks good.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I got the red, but I'm a hygiene girl. i'd like to be able to take a shower before school tomorrow. Can I use "for color treated hair" shampoo?

Anonymous said...

Worth the 7.99!!! 'Nuff said!!

Anonymous said...

Is this stuff bright in dark hair...like my hair is almost black but its brown will it be bright in my hair? lol

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

To answer some recent questions....

No, using a color protect shampoo will not make these last longer. This is not a hair dye and it will wash out with ANY shampoo. It is not meant to be a long term hair color. Consider it a colored mascara for your hair and not a hair dye.

It will show up in dark hair but you'll likely need to layer it to make it brighter. Of course the lighter your hair the more vibrant it will show up, but considering you don't have to bleach your hair to get the color to show up says a lot and is a great temporary option.

Remember people, this is NOT a hair dye. You should consider this a 24 hour product to use (considering you shower daily).

Anonymous said...

I just recently permed my grand-daughter's hair 3 days ago. i just came across your product at walmart. she had been wanting her hair color to be red. and we don't bleach our hair! its not clear...but perhaps you can clear up for me. question: The washables are semi-color and not permanent is that correct? I do understand that color washes out after shampoo. if so, how long to wait before i can use the "red" desired color for my grand-daughter's hair..she has dark brown natural color hair. also, is there a washable for perm/relax. thanks

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: This isn't my product; I just did a review for Splat on this product, but I can probably help with your question. The Splat Washables are not even a hair dye; they are pretty much meant for one day use, or until you wash your hair. However, I have no idea how this would work on perm/relaxed hair in regards to washing it out and such because you don't want to mess up what she had done on her hair. You'd have to contact Splat directly to get the best advice. But really, I would assume you could safely use this product because it's basically a colored mascara for your hair. Just apply, let it dry, wear it and wash it out when you shampoo. Just make sure you contact Splat directly as I'm really not an expert when it comes to that.

Vivian said...

I loveeeeeeeddddd this review!! Like seriously!!
It was very helpful because I found out obout this Splat Hair Colors about a week ago and I loved the fact that it washed out with shampoo. I had always imagined myself with like pink or blue hair like the girl from Aquamarine but I was always afraid of doing it because they say coloring your hair damages it. Now with washables I can do it without worrying about it. THANKYOU SO MUCH!!!!!! :D

Anonymous said...

My daughter did her hair last night, using the red washable color and has washed shampooed her hair 4 times & its all pink! (her normal hair color is blonde) She has school tomorrow & will get sent home if we can't get it out, is there something i can use on her hair to get it out??!!

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: I honestly don't know what to suggest because it washes out with shampoo and if that doesn't work I'm not sure why? I haven't had any issues with it washing out and leaving behind any color. After you shampoo (for about 1 to 3 minutes as normal), try leaving it set for another 5 or 10 minutes before rinsing it out. Then shampoo again as normal, rinse and see if that works. If not, I really don't know what else to suggest but maybe try using Dawn dish washing detergent? I had a friend use that on her hair when she had gotten honey in it and it got it out perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Ok thanks, Im going to have her try that, hopefully it works :/

The DIY DIVAS said...

Love Splat Washables! Awesome post ~ we loved the picture of the braided colors in your hair.

Anonymous said...

This stuff is amazing. I have fairly dark red hair (natural, not sure if that makes a difference or not with these things) and I was slightly worried that the colors would look gross when mixed with my hair color, but they worked just fine. I even used the pink and it actually seemed to stand out brighter than the blue. At least in my experience, you don't have to use a lot to get the color to stand out...you just have to make sure the wand is getting all the strands instead of just adding a thick top coat. I think that's where the problems are coming from for the people who have had the flecks coming off everywhere.

I originally used it sparingly last night and slept with it in to see if it would stain things as some people have said and I had no problems. Then I decided to add more today to see if it would be brighter and I think I added it too thick because now I'm having the "floating flecks of dye" everywhere getting in my eyes and nose. If you brush/shake the excess off then it stops, it's just unpleasant to do. Use sparingly and you shouldn't have this problem...if you do, take it as a sign you added too much, not a flaw with the product.

Sabrina Leonard said...

so i goth in real i in 6th grade and my hair is still naturally blonde i wanted to dye it black but my mom wouldn't let me so instead i gonna get splat washables and since tey don't hav black dye i gonna hav to do red or i might hav to give up on splat and to another washable dye.

Britt101nicole said...

i didnt really like this product because when i put it in and when i dryed it was like powder and got everywere all over everything and did come out in the rain.

Anonymous said...

I just bought this product, can't wait to try it. I bought it before seeing your review, lol. But, I must say, what a GREAT and descriptive review! I read all the questions too. I'm still going to try this and now I know the best way/amount to apply so it helped a bunch. Hopefully I'll put the right bit on and have as much great results as you. I only got the electric blue but wanted to say that I LOVE your "rainbow braid." Absolutely awesome :) Again, awesome review and thanks for taking the time to do so!!

Becky said...

Okay, I've already purchased this AND used it.(I have it in my hair..) but I got the Purple Swag, and mine turned out NOTHING like yours. it's all clumpy(the parts in my hair) and REALLY messy. the stuff gets all over me and turns me purple... i quite honestly don't like it. my hair is very blonde too. i might try other colors though.

Anonymous said...

I left a comment on May 22nd. I finally tried this today. My hair is strawberry/blonde mix and I got electric blue. It showed up good. I first did a few strands, lightly of course, let it dry. Then, I went back over again lightly, just a little at a time. I LOVE it! I am not having any huge mess problems/flaking/clumping/hard as a board hair. I can tell it will come out easily though as when I do mess with it I have some blue left on my fingers but that's expected when you're dealing with a VERY temporary hair "mascara." (& that's why I purchased this, because it does come out easily! No commitments!) I really do think this product will give great results to anyone as long as you apply it right, don't go overboard or yeah, it will be flaking and clumpy and very messy. (Which has already been explained clearly already.) Thumbs up for this product from me! As little as needed to apply this stuff is going to last me a super long time too. LOVE IT :-)Only complaint: I wish I could have bought all the colors!

Anonymous said...

i wouldnt buy it this stuff is not good we bought the washable splat and it looks good when first put on then it will make your head turn color ,forehead turned color,if you touch your hair your hands turn color will not buy this again

Anonymous said...

I have medium-dark brown hair and want to put color in my hair that will last for several weeks. The only poblem is that I can't bleach my hair. Do you have any suggestions?

victoria said...

This stuff is crap, honestly...I used it and hated it. :/

Anonymous said...

hey. Is it ok to use in hair that i have colored alot.

Anonymous said...

Does this product wash out the first time you wash your hair or does it fade as time goes by?

Mary Beth Kane said...

I have never died or put any kind of coloring in my hair before. I'm thinking about trying this, but I have no idea which color I should use. My hair color is a light auburn. I'm thinking about trying the blue, but I'm not sure how that would look. Also, my hair is permed (not naturally curly), so do you think it would ruin the curl?

Anonymous said...

I was going to put totally red in before camp, and we might go swimming, if the dye does some out will you see the red in the pool?

Anonymous said...

Hey ! my hair is dark-brown/basically black and I would really like to know if the red would show up if I put the whole application on and not streaks.. thanks !

Anonymous said...

I have a bottle at home. I have wavy dark brown hair. The first time I tried the red colour. The next morning, my bed sheets were red and so was my face, my hands, and my pillows. I'm going to try bleaching a bit now to see if it's just the texture of my hair (it's perfectly healthy lol). I was disappointed that my scalp was dyed red, though. :c

Kaileena said...

i'm going to buy the pink one to see how it will turn out. i really wanna dye my hair but i'm afraid of it lol. plus, i want to cosplay serah from final fantasy xiii-2, so since i really don't want to buy a wig, i'm going to try to temporarily dye it for the occasion. the convention is not until october, but i just want to see how it will do. if it doesn't work, i guess i'll have to look into getting a wig. =P

i wonder how it'll look with my hair, i have like dirty blonde/dark strawberry blonde.. hmm i guess i'll keep you updated to see how it looks! thanks for your review! it helped a lot in making sure i knew what i was getting. i keep looking at it in the stores, and always wondered how it would look. thanks again! =]

Twilight said...

Hi! I am trying the Splat Washables Electric Blue today on my light brown hair and I just wanted to ask, after you put they dye all over in your hair, do you wet your hair at all or blow dry it or will it just dry naturally??

Anonymous said...

Hi!I wanted to dip-dye my hair because if I don't like it, it is just summer! Can I still Dip Dye it with the washables? :) Also so when I wash the product out my hair will completely go back to its orginal hair color?? I really don't want to bleach my light brown hair because I really love my color and with bleach it would permentaly change it... Thanks! :D

Anonymous said...

my hair is red and i want to use the electric blue and btw my hair is short will it look good?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

There are a lot of comments above that I need to answer to, so I will do my best to answer them below. If I missed your question, it may mean I've already answered it in my post or in a previous comment question, or I simply missed your question.

Anonymous said...
I have medium-dark brown hair and want to put color in my hair that will last for several weeks. The only poblem is that I can't bleach my hair. Do you have any suggestions?

A: I don't suggest using this because this is not a dye and not a long-term solution to coloring your hair. This product is basically a one-day coloring solution. Without bleaching your hair you won't get vivid color, only tinted color. Maybe instead of using bleach you could add light blonde highlights to your hair and color those parts?


Anonymous said...
hey. Is it ok to use in hair that i have colored alot.

A: Yes, this is not a dye and will not harm your hair. It's basically a colored mascara for your hair. But for any questions like that you should contact Splat directly.


Anonymous said...
Does this product wash out the first time you wash your hair or does it fade as time goes by?

A: This is a one-day color solution, not a dye that is long lasting. It washes out with shampoo.



Mary Beth Kane said...
I have never died or put any kind of coloring in my hair before. I'm thinking about trying this, but I have no idea which color I should use. My hair color is a light auburn. I'm thinking about trying the blue, but I'm not sure how that would look. Also, my hair is permed (not naturally curly), so do you think it would ruin the curl?

A: Any color would work because this is basically a colored mascara for your hair, not a hair dye. It won't ruin the curl.


Anonymous said...
I was going to put totally red in before camp, and we might go swimming, if the dye does some out will you see the red in the pool?

A: This is not a hair dye, so yes, it will come out. It's meant to be a one-day hair color, or until your next shampoo.


Anonymous said...
Hey ! my hair is dark-brown/basically black and I would really like to know if the red would show up if I put the whole application on and not streaks.. thanks !

A: It should show up, but you will likely need to layer it to get it more vibrant red. Just remember, it's a one-day or until next shampoo color, not a hair dye.


Twilight said...
Hi! I am trying the Splat Washables Electric Blue today on my light brown hair and I just wanted to ask, after you put they dye all over in your hair, do you wet your hair at all or blow dry it or will it just dry naturally??

A: You can blow dry your hair to speed up dry time, or you can let it dry naturally. Don't wet your hair after, or you'll just wash some of the color away.


Anonymous said...
Hi!I wanted to dip-dye my hair because if I don't like it, it is just summer! Can I still Dip Dye it with the washables? :) Also so when I wash the product out my hair will completely go back to its orginal hair color?? I really don't want to bleach my light brown hair because I really love my color and with bleach it would permentaly change it... Thanks! :D

A: You can do dip-dye look with this product if you choose to. With shampoo, all the color will come out and your hair should return to normal. Some people have reported needing to shampoo more than once.


Anonymous said...
my hair is red and i want to use the electric blue and btw my hair is short will it look good?

A: Sure! Give it a try. If you don't like it, just shampoo and it's gone!

k r i s t y n said...

Thanks for the review! Very helpful since I have medium/dark brown hair. I will be going to walgreens tomorrow! :)

& what your son said was so adorable!

Anonymous said...

to everyone asking questions DO A STRAND TEST! there are many hair types, so there can be different outcomes!

Anonymous said...

My friend has said that when it rained it had stained her skin for 3 weeks ,but their reviews are super good and I can't see it being there for 3 weeks stained on her face.Help?!?

Anonymous said...

I lost my applicator brush. Do you think I can use a clean mascara wand since this is basically "mascara for your hair"?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: Yes, you could use and old mascara wand, although it may be too small. You could also go to the dollar store and get a toothbrush to use. Even a small bristle travel brush may work.

Anonymous said...

I tried it...it dries out really hard. Totally disappointed.

Steph said...

I bought the Purple Washable SPLAT, applied it, dried it and then put on my outfit for the day and it stained that side of my shirt where my hair was laying :( :( my chest where my hair falls is also tinted purple :( how do I prevent this?

Stephanie said...

I just bought this in purple, blue, and pink for my friends and I to put in our hair just to have cool highlights for a day. I was looking for Streekers hair color, but the people at the store suggested this, so will it do the same thing to our hair? I have medium brown hair, so mine shouldn't be a problem, but one of my friends has bleach blonde hair, so will it take more than one wash for her to get it out?

Anonymous said...

Hello! I found you're review very helpful and I wish that somebody did articles for every hair color out there that was as good as this.

Only one thing- I have very very fair to white hair. Will this leave any stains on my hair even after washing?

Anonymous said...

i want to color all of my hair the electric blue for halloween,but wasn't wanting to have to take the time to use the little brush stroke by stroke.how could i go about that?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: Use some gloves (latex - as long as you're not allergic to latex - or any other disposable gloves), and apply with your hands.

Anonymous said...

dus it dry out your hair???

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: I haven't had any issues with this product drying out my hair, but everyone's hair type is different.

Christina Dew said...

Hi crystal I've always wanted to dye my hair but i am not ready for the commitment and also is this a mom trusted product?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Christina Dew: As a mom myself, I can say this is a mom trusted product. I've used it on myself and my son (who is 7 now, but was 6 at the time). He even used it on himself. I have darker brown hair, but he has light blonde hair and it washed right out without leaving behind any color. It's an easy way to see if you'd even like color in your hair. Start off with some highlights on the underside of your hair (which can be hidden if needed) and go out for the day, see how you feel. Then go bolder with highlights all over, or just in the front. Then just have fun with it :)

Anonymous said...

I just got this product in the electric blue. I have light brown to dark blonde hair and it is so vibrant, I love it!

Anonymous said...

Can you use a straightner after putting the colors in??

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: I'm not 100% sure, but I would use the straightner before. Call Splat for their opinion, as they would know best.

Anonymous said...

My Whatever used it on my granddaughter's hair she seven and it stained her hair where the sun had lightened it. I can not get it out. I have used everything I can think of nothing will take that stain out. iS THIS A VEGETABLE BASE RINSE. HELP!

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: You can call Splat directly to get the best answers, as I don't know if this is vegetable based or not.

I never had problems with staining except when my son left it in his hair for more than a day, and even then it will rinse out after a few days (fading more and more after each shampoo). He has very blonde hair and it doesn't stain unless he leaves it in for a very long time.

Anonymous said...

You do need to bleach if you have black hair,but if you have dark brown hair you dont have to.I had electric blue and I have black hair and it did'nt show up, so I guess I have to light up (bleach) my hair to make the color show up.

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: This product is a temporary (one-day) color, so you should NOT bleach your hair to use this product. If you have black hair you need to build the color up (allowing it to dry between layers). Bleaching your hair for a temporary hair color is unnecessary and very damaging; if you want to do that you could just add lighter color highlights (much-less damaging than bleaching it), and go that way. But please, do NOT bleach your hair to use this particular product. If you tried layering it and it doesn't show up, then just try another product (like Anastasia's Brow & Hair Powder - which had amazing pigmentation). But moral of the story: don't damage your hair for a product meant to be used for one day.

Anonymous said...

I am about to do my hair with it and i was wondering if after it drys ,if i straighten is it safe and will it make it stiff?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: As I've replied before to other comments, I'm not sure if you can use heat styling products after you apply this. I would contact Splat directly with that question (you can call the number on the box for fastest response most likely). If you want to just go for it, do a test strip somewhere on the underside of your hair.

But to answer your other question, no, it doesn't dry stiff. It dries down to your natural hair texture, allowing flexibility and movement with it.

Anonymous said...

Where in Australia can I buy Splat Washables? Or buy online that ships to Australia?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: I'm not sure; you may want to contact Splat directly or search their website for a list of retailers. Sorry I'm not of more help.

Face Book said...

I love the idea of coloring my hair and being able to wash it out.. My mom doesn't let me dye my hair because she thinks it will ruin my hair or like damage it. Will this product make my hair go all wacko after i wash it out? Or will it damage my hair ??

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Face Book: This didn't damage my hair or my son's hair. I guess the biggest risk you have is having your hair dry out a bit, which you could reverse using a hair mask if that happens. It washes out in 1 shampoo -- although depending on how much you use and how porous your hair is, you may need more than one shampoo to get all the color out.

Anonymous said...

Is there another way to set the color on your hair other than hairspray?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: You don't have to set this product with hair spray if you don't want to. If you do use a hairspray get a light, flexible hold so your hair doesn't get hard or crunchy.

KawaiiLoves said...

Thanks for trying these out!! I just got it today! its in the color "HOT 4 PINK" :3 EEP so excited!!!! my parents hate when i put "Dye" in my hair, but of coarse with they're permission, but of coarse it always fake dye, :3 My hair is like a really really really dark brown, and when i put like junky fake dye in my hair it never pops up -_- But now that i seen this blog about it.. I AM DEFF GONNA USE THIS SITE FROM NOW ON! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

hey can yu please tell me that what's the price of 1 color? is it $7 or $8 per 4 colors? or just one color cost $7 or $8 please help?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymouse: It's priced per box, which includes one color. The price will depend on where you shop but average price is $7 to $8

Jami said...

I love that Idea and never like nicki minaj :)

Mrs.Banks said...

i love this n your hair dyes thank u for making them

Mrs.Banks said...

i love this washable n your hair dye thank u so much for making them

Mrs.Banks said...

will you be coming up with more colors ?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Mrs.Banks: I don't make this product - Splat! does. Not sure if they will come out with new colors or not, you'll have to check their website or contact them directly.

AKF said...

I've purchased the Totally Red for Halloween. I want to only do the tips of my long golden hair, but then I want to use a wand to curl my hair after it's colored. Do you think it will still curl?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ AKF: I honestly haven't tried to curl my hair or apply any heat to my hair (other than a blow dryer) after using these, so from personal experience I can't say if they would curl. However, I would recommend applying this and waiting a good amount of time before curling. Give the color time to set and fully dry, and set it with hair spray (a flexible hair spray so you can still go in and style it). I'd wait at least 30 minutes after applying this - even an hour if you have the time - just to be sure, then try it. Of course you don't want to wait until Halloween to try it out, so I'd recommend doing a test run a few days ahead of time, or even the night before - that way you can wash out any mistakes.

Anonymous said...

I've looked through all the comments before deciding to post this, but none have addressed the allergy information. I'm a bit worried myself about it, but as your personal opinion, would you say I need to worry?

Crystal Valentine-Burhans said...

@ Anonymous: You can certainly do a patch test if you're worried, but I can say that I'm allergic to all hair dye and I have zero reaction when I use this. If you've had issues in the past then I'd say you should do a patch test or look at ingredients to see if there is anything specific you know you're allergic to, otherwise, because it's a temporary color I'd say this is pretty safe. Think of it as a colored mascara for your hair rather than a hair dye product. I hope that helps!

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