4 Stars By JSinister32 on 2017-07-17
This color is incredible- if you use it right.
Lime Crime is an awesome company, and their color has not been any different. Be sure that you know what coverage you want: TINT doesn't do more than that, and fades quickly as it's meant to.
FULL COVERAGE does come out much deeper and seems to last quite a bit longer. You can't wash your hair every day!
As a stylist, I can say that HOW you apply any of these colors will make a HUGE difference in how long they last and how bright they come out. You can't apply on dirty hair like normal hair color and expect them to come out bright. There is nothing in them to open your cuticle like there is with regular hair color. This is a vegetable dye and will need clean, non conditioned hair for best results.
Personally, I've used Arctic Fox, Manic Panic, Sparks, Joico, Ion, and Pravana, as well as many other semi permanent hair colors. I always wash my hair with a clarifying shampoo, dry it completely and apply the color. All of these non-processing solution colors need to sit on for a LONG time for best results. My minimum with no heat and a processing cap is 2 hours. Rinsing until the water is clear, light shampooing on the scalp and heavy conditioning will help seal it in. I also use CHI oil to seal it in with a flat iron. Mine will last a minimum of 4 weeks with intense color with this method. A minimum amount of washing helps preserve the color as well.
Personally, I've used Chocolate Cherry. I prefer the deep, vibrant colors and Chocolate Cherry delivered. I've had it for about ten days and it's still beautiful. Brighter, but not faded looking at all. I will be using Blue Smoke next, with hopefully the same results. The front of my hair was pre-lightened but not light blonde, the dark about a medium brown. This color went all over to give the beautiful results you see below.
TL;DR these are great if you use them like you would other temporary brights. Be aware of using full coverage or a tint to get the results you're hoping for.
5 Stars By C. Strube on 2017-09-08
I LOVE MY UNICORN HAIR!!!!!
At 53 yrs young, I have been admiring the colors that the younger generation have been using. I had tried a few brands over the years, but they quickly wash out. OMG! Lime Crime's Unicorn Hair is the best!!!! I watched a few youtube videos so I knew exactly what to expect. I wanted the bright fuschia color that chocolate cherry gives. To keep it a bit more on the age appropriate side, I kept my blonde on top and did chocolate cherry underneath. Over the week since I've had it, I've noticed the under color does begin to bleed into the top layer. It's all good. It's giviing me a very pretty hombre look. Some folks mentioned that they experienced drying. I did not, but in all fairness my hair was already dried out from over processing to get to a platinum blonde. I use a lot of biosilk to keep it looking healthy. I love my look. I get some curious stares when out in public, but I also get compliments. I quickly tell them "It's Lime Crime's Unicorn Hair in chocolate cherry." If you're my age or older and have been thinking about doing this, do it now! We're not getting any younger. Color is a celebration of life, a means of self expression, and heck when you're an artist, everything is a canvas. Let your unicorn shine! Both of the photos I'm attaching are only 1 week apart. You can see that the color is vibrant and not fading at all. The lighter one is from a week ago. The color does bleed a bit so you can see that my blonde layer is absorbing the chocolate cherry in the 2nd photo. LOVE IT!!!!
4 Stars By Miss on 2017-07-31
I bought Chocolate Cherry. Super pigmented and easy to apply. I applied over my faded out ombré and the outcome was great. Left it on for two hours then rinsed with cold water. Have washed my hair already over 4 times since first application and the color is still strong. Will purchase more colors.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-05-24
ELECTRIC PEACH REALNESS
My boyfriend ordered me the color Neon Peach and I love it! I was hesitant because the reviews for this line of color were all over the place, but I am very happy with how it turned out.
I bleached my hair and left it on for an hour. I don't have a lot of hair so I only used half of the bottle. I have not washed my hair yet, so I am hoping it does not fade too much once I do.
5 Stars By Flesheater on 2017-10-10
Unicorn Hair Anime is amazing and my new favorite brand!!
Been coloring my hair crazy colors for around 15 years now. Have used everything from Manic Panic (my previous fave) to Ion to Special Effects to Splat, etc etc. This is the best one yet. It smells delightful. The jar is larger than a jar of Manic Panic. Consistency is about the same as Manic Panic. The color is brilliant and super shiny and my hair is super damaged but it looks healthy with the color on because of the shine. Doesn't leave a blue crime scene in the tub like a lot of blues do. Didn't fade at all with the second wash. So far, this is the best color I have ever used. Have only washed twice so I'm not sure how long it will stay this brilliant but judging by the fact it didn't fade a single bit with the second wash, I'm hoping and crossing my fingers it will be long lasting!
5 Stars By Budget Betty on 2017-04-30
The color I ordered, Pony, turned out to be an unexpectedly bright purple, almost fuchsia, really. In fact, it's such a bright color that it may take a little getting used to. Right now, I kind of look like either Draculaura from Monster High or a Disney villain, but hey, I can live with that :)
In other spots online, I've seen reviews about this dye that describe poor saturation and/or the dye washing out completely, and I'm not sure why this wasn't my experience. I didn't do anything different or special -- I pre-bleached my hair to a light yellow (I didn't want to process any further than that), washed with a cheap shampoo (no conditioner), then let it rest for a day before applying the dye. I let the Unicorn Hair set for 2.5 hours under layers of tin foil, a shower cap, and a plastic bag. (Yeah, really, a plastic bag... It's not a cute look, but it does keep the dye nice and moist!)
Did the bad experiences of other reviewers come about because of an issue with a few bad batches? I can't really say, but I hope that Lime Crime will make sure to nail down the cause of this issue because I intend to keep experimenting with colors in this line.
This dye smells wonderful, conditions the hair, and doesn't stain my towels or pillows. Crazy!
4/30/17: The picture attached was taken on freshly dyed hair. I'll update again after I've washed a few times so that we can see how well this dye fades.
5/13/17: So far, so good! Just a bit of background on my routine... I wash my hair every other day with a sulfate-free co-wash (Eden Bodyworks) using warm or lukewarm water. I probably should be using cold water, but I just never developed the nerves for it! This pic was taken after at least a dozen shampoos (I wasn't counting), on the way home from a Disney vacation in which I spent 12 hours every day in the bright sunlight. While there has been a small change to the color, I've found the fading is minimal.
5 Stars By Brianna Martinez on 2017-05-08
Love this hair color!! I was nervous after I ordered after reading some of the other reviews, but I love this product. My hair was somewhat lighter before coloring from having used many other hair colors to achieve a burgundy/purple color. I can honestly say this color was true to to the swatch! Looks more red in the sunlight but indoors it is definitely more of a burgundy/fuschia. I will definitely purchase again
4 Stars By Dana on 2017-09-23
Aesthetic Lime Crime
I wanted to try this after trying Lâ€™Oréal colorista. It smells great and doesnâ€™t damage hair. I put it in my dry hair (I have to admit I hadnâ€™t washed it that day, but the day before) and went to sleep. It definitely worked! I gave it 4 starts because I havenâ€™t washed it again so I donâ€™t know how well it stays... but I bought smoke blue to try that next. BTW in the picture I used Aesthetic! Second is blue smoke
5 Stars By Tomatolullaby31 on 2017-08-12
Exactly what I wanted!
Came out perfectly! Half a jar covered all of my hair and even with barely any bleaching it came out vibrant and beautiful
5 Stars By Nayelli Alvarado on 2017-08-23
great product totally recommended ðŸ’œðŸ’œ
i literally love this product my hair was really dry and damage from my previous color which was grey and even when i was applying unicorn hair color i was even able to put my fingers through my hair which i wasn't even able to do that while showering after rinsing my hair was really soft and smelling really good i just love it thanks guys for developing this awesome dye ðŸ’œðŸ’œ