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Arctic Fox vs. Manic Panic, and Pulp Riot

Arctic Fox vs. Manic Panic, and Pulp Riot

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There are many elements that make up a great semi-permanent hair dye; vibrant colours, long-lasting effects, lots of beautiful tones to suit your taste, a non-drying formula, and much more.

One element that is particularly important to us at Ethan Thomas Collection is whether the hair product is vegan, cruelty free, and ethically produced. Thankfully many hair dye brands prioritise these values, including Pulp Riot, Manic Panic, and Arctic Fox, who all also boast ammonia-free dyes with no harsh chemicals.

But apart from this focus on ethically sound production, what else should you look for in a hair dye?


What to look for in semi permanent hair colour

Semi-permanent colour is usually chosen for that wow factor, so priority zooms in on vibrancy or depth of shade. This is something that Arctic Fox is known for with each of their 23 carefully chosen colours, from cool greys to jewel tone aquamarine. While it doesn’t get such great reviews on the strength of their tones, Manic Panic does have an extensive range of over 40 options. Pulp Riot has 30 great colours in their range, many with deep shades but none as bright as Arctic Fox. 

A vital element to consider when choosing a semi permanent hair dye is the quality of the fade; all these dyes should start as deep tones that fade out into subtle shades and gentler pastel colours as they slowly wash out of your hair. The long-lasting quality of Arctic Fox makes for a gradual fade that works with your existing hair colour. Manic Panic is known for lasting for fewer washes than Arctic Fox, while Pulp Riot sits in the middle with a good track record in fading true to tone. 

Bottle size is always a consideration, as you tend to get more bang for your buck. Manic Panic is a respected brand but the price tag reflects that, and it comes in smaller tubs of 4 fl oz, the same size as Pulp Riot. Arctic Fox is very affordable and arrives in bottles twice the size of both other brands at 8 fl oz - perfect for maintaining your hair colour for longer. 


Compare for your hair

Arctic Fox

Manic Panic

Pulp Riot

Vibrant tone




Large range of colours


Good quality fade

Vegan / cruelty free

Ethically produced

No harsh chemicals

Non-drying formula

Hair colour available online

With the ability to access a wide range of hair products on our website, including the full range of Arctic Fox hair colour products, it has never been easy to browse our massive range of hair colours online and have it delivered right to your door.

As experts in hair dye, we only supply the best in the game when it comes to semi permanent hair colour. We aim to make shopping online for hair products in Australia both convenient and straightforward, so all you have to worry about is choosing the next colour to experiment with.

To find out more about our extensive range of hair dye products, and other hair treatments, contact us here

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