Frequently Asked Questions about Splat Hair Color

Q. What is a good way to prevent the color from getting on my skin and staining it?

A. Apply Vaseline around the hairline, forehead, and on the ears. Wear protective gloves.

Q. Do you have to bleach your hair before using Splat?

A. No. Bleaching hair will provide deep vibrant colors that will last much longer. Non-bleached hair will have a very subtle hint of color and will fade very quickly.

Q. If I don't use the bleach and just use the color, can I expect the color to last as long?

A. No, the color will be subtle and will wash off fairly quickly. (Except for Jet Black)

Q.How long should I leave Splat on my hair?

A. 15 Minutes for short term, 1 hour for long term color.

Q.If I swim in a pool will my Splat color fade?

A. Yes, the color will wash off fairly quickly.

Q. How can I prevent the color from bleeding onto my clothes, skin, and bed sheets?

A. Use a hair dresser's cape or towel to protect clothing and counter tops. Use Vaseline on forehead and ears to protect from staining. Make sure hair is completely dry before going to bed.

Q. I got some of the dye on my skin and it won't come off. What should I do?

A. Wash many times. The more the color is exposed to water, the quicker it will come off. Swimming will make these colors wash off very quickly. You may also try rubbing alcohol.

Q. I accidentally got some of the dye on my counter top. What should I do?

A. Use a solvent such as rubbing alcohol to remove stains. Mix alcohol with shampoo and let the mixture remain on the area for at least 5-10 minutes, then scrub the area after 10 minutes. If stain is not completely gone, repeat process.

Q. Why should I avoid getting the bleach on my scalp?

A. Bleach is irritating to skin and the scalp is a very sensitive area.

Q. If I have longer hair, will one box be enough to cover all of my hair?

A. Most likely, yes. However, you may need more bleaching material.

Q. Do I use both the bleach and peroxide?

A. For vibrant, long-lasting color, yes.

Q. What makes Splat so different than the other competitors' wild hair colors?

A. Splat colors last much longer and are very vibrant. We are the only color on the market that lasts 6 weeks or longer.

Q. I'm only streaking my hair with the Splat color, so what should I do to avoid the color from getting on other parts of my hair?

A. Apply Splat with foils and after the hair is coated with Splat color, close the foil and go onto the next section of hair to be streaked

Q. I got some of the dye on my carpet, so what should I do?

A. Unfortunately, there is not much that will remove the stain from fabrics. You can try a mixture of shampoo and rubbing alcohol and let the mixture remain on for 10 minutes prior to scrubbing the area. Test the mixture on an inconspicuous area prior to applying mixture to carpet.

Q. Why does the bleach feel warm on my scalp? Is this safe or does it mean my hair is falling out?

A. No, your scalp is a very sensitive area and bleaching agents are irritants. If you feel severe burning wash off material immediately and consult a doctor.

Q. Why should I wear a shower cap over my processing hair and apply low heat on it?

A. The shower cap keeps in body and allows for better penetration of color. Also, the cap keeps the body heat even from root through end.

Q. Are these colors more damaging than regular hair dye?

A. No, however, the bleaching process can be damaging.

Q. What color will my hair be after the Splat has been in for 6 weeks?

A. Splat colors may not completely wash out of the hair after 6 weeks. We have many customers notify us that their color has been in for many months and they are happy to have a color last that long. Once Splat has completely faded from hair you will be left with the bleached color you had before applying the Splat color. A slight tint from the color can also be left on the hair.

Q. I have already bleached and colored streaks in my hair. Now that I need to recolor them and I wont use very much of the color, will it keep in my refrigerator until the next time I need to recolor?

A. If you are referring to Splat hair color, yes, you can re-use Splat color at a later time. Simply replace the cap and Splat will keep for up to 1 year. Refrigeration is not necessary.

Q. How do I go back to my normal color after using Splat?

A. You will have to re-color with a color similar to your natural color. Use a color filler and do not process for longer than 5 minutes on your previously processed hair.

Q. What can I do to make the color last longer and stay more vibrant?

A. The less you wash it the longer the color will last. Stay away from swimming. Make sure your hair bleached up to the pale blonde stage and is completely dry before applying the Splat color.

Q. Is it safe to use on my 8 year old daughter's head?

A. Yes, be careful not to get bleaching agents on the scalp.

Q. I like to keep my hair wild colors all the time. Why can't I find wild colors in a permanent dye?

A. Permanent dyes are not as vibrant as direct dyes, so companies don't make them this way.

Q. Can I use Splat if I'm pregnant?

A. Always consult with your doctor when applying any chemical to your hair.

Q. Why won't Color Oops work on Splat?

A. Splat uses direct dyes. Color Oops can not remove direct dyes.

Q. I just put in the color and realized it's not for me. Is there any way to get it out immediately?

A. The only way is to bleach the color out.

Q. Is this product safe to use on my dog's hair?

A. Splat has only been tested for human use. We can not say whether it can safely be used on any animal.