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Manic Panic 40 Vol Bleach Instructions

Please note:
The following information and instructions are as shown on Manic Panic 40 Vol Flash Lightning Bleach Kits on March 2007. We cannot be held responsible for any incorrect or out-dated information and as such highly recommend you read fully the instructions on the box and leaflet on the bleach kit you have purchased. Never use metallic items with bleach. Bleach must be fully rinsed from the hair before using a hair dye. Semi-Permanent Hair Dyes are unlikely to stick to the hair if it still contains bleach traces or has been conditioned.

This is a guide ONLY - if in any doubt please contact a professional or hairdresser before using this or any other bleach product.

Plastic Gloves, 1oz (28 grams) Dust Free Bleach Powder, 3.0fl oz (89ml) Developer, Mixing Tub, Tint Brush, Plastic Cap

Bleach powder and developer contain ingredients which may cause skin irritation. Preliminary tests, according to the instructions should first be made. Proceed only if test results are satisfactory. Avoid inhaling the powder. Do not use on skin, scalp, eyelashes or eyebrows. If product gets into eyes flush with large amounts of water and call your physician. Do not apply if scalp is broken. Keep off scalp. Wait 24 hours between applications. Rinse container when finished. Store product in cool dry are away from sunlight and humidity. Keep away from children

The Manic Panic / Flash Lightning bleach kit was designed for pre-lightening hair before using Manic Panic cream or gel semi-permanent hair colours. Everything you need to lighten your hair is in this kit. Please follow the instructions carefully. Tish and Snooky strongly recommend doing a strand test prior to application (Take one strand of hair and follow instructions).

Strand Test:

Highlighting and bleaching results depend on the condition and colour of the natural hair. A strand test is recommended to give you a better idea about the end results and to avoid any complications with the actual process. Put on the plastic gloves and prepare the strand test mixture in the plastic bowl provided.
Open the Flash Lightning bleach powder bag and pour 1/2 (half) teaspoon of powder with enough Flash LIghtning developer to make a creamy mixture.
Your hair should be clean and dry. Comb firmly back and remove any tangles. Pull one strand of hair from behind your ear to make the test.
Generously apply mixture to the desired test strand, making sure the test strand does not touch the rest of your hair.
Check test strand frequently (10-15 minutes). Refer to the back of the box for the required timing (shown below). To check results wipe away mixture with a damp paper towel. If your hair looks red or gold reapply mixture. When the strand is the desired shade proceed with full application.
Rinse off the test strand and towel dry your hair
Discard any leftover mixture. Thoroughly rinse and dry the mixing bowl prior to actual application.
Wearing the enclosed gloves open the bleach plastic bag. Avoid inhaling powder.
Empty full contents of bleach powder into the provided tub
Gradually add the developer to the bleach powder in the tub. Using the brush blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Sometimes it is not necessary to use all contents of the developer.
Apply mixture immediately. Do not wait a long time.
Hair should be dry and unwashed. Using the provided brush apply the bleach mixture evenly to hair you wish bleached. All strands should be saturated using the brush or gloves fingers to spread the mixture evenly. You may mask hair you don't wish to bleach by using a highlight cap or foil.
Use of the enclosed plastic cap is recommended through the developing process. The length if the timing depends on the natural colour of the hair. The chart below indicates approximate timing required to bring natural hair to the pale lemon yellow stage:
Natural Hair Colour
Approximate Timing
Light Dark Blonde
20 to 60 minutes
Light Brown
20 to 90 minutes
Medium Brown
40 to 90 minutes
Dark Brown
60 to 90 minutes
Check strand every 10 minutes to evaluate lift. To do so remove plastic cape and wipe away mixture with a damp tissue. If hair has not reached desired level reapply mixture as before and continue processing. Do not over bleach. Bleach can process for about two hours is hair is resistant.
When desired shade is reached take off the cap and throw away. Shampoo hair thoroughly. Rinse thoroughly and towel dry hair.
Bleaching Powder Ingredients:
Sodium Persulfate, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Stearate, Silica, Ammonium Persulfate, Hydroxymethyl Cellulose, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
Developer Ingredients:
Deionized Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Phosphoric Acid.
The ingredients shown are based on the manufacturers packaging at the time of adding this information to our website, it is advised to always check the label/tub prior to use incase of any changes or updates of the ingredients.

If you have any questions please contact Beeunique or Manic Panic BEFORE using this product
Beeunique cannot be held responsible for any misuse or adverse reactions caused by this product
Always follow manufacturers instructions exactly.
This page is to be treated as a Guide ONLY
Correct as of March 2007



Beeunique are not trained hair professionals
If in any doubt consult a hairdresser or other qualified professional

These pages should be treated as a guide only
Information, Ingredients & Instructions are correct at time of writing
Please check packaging information before use

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