How long does the wash out color last? Do either of them fade? Does a dark haired dog, like the poodle with the red ears and top, have to be bleached before the coloring is added? I know with people a patch test is recommended, do dogs have the same problems? Does repeated dying affect them? These are all things I would want to know before choosing what type of dye.
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Okay ..... it depends on the color and fur. If it is the temp color then it will rinse out as soon as it gets wet, it even fades some when brushed after it is applied. The semi-perm color takes about four to six even eight weeks for the color to fade out completely, though it still depends on which color we have used and fur type. Plus with the semi-prem it can be washed but the color will fade each time you do that, so it really depends on how much the dog gets wet. All we can say for sure is that the color will fade out completely on any dog that we put it on, it's just that the semi-perm lasts kinda like human hair color and the temp comes out when washed.
The dark poodle with the red is one of our own dogs. His hair is black and to get the color like that it was stripped. Though we did color it without being stripped and all it did was tinge the ends and couldn't really be seen unless you looked closely at it, plus it wasn't what we wanted. So we chose a extremely mild stripper, used it on us first (had it sitting on a friends skin while we stripped her hair) before appling it to our pet. Also we didn't apply it to his skin, it was sitting up from it about a forth of an inch, so it had an marbling effect to his ears. That is the extent of the stripping that we will do to ANY dog. We refuse to apply it directly to the skin and won't do it to any short hair dogs.
Repeat dying to the dogs don't affect them in any way other than changing the colors of their hair and that is because of the products that we use. It would be kinda like giving the dog a bath with different shampoos all the time. We only use manic panic products so they are safe. We wouldn't hurt any animals let alone our own pets that we love like children. With the little color that we add to our pets, it doesn't even affect anything but they do tend to prance a lot after we are done and get nothing but tons of attention because of how beautiful they look and they love every minute of it.
The magazine is a show/competition thing, we are pet groomers and only do it for fun. We only tend to do ears, top knots and tails, the one with her body done is mine and I wanted her that way. We don't do fully body dyes because it isn't "just a little color" and that is all that we are trying to do. It is no different than decorating your pets with fancy collars, bows, cloths, hats and painted nails. It is just something that is fun and makes people smile as well as get their pets a lot of happy attention that they tend to love.