Arctic Fox Hair Dye Instructions


Arctic Fox hair dye is a semi-permanent hair dye that provides long-lasting effects and is one of the better-known ones on the market.

It has scored excellent grades compared to similar products and has produced exceptional results for people who want a striking new look.

What sets Arctic Fox hair dye apart is that they are all vegan and free of alcohol.

They also don’t include any PPDs and harsh chemicals that might damage your hair.

As with hair dyes and colors, you still must be cautious when using them.

You don’t want to damage your hair and end up with long-lasting effects due to improper usage.

Therefore, some arctic fox hair dye instructions will help you get the best results out of this hair dye.


Arctic Fox gets a lot of praise due to the safe manner the colors have been created. With all the bad stuff missing, people question the effectiveness of the dye. Can it do what it promises? And is it going to wash out immediately after the first wash?

It does not have peroxide as one of its ingredients, so you can’t make your hair lighter from a dark hue. You can only add to it and not subtract.

Since it does not have the darkening element, you will not be able to go from being a brunette to cool bleached hairstyles. Also, Arctic Fox is advertised as a semi-permanent hair color.

It does not have the harsh chemicals that will damage your hair, but it also means that it will not be able to last longer than a month or two. So, you best treat your color choice as a temporary one from the start.

Something that Arctic Fox hair dye is also prone to is color bleeding. So the best way to prevent this is to use cold instead of hot water when rinsing your hair.

You will also want to wash your hair in a sink, not in a bath. Finally, ensure your hair is completely dry before you go to bed.

Arctic Fox Hair Dye Tubes


Allergy Test

You don’t want any unwanted effects when applying excellent new hair color. So it is always smart to test things out and be sure before you try them on. The first part should be checking the bottle for ingredients.

The dye contains methylchloroisothiazolinone, hydrolyzed soy protein, stearalkonium chloride, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, propylene glycol, glycerine, and glyceryl stearate. If you know that you are not allergic to those, you will be safe to use them.

If unsure, you can also do a patch test to avoid allergic reactions. One way to test the color is to apply it on your skin, perhaps on your arm. Allow it to dry and rinse it off after 24 hours.

If you don’t notice any irritation on your skin and there are no marks, you are good to go and can safely use Arctic Fox dye on your hair and even for dyeing eyebrows.

How to Choose the Right Color

Picking the color variant can be hard to determine since you can never be too sure how the color will come out eventually. Arctic Fox is sold in opaque bottles, which means you can’t see the color exactly before buying one.

So the best way to choose the dye you want to apply is with a strand test. A strand test will show you how your color will appear after applying it. So you won’t be in two minds about whether to use it. To do this, you have to:

Step 1 – Shampoo and dry

Shampoo your hair without a conditioner for men and allow it to dry.

Step 2 – Test application on a small section

Pick a section of your hair, about an inch-long strand, preferably somewhere no one can see.

Apply the dye on the selected strand of hair until it gets frothy.

Step 3 – Wrap in tin foil

Wrap the strand in tin foil and let it sit for about 30 minutes.

Step 4 – Rinse and leave to dry

Unwrap the strand and rinse with water until the water runs clear.

Leave the hair to dry and check out the results. If the hair turns out you wanted it to, you can color the rest of it. You can also mix colors and join two different ones to get fabulous hair color ideas that only you will sport.

How to Apply Arctic Fox Hair Dye (Step-by-step Instructions)

It is always a good idea to pick the right barber to color your hair. You don’t have to, as it is pretty easy to do it yourself. You need to be careful and keep your hands steady when doing it.

So, start like this:

Step 1 – Shampoo but don’t condition

After washing it, you can allow it to dry out thoroughly.

Step 2 – Decide on a protective cream 

It will protect your skin from stains. You can choose coconut oil or opt for vaseline.

Step 3 –  Pour into a bowl

Take your color brush and start applying the color to your hair as evenly as you possibly can. Start from the root and move towards the end of the strands. In the back, work from your nape and then upwards.

Arctic Fox Hair Dye Mixture

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Step 4 – Put a plastic cap and cover the hair

You can leave it on for about half an hour, but since Arctic Fox does not have a lot of harsh chemicals, you can even allow it to sit longer.

Step 5 – Remove the cap and rinse

We recommend doing it in the sink rather than in a shower. Rinse the hair with cold water until it runs clear. Wait for your hair to dry out completely before going to bed.

If you get any stains on your neck or skin after coloring your hair, use some rubbing alcohol to clean it out.

Arctic Fox Usage on Dark Hair

The thing with Arctic Fox and dark hair is that the darker your hair is, the less vibrant the color will be. Don’t get us wrong, Arctic Fox is a great brand and they do a great job by protecting as and leaving all those cancerogenic ingredients out of it.

It is where the trick of long-lasting hair color lies. So if you want to get vibrant hair, but your natural hair color is dark, you must use a hair light first to get the vibrant tones you were shooting for.

Also, due to the same fact, Arctic Fox will not allow you to change from a darker color to a lighter one. What you can do is only go from darker to darker. It means that you can only add color and not subtract it.

There is a positive that comes out of this. If you are wondering how to get Arctic Fox out of hair, doing so is much simpler than other hair dyes that will take significantly more effort and maybe even damage your hair.

Instructions to Keep Your Color Bright

Once you create the perfect hair color you have been dreaming of, you will want to keep it that way for as long as possible.

While Arctic Fox is a hair dye choice that is much safer than other variants, there are still going to be some things you can do to make it last longer and keep it as bright as possible.

Adding some of the best hair tonics alone will simply not do on its own. There is much more that you can do.

  • You will get the best results if you shampoo your hair before applying the dye. This is something that other brands don’t advise you to do. The less you wash your hair after using the dye, the longer it will stay there.
  • Arctic Fox hair dye does not require mixing before using it. Instead, it comes with a diluter that allows you to customize and make it lighter.
  • Since this hair dye is prone to bleeding, it is best to wash the hair in a sink and not in a shower. Also, you will want to completely dry your hair before going to bed.
  • When rinsing your hair, you will want to use cold water due to the already mentioned fact of the color bleeding. You are also going to get better results that way.
  • To keep the color you’ve created for as long as possible, avoid heat treatments and wash your hair with warm or lukewarm water. Avoid doing it with hot water, as you will wash it out faster.
  • We recommend using dry shampoo between washes and avoiding hair-loss shampoos. The hair will remain brighter for longer that way.


How long should I leave the dye in my hair?

Once you apply the dye, you can usually leave it for about 30 minutes. With Arctic Fox, you can leave it even longer as it does not have chemicals that might burn your hair.

How often should I reapply the dye?

Actually, Arctic Fox hair dye comes with a hydrating and conditioning effect, meaning you can apply it as often as you would like.

Can it kill hair lice?

A lot of anecdotal evidence points to it. But no scientific proof that hair dye kills lice

Can I use a conditioner instead of Arctic Mist?

Conditioners may contain oils or silicon, which may change the pigment of the color you are trying to achieve. So if you want to avoid discoloration or patchiness, it is best to use Arctic Mist.

How long till an open bottle loses its effectiveness?

Unopened bottles have a shelf life of two years. They also come with a mild preservative as well, meaning that an open bottle can last up to 12 months. You should keep the expiration date in mind regarding hair dyes.

Do I need to bleach my hair first?

You are not required to bleach your hair first, even though Arctic Fox works better on lighter hair types.

What is the best way to remove the dye?

If you happen to sain your skin while dying your hair, you can easily remove it with some rubbing alcohol, as it is not as strong as other coloring choices.

Can I use Arctic fox hair color on children or pregnant women?

Arctic Fox hair dye is one of the safest ones on the market. They exclude most of the harsh chemicals that other hair dyes have. It is best to consult a doctor before using it on kids or if you are pregnant.

Can you use Arctic Fox hair dye on your eyebrows?

Yes, you can. Be sure to add a protective cream like vaseline around the area to protect your skin.

Where can I buy Arctic Fox hair dye?

You can shop for it online or you can take a look at our page for help.

Michele Antunes

About the author: Michele Antunes

Michele Meesh Antunes is the lady of the Beardoholic writers team and a genius when it comes to hair and beard styles that suit any face shape. She’s been a barber for years now and, no matter your personal style, she knows exactly what beard, hairstyle and length suit you. She brings the women’s perspective on beards, beard care, haircuts and hairstyles and male grooming.

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