I bought a little tub of Manic Panic Vampire Red in prep for cosplaying as Tai Hubbert from Questionable Content at Armageddon later this month. (I know, I know, it’s a pretty damn easy cosplay. Might do something more elaborate next time.) Here’s a tiny bit tested, without any bleach or anything, on my sister’s hair.
It worked… about as well as I’d expect it to, honestly, on black Asian hair. Dye can’t really strip existing pigment after all.
So, advice: should I get a blonde highlight kit and put that through my hair before dying it, or will the slight-redness on a full head of hair be apparent enough?