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GDY Kowabunga

(32 customer reviews)

$18.00

A radioactive shade of neon green for all our bitchin’ and bodacious babes.


chemical free green hair dye

  • Creamy Vegan & Cruelty Free Formula 5 oz tube
  • Botanically Infused with Natural Sunflower Extract
  • Ammonia Free, Formaldehyde Free, Peroxide Free, PPD Free 

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What does it do?

Our semi-permanent hair dye line combines salon-grade pigments with a nontoxic, conditioning formula that deposits ultra vibrant color. Semi-permanent hair dyes do not damage the hair, in fact they’re super conditioning! GDY’s formula combines a high-quality cream base, like a hair mask with essential oil benefits. The color is deposited on top of the hair shaft and acts like a stain that will fade out over time each time you wash your hair. Color can last anywhere from 4-6 weeks. We recommend using color protecting hair care like our GDY Color Kind Line to keep color vibrant longer.

What does it smell like?
Fragranced with Bergamot essential oil, our semi-permanent dye has a light citrus scent that is mood lifting.

Is this for my hair?

Our semi-permanent dyes will show the truest color on pre-lightened hair, levels 8-10. We recommend using our Lightening Kit to get the perfect base shade for your color.

What to know?
Semi-perm is a thick, conditioning formula, no need to mix with a conditioner.
Color payoff will vary based how much hair is lightened as well as on the porosity of the hair and underlying hair chemistry. We recommend a hair strand test to determine color payoff.

Safe on:
All hair textures, pre lightened, chemically treated, keratin treated, and color treated hair.

  • Healthy hair focused, no PPDs, Ammonia, Sulfates, Parabens or other harsh for hair chemicals or additives.
  • Sunflower Extract adds extra UV protection from the sun and hot tools that fade hair.
  • Fragranced with essential oil Bergamot, known for its mood-lifting properties.
  • Ultra creamy formula that deeply conditions while depositing color.

Our Semi-permanent dyes are free from:

  • 4-ABP
  • Ammonia
  • Peroxide
  • Formaldehyde
  • PPD’s
  • Persulfates
  • Paraben
  • Resorcinol
  • MEA
  • Nickel
  • Bleach
  • Phthalates
  • All of our products are vegan and cruelty free
  • Step 1: To create the best canvas for your color, we recommend lightening your hair using our GDY Lightening Kit.
  • Step 2: Mix color in the GDY Color Mixing Bowl and use gloves to prevent staining hands.
  • Step 3: Ensure you strand test first before applying color all over your head.
  • Step 4: Section and apply directly onto dry hair. Make sure color is fully saturated at every step by combining product through each section.
  • Step 5: Let the color sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • Step 6: Rinse with cold water and style as desired with GDY Prime.
Care:

  • Allow at least 24 hours before your first shampoo.
  • Rinse hair with cool water each time you wash to minimize fading process.
  • Reduce hair washing days to extend color.

Tips:

  • While color is processing, use a cap to keep the color damp.
  • Coloring your hair is an investment. Make sure to use color protecting hair care like GDY’s Color Kind Line to keep color vibrant longer.
  • Product will stain, so protect hands, all surfaces and clothing.
  • Apply shea butter, coconut oil or thick conditioner to the hairline to prevent staining.
  • Check out our FAQ’s for more information
  • Kowabunga is a true green. Want a neon green instead? Mix Kowabunga and Steal My Sunshine in a 1:2 ratio! (1/2 tube Kowabunga with 1 tube SMS)
  • Kowabunga will add a tint to darker hair and show up vividly on level 7+ hair.
  • Add a few drops of None More Black to create forest green!

Want more tips? Email [email protected] to ask our expert!

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Peg 40 Castor Oil, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Octyldodecanol, Proplyene Glycol, Glycerin, Laureth 4, Laureth 23, Polyquaternium 6, Citris Bergamina (Bergamot Oil), Methlchlorisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Extrait D’heliantus Annuus (Tournesol) May Also Contain: Basic Yellow 40, H C Blue 15, Basic Blue 99, Basic Orange 31, Basic Red 51, Basic Violet 16, Basic Violet 2, Basic Yellow 87, H C Blue 2, H C Red 1, H C Yellow 4.

32 reviews for GDY Kowabunga

  1. liznguyen00

    this color stayed in my hair for over two months, even though it’s listed as lasting only 4-6 weeks. i tried those tips y’all tweeted (mixing vitamin C pills with shampoo and anti-dandruff shampoo) multiple times but neither worked, and even after I bleached my hair to get it out, it was still tinted green :/ I get y’all probably pride yourselves with having long-lasting colors or whatever but what was the point of saying it lasts 4-6 weeks when it sticks for way longer?

    • Hallie From GDY

      Hello!

      Thank you for your comment! Our dyes are super pigmented and can stick around longer than 4-6 weeks if your hair is pre-lightened and porous enough. We’re so sorry that your dye stuck around longer than expected! If you’re able to bleach multiple times over a few weeks or so, the dye will eventually lift from your hair! If you need to lift the dye quickly, we suggest reaching out to a professional hair stylist for help. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions, comments, or concerns!

      xx Hallie from GDY

  2. infinitesongbirds

    Absolutely amazing! I just dyed my hair with this today and I couldn’t be happier with the results

    • Hallie From GDY

      Hello!

      Thank you for your kind words! Please be sure to tag us on socials so we can see!

      xx Hallie from GDY

  3. Miranda Vega (verified owner)

    First time using GDY.
    The color is vibrant plus it smells really good!
    I was afraid that most of the color would wash off and fade like crazy after the first wash, but its been a couple washes and still looks great!

    • Hallie Jamison

      Hey Miranda!

      Thank you for your review! Our signature Bergamot scent is one of my favorite features about the dye!

      xx Hallie from GDY

  4. Denise Rodriguez (verified owner)

    A beautiful true green that can be varied easily. After one box of bleach I had ginger brown hair and got a mossy light green and then bleached it again and added a dot of black and got a perfect vibrant green. First and only brand of dye I’ll use.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi there,

      First and only?! We love to hear that. Welcome to the GDY family. Thanks for your review.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  5. viorelfaneserghei

    dude, i could talk about this color all day. i had originally used a different brand of green and, long story short, it sucked. but i got gdy green and oh my god!!! it’s so pretty and it faded out to such a pretty teal kinda color. not to mention it smells really really good. love it <3

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi there,

      Yes yes yes! We love to hear this. I am so glad you are now rocking GDY Kowabunga.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  6. emfuller30

    since i’ve had an amazzzing experience with ex-girl and riot, at the beginning of quarantine i decided to break my no-dye streak and mix it up a little! i purchased kowabunga and none more black and mixed them to create a forest green for the underneath of my hair, and needless to say, i was OBSESSED. gdy does not come to play in terms of its durability and being long lasting! in fact, kowabunga was so strong in my hair that I wasn’t able to bleach it out and i ended up having to dye over it with brown haha! kinda a pain, but I think it just speaks to how incredible this is for a semi perm dye! just be careful trying to get it out! otherwise, I absolutely love everything about not only kowabunga but all of gdy’s shades!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi there,

      This is so lovely to hear. Yes, we pack our dyes with pigment to give you that LONG lasting color. Our darker shades tend to last even longer, they are not for those afraid of commitment haha. However, I am glad to hear you loved the color and were able to take care of it once you weren’t feeling the green anymore. Thanks for your review.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  7. kristina zavala (verified owner)

    This shade of green is to dye for ha! This color gives me life and helps me get more in tune with myself. I always feel like a bad ass after a good touch up. My favorite part about the dye is that it’s reusable! If I don’t finish a bottle I can just save it for later. I love love love that there is no harsh chemicals in the dye and always leaves my hair feeling soft. To say I recommend this product is an understatement. Buy it, NOW!

    Ps. It even glows under a black light!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Kristina,

      Yes! We love to hear it! I am so happy you feel so “you” in our green. Thanks for the review.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  8. nick (verified owner)

    i loveee this green, it’s the perfect green and fades gracefully i couldn’t ask for anything more

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Nick,

      So glad you are happy with our green color! Thanks for your review.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  9. kalynnylak

    Waited 3 weeks to give my most honest and helpful review and I love love love this green. Almost zero fade it’s still so vibrant and looks freshly dyed there’s no dullness or anything! I was nervous about color bleeding and experienced zero bleed! Definitely going to keep using Kowabunga.💚

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi there,

      I am so happy to hear you are loving our green! We pride ourselves on packing our dyes with pigment to give you that long lasting freshly dyed look. Thanks for the review.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  10. hatiekill0666 (verified owner)

    Love the color it came out to be. Even with the light blue color I applied it over. Its a nice green. Not to dark. Only downfall is the bleeding onto my pillow and fingers, my hair sweats a lot (gross I know). But that I can live with. Haven’t washed my hair sense applied so not sure how much it will fade. Crossing fingers not much to none. All in all great product. Recommended it to a couple people.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi there!

      Our dyes are packed with pigments to give you that long lasting vibrant colors which in return can cause some bleeding. We suggest giving your hair a good strong wash, then it should stop bleeding. Im glad you love the product regardless. Thanks for your review!

      XX Jackie from GDY

  11. emmamahler221

    I picked Kowabunga up when my local Sally’s ran out of the Arctic Fox dye I usually use. I’m glad I tried GDY tho because it’s my new go-to! I dyed my hair about 3 weeks ago and it’s just as vibrant as it was when I first dyed it. Unlike other dyes, it hasn’t washed out into turquoise & blue patches. I have thick hair in a long bob & was happily surprised one box was exactly enough to cover my whole head. I also like how the scent is very light & pleasant (it kind of smelled like Fruit loops?) unlike Arctic Fox’s heavy lingering scent. Lastly, Kowabunga gave me the true green color I wanted without having to mix it with anything else! Definitely will pick up another box when my roots grow out!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi there!

      I am so happy to hear you have found your new go-to! Welcome to the GDY fam. Im sure you are rocking that green hue. Thanks for the review.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  12. Grace Kennedy (verified owner)

    It’s a wonderful green hair dye but not at all what I would call a neon green. It’s much deeper and darker than I expected and more cool toned (usually neon greens are somewhat yellow toned). Definitely more appropriate to say a forest or grass green than neon

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Grace,

      Thanks for your review. Yes our Kowabunga is more of a deep green. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      XX Jackie from GDY

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