Hair Crazy Staff
Location: N. Ireland
Current Hair: Red, Purple, Violet
I've been trying to get a mixture of semi-permanent brown and permanent black out of my hair for the last while. I had fairly good results with Affinage Eraser but I decided to give Goldwell a try since I've heard good reviews on it.
Scenario: Stopped using permanent black (Nice 'n' Easy) about a year ago and have been using a semi-permanent dark brown (L'Oreal Diacolor Gelée).
Product: Comes in a kit of 2 x 50ml bottles & instructions. To use, just mix the two bottles and apply to the darkest hair first. Process for up to 20 minutes. Shampoo several times and follow up with 1:1 20 volume peroxide & water rinse. 1 pack is easily enough for shoulder length hair.
Result: The semi-permanent colour was reduced by about a third. I have a chunk of white hair so I was able to see how well it really came out. The black was pretty much untouched. This isn't really surprising as the colour has been in my hair a long time, I wasn't expecting a lot of it to come out. In comparison to Eraser the smell is much more tolerable. Barely any smell of rotten eggs and the smell doesn't stick to your hair for more than a couple of days at its worst.
The condition of my hair is completely unchanged and I actually noticed it was shinier after the process. I'm not sure whether this was due to the product or the fact that I had to shampoo my hair 5 times.
Overall I'm fairly happy with the results. I managed to get it for about £5 from a beauty wholesaler so it's a lot cheaper than Eraser but you get less in the box.
Jude (Site Admin)
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