Questions about color remover?by iiweazlePosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
When I'm sick of this pink I'm thinking about going purple. It will be a darker purple so I could probably go right over the pink but as you can see my roots are growing out pretty dark. I was going to put color remover on since I already have some but it says it only removes permanent color and won't lift dark hair which I'm confused about because it obviously did when I used it to lift black permanent color before that I had been using to color over my grays? My natural hair color is about a level 2 and color remover took me to the first picture I will post. 2nd picture is my current pink color. I mean my hair is dark and my roots got really light so am I crazy or does it lift dark hair? Also will it lift direct yes like manic panic/ion color or just permanent dyes?
by vivienne StaffPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Hm, what kind of colour remover is it? There are some that are powders your mix with water or peroxide and they will definitely lift your roots, since they act pretty similarly to bleach.
The other type (what I usually recommend) is usually two liquids you mix together that smells a bit like rotten eggs. The second type basically reversed the chemical reaction that happens when you mix a permanent dye with developer. This makes the dye molecules smaller and colourless, letting you rinse it out of your hair. This type doesn't really work with natural melanin, because it's a different type of molecule that doesn't react as much with the remover.
I'm not sure how recently you had coloured your hair in the first photo, but if it was recent, it's possible that the black dye has slightly lightened your roots, which was revealed when you used the colour remover. It's still a bit odd, because you usually don't get that much lift from permanent dyes, but roots tend to lift a bit faster than the rest of your head.
Anyhow, as for getting purple, aside from doing your roots, I don't think you need to lift the pink too much. I assume you already have the purple on hand, which should cover fine, but if not, you can just pop a turquoise over what you have for a purple as well.
by AndyaPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Most color removers tried if not all have done very little to remove the stain from hair after using a semi-permanent dye in rainbow colors. The best a color remover did for myself was used upon a medium green from Iguana Green by Special Effects. After using the color remover my hair was a light to medium green. Color removers are good at permanent dyes in natural hair colors because those dyes contain harsh chemicals and developers. Color removers reduce the color molecule. Also color removers after use need to be rinsed out of the hair at least twice and wash the hair twice. Because reduced color molecules left in the hair when oxidized by bleach if bleach is applied will cause the color molecules to re-oxidize. Bleach is an oxidation process. The result is the color removed will come back because the reduced color molecules were re-oxidized.
Since the hair currently is a medium pink suggest a strand test with a medium blue dye or diluted medium blue dye. Red and blue make purple. Or suggest a strand test using a medium purple to dark purple dye. In my opinion do not need to lighten or remove the current pink hair to get purple hair.
These are my suggestions and opinion.
by iiweazlePosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
So the color remover that was used on me recently was Joico that I have recently found out is more like bleach. So that's probably why it lightened my natural hair color? So will this remove my pink as well?