Colour remover experiences/adviceby Dollbones13Posted 7 months ago
Once again, after some serious thought, I've attempted to remove my 5 years worth of black semi permanent hair dye. (I know, I should've learned my lesson by now.)
I've done a few colour removers, and from the roots to the tops of my ears my hair went orange-blonde, so for now i've covered it with a nice pinky red, but from there downwards my hair is about 3 shades darker- it's a lovely dark red colour after being dyed but I'm really aiming to go with something like Adore's Paprika as it would be more acceptable for work and I think it would work nicely with the blonde streak in my fringe.
I'm going to give my hair a few weeks to rest and let the red fade out before I try a colour remover again.
So far I've done 4 boxes of Jobaz -half an hour at a time, for some reason this seems to work better on my hair than leaving it for the full hour- and only had issues with reoxidising once (I rushed the rinsing!). It's done well, but it still hasn't shifted quite enough of the dark for something like paprika to cover evenly.
Bleach is NOT an option for My hair (it can't handle it) and I've found that Vitamin C treatments, while they help lighten the tone of box black dyes, usually just cause unnecessary damage and tend to reduce the efficiency of Colour Removers on my hair.
I was just curious to see if anybody has any extra tips or tricks that will help remove some extra colour in the process- it would be appreciated!
by kitty_exePosted 7 months ago
don’t promote your shit salon lmao (sorry) Anyway what colour is your natural hair or what’s underneath it?
by AndyaPosted 7 months ago
If using a color remover is good for removing permanent dyes that contained a developer. Color removers are very poor at removing color from semi-permanent dyes in vibrant and natural hair colors. This is because semi-permanent dyes do not require a developer.
After using a color remover suggest rinse the color remover thoroughly out of the hair twice and wash the hair at least twice. Colr removers reduce the color molecules so easier to rinse or remove from hair. Reduced color molecules remaining in the hair are re-oxidized when bleach is applied and then the color will come back.
Articles Section has an article on 10 Ways to remove color is suggested to look thru these different methods.
These are my suggestions and opinions.
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by vivienne StaffPosted 6 months, 4 weeks ago
If you've already tried several times with colour remover, I'm not sure if you'll be able to get morecoit without bleach. In my experience, 2-3 processes with colour remover is pretty much the max of what I can get out and anything else needs bleach.
Unfortunately, if your hair is too damaged, I think you'll need to just give it time to see what else can fade out naturally.
by Jude StaffPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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@Dollbones13 I think colour remover is your best bet. Is it lighter towards the roots at all? If so, that's an indication that there's still black dye towards the end. The exception to that would be if you switch between permanent and semi-permanent blacks. Permanent dyes will lighten your natural colour more, so if the ends were dyed with a semi they could naturally be darker.
What you have there looks pretty close to Paprika actually. Have you considered strand testing some over what you have there? Could be nice!
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by Dollbones13Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
I've used as many colour removers as I think I am able to now- the ends are still a mid to dark red brown, the lengths are a mixture of light orange brown and the roots are my natural bright blonde! My hair is still in pretty good shape, but I am going to get a haircut tomorrow, so hopefully that will minimise some of the darker bits at the ends and help it look lighter all over. My main problem when stripping my hair has always been the bright roots, trying to grow out the darker lengths and ends gracefully doesn't really work when the roots look fluorescent in conparison. I've put a bit of Manic Panic in Inferno over the roots for now to try and blend it with the rest of my hair, which has kind of worked, and I'm hoping to get some Paprika soon- I'll have to try a test patch like suggested and hopefully it'll come out the colour I want! I think it may still be a little too dark to go exactly how I hoped, but I've learned over the years of battling with black dye removal it's never a wise idea to set my heart on a particular shade, because chances are it won't get there.
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