Colorfix Seemed to Oxidize as I Rinsed?? Helpby IriiciPosted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
I am new to this forum but have lurked for a while, particuarly to research on colorfix. Sooo a bit of hair history: my current hair was half virgin and half dyed (the veeeerry ends bleached the rest dyed with direct dyes) before i made the mistake of covering it with one n only permanent argan color in 3CP. Now im trying to get the color out so i can go back at least to my natural ashy dark blonde but even better to a cool toned mauve. So my game plan was to use one n only colorfix to get a coppery base and then go into the salon to gradually lighten with bleach. So i read up about colorfix and put it on my hair for a whole hour (per recommendations on here), heated it with a blowdryer for the first 20 minutes, then rinsed it out for an hour and 20 minutes with maybe 4 shampoos with clarifying and dandruff shampoo (haaarsh shampoos). When starting rinsing it was a lovely light ginger but by 30 minutes in WHILE I WAS RINSING it darkened back up. Needless to say i was? Confused? Was leaving it on for an hour making me lose the effect of the cuticle opening? Was using a protein conditioning mask a mistake? Did it maybe just not saturate my hair well? Im really at a loss as everywhere i read it seems i did everything right yet it did nothing at all :( My roots do seem a tad lighter but my length is not at all, im hoping to try again my next day off work and maybe only do 20 min application time as the box reccomends. Should i use color oops instead?
Thanks in advance , -Eirine
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
It' have not found loads of differences between different brands of colour remover in terms of their lifting power, just things like how drying they are and how badly they smell. It sounds to me like your dye just isn't the type that responds well to colour remover. The way colour removers work is basically to reverse the reaction of the dye and developer to make smaller, colourless molecules that you have to rinse out. However, if those colourless molecules are very unstable, they can get reoxidized by air/water was well. If that's the case, bleach and other damaging lighteners are really the only way to go. You try another application if you have it on hand, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.