Colour B4/ Colour Oops??
ok so colour b4 is basically our u version of colour oops. Is this my best option for removing my red hair dye and how bad is the damage??
I have never personally tried it.
I thought about trying it but a lot of people I talked to told me it was very damaging and didn't work as it should.
I have had a few dying disasters so I have a little advice. lol.
If you just dyed your hair, don't worry. Red fades really quickly and at the end of two weeks it should be a lot less red.
When I dyed my hair too red I shampooed twice a day for a week and a half with sulfate shampoos to fade the color. (Purell, Head and Shoulders or Pert work well for this).
If you do this remember to deep condition!!!!
Basically, my hair turned to a reddish brown which I actually liked.
If it terrible beyond repair go to a salon and they should be able to fix it. I would not trust color oops.
I don't know what to tell you then. :'(
It sounds like it is pretty though.
Good luck. I hope someone can give you good advice....
I used it a few years back. It did remove the color, but the what I was left with, was not something I could go outside with. It tones down (and maybe even strips?) color. But you will most likely have to dye or rinse your hair afterward. The color I was left with was orange and dark brown in some spots. My hair dresser (at the time) covered most of it with a brown rinse that matched the brown parts. I find it unpredictable so I wouldn't really recommend it. Idk if this is the best way to do it, but when your color is too dark you can wash with sulfate shampoos often to tone it down. I have done this before. But maybe someone more experienced with toning color will chime in.
ColorOops sounds like it works the same as ColorFix (which I've used) in that it lifts the cuticle and effectively "shrinks" the dye molecules so that they can be washed out.
Three *important* things to note when using a product like this:
1. Although it claims to restore your natural color, it *cannot* do so if you've used a lifting or permanent color. The way permanent color works, essentially, is by raising the cuticle and lifting your color -- turning the strand a pale brown or straw-like color, depending on your hair -- then depositing and developing the new pigment. This means that, using after a permanent color process will shrink the previously deposited color so it can be rinsed away *leaving the base pale brown or straw-like color*. So, if you've used permanent color IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO RESTORE YOUR NATURAL COLOR without following the treatment, as mentioned, with another tint. If the color process you used lifted and/or deposited unevenly, ColorOops will remove it unevenly -- which is why the results frequently include splotches of different shades varying from aforementioned pale brown to straw-like color.
2. Because it shrinks the color molecule, you must then rinse it out. Any color that you do not rinse out WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REDEVELOPED once you try to color it again (or use the included solution, which I'll get to in a sec). For example, if you have too dark, permanent color that you're trying to be rid of in order to re-color a lighter shade, and you *don't* make sure that you've rinsed/washed enough, as soon as the developer from the new color hits your hair it will immediately return to the color you were trying to be rid of.
There should be a solution included, that you use on wet hair, after rinsing. Many people will suggest that you don't use it -- specifically for this reason (it frequently just undoes all the color removing you've just done). I will, however, suggest quite the opposite for the same reason -- using the after solution is the only way you can be sure that you've rinsed all the offending color away.
Speaking of rinsing, my own story: removing black dye (that I'd done for years) to go back to dark brown. 3 processes (not using the after solution), and THREE DAYS of rinsing/washing with Suave Clarifying -- while I had hideously straw-colored hair -- and it was still too dark, albeit mostly reddish. As soon as I tried bleach (because this process just wasn't working and was drying my hair), the developer re-developed and I was right back to black. I had to bleach it two more times to lighten it enough to re-tint. Needless to say, hair was in not-great shape for quite some time thereafter.
The moral of *my* story is that it took 3 days of multiple rinsings/harsh washings and it STILL hadn't removed all the color. Although i list my hair as being medium porosity, I think medium-low is probably more accurate. Having more porous hair may yield better results as the color will probably rinse out more easily.
3. If it's anything like ColorOops, it will require multiple treatments and yes, it *will* dry your hair.
If you do this, via con dios, friend. I've read so many reviews of people for whom this worked and I don't want to scare you out of doing it. Just know how it works and what you're getting into beforehand. :angel10:
Meh, I wouldn't say just leave it -- I am a *huge* proponent of beating my hair into submission re: color :happy8: But it certainly comes at a cost and, in the end, my hair always seems to have the last laugh.
There are a lot of people who have used color removers with success, I'm just, erm, apparently not one of them. So I, personally, would just go straight to bleach in this instance because, although it's drying and damaging, I *know* it's going to work in 1 process. This opposed to the total 5 processes that I went through as a result of the ColorFix (3 CF. plus 2 bleach . . . and *then* I had to recolor).
That whole debacle, with me, sent me into a total tail-spin. I had been modified CG for probably a year (without knowing it as "CG" -- I just did not shampoo and used mainly oils as my stylers) and that ended it. My hair was capital-F Fried, and my curls (which are "only" 3a's, mind you) were all-caps-and-dashes G-O-N-E. So I started throwing all manner of product at my hair . . . *insert flaming wreckage here*
Also, I had used Henna in the past and loved it, but it definitely relaxed my curls a bit. Not so much that I minded, because it made my hair overall awesome, but there was definitely more follicular relaxation with the henna than with regular chemical color. So keep that in mind.
Also-also, you have to be careful mixing some hennas with conventional color/bleach. Make sure it's Body Art Quality (BAQ) and you should be good -- other, faux hennas contain metallic salts that can interact with colored/bleached hair and cause breakage and, shall we say, unexpected, color results).
And always, always, ALWAYS -- even if using BAQ henna -- strand test on pre-processed hair.
If you are planning on using just henna, which will give you results somewhere on the red spectrum anyway, why not strand test it over the extant red and see if you like the results? No point in going through the removal/bleaching process if you're just going for essentially the same color. If you were intending to use henna/indigo to go for a dark brown, though, I'm not certain how that would work (Heck, why not strand test that, too, if that's what you wanted?)
The first time I henna'd, I did so over permanent color (about 4 months grown/faded out) and it worked perfectly for me. I then just continued to henna/indigo for upkeep. But I was already dark brown, and was using henna/indigo to basically keep it dark brown.
Sorry these are so long!
Oh, but also-also-also: Henna is permanent. Like, *truly* permanent, in terms of its (in)ability to be willfully removed. You can't remove it. So if you don't like it, you have to wait for it to fade (which it will do), but even then you'll have to strand test carefully if you wish to alter the color with a conventional process. Not that this should scare you, just know (if you don't already) that it's an even bigger PITA than conventional color if you don't like the results.
hey, i've just recently (a week ago in fact) used the Colour B4. I've been colouring my hair for years, from blonde to black to a deep red, and was fed up of colouring over my roots, so i thought i'd try it. My hair is a natural dark blonde-ish colour, and pretty curly. And tbh, i was pretty pleased with the result i got! I used the extra strength stuff, as it recommends for lots of layers of colour. It does smell pretty bad when you use it (a bit like rotten eggs) and its a lengthy process. But the key is to keep rinsing and rinsing. I dont have ANY trace of colour left in my hair! It does make it pretty dry to begin with...But after you've finished the process and left to dry, just rewash with a lot of conditioner and it's perfectly fine! :)
I would say give it a try. Its not exactly breaking the budget compared to what you would have to pay in the salon!
Soooo.. emoo1234, how did u get colour b4 in the us? link plz!!!
I just got done using Color Oops extra strength and I LOVE IT!!!!!
I hope you're sitting down because you're not going to believe it.....
IT REMOVED ALL MY HENNA!!!!!! That's right, you read correctly.... My henna is gone!!!
Don't get me wrong, I adored henna. The color, the hair health, the softness. But it was destroying my curls😫. Even though I only did two full head applications, and just roots for the last 6 months, my curls relaxed at my crown from a good 2c/3a to a 2b(with tons of effort). And while I loved the compliments I got about the color....I wasn't willing to lose my curls.
In comes the Color Oops. I had read about great results on another website (LHC) so decided to file for divorce from my henna.
3 hrs with the oops on my head and 30 mins rinsing and I was left with strawberry blond hair. Because I knew I wanted to get as close to the henna color, I applied a demi color right after I dried my hair. I'm happy to report NO DAMAGE!!! None!
No it didn't smell good. And my hair is still slightly stinky, but to be free of the henna is waaaayyyyy worth it!
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