Hi Janey, right you are heading down a rabbit hole with this one, so you want to hit this correctly with the next process. A stripper colour cleanse treatment can remove direct dye, but always strand test first to make sure the hair is healthy enough to withstand the treatment. So start with an initial application which will generally get the majority of it removed. Hi, thanks very much for your kind words and encouragement! Best Scott. If you use my product Colour Restore Black Cherry See here, the hair would take on more of a violet-red. My long term plan would be to try lighten it and to help the process of growing it out to Grey, is there anything I can do to make the transition easier with a metallic colour or something, I’m not in favor of bleach if I can avoid it at all costs, as I had a frizz ball a few years ago and I think it may have broken my hair . Decolour Remover can only work on oxidation permanent colourant. So use Decolour Remover on the hair and get all the unwanted darker colour out. Next, mix up your L’Oreal Light Ash Blonde as instructed, and apply it to all the hair pulled through the cap that has just been stripped and dried. From here, you could apply a very light pastel pink and achieve the shade you desire. The reason being is the peroxide (found in the developer bottle) could evoke re-oxidation of the unwanted colour if it were applied to the hair too soon after removal. If you did use Decolour Stripper, only apply it in fine balayage sections and then follow the same above toning principle. I would also recommend you use a violet tone on this hair after you remove. Available online today at Boots. Using a tint brush helps you can get the mixed product down to the roots and along to the ends. I should add: I have Hypothyroidism which has meant I’ve lost about 30% of my hair in the last 5 years – twice ! Wondering what I can do to safety lighten it more? I want to go lighter again without warmth. If you have removed and observed your natural colour has not returned. I have the dreaded blue black coloured hair (permanent) and want a lighter canvas to go a light brown all over, potentially getting bronde highlights in the near future. You just need to use a very mild pastel pink on it. Hi Andrea, the hair is re-oxidizing and there are several reasons why this happens. Hi, I have long hair that I’ve been dying black/dark brown for years. I previously was chocolate brown with light brown & honey highlift highlights. From your description (blue,purple,ombre) it sounds like the colour is kind of removing, but you have patches of colour. It is, for this reason, we state on the box that Decolour Remover is not for the removal of any fashion colours or direct dye. Just wondering if you use the colour stripper (blue box) do you have to dye your hair or can you just leave it if you like the colour it comes out with. It was a light brown with copper and gold to add warmth before o could then go a more ashy light brown. However, if you have removed an artificial colour and then experience re-oxidation, it means those reduced synthetic colour molecules did not effectively flush from the hair during the rinsing stage. I want to use another Colour Stripper – can you let me know when would be safe to do so? If you wait several weeks (for this shade to fade) you can then use the permanent version in the same brand. Firstly, you need to get the brown artificial colour from the hair. This will not compromise your condition. However, I may have the opposite problem. Decolour Remover can only reverse artificial permanent colour pigments; it cannot reverse lightening. This lightening of natural pigment is often not noticed until the unwanted permanent colour removes, then the lightened base is exposed. Therefore, someone who is naturally a 7/Copper would find their hair is like a warm sandy blonde. Generally, recolouring after this time will give good results. Indicates the peroxide in the colourant applied was powerful, and your natural (underlying) colour has lightened, and your natural red and gold pigment is exposing through the hair. Then all you need to do is use only purple shampoos and Colour Restore Iced Platinum to tone this hair white. Perhaps a red is too red, or an ash is too Smokey. The pink contains a small amount of red molecule, which is enough to neutralise a small amount of green (aka mint). Hair Colour Removers work with oxidation technology only and are ineffective at removing direct dyes. Hi there. The latest attempt was with an ash blonde semi-permenant (mix 2 bottles though- so has some peroxide in it). Next, I would recommend you apply Colour Restore Lilac Grey to the hair. The hair had been lightened a lot and the hair already had copper and gold tones. I don’t mean a purple, but a very light pastel lilac/lavender. The remover must be rinsed with hot (comfortable) water; otherwise, there is a chance the odour could cling to the hair for several days after the removal treatment. The key with unwanted warmth is to neutralise and counteract. In answer to your specific question, if you used Decolour Remover on your hair, you would see warmth, and I here’s why. Meaning, you mixed a developer up with a tube or bottle of colour and then applied. Check out my article on the bicarb rinse and give your hair a few treatments with this. Grey hair is formed from a mixture of white hair and naturally dark hair. Maybe you have been colouring a natural lighter base to a darker or redder shade, and you now want to remove those artificial colour pigments and go lighter. For the forseeable future you will be able to create a good grey shade without the need for any kind of permanent colour intervention. If you try and pour another box colour over your whole head, you run the risk of going brassier and creating a more artificial looking blonde shade, plus you will keep getting dark root straps appearing. Can I use the colour remover again? I always use purple shampoo so I didn’t have warmth. Best Scott. I didn’t use any other products except the finisher in the box. ... (I show before, during the process, and after results) of this product. For years I have had foils put in which lighten it significantly to be a light blonde but not to the extent of platinum. A colour stripper contains an oxidation agent and is designed to gently remove both natural and artificial pigments, so you can re-colour immediately to a different or lighter permanent shade. Even then, let’s face it, I’m sure I will get it to the desired result I want right now but as the progression happens so does my desired result being, in two weeks time I will undoubtedly desire a result a lot lighter than I am wanting today. However, this is a really easy issue to fix. The newly applied colourant will remove in only these sections, exposing the previous blonde and creating a sun-kissed natural-dark blonde result. Hi Kate. It’s always the way ‍♀️. The 9 base is a light blonde, the 17 pigment is the ash violet. But as stated initially, if you used a permanent purple, Decolour Remover will take this out without damage. Instead, I’d get all the tone out and then start by just using purple shampoos and perhaps something like Colour Restore Iced Platinum. There are many reasons why we can decide we do not want an artificial permanent hair colour shade. Then applied a semi-semi-permenant (Wella- true semi) all over hair and wasn’t happy with that, too dark, still gingery. Bottles Part 1 and Part 2 are intermixed, and the formula is activated and applied to the hair. Hi, I just did a strand test with the Decolour hair colour remover super strength remover. These can include (but are not limited to): You have applied a permanent colour, and it has not resulted in the shade you had hoped. Do I go with the Cool Ash or Iced Platinum? Please go the colour remover route first, then if you do decide to do a soap cap or weak bleach, slather your hair in virgin coconut oil for a few hours before to mitigate damage :) No not an inch of damage from colour B4 or decolour for me either but I had it stripped years ago at a salon and my hair was like straw after. But if you have a usual brand of colourant you can use it but if you use it too soon after removal, the unwanted dark colour can pop back as you need to leave it a good few days before you reapply another peroxide based colourant. I have tried the Colour Remover today & the results are a dark red/wine colour & my hair is still as healthy & shiny – it’s a great product. Before I resorted to salon-strength bleach, I decided to try the DIY route... enter Scott Cornwall Decolour Hair Colour Remover. Then immediately mix and apply Decolour Remover to just a few balayage threads and the very end sections. – it was been a week since stripping the original dye. I’ve used 2 x boxes of Colour Remover over 3 weeks, which gave me a very dark red colour with a slightly lighter deep red at the roots. You will need to apply Decolour Remover again. Can I put on a permanent hair colour next, I was thinking of something like L’oreal Excellence Light Ash blond 9.1 or lighter to achieve a lighter cool blonde look. I followed the instructions properly. However, you can use peroxide-free semi-permanent colourants and toners, such as Colour Restore, immediately after using a hair colour remover. Frequent exposure to peroxides, ammonia and PPDs can cause the hair to become very porous and damaged. Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy. Best Scott. I have bought some of your Hair Colour Remover but I’m wondering if I should have got the Hair Colour Stripper. It took out the red color in my hair. What happens here is the natural keratin colour (which is yellow) is exposed. So the below would be my suggestion to you:-. If you use my Decolour Remover product (which is the red box) you will get the brown out, but you are going to see warmth. I am waiting to let it settle, i’ve put on your ash toner for now. Therefore, what you can also do is continue to use the grey (semi-permanent) toners on top of this colourized hair. I’m about 95% grey now and want to switch to lighter shade to blend with grey roots better. If you’ve always had highlights, you need to swap back to highlights and use a Magicap. Scott Cornwall Decolour Hair Colour Stripper How to Video Previously a treatment only available in salons, Decolour Stripper uses a safe, gentle pigment removal powder to remove both natural and artificial colour … You have attempted to remove lightning in the hair. It will also give your hair a healthy colour without any compromising of condition. A direct dye blue can be very difficult to get out of the hair. Do I need to apply it at different times to different areas? From this point you will start seeing the underlying grey hair appear as a nicotine yellow. Do not apply a peroxide-based colourant immediately after using a hair colour remover. A notable factor about Reduction Agents is they have a sulphur smell, which can often be likened to eggs. I did use your clarifying shampoo beforehand. For these reasons, always purchase two colour removers, to ensure a second is at hand if the first application does evoke re-oxidation. I am wondering should i do another treatment of the remover in a week or should i use the stripper instead? In recent years, this has meant a high-lift tint ( shade 1.11 Ultra Light Very Ash Blonde or similar ) lifting 3-4 levels and giving pale beige & gold shades with the grey showing as platinum highlights. If you cannot get to a salon (due to the world issues), then go down the Decolour Remover method and get the brown out. What I would suggest in your situation is you initially do as you (yourself) suggested and apply a semi-permanent (no peroxide or ammonia) grey shade. I decided lockdown would give me the opportunity to find out what it looked like au naturelle and maybe go for grey but there’s not as grey hairs much as I hoped for ( though the extra at the front looks pretty good IMHO !) This would indicate the semi-permanent colour has stained and is going to prove more problematic to take out. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Scott Cornwall Decolour Remover - Removes Unwanted Permanent hair colour, Bleach, Peroxide & Ammonia Free Formula - Cruelty Free Vegan Friendly At Home Salon Style Partial and Full Hair Dye Removal at Amazon.com. Thank you. Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review. Keep writing. Extremely helpful advice. However, when you colourize it with a tone on tone colourant (using 10 volume developer) it softens the hair. Hi Francesca, OK, so let’s deal with this issue a bit at a time. However, not everyone gets pure white hair. Decolour Remover is only able to remove artificial permanent colour pigments. Around Christmas I dyed my hair with a metallic purple dye, not knowing the problems it would cause me! When you apply a colour remover, it takes out the artificial darker pigment but exposes that underlying warmth. We asked a top colourist for her ultimate dye-job-fixing secrets. By allowing the moisture inside the hair to evaporate a little, then returning to rinse again, there is far more chance of removing any stubborn artificial colour molecules. Once hair becomes damaged, it is then difficult to achieve a good colourant result, as the shade could grab initially and appear too dark or patchy, and then fade fast over subsequent washes. What I would like to do next is go lighter. So you might need to build the neutralisation up. PART 2 – DEVELOPER CREAM Once you’ve pulled through sufficient hair comb it from the root area at the cap to the ends, so as to remove any knots. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse. Finish with a leave-in conditioning treatment. With previously highlighted hair, you tend to find that once a box colour is applied throughout and ginger is kicked up, it can start to become a real pain to get it evened out and cool if you don’t approach it right. The fact is, you now wish that colour result to be gone. I think the best approach would be to undertake a stripping but via a balayage application. Observe the colour start to reduce in natural daylight and after a few minutes of development, proceed to rinsing the remover out of the hair. Now, the colour to lighten is what’s confusing me. Ideally using a tint brush to apply. As I said, the contrast between your toned (grey) previously blonde hair and the dark roots will create a very realstic grey/silver. Hi There, if you believe the colour you are now seeing is your natural colour (as it would be) then it is fine to use a high lift tint. Hi there, I need advice please. We are urgently trying to lighten it as it is very very dark. There are ways you can use an oxidation product immediately after a reduction agent product but I feel this is best left to professionals. The key to this is how coppery your hair looks when it removes. 2. I have been dyeing my hair using a permanent dark brown, and then switched to using a non-permanent dark brown a few years ago, but only using on my roots. I may still do it and have tried a Silver Grey Semi-Pernament in an attempt to colour or at least tone in the blonde to make the transition easier but it had little effect. So this is indicating to me your hair needs the lightening method it used to have. I’ve been trying to find a product that will strip the colour without damaging my hair – will the Decolour Remover be safe to use? Scott Cornwall - Colour B4: rated 4 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. After this correction treatment and moving forward, you should start using violet shampoos and toning the hair as you would any standard bleached blonde base. Do not apply any peroxide-based colourants for at least seven days and three washes after using Decolour Remover. To get a good base to create a red shade, you want to get the hair stripped to an orange-red level. Once you have applied the stripper, wrap the cap up in cling film. Firstly, get yourself a Denman Magicap. Hi, I dyed my hair a dark brown (naturally a lighter brown) and it went very dark, I used your hair colour remover to try take it back to its original colour, although it’s gone very ‘warmth’/ red, is it okay if I now re dye it a lighter cool brown colour (closer to my natural colour) or will that not work? The key to successful hair colour is achieving a good base shade. Therefore, you cannot restore them by applying a hair colour remover. Therefore, when anyone with natural white hair tries to remove an artificial colour, they find the hair looks more of a light brassy blonde than grey/white once removed. These haircare approaches will cool exposed warmth and produce a neutral base shade. Do not worry about initially exposing warmth from a removal. Therefore, if you strip your hair and get it to yellow Iced Platinum will tone the hair to a light blonde. I’ve just used your colour remover (after a strand test which showed a nice Goldy blonde) … but I’m orange! If you find the hair looks a tad pink, it’s fine just clarify it once and this should balance it out. I don’t want orange hair, and don’t know what to do. Digging the hook in deeper (with a vertical plunge) and literally pulling hair through tends to bring out larger sections. This is a complicated one, because your hair is patchy so (generally) the colour will take differently on different parts of the head, unless you kind of break it up. You will likely notice the hair looks yellow, but this is ok. Just make sure you keep the cap on. Best Scott, Hi Scott, Covering the hair in cling film will trap the heat from the scalp between the cap and the cling film, making sure the lifting action of the stripper is boosted. With this cap highlighting method of firstly stripping, then re-colouring, you should achieve a really light, cool highlight throughout the hair and it should blend out a lot of the warmth in the surrounding depth. Thanks for your question and answer , it’s helpful as I’m contemplating the very same thing – also prompted by lockdown ! I dyed it the same shade once more, and now am unable to dye it again as I don’t want to damage my hair further. Next, dissolve two teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda into a mug of hot water. With orange you want to neutralise it. Your hair has been bleached or lightened. Scott Cornwall Decolour Hair Colour Remover (Hair Care): 2.2 out of 5 stars from 131 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au. Results are a removed colour, with hydrated and re-conditioned hair fibres. You see a great deal of ginger, red or orange after using a permanent blonde or brunette colourant. So I used a colour remover (Colourless by Revolution) within about 3-4 days of the latest attempts at colouring. Best Scott. I hope that helps, best Scott. You need to work out whether you have applied a colourant which contains gold, copper or red as one of its tones, or whether your hair has lightened in the colouring process and ‘kicked up’ your natural warmth. I checked your articles and FAQs for further advice. Many of us go grey in patches and the remaining dark areas can cause problems when you try to lighten it up, as it kicks up so much warmth. If you applied a non-peroxide pastel pink on the un-toned yellow hair, it would go rose gold. So you have two opposing technologies. Next, the reason why I don’t want you to use a permanent copper-red is your hair has porous areas. 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