Rated 5 out of 5 by Harleysgurl Works like a charm!
I started with golden blonde hair and wanted it purple, but the "Plum" color I used turned it Fuschia which faded to a hot pink. I chose One N Only based on its 82% recommendation rating, and I see why!
My hair looked like a peachy blonde after the first application so I did a second and THEN used the processing lotion. My hair came back to a sandy blonde which turned out to be a good base for my next coloring step.
I used a different brand of darkest plum (and then corrected a few other bits with a 6G Golden Blonde). This process took several hours but I am 100% satisfied with the results, AND my hair is NOT fried.
One N Only requires a few steps, but if followed properly is safe and easy to use.
April 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamiJR Works well.
I had a mishap with some hair color. The box said "extra light blonde" but it turned out that what was in the box was black. This left my hair various shades of black, brown, and grey. I bought this in hopes to get it out. It worked, though the processing lotion made some of the darkness near the roots reappear it still looks way nicer than it did.
One thing I don't like is the box doesn't contain all the equipment it turned out I needed and since the instructions are printed inside the box I didn't know I needed things like an applicator bottle or a brush, gloves, and a processing cap. I had to improvise everything.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TaylorBrook Does exactly what it says!
(Here's a bit of background info on my hair and stuff, skip this whole first paragraph to get to my suggestions/real review) I'm pretty indecisive when it comes to my hair color. I was almost to my long-desired grey color about 6 months ago, until I got bored and decided to start coloring it pink. After I got bored with pink, I decided to go another natural route and color it a light-medium ashy brown. Needless to say, that got old as well and a few months later I went over that with a light auburn gingery color. I was honestly not sure what color I wanted to do next, but I was just googling some stuff here and there and came across color remover (which I'd never even heard of before) and then I saw Guy Tang suggest One N Only Colorfix in a youtube video of his, so obviously this was the one I went with.
I really had no clue what to expect going into it. Before I purchased I read tons and tons of reviews, figured it seems like a good product so why wouldn't I try it! Super glad I did, I'm really happy with my results. Here's some things I want to put out there with this product that I myself had some trouble finding in reviews.
- Will this work on my hair color? Yes, but only if it is a permanent color. Colorfix has been designed to suck out permanent, oxidative colors. Not direct dyes. Such as semi-permanent, demi-permanent, whatever colors like Manic Panic or something of that sort. That's one of the main things I saw in nearly every negative review was someone trying to remove their neon green hair and getting angry when it didn't work. Now there is a chance that it will remove some color, or maybe even all; but I definitely wouldn't rely on this if you're trying to remove a direct dye.
- If you have previously lightened (bleached) your hair, keep in mind that bleach (lightener, whatever you want to call it) permanently alters the "color" of your hair. So say you're naturally a medium brown hair color, lightened your hair to a nice platinum blonde but got tired of it and went back over the lightened hair with a black color. If you go to remove that black color, you will be left with (most likely) a warm, brassy, orangey toned color. Similar to when bleach is put on the hair and isn't toned, not your natural hair color that you started out with. This cannot reverse bleach.
- DON'T SKIP THE PROCESSING LOTION! This is an important step, that's why it's included. Yes, this can darken your hair again. But understand why! This processing lotion is meant to be put on your hair after you've completed and rinsed out the actual color removal process. If you haven't successfully removed every bit of previous color, this processing lotion will oxidize that color still left in and make it visible again so you're aware that you didn't remove all of the color. This may seem redundant and like it's ruining your hard work, which is why I would suggest to put a bit on a small section or two of hair and see if it darkens up. If it does, then you know to redo the color removal process (up to three times in a row). If you skip this step and don't successfully remove all of your previous color, it is a huge possibility that whenever you wake up the next morning your hair may be splotchy and uneven or just all around dark once again, because the left over color was left to oxidize and come back out on it's own. Now I've read that some people get lucky when they skip the processing lotion, but really. It's there for a reason, use it!
February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JulieNC Worked like a charm!
I have been using Ion Color Brilliance Permanent Creme hair color in 7G Medium Golden Blonde with 20v developer for a good while now. I decided to be different and use 7RC Medium Copper Blonde for a change. Boy, was that a disaster! I ended up with a harsh auburn color, and I looked like death warmed over. Disclaimer: I made this decision on my own, and it was my fault for not anticipating negative results. I checked around to see what would be good to tone this mess down, and a couple of professionals I know recommended Ion Color Corrector. Well, my local Sally shop was out of it, and I couldn't wait for an online order, so I picked up One 'n Only Colorfix to try. I had excellent results! I used all of the product because I have thick, long hair, and I needed all of it. It did smell pretty bad, but I love the results! I only kept it on for about five minutes after I finished applying it all over because I got the results I wanted and didn't want to risk keeping it on any longer than that. I ended up with a beautiful strawberry blonde---not too much red, but just enough to make it pretty! :) This color is actually better than what I was going for, so I'm happy! And my hair is not damaged from the product. I have thick, wavy, coarse hair, and it actually feels a bit softer and less coarse now. I hope I never have another coloring disaster like I did this time, but if I do, I know what to buy! :)
January 16, 2016