L'Oreal ColorZap Haircolor Remover
Too intense for me :(
I have dark red hair and I have tried to dye it a lighter color twice and my stubborn color wouldn't change, so i decided to buy a color remover, hoping it would work. I was originally going to get Ion's color remover but one of the employees suggested I get L'Oreal because my hair was really dark and she claimed this one was stronger, so I bought it.
I have curly hair passed my shoulders and I have no idea how I managed to have enough with just one bottle, I definitely suggest you get 2-3 if you have longer or thicker hair.
It said to keep it on for 50min. to an hour for hair as dark as mine and I regret it. I would have kept in on 20-30 minutes max rather than an hour. It was bright copper red when it came time to wash it off. Very light after a shower and my roots were practically blond.
It was definitely lighter haha it was so patchy too.
It said you should dye your hair immediately after so I did, hoping id get rid of the copper/blond. The dye did so little, my hair is still way too light for my liking and that is so disappointing.
I would definitely recommend keeping the remover on for a shorter time because it's so strong, get enough for the amount of hair you have, or else it will come out patchy and invest in a great conditioner because it will dry out your hair!!
September 10, 2014
Worked, but not quite like I expected
I originally had dyed black hair (I naturally have a greyish-light brown), and I wanted to try my hand at blonde. After reading reviews from different sites, I decided to go ahead and try this out. If you do use this product, definitely get 2 boxes, if you have either shoulder-length hair, or thick hair, as I have both. Since I ran out, I have a sort of ombre look now.
It did remove the black where it was applied, which was good, and I turned out with a bright red head of hair, which was actually very pretty. Some parts were lighter than others though, since the mixture was nothing more than water with chunks, and didn't go on even.
One interesting thing is that I didn't realize this was a bleaching agent (I'm new to this), and it accidentally got on my undyed roots. The result is I have platinum blonde roots, bright red/orange hair, leading to black on the bottom. Needless to say, I look interesting. I'll have to do more research into how to become blonde, since this is a harrowing task apparently.
People stated that it dried out their hair, but it didn't dry mine out anymore than a box dye would. It feels like you washed your hair with dollar store shampoo. To remedy this, I suggest picking up some coconut oil (I got a decent sized jar at my local dollar store for $1), heating a bit up in the microwave, and using it as a hot oil treatment - leaving it to soak into your hair and scalp for at least an hour before washing it out. And tons of conditioner, regardless!
May 1, 2014
Best Color Remover Ever
My hair has been dyed and bleached countless times. I dyed my hair jet black after bleaching it blonde, and after a while, I missed the blonde but my hair was in no condition for being bleached. I read online about color removers and so I went and bought this. Seconds after it was on my hair, my hair was pale blonde again. This stuff really takes out the color. And it doesn't smell like rotting eggs like most color removers I have used. But for shoulder length hair, you may need two bottles.
March 15, 2014
I usually use the Ion color corrector but the store I went to was out. I've only ever use that & it's always worked. This past weekend I did my best friends hair, she had dyed black hair. The woman working recommended we get this since the Ion was out. I should have just went to another Sally's & got the Ion. This did not take the color off of her hair. Her roots were bright blonde, but the rest was black. I even put it on her roots last. It had no smell which was nice but damaged her hair & made it look terrible. Next time I will make sure to get the Ion color corrector no matter what.
February 25, 2014