Lately, I have been toying with the idea of lightening my dark brown/black hair. Ideally to a light ash brown shade for the Summer months.so the other day I picked up the Colour B4 hair colour remover in the hopes that it would simply remove the deeper tones of dye that have built up in my hair over the years, take me back to my natural shade which is a medium/dark brown and that I would subsequently have a great natural colour ready for a trip to the salon!
So the other day I picked up the Colour B4 hair colour remover. Hoping that it would simply remove the deeper tones of dye that have built up in my hair over the years. And take me back to my natural shade which is a medium/dark brown. Subsequently, I would have a great natural colour ready for a trip to the salon!
What Colour B4 claims to do
- Remove Permanent and semi-permanent hair colour
- Use to remove any unwanted hair colour
- Remove colour build up
- Can be used before salon treatment
How it works
Colour B4 shrinks the artificial dye molecules in the hair. Enabling you to simply rinse them away.
Colour B4 does not touch your natural hair pigment so you are left with the colour which lay beneath your natural shade.
Included are three bottles (A,B,and C.) They work much like most home hair colouring kits.
You simply mix bottles A & B, apply all over the hair. Then wait for an hour (I know!!) Rinse and apply bottle C which is a buffer that removes any trace of colour. The hair is then left ready for any future colouring treatments.
The box states that some colouring products contain high levels of peroxide which can lighten the natural hair colour and (in some cases) cause a warm shade to be revealed once Colour B4 has removed the dark artificial pigment.
Hmmm…WARM SHADE? I think Orange is the term they were looking for!
I was mortified when I washed off the solution after an hour of waiting! Not to mention the recommended 20 minutes worth of rinsing! My actual hair colour is now the same as before. I also have these rather fetching patchy orange streaks on the top of my head.
My son even asked why I had dyed my hair orange! My Dad thinks it’s funny to call me Cilla Black hmmpphh!
I wouldn’t have thought that my dark hair dye’s contained a high level of peroxide so continued with the treatment. The fact that the box states this means they are covered against any backlash from angry orange headed customers!
So as you can probably tell I am very unimpressed. I thought I should just post this as a warning to anyone who is thinking of using colour B4. I’m now really wishing that I had put the £11.99 towards a trip to the salon. *goes to find a hat*