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Colour B4

Why is that when you finally commit to changing your hair it looks great? My hair has been a holy show for 2 weeks now. I have been trying to decide whether to keep it dark for the summer or go back light. I finally came to a decision late last night, the red/brown had to go. Then I wake up this morning and my hair looks great. What’s that about?! Very annoying.

Whilst in the Boots this morning I received two compliments on my hair. Little did those ladies know but I had a box of colour stipper in my shopping basket. I heard people talking about this product online so I decided to pick it up. It’s called Colour B4 (stupid name) by Scott Cornwall.

It cost €12.99. It comes in regular and extra. Regular is for light colours and dye that has been added recently. I chose the Extra which is for dark dye.

Both my parents are hairdressers so I should get my colour corrected professionally or they’ll kill me. But I had to give this a try first. I am a beauty product guinea pig after all. (save the guinea pigs and test on Amy).

Apparently this works by shrinking artificial dye molecules which allow you to rinse it away leaving your natural hair pigment behind. You can recolour immediately after use. I’m just quoting the box here I haven’t tried it yet. I am very interested to see what colour my hair will be after I try it. God only knows, probably orange since some colour stains the hair.

I haven’t got the patience for fading my semi-permanent colour over time. I have blonde roots again so I need to act soon.

Have you tried this? Have you successfully washed out semi-permanent colour before?

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  • amandaC

    If it was me and both my parents were hairdressers I would ask one of them to correct it for me. I used one of these on my hair once and it turned pink. its entirely up to you hun please do the video of the results though I would love to see that. I guess it depends on what you have in your hair and what you natural base is i am dark brown your hair might turn out this gorg blone good luck

  • linz

    I’m from uk and have used this a couple of times. Worked really well. I’ve naturally ginger hair and had dyed it a dark brown for a change. Loved the colour but ginger roota are really not attractive and I hadn’t the patience to dye it every 3/4 weeks. Found it got out most of the colour…but as it says on back of instructions, it did leave a brown stain behind. Defo looked better than before though – roots didn’t look so obvious. And after using it.again a week or so later, having used clarifying shampoo in between, it mostly came out. Redyed over it with a wash in wash out ginger/copper colour and its almost back to normal colour. Defo doesn’t look as though i’m growing out colour!

    Go for it – good luck!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      @linz Thanks a mil for the info :)

  • amanda

    Good luck with it Amy! When i went back to blonde I got it bleached at the hairdressers and then dyed and highlighted. but i’m so glad i’m back to blonde!

    :)

    xoxo

  • Adele

    I would be very wary of this. A girl I work with has used this a few times as she is trying to go from dark brown to blonde and it has wrecked her hair. She did it yesterday and has turned up today with platinum blonde roots and neon yellow and neon orange in patches all over the rest of her hair!

  • heather

    hi amy just wondering about that mac competition you held a while ago did anyone win? tanx :P xx

  • JustAGirl

    I used this a few months ago, I am dark but was trying to get rid of a red tone that was being stubborn.

    Not sure what I did wrong but it just did not do much, lifted a little of the red but not enough for my liking.

    Look forward to hearing how it wors for you.

  • Karen

    I tried this a couple of months ago and it did work, but my God did it stink something fierce! It smells like rotten eggs hehe Now, it didnt bring my hair back to its normal colour, which is a mousey brown, but it did strip colour from it. I’ve been dyeing it myself for about a year so while it took the colour out easier from the new hair at my roots, my ends were still really dark.
    And also, any time I washed my hair after using the product, as soon as the water hit my hair, the stinky smell came back, and continued to do so until I put a semi-perm dye into it, which I loved, so beware of the stink and the best of luck and sure you’re parents will help ya if all else fails hehe

  • melissa

    HEY AMY, MY SIS IN LAW USED THIS LAST WEEK. SHE HAD BLONDE, BROWN AND RED IN HER HAIR. AT THE POINT OF USING THIS PRODUCT HER HAIR WAS RED, NOT DISSIMILAR TO YOURS. IT TOOK HER HAIR BACK TO A LOVELY BLONDE AND SHE SAID THE CONDITION FEELS AMAZING!
    AT THE END OF THE DAY, ITS WORTH A GO BECAUSE IF IT HAPPENS NOT TO LOOK GOOD YOU CAN COLOUR OVER IT.
    XXX

  • Lyndsey

    A few years ago I had a bad colour experience at a salon, which I then had to go to another salon to have corrected. They stripped the colour from my hair – which went from a white blonde at roots, and progressed to a very fetching shade of orange. They then applied the all over colour and my hair was great again. I have to admit though that I would be petrified of doing this myself with a home kit! You are very brave, I would be going straight to my mum if she was a colourist!

  • Claire

    I’ve heard some great things about this product! I wish I had of found it when I was letting the black grow out of my hair took me 2 years of dying my roots brown to gradually fade out the roots it looked awful now 2 years later ive become a red head lol let us know how you get on Amy will be interesting to see :)

  • http://www.loveandtoast.net Laura

    I used a product just like this a few weeks ago (Color Oops) on my naturally blond-brown hair to remove a year or so’s worth of semi-permanent dark brown dye – since I’d been dying my hair for so long, I did it twice (my box said it could only remove one layer at a time) and while my roots are stil much lighter than the rest of my hair, it’s a much more gradual difference (the top 6 inches or so of color lifted completely, and then the next 4 inches are pretty well faded, and the rest is still quite dark) so it’s a lot easier to stomach as it grows out. I do have to warn that while the first box did very little damage, the second usage made my normally normal/oily hair quite stiff and dry for a few weeks. I’d say it was worth it, though, because now it’ll take only 1 round of highlights to get my hair looking lovely, instead of the series of them that would’ve been necessary to go from dark to light.

  • http://pinkycaramel.blogspot.com Lynsey

    Heey.

    I used this before and it worked but I don’t think I had enough of it. It left it very patchy. It probably would have been fine if I had bought more of it but by the time you buy more of it, you’re as cheap going to a hairdresser to get it done I think! At least, that is what happened to me.

    Saying that, it did do what it said but there just wasn’t enough of it!

    xx

  • http://www.beautyandtheblogger.co.uk Lucy

    I’d be a bit scared if I were you – particularly of my parents killing me, if they were hairdressers!

  • hannah

    Hi amy, just to warn you. i tried something like this before ( not the same brand though) and it turned my hair neon orange. the roots, which had grown out and were naturally lighter, turned neon yellow. it was a disaster. i have the same colour as you btw (blonde, had dyed it brown.) i wouldnt use this if i were you!

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