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Blogmas - Colour B4 Hair Colour Remover (Extra Formula)*

28 December 2014
I'm sure you all know by now that I'm a blonde and I like to play with pastel colours in my hair, what you may not know is that blondes who use colours like this in their hair, even when they are pastels and only semi-permanent (wash out over short period) they can stain the hair leaving a very undesireable tint.

My tint is green, for the most part people don't notice it because I know how to conceal it, but it poses a problem for when I want to change the colour/s in my hair because then I have to play around with colour theory to get the balance right which is fine for someone who is confident doing that but I always run the risk of making a serious mistake and quite often the colour doesn't turn out quite how I wanted it to. I'm also keen to try out some new hair colouring products and I need my blonde to be just blonde and not blonde with a tinge of green. The problem with my tint is that it's not guaranteed to be pigment inside the hair shaft (which this product can remove), it could also be actual staining (which this product can't remove). Stick around to see how I went.

I contacted the PR company for Colour B4 and they kindly sent me a box of their hair colour remover to try out.

The box contains:
  • Activator
  • Remover
  • After Treatment Buffer
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • Instruction and info leaflet

As with any hair colour altering product I read the instructions first because that's the smart thing to do when you don't want to screw something up.

The information sheet makes a point that the product can be used to lift undesirable tones out of blonde hair (like when a toner goes wrong and you end up with a colour you weren't aiming for), since this applied to my hair I used that option.

The product should be mixed up as normal, you add bottle A to bottle B and shake for 30 seconds, for a normal colour removal you would apply the whole bottle to dry hair, I applied the whole bottle to damp hair as is recommended for tint removal (they actually recommend using 1/3 of the bottle but since my hair is so long I used it all).

After leaving the product in my hair for 30 minutes I started the rinsing process, this is quite long and drawn out for those with long hair and you really just have to tough it out, I rinsed for 10 minutes before applying the first round of buffer, after applying half a bottle of buffer and lathering in the hair it should be left in for 1 minute and then rinsed for a further 5 minutes, finally one last lather with the remainder of the buffer and just rinsing the product out of the hair will see you at the end of the process.

My hair felt very good after the process but it needs to be noted that this stuff stinks and the smell stays in the hair, you'll especially notice it when it's wet but this is common of all the colour removers I have used, this eventually goes away but it's good to be aware of.

I mostly noticed removal of colour in the hair that frames my face and the ends and it easily lifted the pink and purple tones that I had been using to mask some of the green, although Colour B4* didn't manage to get all of the green out of my hair I'm quite happy with the results, it has removed some of the colour buildup without any unnecessary damage and has left me with hair that I know how to treat to remove the last tinge of green (stay tuned for that in a future post).

If you're trying to remove unwanted colour from your hair I would definitely recommend trying a colour remover like Colour B4* first, they are nice and gentle but quite effective.

Colour B4* retails for $29.99 and is stocked in selected Coles Stores Nationally.

Have you ever had a hair colour disaster?

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

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