When people think of going from dark hair to light hair, they automatically think there’s a ton of damage involved unless paying out your arse at the hairdressers. Well this isn’t true. You can use Colour Remover, which does exactly that, remove colour. Now, this won’t work if you’re naturally dark haired but if you’ve dyed your hair darker and want a lighter shade then this is perfect. And it causes little to no damage. I’ve used these products about 3 or 4 times now and I’ve rarely had any damage from them at all.
Today I’ve just used two Colour Removers as I’d purchased a dark brown hair dye but it went jet black.
These are the two brands I used today, I don’t recommend mixing brands though. When I picked the first one up, I didn’t realise I’d need two boxes and I couldn’t find 2 of the same brand so had to go to Superdrug instead and pick a different one up. They did work fine together but just to be safe, keep to using the same brand.
These say they’ll get your natural hair colour back. They don’t at all. You’re going to go ginger/yellow. So if you’re not wanting that colour, make sure to have a couple of dyes on hand because not once have they ever gave me my natural hair colour back.
The picture on the left was after using the colour removers. This wasn’t straightened, only blow dried, as you can see not much damage. The picture on the right is after re dying it. The only downfall (to some anyway) is that it’s hard to get even coverage. As you can see my hair isn’t a sold colour, there’s a few different shades going on. I do personally prefer that as it gives a more natural look than just a block colour and just something a little different.
As long as you know what you’re doing, you really don’t have to go to the hairdressers and pay a couple of hundred quid. I did that once to get orange and red hair(my hair was red anyway, i just wanted more vibrant), I paid around £80 and I still had to go home and re dye it myself as it was awful. Altogether this lot cost me £13 including 2 boxes of colour removers and 2 boxes of hair dye (which by the way ladies, shop around. I picked up 2 boxes of Nice’n’Easy hair dye for £2.00 each). If I went to the hairdressers I’d imagine I’d be paying well over £100. I’ve dyed my hair since I was 14 by myself and begrudge going to a hairdressers to get it dyed.
Now, if you’re wanting blonde hair, you are going to have to bleach it after using colour removers, there’s no other way. Give it a few days to a week after using this and you should see minimal damage and best results. And remember, conditioner is your best friend when dying/stripping hair!
Thanks so much for reading, hope this helps someone!