Friday, 21 June 2013

COLOUR B4 HAIR COLOUR REMOVER: SUPER DARK TO BLONDE PART 1.




 Colour B4 Hair Colour Remover £11.99.

So, I realise that I haven't put any 'before' pictures up, but they're splattered all over my blog so I'm sure you'll be able to find one for reference. Anyway, last week, I decided to just go for it and commit to going back blonde.
For those of you who have been reading my blog since before November of last year will know that I once had super light blonde hair, but that after toning it down a little in November time, I went fully dark in the New Year.
Now, my hair is naturally a mid-brown colour which is difficult in itself to get to a blonde shade, but from a near black dye, there was no hope without using something to shift as much of the colour as possible before bringing out the bleach, so with that said, I turned to Colour B4. On with the review.
Basically, Colour B4 is a hair colour remover that comes with three parts. First up, you have A and B, which you mix together, much like your average box dye. You then leave this on for thirty to sixty minutes, depending on whether you have the extra strength version of Colour B4 or not. Going from super dark, I chose the extra strength and left it for for sixty minutes, wrapped up in cling film to help with development, took it down after the development time and jumped in the shower.
You then have to rinse you hair for at least five minutes, before applying part C, the buffer, which you have to leave on for a couple of minutes, before rinsing again for another five minutes. You then use the buffer for a second time as you would a regular shampoo and rinse.
As you can see, it does look a bit scary on your head when it turned this odd pink colour, but it did not by any means end up being this shade, and while my hair was still dark at this point, the amount of colour that was lifted was crazy. It actually lifted enough for me to be able to get my hair to a blonde shade two days later, so all  in all, I'd say that Colour B4 has been a massive success.
It didn't burn, it didn't dry out my hair, it didn't cause breakage, in fact, I can't think of anything negative at all.
One thing I will say is that everyone I have spoken to and the reviews that I have seen have said that this stuff smells terrible and although I did have a blocked nose, what I could smell was not awful at all. A little odd, perhaps, but nothing gastly.
I have also seen a lot of people saying that this turned their hair ginger/orange/yellow. This might be a hard one to get your head around girls, but that's because your hair is now ginger/orange/yellow. Basically, most dyes contain a level of peroxide, even the darkest ones, which lift your colour enough to allow the dye to apply easily and stick on the hair. In lifting, the peroxide strength will only be such to enable the colour to take. Therefore, super dark dyes will probably lift your colour to an orangey shade, which will still be there once the colourant has been taken away. This hasn't happened with my hair but I can only assume that is because a) I have only dyed it dark a handful of times or b) I actually had almost white hair beforehand so the peroxide had no colour to lift anyway. But here, the lesson to be learnt is that once you have that orangey/yellow hair, you can dye over it with a colour similar to that of your natural one and then just let your hair grow out if you do so wish.
If you're wanting it super light, it's a lot less harmful to lift colour from orange/ginger to blonde than from very dark to blonde, so Colour B4 actually does a lot of the hard work for you, keeping your hair in the best state possible.
I really do believe that Colour B4 Hair Colour Remover does what it says on the tin. It lifts dark colour and leaves you with your hair colour underneath without any damage or stress to the hair.
Have you ever tried Colour B4?

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