ColourB4 Changing Colours

*I received one packet of ColourB4 Hair Colour Remover.  As always, all opinions are my own*

I’m sure we’ve all had a colour that just really didn’t look good.  I’m also sure we’ve all done a dodgy job at home and then been too scared to go back to your hairdresser.  I’ve definitely had my fair share of shocking colours, especially because my hair is dark, while my regrowth is grey.

The first time I died my hair, it was a complete disaster.  I am so thankful that it was one of those 8 wash outs.  The box said it was going to be a nice subtle plum colour.  My natural hair colour is dark brown so I wasn’t expecting a great difference.  Oh boy, how I was wrong!  My hair turned a nice shade of red…one that is more like a fire engine than the subtle change I was going for!

Funnily enough my other memorable colour disaster was with a red too.  Although this time the colour turned out exactly as the box said.  The only trouble was that it only took on my roots.  So I had about 5 cm of bright red, and the rest was a dark brown.  I couldn’t afford to go to a hair dresser at the time so I just had to wait for it to grow out…oh did I mention it was a permanent colour instead of a 8 wash out this time!

Thankfully, now when we screw up our hair colour we don’t need to head to our hairdressers with out tail between our legs.  There are great products like ColourB4 Hair Colour Remover that remove the colour quick and easy.

ColourB4 comes in two strengths, regular and extra.  I had a blue black put in my hair last year so I opted for the extra strength.  I had been wanting to put another dye in my hair for a while but I was hesitant to do it myself because of how dark my colour was, compared to the regrowth.  So I was eager to give this product a try.

The whole colour removal process with ColourB4 was so easy, seriously.  If you can put your own dye through your hair, then this will be a walk in the park.  You’ll probably need to set aside about 2 hours to do it though, depending on how thick your hair is and the pack you have used.

ColourB4 works by shrinking the artificial dye molecules in your hair.  It boasts being able to return to your natural shade, however if you have bleached your hair the colour after the removal will be lighter than your natural colour.  The red keeps coming back to bite me, but with the ColourB4 it’s actually a nice brown with red highlights.

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The ColourB4 formula contains an intense nourishing treatment which allows you to colour your hair straight after you use their product.  However I found that my ends were quite dry after (it has been way too long between trims) so I haven’t put a colour through it yet.  Although I found after I washed my hair with just conditioner my ends were fine.

Overall I am happy with the results of using ColourB4 Hair Colour Remover.  I’m glad that it managed to remove the black from my hair without too much fuss.

Have you had any hair dye disasters? Or have you blocked them from your memory?

Have you used a product like ColourB4 Hair Colour Remover?

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17 thoughts on “ColourB4 Changing Colours

  1. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

    Completely blocked from my memory ….
    I seem to recall a “lightener” spray when I was a teen. I also seem to recall orangy/yellow hair …
    Oh, and there was the time I died my bleach blond friend’s hair with a “rinse” that was only meant to last 8 washes. She ended up with bright red hair that had to grow out …
    We could have used some of that stuff of yours then!
    Happy Tuesday 🙂

  2. Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me

    No, I’ve never even heard of this before. What a great idea. I had a bad dye job one time when there was a miscommunication between me and the hairdresser. Instead of having blonde highlights, she gave me canary yellow highlights. It was horrid. Absolutely horrid. I wouldn’t leave the salon until she fixed it. For about the last 10 years I have been a dark brown colour, but recently I decided to go a lighter brown with blonde foils. I’m really not sure whether it suits me or not. Some people like it, other people just say. Mmm that’s different :/

  3. Lisa @ Read Write Run

    Every time I’d try to dye my hair at home it was a disaster. Once I bleached out all the colour and my hair was white as white… not the look I was after! Consequently I gave up trying to colour my hair at home. These days I leave it to my hairdresser because she seems to know what she’s doing. 🙂

  4. Kylie Purtell - A Study in Contradictions

    I’ve always been pretty conservative when it comes to colouring my hair and haven’t done much of it. And thankfully the times I have it’s mostly turned out fine. The only time I got what I didn’t ask for was late last year when I went in to get my highlights fixed up and walked out an almost full-on blonde. Thankfully it actually looks ok and I’ve kept it, but it was definitely scary when they first started drying it and I saw what had happened!

  5. Vanessa

    My hair is so dark it just doesn’t show up dye very well. Unless I bleached it. Which I won’t do. But it does sometimes show up as a nice sheen in the sun. I’m particular to purple 🙂

  6. Peachy Keen Mumma

    I didn’t know this product existed outside a salon. I had my hairdresser strip my hair once. It’s terrible for your hair! Sometimes it just needs done. She didn’t charge me for the stripping because she over-did it. I am lucky T, my hairdresser is my friend and dyes my hair at a discount. I couldn’t maintain red any other way. It’s a tricky colour to have!


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