A lot of rinsing is required to work properly
Beware if you have asthma
The minute I started to put this on my hair I had a bad asthma attack from the fumes it gives off. Take care using it if you gave any kind of respiratory disorder.
Purchased in September 2020.
Better than other brands I used
It really strips out semis and even permanent colours out. I had used this multiple times in the past when ever I wanted to go few shades lighter. Sadly they don’t sell JoBaz in Sydney anymore for some reason :( so I used the Scott Cornwall brand and did nothing and just wasted money on it. So I would recommend this to anyone but the only downside is just the smell.
Worked but not properly
I used this brand on my purple hair and it removed the purple but my hair is now blue/green at the bottom. I don’t know how this happened but it did. I don’t recommend using it
Purchased in April 2020 for $7.42.
I'm so happy I came across this product. I was in semichem looking for hair dye not knowing this even existed. I've got dark brown hair but have been dying it for years as have lots of greys sneaking in. I dye it about every 6 to 8 weeks. I have psoriasis on my scalp so the medicated shampoo I use tends to duĺlen my colour quite fast. For a long time, the ends of my hair have been dry, rough and make my sleep bob quite bulbous. Little did I know its because of the use of permanent dyes over the years.
So, I read the instructions a couple of t...
Purchased in September 2019 at Semichem for $4.99.
Really worked so well
Hi there friends so just some tips, I previously had bleached blonde hair which was a shade of ash blonde to be exactly L’Oréal lightest ash blonde hair dye I think it was called, I went from very light ash blonde to what I thought was going to be a nice dark brown, big mistake. The colour came out almost black and I made a mistake, I gave the hair colour a chance to fade for about two months before making another mistake lol. It faded and so I put a light brown hair dye over the top for some reason thinking my hair would be the light brown sha...de I originally wanted mistake . So I went ahead and purchased jo baz, I have used this product soooo many times and every time it works without fail! Here are some hot tips to ensure it works for you, some people have written the hair had gone darker or nothing happened, you need to ensure your follow the instructions strictly. What I did was I put the product through combed it through, wrapped it in glad rap and I actually made a bed on the floor and used my floor heater ( that blows hot air) and lyed there for an hour. Not only does the heat HELP to remove the colour faster but the end result after 15 minutes of rinsing and using the buffer - my hair had turned a medium blonde. Use heat! A blow dryer or something trust me. It works better. Now I can start again and go the right colour because it’s completely stripped me back to two months ago.
Was okay but even max strength cant remove oldish hair colour...
It smelled gross but I didn't really mind, it sorta hurt but thats natural since it's made of chemicals.
It did get rid of some of the old colour nearf the roots and the buffer smelled really nice, if you've just made a hair colour mistake this would be very good for removing.
Also I had many blonde streaks with green blue colour on them.
And it costed about 12$?
Purchased in April 2019 at pricelines for $12.00.
Steer clear, just awful.
Ive been dying my hair since my teens, using numerous products over the years. I saw this in savers UK, it was the cheapest there and was within my budget. Fast forward after application, looked like it worked (I go bright ginger). After rinsing it went back to dark brown/black! All it's done is made my hair smell and wasted my money. Now got to purchase a more pricey one that actually works!
Purchased in April 2019.
Very gentle on hair
The smell is over exaggerated. It has no horrible smell like ones say. It definitely removes colour from hair. I left it in for the full 60 minutes. I was so surprised. I recommend try it. It can’t hurt you. And make up your own mind. You have nothing to lose. I have almost waste length hair so used two boxes.
Winning product !
Of course I was sceptical of any store bought colour remover but after reading positive reviews I wanted to try and remove my chocolate brown box colour . I am a natural red head and hadnt lightened my hair previously . I followed the directions to the letter and although i have short hair I decided I would do the initial rinse for 15 minutes as I was worried about feedback on the smell of the product. It does smell a bit like rotten egg but I found it no worse than anything I'd smelt at the hairdresser in the past . The product removed the co...lour and left me with my natural colour and I found the condition of the hair actually quite soft as it had a hairspray buildup that was also stripped out . I would 100% recommend this product but definately advise to rinse for at least 15 minutes and read all the information before you begin #superhappy
I have used colour before a few times over the years and have always had amazing results however last night I decided to remove my black dye again having last dyed my hair black about 3 months ago and used the same dye I always use. I left the colour before on for 60 mins and did all the correct washing stages, when rinsing my hair no colour could be seen leaving my hair usually I see the water rinsing a different colour. My hair is literally still black no colour left my hair at all. Is it possible it’s out of date and didn’t work for this reason? I am a little upset as I now have to go out and buy another in the attempt to lift it again
Works just like it says
In many of the reviews I see people say the end result colour was yellow or orange. Of course it was, the colour remover returns your hair to BASE colour. If you are naturally blonde, your base is yellow. A natural brunette, your base is orange, mature persons your base may well be white/grey with age. No product on the planet will give you back your natural shade, just your natural BASE. When you coloured your hair, your natural colour was gone for good & the only way to get it back was to grow it all out. So, yes the product does work & it works well. I dyed my hair brown for years & this product takes me back to my yellow base as I was blonde as a kid. Then I can dye it to any shade of blonde. Horray!
Smells like cow crap
This product works but honestly the smell is so bad it actually smells like poo anyone that came near me kept gagging and everytime I washed my hair after the smell came back just as strong. NO THANKS
Turned hair grey
I bleached my hair few weeks ago put a dark blonde on used this to get rid of the dark blonde went up stairs with yellow hair as the remover had worked used half the buffer and the colour of the buffer was a grey colour and now my hair is that colour so it’s redyed my hair I’m not impressed I followed the instructions this is my first time using it as I normally use the wella colour remover I won’t be using this again. I now have to go to shops and start all over again not happy at all
Worked for me.
I used colour before at twice the price of this one and guess what...this one does the same job and the smell is less pungent than colour before as that one was unbearable. My hair was dark brown and I'm now a nice shade of gingery red. I actually love my new hair. Highly recommended.
Used this for first time. Very sceptical but it did exactly what it said. Highly recommend this product. Very smelly but if you rinse as in instructions there is no problem with any smell afterwards
Completely shocked me!
I was so sceptical of using this product, you hear of so many people using them and it not working or making hair orange but it really did suprise me!
For 2 years I dyed my hair, I went from a Monday brown/blonde to a bright red, then filled it down to a dark purple. I kept up the the for a while before giving up around Christmas but it just wadnt growing out or fading and my roots were looking terrible!
I followed the instructions to a T and as soon as I removed the bag (cling film is not my friend) i noticed it has taken all the colour ...out. I was nervous cos it looked orangey but after following instructions and giving it a boost with my own shampoo/conditioner afterwards I was shocked to dry my hair and see my natural colour! No brassy colours and no orange!! Obviously I might have hit lucky with this product but I would highly recommend especially when you are nervous! Always keep a back up hair dye just in case, and I'm sure you will be just as happy :)
Removes dye from inside the hair cuticle
Pros: Removes colour that is in the hair cuticle, doesn't fry hair like bleach does, can do at home, fast, cheap.
Cons: doesn't remove staining on the outside of hair (no good for manic panic), drying on hair so need to put a conditioning mask on after, smells really really bad.
The smell is so bad, it made me ill/nauseous. Felt sick for about an hour afterwards, but it did remove permanent hair colour so it's ok.
Absolutely fantastic product!!
First of all i would like to point out I am a hairdresser & have been so for 25 years. I would normally steer clear of colour removal products & opt for a bleach bath to remove unwanted hair dye. As it was my own hair I was dealing with, and after reading all the reviews, I decided to give the JoBaz a try. I had 2 months worth of red (bright red, to be precise) permanent colour build up not to mention numerous applications of Maria Nila colour refresh in both 6.66 (bright red) & 6.40 (autumn red). This was over an old balayage so darker colour ...at the top & very light blonde on the ends. I new that a bleach bath would send me pink so I'd need to do it 3 or 4 times. My hair wouldn't of taken that kind of hammering, so this seemed the safest option. I followed the instructions & apart from the horrendous smell, all went really well. I was left with a rather unattractive gingery blonde colour, (think Linda from Gimme, Gimme, Gimme) but no red at all! I mixed up some L'Oréal inoa semi permanent in 9.1(very light ash blonde) with 3% (10 vol) and applied it quickly. As my hair was super porous, I new it would grab the colour & go darker than expected, so I only left it on for 5 minutes. The result is a gorgeous chocolate light brown colour with caramel tones where the old blonde was before the red. Not too warm & not too ash..... Just perfect! I am so impressed with the condition as well. I'll be using Maria Nila sulphate free shampoo & conditioner for coloured hair as this will keep the colour fresh & maintain the condition too. One thing that I had seen from previous reviews was that people were noticing their hair going darker again after they'd finished & dried it off. YOU MUST CONDITION YOUR HAIR AFTER THE FINAL BUFFER RINSE!!!! Conditioner acts as a barrier & will neutralize & stop any chemicals that are left in the hair. It is vital that this happens as the colour molecules could still be active. The end instructions just say to conclude. This should read condition!!!
Used this product with trepidation as I have thin hair...worked brilliantly to remove a very dark colour I put on my hair. Colour removed successfully and I was able to recolour my hair straight away. The product didn't damage my hair in any way would highly recommend and will use again.
- JoBaz Hair Dye Remover Max Strength
- Verified purchase
After trial and error with MANY hair colour strippers over the years this is by far the best I've ever used, I was a really dark brown with red on top, and this took me to a light browny/ natural ginger and I love it. Would absolutely recommend, just have to follow instructions properly!
Questions & Answers
I used the max strength and it took me to ginger. I then applied a copper ginger hair colour and my hair went back to dark almost black hair???
I used hair colour remover as I had purple hair now it’s gone a copper colour can I use it again to get to my natural colour?
Will it remove dark brown hair dye , almost black ?
It will but i recommend using the Max one rather than the Normal one as it’s more stronger. But it really depends on your hair. If you have a lot of colour build up then it’ll take a couple of times to strip it out. Also keep in mind your hair may turn copper coz it is removing artificial pigment in the hair. Hope this helps :)
Realise you made a mistake and want to get back to your normal shade without dishing out on salon prices? There is now an affordable DIY solution.
Permanent hair dyes work by expanding artificial dye molecules in the shaft of your hair so they can’t be washed out. JoBaz’s hair dye remover contains a formula that reverses this process and shrinks them so that they can be washed out.
The maximum strength edition works in 60 minutes and the normal strength product works in 30 minutes. Simply combine the activator (part A) and remover (part B), massage the product into your hair for the required time and then rinse off to remove the hair dye.
What reviewers thought:
Many reviews have claimed that the product worked very well for them, lifting previous dye jobs with ease.
A point of contention among the reviewers was the smell of the product which can be overpowering and unpleasant. Another key issue is that if the rinsing is not done properly and rigorously enough, the dye molecules will not be washed out and will expand again, therefore, putting the dye back in the hair.
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