A lot of rinsing is required to work properly
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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.
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 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 Is it possible it’s out of date and didn’t work for this reason?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
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.
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!
My brown hair is now orange!
Followed instructions, my hair is now a light orange. I will admit my hair colour is months old. I didn’t want to dye it again, I wanted my natural colour back, the same as the two cms of regrowth I have. Well what a waste of money, cos it’s not stripped the colour it just turned it orange, and obviously that’s a different colour to my light brown regrowth!
I have been dying my hair black now for about three years- long time - so I decided I wanted a change. My mum went out and bought me this. I followed all the instructions and even left it on for an an hour. My roots and front have lifted to a cooper ginger, and the bottoms of my hair are still black. Not to mention my hair feels like straw, which I'm very dissapointed about.
Maybe, I need to apply it a few more times?
Turned my hair ginger!
This product did not return my hair to its natural colour as claimed, turned my hair completely ginger and dried it out. Had to re-dye it after using. Would not recommend this product.
Did nothing but left me with awful smelling hair
I saw the most minimal change in my hair colour which should have had a big change, as there was a fair bit of colour build up, it left me with possibly one shade lighter hair, if even that, for the almost hour this thing takes to do I was hoping for more. AND THIS SMELL! WHEN WILL IT LEAVE. Yuck. Awful. Would not use again.
Smell is lasting for days!
This product worked well and I am happy with the result but the smell is dreadful and still in my hair 5 days later even after daily shampooing.My hair ended up like straw but that is to be expected after using these types of products on a mature person's hair.
Not bad, it did what I wanted
I bought this after being tired of regrowth from permanent dyes and wished to return to using wash-out dyes. My hair is naturally auburn and dyed a darker red. We only had the max strength so I bought that one. It definitely returned my hair to its original colour, albeit from when I was four and strawberry blonde! No biggy since that is technically my natural colour and had faded over the years. I would definitely recommend this but perhaps would use the regular strength next time, should the shops have it.
Update: My hair went back to its natural colour after a few weeks.
Answer to Bimbo666
Although dye remover breaks down the colour you have to thoroughly shampoo straight after rinsing it out. Shampoo and shampoo again, otherwise any colour left in the strand will oxidise and become dark again: and maybe in your hair that takes a couple of days.
Worked better then expected.
I'm actually surprised this worked, I was very skeptical about using this at first as I've tried Scott Cornwells one before which took absolutely no colour out of my hair . I'm naturally a dark blonde and have been dying my hair for years now all darker shades and it has so much build up I've been mahogany, and most shades of reds and purples but most recently dark brown which was More like a black and with one application of this it's down to like a golden brown it's still got the dark brown through it, it just looks like I have highlights now but I'm thinking another one or two applications of the remover all the dark hair should be gone well here's hoping :) So overall I'm just happy that it actually lightened my hair at all. :)
Worked better than expected!
I've never used a colour remover before so I was hesitant before beginning. I've done bleach baths and coloured my hair a lot so I know how my hair works. I'd coloured my hair a dark cherry colour but it didnt suit me. I didn't apply the whole amount of remover, and also didn't leave it on for the recommended 30 minutes. I estimate my whole removal process, from beginning to end, was 30 minutes. I just brought the colour down enough so I would be able to put a golden dark brown through afterwards. I let my hair dry and coloured it as normal. Wo...rked perfectly and I now have even hair colour. No bad smells lingered for me through or after the process completed. A tip- when you first see your orange hair after removal, don't stress. I dried mine and it was actually quite a nice dark blonde. Blonde doesn't suit my skin so I couldn't leave it as it was.
Managed to get a lot of red and black out in first application!
I've been dyeing my naturally black hair variations of red and purple shades with store bought products over the last 15 or so years. Many have had bleach/ammonia properties so when I decided to go platinum blonde I knew I would 1) need to get rid of as much current colour as possible and 2) try to get my hair to a colour that wouldn't require more than one session of bleaching. I'd used this product years ago but it didn't lift colour as well as I'd hoped so I bought two boxes this time around. I have naturally thick hair so I thought one woul...dn't be enough but it certainly was. I ended up using both as a just in case measure. I left it in for a little longer than 30mins (45 in total I think). The smell is there but it isn't as unbearable as some have mentioned, and I did get a bit of tingling from contact with my skin, but otherwise the application stage was fine. As soon as I'd rinsed for the first few minutes I noticed the difference. The buffer certainly dries the hair out, but I went against the instructions and used a conditioner after the second buffer application and it didn't affect the colour removal. My hair is now a brassy colour which is what I'd expect it to be from the bleaches in the coloured dyes I've used. I might do another treatment in a few days to see if I can get rid of a bit of the brassy colour but after one application I'm absolutely chuffed :)
Product isn't as good as you'd think!.
I am naturally very light, I've been growing it out for a fair while now so I thought it was time to remove the unwanted colour on my ends. I purchased 2 boxes from Priceline Pharmacy and used them on seperate days. The first box covered my hair in its entirety starting on the ends first. I then applied it all over then, I wrapped in cling wrap and followed the procedure to its exact instructions with the use of a timer. I noticed a very subtle change. The ends were terribly dark, the mid section very red and the roots (virgin roots) were very ...light. 2 days later I used the second box concentrating on the ends, then mid section and lightly applied it to my roots. The results of this second application was extremely depressing next to no change and my roots (again my untouched roots) were blonde with a gold/copper tinge. Now, in my opinion I'm completely depressed about this whole venture and the $65 spent was down the drain, I should have saved and waited to go to a salon. I have 4 kids, so I rarely I mean rarely spend money on myself, especially on hair and makeup products. I'm now left between a rock and a hard place because, I don't want to dye my hair darker so it's all been for nothing and I don't want to spend another $30 on another box which may present no change and I don't have the money to go to a salon after waiting a large chunk on no results. Not impressed at all. I strongly suggest saving your coin and go to a professional, then you have a safety net!. Thanks (For Nothing) JoBaz Annoyed customer Deanne
Does what it says on the box!
I had box dyed black hair for 5+ years so was dubious about this but after 1 go it had stripped it out. I used 2 boxes as it was darker on the bottom than the top due to years of colour. my hair was quite dry after but I expected that after using a product like this! I used a semi colour after wards to even out the colour & it also softened the hair. It had a slight bad odour but nothing compared to other strippers. Would definitely recommend & would use again.
Did a good job
I went to the hairdresser and he dyed my hair close to black when i asked for a warm/red brown. I looked like death - so pale given that I never have my hair that dark (i am naturally deep brown)
So first up i tried Head n Shoulders with baking soda (was told it would lighten my hair) and it didn't. Then i was nervous but went into HairHouse Warehouse 2 days after the dye job and bought this product.
I followed the instructions to the letter - one downside is there is a lengthy rinse time (for long/thick hair there is all up about 20-30 mins ...
Good for a last resort
I made the mistake of going to a hairdresser (which I rarely do) and asked for a dye to match the lightened ends to my natural ash-blonde colour.
The result was that it came out as a dark red-brown, and the colour stuck.
Every time I tried to neutralize it to an ash-tone, whether DIY or at the salon again, it just ended up darker, with the same reddish tone.
The colour of my natural regrowth looked like a shock of gray compared to the much darker red-brown colour. I thought I was doomed to either having to maintain the cheap, glossy, awful...looking dye-job look or bleach, cut and start again. I tried this as a last resort and now my hair is light, warm-brown color. Which is still not matched to the natural, but a lot closer than what it was and much softer against the regrowth. It's not patchy, and it looks pretty good in natural light too, and it's gotten rid of the cheap-dye glossiness (not sure what that's called). I could probably leave it this way, but I will probably tone it with a very light green base to neutralize the warmth. This is a plus, because I was expecting it would look like crap until I dyed it again. After having used color removing products in the past, I was skeptical that this one wouldn't dry my hair to the consistency of straw and make it a bright, patchy pumpkin color. However, despite it still being drying, it's no where near as bad as I expected and definitely not close to what other products have done. I wouldn't recommended it on very dry or brittle hair though, and a coconut oil treatment is necessary.
Didn't even remove temporary rinse!
I have naturally auburn hair and I died my hair with a mahogany colour that only last 8 washes. I hated the colour immediately and wanted to go back so the day after colouring I used this (following instructions exactly) and barely noticed a change. If it can't remove a temporary rinse how could it remove permanent colour..? It was a waste of time and dried my hair out!
Questions & Answers
I dyed my hair an auburn red colour however when I used the Jobazz Max strength the colour didn’t come out at all?! It was a semi permanent L’Oréal hair dye. Someone help
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?
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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