A lot of rinsing is required to work properly
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.
- JoBaz Hair Dye Remover Max Strength
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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!
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 :)
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.
I have dyed my hair so many times over the past 6 years, it has been fire engine red for the past 4 years. I thought removing my hair colour would be the most painful experience but then I came across this product. I was a bit sceptical and did a bit of googling. The product does smell but if you sit in a well ventilated room it is tolerable.
It worked really, really well. Removing all of the red tints. Though it does leave your hair with orange tones. Which is honestly bound to happen. You have to expect it will do that especially if your ha...
Remove permanent hair colour at home safely. It works.
It's about time a product like this showed up on the shelves. Yes permanent hair dye CAN be removed, it's a matter of reversing the chemical hair process of dyeing. which deposits pigment inside the hair shaft. What this product does is temporarily open up the hair cuticle, and shrink the dye molecules that are inside the hair, long enough for you to rinse out and remove those molecules. You have about an hour before the active chemicals wear off, it's like shutting the door again so you would have to repeat the process if there is some co...lour left. Of course this only works on removing dye particles. It takes your hair back to the colour it was before dyeing. If you hair has been bleached as well, of course those pigment particles have already been removed so your hair will then be at the bleached stage. You can then safely apply a new hair colour. You will find that your hair may have a slight coppery tone, this is a result of the peroxide which is a necessary ingredient in all permanent hair dyes. If you do not like this slight warm tone, and are not planning to re-dye your hair, you can correct the tone with ash toners. So to sum up, this product removes colour molecules that have been deposited inside the hair shaft in semi and permanent hair dyes. I used the normal strength. If you have very dark hair or repeated dye applications you will need the Max Strength. Note if some colour remains then it is likely that the outer cuticle has been stained. You may need professional help to fix that. (Best advice ever is by expert Scott Cornwall in the UK. He also makes a similar colour removal product). REMEMBER that you should never apply permanent hair dye over the top of another dye. It is damaging and you will not get a predictable result, it just builds up the pigment and you won't get the box colour. So if you start afresh with this product, and then if your hair colour is close to one of the three on the side of a box colour, you will get a good result from box colour. When using hair colour you will always get the best results, and the most flattering look, if you do not stray too far from your natural colour. Avoid going more than two levels lighter or darker, and always choose a colour that is either warm toned or cool toned whichever matches your natural colouring. If you want to lighten more than a couple of levels it has to be done in two steps otherwise you damage your hair. Know your own colouring and what is flattering or you will look washed out or older! ( Ladies if you want a professional quality toner that lasts several weeks, look for Wella Colour Fresh, only available online.) JoBaz Colour Remover can be found at Big W and Priceline. Keep an eye out for when it is on sale and keep a box handy in case of mistakes! It should be a lot cheaper than it is. But we pay inflated prices for everything in Australia. Hair colour is made up of 3 pigments, red, blue and yellow in various combinations and saturations. Getting the colour you want is about understanding how to add and subtract the pigments to get to the right destination colour. Also learn what the numbers mean on box colour. There is the depth level, (eg. 3 is the very darkest browns and blacks, level 10 the palest blondes). The number after the decimal point denotes the tone, which ranges from coolest ash, through neutrals to golds and reds. Easy to use, does not damage hair. Does what it says. Can fix your mistakes cheaper than a salon. Like all hair colour products in Australia, way more expensive than it should be.
Was sceptical but it worked well
It says it will remove your hair dye, and that is what it does. Mine is mostly gone but because I dye my hair very black I may have "stained the cuiticle" as stated in the directions. My hair is visibly lighter and the dye has been entirely removed on the crown.
Did what it said it would
Was quite expensive
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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