There are many reasons why we can decide we do not want an artificial permanent hair colour shade. These can include (but are not limited to):
A colour mistake
You have applied a permanent colour, and it has not resulted in the shade you had hoped. Perhaps it is too dark, too tonal or doesn’t suit you. The fact is, you now wish that colour result to be gone.
Wishing to go lighter
Maybe you have been colouring a natural lighter base to a darker or redder shade, and you now want to remove those artificial colour pigments and go lighter.
You have noticed colour build-up
Colour build-up occurs after artificial permanent colour is continually applied throughout the hair with every regrowth application.
Over time, that artificial colour becomes built-up inside the hair, causing the shade to turn darker and darker, especially on the mid-lengths and ends.
In all the above scenarios, the best solution to achieve the result you want is to apply Decolour Remover.
Decolour Remover is a three-part hair colour removal system designed for use in the home. It’s quick, simple and effective to use and works only on artificial oxidation (permanent) colour molecules. Meaning, the product will remove unwanted hair colour, without effecting or lightening the underlying natural hair colour.
How does it work?
Decolour Remover uses a technology known as ‘reduction’.
Bottles Part 1 and Part 2 are intermixed, and the formula is activated and applied to the hair. The reduction agent ingredient then enters the cortex (the hair’s central area), locates the synthetic colour pigments, shrinks and shatters them. Those unwanted colour molecules can then be flushed from the hair during the rinsing phase. At the rinsing stage the hair remains in an open state, and here the Part 3 Conclude Balm is applied. The Conclude Balm formula features plant proteins which enter inside the hair, filling any gaps and moisturising the central area, before closing and protecting the cuticle. Results are a removed colour, with hydrated and re-conditioned hair fibres.
With Decolour Remover, you do not always need to conduct a whole head traditional application. It is possible to work with the product to create specific results based on your colour requirements; –
If you mix Decolour Remover in a tint bowl and apply with a brush, it is possible to achieve a balayage or ombre colour removal effect. Here, you remove only the colour in the ends or balayage threads. Giving a multi-tonal/highlighted or ombre effect.
If you are currently block blonde and want to go to a lower maintenance natural shade, apply a 7.0 Medium Blonde Permanent Colourant throughout. Then immediately mix and apply Decolour Remover to just a few balayage threads and the very end sections. The newly applied colourant will remove in only these sections, exposing the previous blonde and creating a sun-kissed natural-dark blonde result.
As with a balayage or ombre removal, you need to mix in a plastic bowl and apply the colour remover with a brush.
However, a Partial Removal enables you to focus on specific sections only where the artificial colour may have become patchy or built up.
Dab Decolour Remover where you see the unwanted colour, watch as it reduces down and then rinse off when you appropriate level of removal has been achieved.
This approach is ideal if you are happy with the overall colour but find the depth a little too heavy or the tone a bit intense.
Perhaps a red is too red, or an ash is too Smokey.
Clarify the hair and towel dry, apply Decolour Remover directly from the applicator bottle and immediately and quickly start to work through the damp hair. Observe the colour start to reduce in natural daylight and after a few minutes of development, proceed to rinsing the remover out of the hair.
Another key aspect to success with Decolour Remover is understanding its limitations. Decolour Remover is for use on permanent oxidation colour molecules, and when used to eradicate these, results will be good. However, before using the product check, the following points do not apply to you;-
1. You have used a direct dye or fashion colour
- A Remover cannot work on direct dyes that did not feature a peroxide developer to activate. If any reduction agent colour remover is applied to a direct dye or fashion shade, the results would be unpredictable.
Instances where removal of a direct dye is required, please use Decolour Stripper.
2. Your hair has been bleached or lightened
- When hair is bleached or lightened by hydrogen peroxide, the natural pigments have been lifted out of the hair. Therefore, you cannot restore them by applying a hair colour remover.
If you have lightened and wish to return to your natural shade, you should apply a gentle tone on tone colourant one shade lighter than your natural colour.
3. You see a great deal of ginger, red or orange after using a permanent blonde or brunette colourant
- Indicates the peroxide in the colourant applied was powerful, and your natural (underlying) colour has lightened, and your natural red and gold pigment is exposing through the hair. Therefore, using a hair colour remover for this issue will only reveal more warmth.
Unwanted warmth and orange tone in an artificial hair colour should be neutralised. Use Colour Restore Cool Ash or Colour Restore Lilac Grey as your regular 2-minute conditioner and only wash your hair in a blue or purple shampoo. These changes to your hair care routine will keep warm tones at bay.