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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #25 on: 08 Dec 13 / 06:29 PM »
That's why I'm here, so I can help others and learn more for myself :) Thanks for posting your results here under this. I still haven't had the chance to cut my hair and do the experiment, but when I do I will definitely be updating this thread :)

Ha, and I know what you mean about having that sort of itch to do something with your own hair. I need to do a root touch up, still give myself a good trim, and I want my color to be more purpley pink. It may have a more overall purpley pink tone once I cut off 2-3 inches, removing more of the stained ginger based ends...I will just have to see. The rest of my hair is a cooler pink which I love, I just don't like how the color looks over the ginger. So trimming it may just be enough, but if it's not I'm going to have to figure something else out to make whats left of the ends a more cool toned pink..
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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #26 on: 09 Dec 13 / 07:25 PM »
Right, I can't keep hands off, but I can say I didn't properly get to try it yesterday.  So tonight I used H&S, bicarb, vitamin C, olive oil, and honey.  Followed by a hot oil treatment.

It's still sopping wet, so I don't know if it's done any more good, but the true test seems to be about 24 hours after washing.  For some reason, the dingy green (there's not as much left anymore) seems to appear after a full day.

But had to say I've not been interested in hot oil treatments as an older adult, only because in my late teens/early 20s, I tried them and they never did any good.  Probably because the tiny tubes from VO5 were never enough to cover my curly, knotty hair.  Tonight, I took a good half cup of olive oil, warmed it up in a mug, applied, then used more heat.  And it's such a great treatment, feels like it really strengthens the hair - never knew what I was missing!
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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #27 on: 09 Dec 13 / 08:47 PM »
Haha @Alexia, I know EXACTLY what you're talking about with those awful little VO5 tubes! My grandma used to get those same ones for me when I was a kid because my hair was so dry from swimming all the time...omg I hated them, they never seemed to do a bit of good but I still used them anyway because I didn't know any better lol. So I was put off from doing a hot oil treatment ever again until a few months ago. I used olive oil and coconut oil, put them in a small glass and sumberged it a bit in a bowl of hot water. Then after I put it on, covered it and put a sweatband around my hairline, I used the blowdryer over it for a short while.
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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #28 on: 19 Dec 13 / 01:07 PM »
This is awesome Katie, thanks for sharing. It's very clearly worded and easy to follow and I'm sure will help a lot of people.
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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #29 on: 23 Dec 13 / 03:08 PM »
Hello!

I've wanted to go back to white hair for a while (I had split hair, blue and light pink) so I though I might as well try this!

Here's what my hair looked like to begin with:


Kinda light to begin with but I know alot of people hade trouble to remove turqouise (from directions, which I have in my hair and also flamingo pink) so I was excited to see how well this worked.

The mixture was very liquidy but it was easy-peasy when I put it in my hair! Also it smelled like vomit.... :C


As you can see, it latherd upp nice in my hair! But I left it in my hair for about an 1h or so, just becuse when I latherd it upp and tried to "squeeze" out some excess color, nothing really came out. So I left it on for abit longer.


I let my hair hair dry and this is the result!! I think it faded my hair very well. I love it!!


The only sad thing is that now I have a minty shade that I wanted from the start, but I think I mixed to much Turquise with conditioner so that it turnet blue ;_; But now I finally have minty hair, and a weird pale-yellow-blond??


What should I do now?? Im trying to go back to white hair, do you think I should try this hair stripper again or maybe a bleachbath?? Or maybe color B4?? I really have no clue, so I would love for some help!!

Thank you again for shairing this color stripper!!  *1*

 

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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #30 on: 23 Dec 13 / 08:28 PM »
Woo hoo! Oh I am so glad you tried it and had such good results from it! It looks great! And thank you thank you thank you for posting pictures! I wish I had taken pictures when I did it, but I didn't expect it to really do much lol! So really, thank you for documenting it, I hope your pictures can help people see just how well it really can help. I was surprised at how much color it removed with my own hair, and I'm still surprised at how much it took out from yours lol! It looks nearly white in the front, except for the ends on your left!

If you used peroxide in it, I wouldn't do it for at least another week. I kinda treat this as a bleach bath in that aspect.

What I would do, is just focus on the "darker" areas, like it looks like the middle part of the pink side in the back is still a little darker compared to the rest, and the mint on the bottom of your left side. I would maybe try mixing a clarifying shampoo with some baking soda or crushed up vitamin c tablets. That may be enough to pull the rest of it out. If you haven't done the "after" treatment with the oil, you can try doing that after, which is what pulled out the rest of pigment in my hair that this color stripper treatment didn't remove. I think between those two things it should take it out. If it doesn't though, you could try a color remover, it may work, but it may not. If you do go for one, if you have access to them, I've heard Decolour Remover is great, and also Colour b4 for fashion colors helped puerkz out when she was removing faded pink from her hair, you can see her results here:

http://www.hairdyeforum.com/index.php?topic=12003.0

Another thing I've heard works well in this situation (though I haven't tried it myself), is mixing bleach powder with hot water, and putting that on the areas you want the pigment out of. I don't know the science of it at all, but I've read recently abour 3 different people's accounts on using it in a very faded color situation, and they all said it worked wonders. I'd save that for last though. I don't know how damaging that would be? Again, I'm not sure how it works when just mixing it with water, but I'd still maybe do a test strand with it first just to make sure it's not going to damage your hair too much. And i would wait at least a week from doing this stripper if you do go that route.

Just be sure to moisturize your hair really well from doing this treatment, or if you do any more fading treatments or a color remover. The "after" treatment is a good way to get your hair's moisture level and pH back to normal.

Again, thank you so much for sharing your experience with this :)
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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #31 on: 24 Dec 13 / 02:23 PM »
No problem! I thought I could be nice and show people if this color stripper would work or not and I had fun documenting all of this, so no need to thank me! ^___^
And it DID work and I am very please with the results. I think I can almost tone the pale-blond side and it would turn out a nice cold blond to maybe bleachbath into a white??

I did not use any peroxide in this because it's almost impossible to buy such stuff in Sweden, we only got box-bleach and dyes.
And I checked my hair and it all looks pretty even, I thoink it looks darker because it's the shadow from my sisters arm when she fotographed my hair lol.
But yes, I will probably try H&S+BS and maybe some vitamin C powder.
My hair always feels so greasy after I've had coconutoil in it, its really hard to get that out of my hair so that's why I didn't do the treatment but maybe I should try after all? I have chrismas break so it's not really like anyone will see me haha.
And we do not have any color removers in my town so I have to order it off the net, but I've only found Color B4 on ebay and they do not have color b4 "fashion" :/ I've used it before and it did a really good job removing my dark purple and making it blond!

I wish I could try that but we have no "loose" bleach powder here...

And I left my conditioner on for almost a day so now my hair is soft again!

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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #32 on: 31 Dec 13 / 07:33 PM »
@Kitsune-chan
Since you can't get bleach powder, you could try toning it to get your way to white. Your base already looks extremely light underneath the colors, I really would be afraid to actually bleach bath it without it causing breakage.

What I was thinking, was baybe over the blueish/greenish side, put a light, warmer lilac color over it, and on the pinky side, put a cooler toned lavender over it, and on the blonde, maybe mix the two and put that over it. So your hair will be a lilac/lavender color, and as time goes on, and you reapply it, it should tone out the colors and balance the two sides out I would think. And both fade to a silver, grey or white. I know @Wicked Pixie has a lot of experience with lilac/lavender shades, maybe she could weigh in on my idea? Or someone else may know? I'm not 100% sure it would work, but that's the best I can think of considering what you have available to you.
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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #33 on: 01 Jan 14 / 03:05 PM »
I gave this a go and it did go visibly lighter. I used Lush's I love juicy instead of head&shoulders and didn't use developer. Left it on for about an hour.

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I'd probably could have done with the seperate fading methods, but I felt like trying this. :P I love juicy works better for me than head&shoulders usually. Though I washed the mixture out with head&shoulders as a little bonus. :P

I wonder if I left it on for two hours or more, if it would strip more colour, or just dry out my hair?

Thanks for the idea of this mixture!
 

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« Reply #34 on: 01 Jan 14 / 04:36 PM »
Awesome :-) yeah, the brand or kind of shampoo you use is up to you, whatever works best for each person. Pretty much as long as it's a non color safe shampoo or if it has sulfates in it or whatever, anything like that will work. It took a nice amount out! You're getting closer to silver!

I think doing a seperate treatment, whether it's this one or a simpler one, would be better than leaving this one on longer. I would do an oil or conditioning treatment in between them though, or at least let your normal conditioner set in for a bit, just so your hair doesn't get too dried out
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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #35 on: 01 Jan 14 / 05:40 PM »
Yesss, tomorrow I'm buying some more conditioner, since I didn't have any left. Hair feels dry, but I'll do the conditioning treatment tomorrow. I also need to purchase some coconut oil, unfortunately I haven't found it readily available and have to order it online.

Thanks for the advice of rather doing seperate fadings and not leaving it on. I'll baby my hair inbetween the fading mixes.
 

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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #36 on: 01 Jan 14 / 08:29 PM »
I found that doing hot oil treatments in between actually seemed to help pull out more color? I'm not sure how but it did with me anyway, that's how I got the last bit of green spots out, along with the conditioning treatments. You're getting there, you're getting pretty close! I can't wait to see it silver :)
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« Reply #37 on: 21 Jan 14 / 08:52 AM »
I was going for a pastel minty color so I diluted directions alpine green in some conditioner and I made the mixture too strong so it ended up a medium turquoise. It looked really cool but I was afraid it might leave some stain behind so I decided to fade it right away. First I shampooed with a dandruff shampoo and the suds were greenish but the color didn't fade much. So I mixed up some water, dandruff shampoo, baking soda and coconut oil, and left it on for an hour. It basically all came out. The roots, which are lighter, came out a really pale mint and the lengths are back to blonde.
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« Reply #38 on: 28 Jan 14 / 07:26 PM »
Awesome! Glad you were able to get it out :)
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« Reply #39 on: 21 May 14 / 09:13 PM »
going to try this right now minus honey as I don't have any :p
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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #40 on: 21 May 14 / 11:59 PM »
I wonder whether this (minus the peroxide) would work to get the last cerise out of my hair. I'm almost completely strawberry blonde and some parts even almost platinum (I don't know why...) but some parts are a very faded cerise. It does seem like coconutoil and cerise hate eachothers guts as after every time I use it, it seems lighter. On the other hand, I wash it out with I love juicy and Inecto conditioner, it could be that.

It's kinda like champagne with a strawberry in it.  I want that strawberry OUT.
 

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« Reply #41 on: 22 May 14 / 06:06 AM »
Have you tried any of the simpler methods yet?
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« Reply #42 on: 22 May 14 / 10:09 AM »
Yes,  I love juicy for 30 minutes under a shower cap. I would never use H&S or any other anti-dandruff shampoo as my head won't appreciate it.
And hot oil treatments, as we speak my head is again covered in oil. Have to wash it within a few minutes.

I think I'll try Icebears combination first. Bit easier.
 

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« Reply #43 on: 22 May 14 / 12:21 PM »
Sorry, I mean the ones from this thread http://www.hairdyeforum.com/index.php?topic=1704.0 :)
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« Reply #44 on: 22 May 14 / 12:35 PM »
Ah yeah, a few! Not the shaving foam... That is interesting, perhaps tonight as I have to study anyway.

Ohhhhhhhhhhh kay, I'll never do that shaving foam thing again. Stupid cerise didn't budge, my hair felt nasty. Iew!

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« Reply #45 on: 23 May 14 / 12:22 PM »
It's hard to say, sometimes it works wonderfully, sometimes it doesn't do anything. I always say that if the simpler methods have done all they can do, then try this one.
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« Reply #46 on: 23 May 14 / 06:30 PM »
I think I've reached that point. We'll see, I'm going to let it be for a week, perhaps it'll will fade a bit more with normal washing my hair.  If not, fine with me.
 

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Re: Combination Color Stripper
« Reply #47 on: 23 May 14 / 08:54 PM »
I did the combination colour stripper on my daughters hair last week, and it pulled a lot of colour out. We have since done one round of colour remover (tried the Provoke one, really impressed with it) and it is now back to blonde with a bit of pink banding. Second colour remover going on tonight. Will post pics when we have done, she started with several months build up of various dark reds/pinks/purples that didn't fade at all with just regular shampoo.
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« Reply #48 on: 24 May 14 / 04:37 PM »
@Wicked Pixie yay I'm so glad it worked well for your daughter :)
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« Reply #49 on: 24 May 14 / 04:41 PM »
It really did, she has been shampooing with sulphate shampoos for a couple of weeks and it didn't change the colour  at all, one round of this color stripper and you could see all the different areas of different colours in her hair and it looked faded.
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