Recently I have been hankering for a return to red hair and had been looking for a way to get rid of the blue before colouring again.
Being in the industry that I am, I had heard of Colour B4, which was created in 2009, and I thought this would be a great way of removing the dye.
I was sadly wrong.
A history of my hair.
5 months ago I dyed my hair red, then approx 4 months ago I bleached it, and applied a bright red. A month or so after that I bleached it again and applied, Directions, Alpine Green Hair Dye, then just before Christmas I applied a blue Directions hair dye over the top.
As you can see, I really didn't want to be using a bleach again so soon, so Colour B4 seemed like a great solution to my problem.
I had been warned beforehand that the product smelt "funky" and the only way I can describe it is, it smells as if something has died and then rotted in the back of your fridge, you have gone away for a week and you had a powercut.
(After applying the Colour B4, I came out of the bathroom to a queue, a child of my loins entered the bathroom and quickly came running out again saying, "you need help, you are not well")
Application was very easy, I felt like an amateur scientist mixing A with B
and then leaving for an hour. I had purchased the extra strength Colour B4 as if my memory serves me correctly I have naturally dark hair.
This solution apparently reverses the molecule size and makes them larger so they do not stick to your hair and makes the rinsing an integral part of the removal. I rinsed, and I rinsed and at that point my hair still looked as if I was a mermaid (wishful thinking) but felt very smooth and silky.
After the first rinse I had to apply some of bottle C which was the buffer. THIS was an issue. It lathered up very quickly but after starting to rinse, my hair felt as if it had melted together. I couldn't get my fingers through it at all and it was just one big clump of hair. I continued to rinse but I was terrified, and it still looked blue. I used the buffer again as instructed, I could practically hear my hair SCREAMING that I obviously hated it. After rinsing again I cracked and put conditioner on my hair so that I would be able to get a brush through it. Without the conditioner I would NOT have been able to, my hair felt as if it had melted.
I gently brushed it and let it dry naturally as I was worried about using heat and the result?
And in the light?
One thing I will say is, the Colour B4 may have removed a thin layer of built up colour, I have been asked since doing this if I have coloured my hair again. However my hair feels extremely dry and even though I recently had it cut, the ends feel split and rough.
I approached Colour B4 to ask them if they could shed some light on why the Colour B4 didn't work for me and said that I could add their answer on this post for balance. They declined, which surprised me.
So I seem to be stuck with blue hair for now, my hair feels too dry to be able to do anything else to it at the moment, I was surprised that the Colour B4 didn't work for me at all, and unfortunately I have no answers to WHY it didn't.
Can anyone lend me a hat?
Have you used Colour B4?
Did it work for you?
Or if you have any ideas why it didn't work for me, I'd love to know.
Big Fashionista xxx