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L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover

L'Oréal

Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover

Item #: 2215870 Size: 2.6 oz

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Hair Color Remover does not restore hair to its original, natural shade, but instead prepares it for re-coloring. Hair Color Remover corrects color mistakes, leaving hair ready to re-color.
Haircolor Remover Powder: Sodium Persulfate, Potassium Persulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Strontium Peroxide, Sodium Metasilicate, Ammonium Chloride, Cellulose Gum, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Edta, Ci 77007/ Ultramarines, Sodium Benzoate. Haircolor Remover Developer: Aqua/Water/Eau, Hydrogen Peroxide, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Phosphoric Acid

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L'OréalColorist Secrets Haircolor Remover
 
2.8

(based on 113 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (41)
  • Effective (11)
  • Gentle (10)
  • Good value (8)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Too harsh (20)
  • Smells bad (11)
  • Color misrepresented (8)
  • Difficult to use (7)
  • Messy (7)

Best Uses

  • New look (18)
  • Color-treated hair (5)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (28), Semi-permanent (6), Demi-permanent (3), Temporary (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (6), 1+ hour (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (31), Product junkie (14), Survivalist / minimalist (12), Budget shopper (7), Brand buyer (5)

Reviewed by 113 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Garbage

By Devin

from Maryland

About Me Minimalist

Pros

    Cons

    • Color Misrepresented
    • Difficult To Use
    • Smells Bad
    • Too Harsh

    Best Uses

      Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

      Wanted color oops but they were out- that is a true hair color stripper that doesn't use bleach and doesn't damage hair. This product is a BLEACH make no mistake. And not even enough of it to get half of my collarbone length hair. Absolute rip off and garbage product, L'Oréal should discontinue this product and apologize to everyone who made the mistake of paying money for this garbage.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent
       
      1.0

      terrible

      By kay

      from gilroy

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

        Cons

        • Color Misrepresented
        • Difficult To Use
        • Doesn't Last
        • Messy
        • Smells Bad
        • Time Consuming
        • Too Harsh

        Best Uses

        • worked like bleach

        Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

        It did not work at all. yes it lightened my red tones after dying my hair red for 2 years. It bleached my 2 inch brown regrowth to a white blonde!!! highly would not recommend

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Demi-Permanent

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        THIS IS A BLEACH. TERRIBLE. AWFUL.

        By Kayla who hates this product

        from Guelph ON

        About Me Product Junkie

        Pros

          Cons

          • Color Misrepresented
          • Difficult To Use
          • Messy
          • Smells Bad
          • Time Consuming
          • Too Harsh

          Best Uses

            Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

            This was so awful. This is a bleach. It bleached my scalp, my ends andeft me with four different colours. It completely damaged my hair. I would NEVER RECCOMEND THIS. Use colour oops.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent
             
            1.0

            Didn't work

            By brooke the cookie

            from connecticut

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Messy
              • Time Consuming

              Best Uses

                Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                didn't remove my black dye- of three MONTHS- at all. The entire bottle was used and i even had to go get a second one!! it didnt work at all.

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Semi-Permanent
                 
                1.0

                Horrible

                By Lok

                from Ontario

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Color Misrepresented
                  • Destroys hair
                  • Too Harsh

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                    This product will absolutely destroy your hair. Not recommended

                    • Commitment To Color:
                    • Temporary

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    It's a bleach

                    By Carrie

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Product Junkie

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • New Look

                      Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                      I have colored my hair many colors since I was 14 (I'm 31 now) I've had black hair for 5 months now since I cut my dreads off I had about 3 inches of new growth (my blonde was showing), as a natural strawberry blonde I've never bleached before and yes this is a bleach although it doesn't say so. I decided it was time for a new color so got this. Read reviews watched videos I had an idea of what would happen. I put a bag on my hair to cover it, it does get warm my kids thought hair would burn. I left it on for 40 minutes the instructions say for dark hair 30-60 minutes. The orange color people keep talking about scared me cause I thought like clown orange but after I washed my hair the orange is actually the color of a natural red head and a color sold in a box. I personally like the results it's 3 tone I might not even color over it. There's my natural color, the yellowish blonde that is mentioned in the instructions for lighter colors cause my natural color got some on it and the "orange" color that was the black I was trying to get out. In the end the black is gone so it did as it said it would. I'd use it again.

                      • Commitment To Color:
                      • Permanent

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Bleached and destroyed my hair.

                      By Neko

                      from Mobile, AL

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Color Misrepresented
                      • Too Harsh

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                        I used color oops recently and loved the results, but I still had a little red in my blond hair. I went to buy more Oops but the store didn't have any so I figured this would work.

                        Oh no. Honey, no.

                        At first I was skeptical because it looks like bleach. Blue powder, etc. But OK, it says hair color remover so maybe it's just a different formula idk.

                        So I use it as directed and 30 minutes later my previous red is back in horrible streaks and there's this awful brown color in the back. When I rinse it out my hair starts to come out.

                        Full disclosure, my hair is already bleach ravaged four months ago, which was why I wanted something that was gentle.

                        So now I'm sitting here with a chemical cut and the most uneven hair color I have ever had and i have no clue what to do other than invest in either a good electric razor or a few good hats.

                        • Commitment To Color:
                        • Permanent
                         
                        1.0

                        I'm 90% positive this was bleach. Will never use again.

                        By Kking

                        from Cleveland, Al

                        About Me Beauty Conscious

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Time Consuming
                        • Too Harsh

                        Best Uses

                        • Nothing

                        Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                        Color remover is not supposed to lighten the natural regrowth. The semi-permanent color did not fully come out and my roots are white. I've used black a lot and it has never burned as bad as this. My hair felt smooth and silky before use, now it feels like straw. I thought it looked and smelled like bleach when I opend it, and I was correct. I do not recommend anyone to use this product.

                        • Commitment To Color:
                        • Semi-Permanent
                         
                        5.0

                        Great!!

                        By Aphaus

                        from Canada

                        About Me Minimalist

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • New Look

                          Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                          I've been dying my hair brown, dark brown, red and purple every month for a year. I decided it was time to go lighter so I picked this up. I have never used anything like this so I did a ton of research beforehand. Please make sure you read up on how color removers work so you know what to expect.

                          I have hair down to my waist and 2 boxes was just enough. Next time I use this I will use 3 as I used every bit of both bottles. I covered my hair with a plastic bag and left on for 1 hour. Once I rinsed I was left with a bright orange color. The color was exactly what I expected. I then colored over my hair with a light ash brown to cover the orange and love my new lighter color.

                          This product will dry out your hair so be gentle with it for awhile after.

                          • Commitment To Color:
                          • Permanent

                          (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Does what it said!

                          By PHPB

                          from TN

                          Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                          First: READ. Second: RE-READ. The directions say you will end up with orangish colored hair. The directions say you will NOT return to your original hair color. The directions say you will need to recolor your hair after use of this product! With all this in mind, and with my thick, below shoulder length hair, I bought and used two applications/packages. It removed my red mistake and lightened my dark auburn colored hair (x25 years) and left me with bright orange hair. I elected to wait a day to recolor my hair. I'm 90% gray by the way. My test strand of "Reddish Blonde" looks gorgeous even though I seem to have had three shades of orange. I applied color to the root of test strands (lighter two shades) and then after 13 minutes, I applied the color to the rest of the strand. My results are gorgeous.

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                          • Q:

                            I have been wanting to remove the dark brown I have applied to my hair for at least five years. The build-up on my hair is black on the ends.
                            My roots are currently growing out.
                            Would I still need to apply to my roots?
                            Ironically my natural colour is very close to the red tone everyone says/shows they have after using the product
                            Asked on 2/21/2017 by selkie from Blooming ton, IN

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                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              The Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover should only be applied to the dyed hair. Natural hair lightens up much easier than dyed hair so any new growth exposed to this lightener would become very light compared to the rest of the hair, leaving the hair's color very uneven.
                              To avoid color build up on the ends of the hair n the future, only apply any hair dye to the previously dyed hair for no more than 5 minutes at the end of your timing. If the previously dyed ends are already dark enough and don't need the color refreshed, just color the roots and leave the ends alone.

                              Answered on 2/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Garnier
                          • Q:

                            After using remover how long should I leave new color on?
                            Asked on 2/15/2017 by Lisa from Oklahoma

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! After you have rinsed the haircolor remover and gently shampoo and dry your hair you can re-color. You can follow the timing on your haircolor instructions. Excellence is 30 minutes (40 if covering gray) Preference is 25 minutes (30 if covering gray).

                              Answered on 2/16/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                          • Q:

                            Am trying to grow out hair to check level of natural grey. Will this remove old l'oreal preference color
                            Asked on 2/8/2017 by Grannie from Winnipeg Manitoba

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hello Grannie! It will remove the L'Oreal Preference haircolor as well as your natural hair color and undertones. We would not recommend that you use this product on gray hair, even if the gray hair is covered by a hair-coloring process. We hope this information was helpful.

                              Answered on 2/8/2017 by L'Oreal Brand Expert from L'Oreal
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