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Color Oops Hair Color Remover

Color Oops

Hair Color Remover

Extra Conditioning

Item #: 2143429

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Ammonia- and bleach-free formula restores hair to its original shade. Hair Color Remover by Color Oops features an extra-conditioning formula that moisturizes with soy protein and aloe vera. Safely removes both permanent and semi-permanent colors in only 20 minutes. Gentle formula allows you to re-color your hair the same day.

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Color OopsHair Color Remover
 
3.4

(based on 500 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (321)
  • Gentle (195)
  • Natural look (86)
  • Great color (41)
  • Long-lasting (32)

Cons

  • Smells bad (300)
  • Time consuming (123)
  • Messy (105)
  • Color misrepresented (73)
  • Too harsh (60)

Best Uses

  • New look (106)
  • Touch ups (34)
  • Thick hair (27)
  • Fine hair (21)
  • Graying hair (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (296), Semi-permanent (61), Temporary (27), Demi-permanent (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (195), Product junkie (125), Survivalist / minimalist (101), Professional stylist (7)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Works just okay

By Maggie D

from Mechanicsburg, PA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Messy
  • Smells Bad
  • Too Harsh

Best Uses

  • Thinner Hair

Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

I'm dyed permanent black over permanent red. Naturally medium brown. I used two boxes of the extra strength remover. Yes, it smells awful, that much is definitely true. I also hated how my hair felt after, and while wet. It felt very stripped, so I did a coconut oil mask which definitely helped. The product worked okay, it actually lifted the black pretty well, but couldn't get past the red in my length, just my roots. I rinsed and rinsed and rinsed, and don't think there was any difference between the first and second treatments. Overall, I think this would work well on someone who was removing a single, or lighter color. It's not going to remove years of color, or at least it didn't on my case. Dunno if I'd use it again, I don't think it was worth the smell, mess, or hour in the shower rinsing my hair. Also, most of the complaints here are from people who clearly didn't read the instructions and either didn't rinse thoroughly, or expected it to strip "novelty" colors, which it clearly says it can't.

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Permanent

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

didnt work

By Valerie

from Washington State

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • inexpensive

Cons

  • Time Consuming

Best Uses

    Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

    The only good thing about this product is that it didnt cost alot, so the only thing I wasted was my time and all the hot water in the tank. My natural hair is a medium brown but I have been dying it darkest brown sometime black for many years. When I decided to try color oops I had about one inch of my natural hair color at the roots, about an inch and half of a lighter brown after that, then 12 inches of black (not pretty, I know that why I was hoping this product would work). I followed the instructions EXACTLY and the only thing that happened was the middle color (the lighter brown shade) turned orange! So now I look even worse :( Not sure how to fix it, any new color wont hold evenly. Besides not working, if you fallow the instructions, you are in a hot shower for over 35 minutes.... thats a LOT of hot water and wrinkly skin.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent
     
    5.0

    Thank goodness it worked!!

    By Slim

    from Illinois

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Time Consuming

    Best Uses

      Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

      After letting someone talk me into dying my hair dark I used this to return to my regular color. The color I had was a very dark blue black so I was worried but followed instructions exactly and while rinsing for 20 minutes seems to take forever..... it worked great and I am back to blonde without having to re color.!!!

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Never again

      By Pickles129

      from NJ

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Color Misrepresented
        • Too Harsh

        Best Uses

          Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

          Biggest mistake of my life. Turned my brown hair ORANGE. I looked like an orangutan. All I wanted was to get the red tones out of my brown hair. It was SO damaged after. Pieces were breaking off. It's been TWO years and I still can't get highlights because my hair is fargile. I spent 3 hours at the salon havibg this corrected.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          5.0

          SO AMAZZZINGG

          By Eva

          from Pomona

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast acting
          • Gentle

          Cons

          • Drying
          • Smells Bad

          Best Uses

          • New Look

          Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

          I had a recent rut of bad luck with my hair color, which eventually caused me to bleach my hair to rid of all the color. I still had to go through several dye sessions to get to some wearable dirty blonde color that I usually go for, until I tried dying my hair a light brown WHICH WENT SO WRONG. I picked this up and in under 10 minutes of sitting on my head, and washing twice, MY HAIR IS BACK TO A NORMAL COLOR EVEN BETTER THAN IT WAS BEFORE!! It does have a pretty strong smell but nothing u can't deal with if you use a nice smelling conditioner or something. But OMG such a lifesaver!!!!!

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          1.0

          The worst !!! Never again! Go to a salon....

          By Kathy

          from New york, New York

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Color Misrepresented

          Best Uses

          • No best uses for this product.

          Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

          Nothing great! To remove haircolor , please go to a pro. It's a little pricey but way better than this. I went from an auburn color to a nasty copper tone bad high lights aftermath. Do not buy.. Totally not worth it.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works, smells bad

          By JellyEllie

          from Maryland

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Smells Bad

          Best Uses

            Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

            This product removes dye color from hair. HOWEVER, if the original dye developer lightened your hair at all during the original processing, this color remover cannot undo that process so yes, you may end up with lighter or brassy hair once this remover takes the dyed color off your hair. It can't do anything about the fact that your hair was essentially bleached or lightened in your original processing. It will only remove the color laid on top. But it will remove the unwanted color and does so effectively and gently.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Demi-Permanent

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works Fantastic!

            By Gina11674

            from Naperville

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle

            Cons

            • Smells Bad

            Best Uses

              Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

              this product is awesome. I am a newbie too hair coloring. I left light brown on too long and ended up with black hair, not the best look for a pale 43 year old! I freaked. Looked this product up on the internet and went immediately to Ultra to purchase. Worked like a dream! Completely removed the color which surprised me, I really didn't think it would. It does smell like sulfur but I will take that over bleach damage any day. The smell only last for two days. There were some people saying it didn't remove the green from their hair-the box clearly states it is not for those fashion colors-purples, blues etc.

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Permanent

              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              DOES NOT WORK

              By nowihavegreenhairandimsaltyaf

              from las vegas

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • no pros

              Cons

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

              Best Uses

              • if u want awful hair

              Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

              NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO MY HAIR IS GREEN NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This stuff is awesome, minus the smell

              By KayLeigh

              from Bedford, Texas

              About Me Product Junkie

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle
              • Natural Look

              Cons

              • Smells Bad
              • Time Consuming

              Best Uses

              • New Look

              Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

              I would just like to first say, I've used other color removers in the past that were extremely damaging, dried my hair out to the max, and changed the color of my roots. I was a bit concerned at first but this doesn't have any bleach/ ammonia so it will not change the color of your new growth! That was the most pleasing thing for me personally. I used the extra strength as I'm going from black to a color closer to my natural hair color ( roughly a 6n ). I was shocked at the results with no damage at all. I do have to go through a second round as it didn't pull all of the black but I already knew it most likely would take a couple of treatments ( black is a horrible color to remove from hair and it's almost impossible to do without going to a salon and spending lots of money ). I would like to mention this will not work on direct dyes. So anything that is not a natural color such as blues, greens, purples, and pinks it will not work and I think that's where most of the reviews who are saying it didn't work are coming from. My only complaints are the smell and the amount of shampooing required but even that for the results are bearable. This stuff is amazing and I will continue using it as needed!

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Permanent

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