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Color Oops Hair Color Remover

Color Oops

Hair Color Remover

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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
 
3.5

(based on 379 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (247)
  • Gentle (159)
  • Natural look (65)
  • Great color (30)
  • Long-lasting (27)

Cons

  • Smells bad (221)
  • Time consuming (88)
  • Messy (76)
  • Color misrepresented (50)
  • Too harsh (42)

Best Uses

  • New look (79)
  • Touch ups (22)
  • Thick hair (19)
  • Fine hair (15)
  • Graying hair (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (229), Semi-permanent (46), Temporary (19), Demi-permanent (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (153), Product junkie (93), Survivalist / minimalist (75), Professional stylist (6)

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5.0

Always works

By Natty Moon

from Fresno

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

  • New Look

Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

Color Oops is always good for removing color for a new look or fixing mistakes.

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Permanent

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worked just as it was supposed to.

By H Mez

from Rhode Island

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Effective
  • Works quickly and works as directed

Cons

  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

  • Removing permanent dye

Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

This worked exactly as I expected. I started with virgin medium brown hair, dyed four months ago using Vidal Sassoon London Lilac. After that I used Revlon colorsilk luminista violet black, then Punky Color Violet (a direct dye, so no developer) over that. All of that had faded to a reddish brown, about the level of my natural hair color. However, I really want a nice, vibrant purple now that I feel bolder, so I decided to use a color remover to take out whatever was left (I am planning to bleach it later, so didn't want all that stuff in there reacting). I read through the entire page of directions and info completely, so I figured this would not only remove the color but probably leave my hair a little lighter, as the box dyes had most likely lightened it a bit in order to deposit their color. It did exactly that! It doesn't smell great, definitely like sulfur, but not so bad I couldn't stand it. The only issue I had was its very liquidy and runny, so it was mildly difficult to make sure it coated my hair evenly. I followed the directions pretty much exactly, except I only shampooed twice rather than the three or so times it recommends, because it does dry your hair out (about the same as box dye before the conditioner). My hair is now about a light brown, or maybe a caramel blonde color? Probably two shades or so lighter than my natural hair color. This is not due to the color oops product, but of course the original dyeing process. Most of the Punky Color had faded out before this, however we shall see if it pops back up a day or so from now, as this product will not remove direct dyes (it says so very clearly). Those dyes sit on the hair shaft rather than inside it, so they may still be in there (although the 30 or so minutes of rinsing and shampooing tons will strip lots out too.) Overall this worked fine for me. Just fully read everything!

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Permanent
 
3.0

it worked but smelly

By smalls (:

from Houston TX

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Natural Look

Cons

  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

  • long hair

Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

i died my hair a really dark blue because why not but it was too much and I just wanted my hair to be back to normal and it worked for the most part. the box says it doesn't work on blues but my hair is almost completely back to normal but the tips are still a light blue. Only bad thing is it smells REALLY bad and is kind of harsh on hair

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Semi-Permanent
 
3.0

barley any change

By Suzieqh7&

from San Diego ca

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

    Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

    my natural hair is a chocolate brown. I went black for several years. then decided I wanted to follow trends and have silver grey hair.. I loved it ...then I went too far and damaged hair almost beyond repair and dyed all the bleached hair back to a soft black.. now I'm gradually going for a cruella devil look .. and I wanted to see if this would work.. it went from soft black to a very dark brown. and that's all. smells disgusting.. I might try one more time before I actually bleach my hair again.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    would recommend under certain circumtance

    By Sandy

    from norfolk, va

    Pros

    • removes color

    Cons

    • cannot leave in for recommended time
    • smells awful
    • turns natural hair orange

    Best Uses

    • removing permanant color

    Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

    SO. I have natural long, dark brown hair and decided to dye it (professionally) black one day. I loved it, and the black looked really good on me but I knew as soon as my roots started growing in that I did not want to keep up with it. I went to a salon and they told me that they couldn't do anything but strip my hair color completely or highlight it.. So i turned to the internet.
    I applied color oops and only left it in for 15 minutes as I was beginning to see red show in my roots. I wahsed it out and saw that the rest of my hair was the PERFECT SHADE of dark brown that it was before, yet it did turn my VIRGIN ROOTS red/orange. IF you decide to use this product, KEEP AWAY FROM VIRGIN ROOTS! Will remove color, but be aware of how it will lighten your natural color (brown lightens to red).

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Second time to use, not disappointed

    By Moweezy

    from Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Price is good
    • Strips color

    Cons

    • Have to rinse hair a lot
    • Smells terrible

    Best Uses

    • Pull out hair color

    Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

    I have used this twice and loved it both times. It has an awful smell though.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Do not try this

    By Horrible hair Les

    from Chicago, IL

    Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

    I used this and my hair in less than 15 minutes turned orange, exactly the color of the woman on the box. It has cost me now over $200 to have my hair professional corrected but my hair has been badly damaged. Go to a professionals for hair color correction, learn from me. I wasn't even using the extra strength.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Don't make my Mistake! (But maybe I can help you)

    By Ashy

    from Madison, WI

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

    So I didn't realize until after I bought this that it doesn't work on direct dyes, aka anything blue, purple, green, etc. And I was trying to get pastel purple out of my hair, but I figured it couldn't hurt to try. As expected, the blue do not move an inch once I washed it out, but every. single. bit. of the red was gone.
    So if you have red in your hair (even a direct dye), I would highly recommend this!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Did not work

    By ms. ley

    from Dallas, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

    Color Oops did not work to lift my hair at all. it made it feel weird and smelled so disgusting. I will never use this product again

     
    3.0

    Meh

    By Gemni87

    from Ashland, VA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

    Best part about this, there isn't that horrifying odor that tends to exist with all hair color removal products. Problem is, it didn't remove all of my hair dye. I had a mixture of red and brown in my hair, and it took all of the red out, but the brown was still left behind. I did a second application to attempt to get the rest of the brown out, but to no avail. I have a nice ombre effect going on now because starting at the roots it's back to blonde and gets darker on the way to the bottom. Maybe if I got another entire box, it might work, but I followed it to a T on the directions and wasn't 100% impressed with this brand compared to other ones I've used in the past. I think I'd rather use the stinky kind, because at least I know it works well!

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