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Hair Color Remover

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Color OopsHair Color Remover
 
3.5

(based on 223 reviews)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (155)
  • Gentle (103)
  • Natural look (39)
  • Long-lasting (18)
  • Great color (17)

Cons

  • Smells bad (142)
  • Time consuming (61)
  • Messy (51)
  • Color misrepresented (30)
  • Too harsh (26)

Best Uses

  • New look (44)
  • Touch ups (13)
  • Fine hair (11)
  • Thick hair (10)
  • Color correction (6)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (146), Semi-permanent (23), Temporary (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (89), Product junkie (60), Survivalist / minimalist (47), Professional stylist (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Product, Things to consider

By chelseasmiles22

from Studio City, CA

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Long-Lasting
  • Natural Look

Cons

  • Messy
  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

    Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

    Some tips: definitely buy two boxes, just in case, unless your hair is very short. My hair comes to just below my collar bone and I run out of the first box a little more than half way through. After researching this product, I read all the horrible things about the smell. My thoughts when I started the application were "oh yeah this smells but its not nearly as bad as they said." Then, about half way through to the end my thoughts were, "oh wait...there it is....my eyes are buuurning!!" So yeah, don't be fooled. It also won't show results until about 5 to ten minutes of application so don't freak out if it doesn't seem to be working right away. And like everyone else says, rinse until you can't rinse anymore then rinse for five more minutes. Use a deep conditioning treatment for sure and be prepared to have your hair smell weird for about a week or so.
    My hair experience: My hair is fine but I have a lot of it. I've used this product twice, both times after dying it an auburn shade. It did not turn my hair back to its original light brown. It ended up being a really cool strawberry blonde that I liked so much, I'm currently using it to get that color back!
    Highly recommend this but just be aware that your hair might not be exactly the color it was before the dye.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Significant hair loss!!!

    By Valerie

    from California

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

      Cons

      • Color Misrepresented
      • Smells Bad
      • Too Harsh

      Best Uses

        Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

        I tried Color Oops for a single application in HOPES that it would be a safer alternative to bleach and ammonia. I swore off bleach years ago and was trying to go blonde over 6 months because I didn't care if I had a nice color hair if it had irrefutable damage. So I figured this product would do the trick. After reading extensive reviews and a few YouTube videos I figured, "Okay what can it hurt?" Boy was I wrong... Aside from barely taking any hair color out at all, which is normal because I have layers of dye...MY HAIR IS NOW FALLING OUT AT A RAPID RATE!!! I have about a quarter of the hair that I used to. I feel like less of a woman. I used to have such thick hair!!! I would recommend this product to my worst enemy.

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Be realistic with expectations

        By Kaylee

        from Flint, Mi

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle

        Cons

        • Messy
        • Smells Bad
        • Time Consuming

        Best Uses

          Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

          Okay so out of impulse, I stupidly decided to dye my beautiful blonde hair a dark brown color. Well my hair was so porous from all of the highlighting that it turned jet black. It looked awful and I hated it so much. I used this product about a week after dying my hair. It turned into like a golden brown with blonde highlights. Not bad considering how hard black hair dye is to get out. So while using this product, just have realistic expectations and don't expect black hair to turn back into a bright blonde, but it did lighten my hair about five shades so I am happy!

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Real Deal

          By Sammy22

          from North, NJ

          About Me Product Junkie

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Great Color
          • Long-Lasting
          • Natural Look

          Cons

          • Smells Bad

          Best Uses

          • New Look

          Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

          I would like to start out by saying I have used Color Oops twice and both times I LOVED it.
          Over the summer I decided to dye my light highlighted hair dark chocolate brown. Well, the dye turned my shiny thick hair into a burgundy mess. I was so upset that I had sacrificed months of effort trying to get my hair to the light shade it was, only to end up with this purple tinted shade. After three days of mopping I remembered seeing Color Oops in the store. I decided to do some research and saw that the reviews seemed pretty positive. I ran out and bought two boxes (long hair, thick too) and tested a strand first. I was ecstatic to see how well it got the brown dye out of the one strand and quickly applied it to my whole head. BAM back to the highlights I had missed.
          As the summer progressed I continued highlighting my hair and by early september I had achieved my blonde goal. Then... I impulsively glazed it dark brown. A glaze is not meant to be permanent, not even semi-permanent. I was told it would wash out in 8-12 shampoos but it had barely begun to fade after five weeks. Annoyed, I went to Ulta and repurchased Color Oops (Ol' Faithful). This afternoon I put the smelly product all over my hair (it's only con and really it's not so bad since the results are flawless), and after 20 minutes of processing and 15 minutes of rinsing I am happy to say my highlights have returned.
          So all in all: It's amazing, but follow the instructions!! Color Oops shrinks the hair dye particles so they can be rinsed out. It is SO SO SO important to shampoo and shampoo and shampoo while rinsing this out of the hair. I always add dish soap (Palmolive) to my shampoo when rinsing out Color Oops. It strips the hair and it slightly harsh so be SURE to deep condition after rinsing. Rinse for 15 minutes and style as usual... hair will be gorgeous.
          Note: The box states this but I see so many reviews complaining about this even though the company warns it's users--> this does not work on funky direct dyes (manic panic, purple, green, pink etc.)
          Also--> I recommend this if you have dyed your hair dark and wish to go back to a previous lighter color. Way better than dying dark and then re-highlighting. Use this first... will get you back to (or close to) your original or prior color.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          5.0

          Works great!!

          By tbrock

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

              Im 40 years old and have been box dying my hair for over 25 years, this is definately the easiest product ive ever used!!! I normally use the lighest blonde I can find but ever year I decide to go red, auburn to be exact.. Last time I bleached my hair to get the red out and it was horrible, burned my head, was time consuming , harsh, etc..This time i used color oops extra strength and all I did was mix, shampoo into my head , even adding a little water to stretch it out because my hair is to my bra line but on the thinner side, and after 20 minutes my hair was blonde again ..It works great, would recommend to anyone , will definately use in the future!!So easy and quick. The smell was tolerable especially for one used to blonde products for years ..

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Permanent
               
              5.0

              Worked just as advertised!!

              By citymama

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Minimalist

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle

              Cons

              • Smells Bad

              Best Uses

              • Graying Hair
              • New Look
              • Thicker Hair
              • Thinner Hair
              • Touch Ups

              Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

              I was skeptical to use this after some of the bad reviews. I used this about 2-3 days after I colored my hair at home and it turned out a hideous shade of orange/red. I don't think it's meant for people who want to remove haircolor after weeks/month for a 'change' I really think this was designed to correct a color mistake. Anyway I followed directions to the letter and yes it smells bad but honestly that was the least of my concerns after wearing hats for days!! It worked just like it's advertised. It removed almost all the brassiness/mahogany which is not what I wanted and left it a very nice shade of brown which is what I was trying to achieve in the first place. I would TOTALLY use this again if I needed to without hesitation. I also found that it did not leave my hair dry and brittle which I was also concerned about it. I used a deep conditioner immediately after. I was prepared to color my hair again but honestly was so happy with the results I didn't feel I needed it.

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Semi-Permanent
               
              5.0

              FANTASTIC

              By soulbluprint

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Product Junkie

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle

              Cons

              • Messy

              Best Uses

              • Removing hair color

              Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

              This product is fantastic. I was a little skeptical about using the extra conditioning version of Color Oops (because I've only used the original), but it worked fantastic. Very even color removal, and not that smelly. My hair still felt soft afterwards, which is a huge plus. Way better than trying to bleach with patchy results! I've dyed my hair all colors, and the reason I wanted to use this is because my hair color was too dark for my liking, and I wanted to dye my hair purple. Put on the Color Oops, waited 20 mins, and voila! My hair actually came out a lot lighter than I thought, so I was thrilled! Re-dyed the next day, and I'm very pleased.

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Permanent
               
              5.0

              YES

              By maggieshort

              from seattle

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Gentle

              Cons

              • Smells Bad

              Best Uses

              • Fixing bad dye jobs

              Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

              I would be DEAD without this stuff. A few months ago, I made the mistake of dying my hair from my natural blonde state to a medium auburn. I didn't like it and have been trying to get rid of the red tint ever since. The other day, I was trying to achieve an ombre and I dyed the top of my hair DARK brown when it was supposed to be a light brown. I panicked for an hour or so, and then drove to the store to get this stuff. Not only did it take out the dark dye, but it also completely removed the ugly red tint from 2 months ago! Total game changer. I love this stuff. My hair is perfect now.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a Life Saver

              By From Brown to Blonda Again ' )

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Natural Look

              Cons

              • Messy
              • Smells Bad

              Best Uses

              • Thinner Hair

              Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

              My original hair color is light blonde and for years I was coloring my hair so it would have a strawberry blonde look. This year I decided to start doing the coloring on my own which was working out wonderfully UNTIL! I got this brilliant idea to get what was suppose to be a light blonde/brown shade. I followed the instructions and when it was all said and done I was BROWN with a little bit of red highlights. I actually scared myself when I looked into the mirror. When my husband came home he didn't even say anything until I did then he said he didn't like it he wanted me to go back to blonde. I thought I was doomed until I searched the wonderful, lifesaving web and found this product. I followed the instructions and 20 minutes later I am ME. My hair is fine and a little shorter than shoulder length so I didn't rinse it out for 20 minutes I only did 10 minutes and had wonderful results. I am so happy and would definately recommend this product.

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Semi-Permanent

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GET IT!

              By Elle

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Minimalist

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • New Look

                Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover:

                I am a blonde and have used this on two horrible occasions. The first time I used a non-permanent color and it turned my hair bright red, it came out without any issues. The second time I used a permanent hair color and it turned my hair bright purple. I was afraid since it was permanent that it wouldn't work as well.. but it did! Can't even tell that I had purple in my hair!

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

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