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Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover

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L'OréalColorist Secrets Haircolor Remover
 
2.8

(based on 71 reviews)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Gentle (8)
  • Effective (3)
  • Good value (3)
  • Natural look (3)

Cons

  • Too harsh (11)
  • Smells bad (6)
  • Abrasive (4)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • New look (13)
  • Color-treated hair (5)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (17)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (22), Product junkie (10), Survivalist / minimalist (7)

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1.0

Why didn't I read these reviews first?!

By Alwaysbusy

from Owings Mills, MD

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

    Cons

    • Abrasive
    • Complicated To Use
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

      I always use Loreal Preference or Excellance light auburn but store didn't have and I had to cover some gray at the temples so got light auburn nutrisse. My hair turned dark burgundy! So dark I could hardly recognize myself in the mirror so I ran to Ulta and purchased this product. It was difficult to follow the directions and just get on the middle and end but not roots, was terrible to work through my fine thin hair--some came out because it was so harsh--after 10 minutes nothing happened so I was on the computer for another ten--oh no! My hair is the brightest lightest peach color and my scalp is burning!!!! I'm afraid to put any color on top of this, I'll call Loreal's 800 number tomorrow to see what to do--I'm embarrassed to walk out of my house!!!

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worked Perfectly For Me

      By Susannah

      from Metro-Detroit MI

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color-treated Hair

        Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

        I've been coloring my hair for 25 years. For whatever reason my latest application gave me hair so dark it was almost black (I was going for a medium brown). I washed it repeatedly, used Head & Shoulders, etc - the color wouldn't lighten at all. A friend told me about this product and I decided to try it last night. I left it on for 25 mins and it pulled all the color out. I won't lie - I looked like a crazy lioness with my orange stripes. I immediately recolored with a medium brown and it came out great. I would advise having someone help you with it since you have to be really careful about covering all the orange and it's hard to see the back of your own head.

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        1.0

        Warning: Will ruin hair!!!

        By Aly

        from Boise, ID

        About Me Product Junkie

        Pros

        • NONE

        Cons

        • Abrasive
        • Bleaches Hair
        • Ineffective
        • Ruins Hair
        • Strong smell

        Best Uses

        • None Do Not Use

        Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

        Ruins your hair! Bleaches it out. Had to spend hundreds of dollars having someone at a salon fix what this terrible product did. NEVER USE THIS!!!!!!!!

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Way too harsh!! I recommend Color OOPS!

        By ME

        from Pittsburgh, Pa

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

          Cons

          • Abrasive

          Best Uses

            Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

            I used this to remove a dye that was too dark. The instructions say to leave on for 20 - 50 minutes. That is ludicrus!! Using color OOPS before I knew not to leave it on for a long period of time. I went with 20 minutes, the least recommended on the instructions. My hair ended up 12 different colors! The top was white, gold, orange while the bottom was way too many shades between white and brown. I've used Color OOPS before and will use only that if ever needed again!! I DO NOT recommend this product!!

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            1.0

            bleached my hair

            By Blasian

            from Arizona

            About Me Product Junkie

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                  This product bleached my hair to reddish orange blonde! I used color oops before & it was more gentile. This one is too harsh. My hair is fried.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair
                   
                  1.0

                  Too harsh a bleach!

                  By Cicus

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Too Harsh

                    Best Uses

                    • New Look

                    Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                    My hair was colored copper red for 18 years. I wanted to go to brown last time, but the color I used was too dark. Using Loreal Color Remover, I was hoping to remove the darkness to re-color. It bleached my hair to platinum in 15 minutes, despite the numerous years of red! My natural color is chestnut! It is bleach, and a harsh one! Not what I heard from advertisement! DO NOT BUY IT!

                    • Commitment To Color:
                    • Permanent

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works well for the right hair

                    By bethmhil

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Too Harsh

                    Best Uses

                    • New Look

                    Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                    I had been coloring my hair a dark brown for a while and decided to try and go red. Not only did it not work at all, but my roots turned out bright red, while the length stayed the same. Haircolor disaster! My roots were ready to take the color, but the length was so over-saturated with color that it wouldn't take anymore.

                    So, I took a chance and tried this color remover. The process was quite scary-- within 15 minutes after application, my hair turned literally neon orange. However, the effect was uniform and indeed lifted the color enough that I could apply a more appropriate color. This product works well to lift color enough to avoid progressively going darker and darker to cover up color mistakes.

                    I agree that this product is harsh and would destroy already damaged hair. My hair is healthy and strong, and I could tell that my hair was quite dried out after using this product. I VERY MUCH suggest that after rinsing out the color remover, slather your hair in ultra-moisturizing conditioner (hopefully without any sulfates), then dry, then apply new color. After applying the new color and conditioning again, my hair is super soft and shiny again.

                    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT EVER!!!

                    By clwigner

                    from Texas

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                          DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!!!! I bought this product only because Sally's Beauty Supply did not have Ion Color Corrector. I have used Ion's Color Corrector several times & it only removed the product (last hair color you applied). Ion's Color Corrector is gentle, easy & extremely effective in only removing the product, leaving you with your natural hair color.
                          This product (L'Oreal Haircolor Removal) BLEACHED my hair!!!! I'm beyond mad! I started with my natural hair color (medium brown), I applied a medium brown caramel color (which I didn't like), then applied L'Oreals Haircolor removal for 30 mins) and now MY HAIR IS COPPER, YELLOW & ORANGE SPOTTED!!!! This is a BLEACH PRODUCT! DO NOT USE!!!!
                          TRY ION'S COLOR CORRECTOR! IT'S THE BEST PRODUCT FOR REMOVING BOXED COLOR.

                          • Commitment To Color:
                          • Permanent

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Terrible1

                          By Olive with the messed up hair

                          from Sault Ste. Marie, ON

                          About Me Product Junkie

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Damaged my hair
                            • Too Harsh

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                              The product is meant to correct a hair colouring gone wrong. It is supposed to allow you to colour you hair again, to a colour you want. It however, damaged and dried my hair so badly that I'm scarred to dye my hair again, for fear my hair will fall out! I would never recommend this product. I should have read the reviews before buying it!!

                              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              It works!

                              By Tribluehawaii

                              from San Diego, CA

                              About Me Beauty Conscious

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Harsh

                              Best Uses

                              • New Look

                              Comments about L'Oréal Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover:

                              I was going from very dark brunette to very light blonde! This product lifted is meant to lift color, so that you can put a new color on your hair! It's not for the faint of heart! It's going to be a little rough on your hair, but that's the nature of the product. It did allow me to put the blonde color I desired in my hair, and I loved the color! If you decide to do this too, make sure to get a good deep conditioning treatment!

                              • Commitment To Color:
                              • Permanent

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