I've been dying my hair pink for some time now, and to be honest it's starting to get a little muddy. The orange undertones from my natural colour are starting to come through the pink, giving me more of a peach tone, rather than the ideal pastel pink I'm aiming for.
Recently I tried to correct this with some purple dye, just to tone out the orange, and failed miserably. The purple only took to certain parts, leaving some of my hair peach, some darker purple and some a silvery lavender. FAIL!
Rather than doing another bleach bath (although I know that works), I wanted to try something a little less harsh.
Enter Color Oops
"reverse an undesirable hair color application in just 20 minutes"
Oh except this part, found inside of the box...
Well you know what I think of that! SCREW THAT! I'M DOING IT ANYWAY!!
Inside the box is a two part mixture.
The directions say to mix the smaller one into the larger one and apply it.
I forgot how much I hate these bottles, once you start to shake the container it blows up in your face. Not cool Color Oops, not cool.
So I gave up on that and poured it into a tint bowl and applied it with a tint brush.
WARNING: THIS STUFF STINKS!!
It smells like old 90's perm solution. Now my whole house smells like a salon. This along with the stinkiest acrylic I've ever owned. I'm basically living in a super cuts.
Then you have to shampoo and rinse it for 5 minutes, THREE TIMES! Damn... My hair has never been this clean.
To boost this fix I'm pulling out all the hacks. I shampooed with cheap anti-dandruff shampoo, and I have a vitamin C paste on standby.
Even after washing my hair 3 times it still smells like nasty perm solution.
However the results were positive!
As you can see, the majority of the purple is gone, and somehow it seems a lot less peach too.
I have no idea how that happened, or which crazy thing caused this.
You can still see hints of purple, which is fine, since I really need to re-pink anyway.
In short, do I recommend Color Oops?
I think there's better ways to remove colour that don't involve making your whole house smell like rotten perm solution.
See a professional and avoid using box dyes as a whole.
All opinions in the post above are honest and true, with no outside influence. I was not paid or sponsored in anyway with the brands or products mentioned above. All my reviews are 100% honest to give you the most realistic opinion.