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Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning 1 Application

 
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Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application
 
3.8

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Gentle (21)
  • Natural look (10)
  • Great color (5)
  • Long-lasting (5)

Cons

  • Smells bad (15)
  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Messy (4)
  • Too harsh (4)

Best Uses

  • New look (11)
  • Fine hair (3)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (22), Semi-permanent (7), Demi-permanent (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (13), Beauty conscious (12), Product junkie (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Removed Color Without Drying My Hair!

I have naturally medium brown, fine, thin hair with highlights. I tried to dye it a VERY dark red... my ends turned almost black, while my roots were dark red......Read complete review

I have naturally medium brown, fine, thin hair with highlights. I tried to dye it a VERY dark red... my ends turned almost black, while my roots were dark red... ugh!

I used Color Oops twice... it removed all the dye and left my hair a light/medium coppery brown. It dried my hair a bit... but less than I expected. I used Nutragena's Triple Moisture Recovery Mask to remoisturize my hair.

But... You have to remember that this product does NOT add color... it only takes away the dye.

So... if you have dyed your hair a shade that is lighter than your natural color... and want to use Color Oops to remove the dye... you may find that your natural hair has been lightened and it will be coppery or brassy, after the dye has been removed. If so... you may need to re-dye your hair, to achieve a normal color. You should use a gentle ammonia-free dye like Loreal Excellence Creme... stay away from Ash shades, stick to neutral or warm colors... and don't leave the dye on your ends, for more than 5 minutes.

However... if you have dyed your hair a shade that is darker than your natural color... you may find that your natural hair hasn't lightened very much and you may not need to re-dye it.

Finally... if you have a history of dyeing your hair and there are several layers of color on your follicles... you may need to use this product 2-3 times to strip all the color.

AND HAVE A DEEP MOISTURIZER READY FOR USE RIGHT AWAY!!! Hope this info is helpful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'm SO MAD! False advertizing!

I bought this to switch from purple to pink Splat.I read all the directions & precautions carefully - no where did it say that it was not for removing out of the ordinary hair...Read complete review

I bought this to switch from purple to pink Splat.I read all the directions & precautions carefully - no where did it say that it was not for removing out of the ordinary hair colors, only that it would not work if you wanted to go from light to dark. So I used it. While waiting to get this stinky stuff out of my hair - which it said required at least 20 min.s of rinsing - What the ?? - I was reading further down in the "Additional tips" section, where in the very last sentence it said it would not work on pinks, blues, purples ect. Great -[$] down the drain. Literally. Should we be informed of this BEFORE purchasing?? Shouldn't that be in the description on the box and on the web site?? Ah, YES!! [*].

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Color Oops really works!

By Jenazian

from Mooresville, IN

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

Pros

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

Cons

  • Smells Bad
  • Time Consuming

Best Uses

  • Getting old color back

Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application:

I loved this! I had dyed my hair a very intense blood red from blonde. I hated it! I looked like a clown. My stylist told me about Color Oops and I just had to get it! It took about 30 minutes to apply and 35 to rinse. My hair is now back to it's natural blonde and I am in love with the results. I do have a few cons though... It smells AWFUL! And the smell doesn't go away until 2 days or more later. Then it made my hair really dry, so I had to apply a healing treatment to it. Other than that, GREAT product! <3

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Permanent

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not a choice for non-natural colors

By sweets08816

from New Jersey

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        Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application:

        I don't know how well this works for natural colors, but it will not work with "wild" colors like purple, blue, green, etc. If you want to remove those colors, your best bet is to either use the bleaching formula that comes with the Splat dye (buy the color of your choice and it comes with the bleaching formula inside that is designed to lighten your hair and make the bright Splat colors really pop) or the bleaching formula creme from Manic Panic (there may be others out there too, but I have only used these two). Both will take whatever color that you have and remove a percentage of it; how much depends on how long you leave it in, how much dye you used, the condition of your hair, etc.I have had my hair dyed up to 5 different colors in a mix of MP and Splat several times, and their own products have worked on all the coloring enough to let me dye it whatever color I want, even going from purple to a light shade like yellow. I don't know why this product will not work on "wild" colored hair, but it clearly says this in the packaging, so I wouldn't waste my time or money ( or risk my hair) to test it. Both Splat and MP will fade the color enough to let you dye it whatever color that you want, except maybe white, which takes several more steps...

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Demi-Permanent

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worked well for me.

        By Comfort Queen

        from Western NC

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle

        Cons

        • Smells Bad

        Best Uses

        • Fix haircolor mistakes

        Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application:

        I've done this twice because the first time I was afraid to leave it on the full 20 minutes. On the second application I figured out it was MUCH easier and less messy to do this over a tub or sink into a plastic bowl. That way you can comb it through and pour it back through your hair before gathering it into the plastic cap.

        I didn't rinse as long as indicated, would have run out of hot water! Otherwise follow the directions and leave conditioner on 20 minutes at the end. Frankly I think this stuff is amazing, the smell fades after a few shampoos kind of like a permanent. Now to start over with coloring and this time use very light color.

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        5.0

        Works Great!

        By Tsabs

        from pittsburgh, pa

        describe yourself Product Junkie

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • You can't mess it up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color too dark

          Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application:

          I dyed my medium ash blonde hair a "medium natural brown", everything was great until 4 weeks later the color had faded, so i apply another box to the roots then the rest. my natural highlights in the front took the dye too much and it was almost black, and the roots were light, and the rest turned out like the box again. I used color ops after watching my mother in law use it on her super gray hair. the first application took my hair back to the first coloring. after a week i'm ready to strip the ends. it smells fine, just crack a window.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Bright Special Effects Red Taken out!

          By Picky Cindy

          from New York, NY

          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Messy
          • Smells Bad
          • Too Harsh

          Best Uses

          • New Look

          Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application:

          For special effects:
          Originally I dyed my tips of my hair blue with special effects electric blue, I then re bleached it and dyed it nuclear red. It was BRIGHT red (which I liked) but I wanted to go back to my natural hair color. This is a hard process since special effects in vegan dye, and is an un-natural color (in which the box says it doesn't take out).

          I was terrified to do this to my hair.

          Pros: It removed the color! I was shocked. Although the blue tips stayed. My hair was somewhat back to normal color.

          Cons: It smells like really bad chemical eggs! It also really damages your hair (well it damaged mine). It didn't take out my blue hair (though it removed the red). It was very messy. I also felt like it was a bad move to dye it within the same day. Somehow brown dye turned up yellow/blonde on my hair because of the color opps.

          I would suggest this product if someone really made a mistake on their hair. It works best for natural color hair. Condition your hair after because it will make it feel tough if you have wavy hair like mine.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          4.0

          Good Product

          By Alaurel

          from west palm beach

          describe yourself Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Natural Look
          • Was not stinky

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Removing dark color

          Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application:

          I have been in the "red" family for close to 30 years- varying shade, brightness etc. Well due to monetary constraints, I started doing my own roots etc. Well I picked up a product that looked great on the cover- and all I can say is my grey roots looked great, but the rest of my hair picked up this awful ashy dark (it was supposed to be a light golden red blond) color. Well I gave it a month to get better- maybe slightly, then decided to give 'color oops' a try. I had my daughter assist me,which helped. I then washed and rinsed like crazy (good thing I had a chair in my shower)the results came out great. A pretty light red which I would have kept, except that I have too much grey to not cover. I gave myself a protein treatment, and the next day I colored my hair. It came out fantastic - no dark color pulling, shiny and healthy. So all in all, I wholeheartedly recommend this, and if I needed too, would buy it again.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          uhh, what?

          By liz

          from Dallas, TX

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                Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application:

                I did everything that the box said I'm actually amazed by how well it lightened my color, however pieces of my hair fell out. I'm now scared to ever wash again because I might go bald.

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worth A Shot!!

                By Miss Amanda

                from Gtown, NY

                describe yourself Product Junkie

                Pros

                • Actually works
                • Easy To Use
                • Natural Look

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • REVAMPING YOUR COLOR

                  Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application:

                  Ok so this may be a little long but I wanted to put a review up about the Color Oops. It's been a full 24 hours and this is what has happened:The shortened back story of my hair history is that I've dyed it for years myself, every natural color possible (blondes, reds, browns and black). In the past two months I started out as a light blonde and wanted to go to a dark blonde because I am sick of frying and dying. My hair has become damaged, dry, and breaking on me because of it. So I used the Perfect Ten Dark Blonde.. My hair turned out dark blonde on the roots then turned green on me on the rest of the hair! So I unfortunately didn't know about this stuff at the time and thought that I'd have to throw red in it to get it to look decent again and I put L'Oreal Preference Red Brown in it.. the roots were changed into the red brown then the rest of my hair was a golden light brown.. So being stupid I threw in ANOTHER permanent color.. This time L'Oreal Preference Mahogany Brown (basically dark red but with brown tones). This made it SUPER dark, not black but a dark brown with red tones… I hated it. I missed my blonde. All I wanted was to dye it back to dark blonde or a light brown so I could grow it out without having to really touch it up (my hair is naturally this color). What a disaster. So I waited and left it alone, deep conditioning every other day and hoping it would fade pretty or something (yea, I know, a LONG shot right?) Well almost 3 weeks went by, my roots grew in again and my roots from when I last dyed it were this deep orange-red, then it went to a dark brown/red, and my mid-shaft to my ends were a medium brown/red. So I got fed up. I knew I couldn't bleach it (cause my hair was already damaged), I was irrationally thinking, "JUST SHAVE IT ALL OFF!!", and then I got on the web. I remember seeing Color Oops along with some of its competitors.. The 'Hair Color Remover' from L'Oreal (which is basically bleach in a less evil form I take it) and the Color Zap at Sally's Beauty Supply which is the same as the L'Oreal Hair Color Remover. Well I went on [@], other store sites, even [...] and READ. The reviews were mostly raving for the Color Oops with some having not so great results but most were good. So I said to myself, "I'll give it a shot, if it doesn't work or my hair starts to fall out, I WILL shave it!" Stomach churning in fear, I bought two boxes of the 'extra strength' Color Oops (You will need at least 2 if you have long hair or in my case long & thick, just over my shoulders length, hair). There's a 'conditioning' version but I didn't see it at the store and I had read in the reviews that since I had waited 3 weeks it probably was a good idea to use the extra strength version. The process is simple mixing. I used the bottles given to mix then transferred to a bowl and used a bleaching/dye brush.. I find it easier that way to coat ALL my hair. The smell didn't bother me, it was like going to a salon and someone getting a perm basically. Same smell - to me anyways. It is very thin – like water going on. Once you coat your hair I recommend you massage it all in and possible try using a wide tooth comb to work it through all the ends to really make sure you are coating it all. I set mine for 20-25 minutes and by that time my hair was visibly lifted from that icky mixed dark reddish brown color to a brassy blonde.. I was a little worried because I didn't buy a backup hair dye since I didn't know if this would even really work.RINSING IS IMPORTANT. Honestly, I shampooed with a clarifying shampoo that probably dried it out more than the product itself. I figured it would help strip off those dye molecules though. I rinsed for 5 minutes, shampooed vigorously, rinsed for another 5 minutes and repeated 3 more times… Yes I know it's a pain and your arms will go numb by the end of this but for what I stepped out've the shower with IT WAS WORTH IT!!! I was a little skeptical from my results because I had some reviews saying their hair lightened but only got darker as the hours progressed… this is why I waited 24 hours to write this up. However, this didn't happen to me probably because I overly scrubbed and used a CLARIFYING shampoo – TRUST ME THAT WILL HELP!!Sooo… my results… basically my natural color back!! It still has some red tones in it (but VERY little). It is now a gorgeous dark blonde. I'm really in love with it and my roots that had grown out over the last few weeks of not coloring were not bothered by the Color Oops. It all blends in beautifully. A few final thoughts: I will not sugar coat it, if you have damaged hair this WILL dry it out so be prepared with a DEEP protein packed conditioner. However, I think it was more so the extensive rinsing and shampooing that does that to everyone's hair.. not the product itself. You MUST rinse it good though, and USE a clarifying shampoo it will help make sure the dye beads will rinse out better because it strips you're hair some. People have mentioned using filler… I did buy the "Neutral Protein Filler" from Sally's (they are tiny bottles so I got three) and I used that afterwards with some water as a leave in.. it helps with the porosity of your hair. Believe me, you WILL need that even if you don't re-dye. Of which, I did not do. I am leaving it alone for now and growing it out. Thank you Color Oops!!!

                  • Commitment To Color:
                  • Permanent

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I LOVE this product!!!!!!!!!!

                  By Angel

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  describe yourself Product Junkie

                  Pros

                  • Does exactly as box says
                  • Easy To Use
                  • really works
                  • Works quickly

                  Cons

                  • Messy
                  • Smells Bad

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application:

                    I first saw the advertisment for "Color Oops" in a magazine, I have been dying my hair with over the counter permanent dye since I was 13 years old. And boy have I had MANY Color Oops through the years! I truly wish they would have had this product out then for it works like magic! I had recently dyed my hair a reddish-brown and since my roots had grown out some they turned orange but the rest of my hair looked black this was horrible! Since I had used over th counter hair dye remover before I did not want to try it again due to the fact that it weakend my hair very badly. So when I saw the ad for "Color Oops" I figured I would give it go once I did some research on it, I now swear by this product, It will really fix all your color oops!!!!!! It did mine!

                    • Commitment To Color:
                    • Permanent
                     
                    5.0

                    It's a Miracle!!

                    By Cat

                    from Mercer Island, WA

                    describe yourself Product Junkie

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Gentle

                    Cons

                    • Smells Bad

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Extra Conditioning, 1 Application:

                      I just had a new colorist at my salon color my strawberry blond hair to a dark chocolate brown (she completely screwed up the color!). I have extremely pale skin and it looked horrible. A few days later she "corrected" the color and now it looked even worse! I used this product and it took all of the horrible brown out and left me with my original color. It does smell awful and the 25 minutes of rinsing is rough, but my hair looks great now. II was pleasantly surprised at how healthy my hair looked and felt after it was all over. For those that it didn't seem to help, I cannot stress how important it is to rinse for the total time recommended. A friend who used this did not follow the rinsing times and did not get the same results as I did!

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