If you color your hair at home, mistakes can happen. And yes, even hair color mishaps can occur at the salon, once in a while. OMG! My light brown hair is now black!!! Or, help! My golden blonde hair is now mahogany!!
That's why you need the One 'n Only Colorfix by Jherri Redding ($13.39, www.sallybeauty.com).
Colorfix is a gentle dye reducer. In other words, it is not a hair stripper. It removes unwanted permanent hair color. Controlled usage allows color correction to specific areas. Designed for full or slight color corrections.
If your hair has been dyed and it's now jet black, and you hate it, well, Colorfix might not be able to 'lift' away the ultra darkness completely, but, it will probably bring you to a dark brown level that is warmer.
Robert Craig, a famous hair stylist, raves about Colorfix at his wonderful and educational hair website, www.robertcraig.com. He advises using the dye reducer only in the slight correction method. That way, a non-professional can get good results and not mess up the condition of their locks.
In this method, the gentlest application process, you mix up 1/4 oz. each from bottle 1 and bottle 2 with 1 oz. of shampoo. Create a lather and leave it on damp hair for 10-20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo.
The product does not contain ammonia, or formaldehyde.
It gently reduces the size of color molecules, allows for easy color removal.
No unpleasant odor.
Well, there is a smell of sorts. Not pleasant, but not horrendous. Just an odor like you pick up when you are getting a perm. And it disappears after you wash it out, so don't worry.
You can also head to the folica.com website and read some 329 reviews for this 4-star rated dye reducer, http://www.folica.com/one__n_only_Col_r312_1.html. You will get many tips from women around the globe who have suffered hair color traumas, but have successfully 'lightened up' their hair mistakes.
Some salons use One 'n Only Colorfix on their clients. And yet, some hair professionals would also tell you, that stripping the hair correctly, is the true but expensive method to use.
We can say, that if you choose Colorfix in the slight correction method, it is a very gentle way to proceed, and your hair will look healthy after you perform this correction. And you can re-Colorfix 2-3 times in one day to get at stubborn sections of hair that didn't lighten the first time around.
If you're really upset with your current hair color, at least read all about Colofix first, and then go ahead, but hold your nose and open the windows!