coulour b4?

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  1. mummyof3babas

    mummyof3babas Well-Known Member

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    seen so many good reviews anyone used it? i have black hair will it go dark
    brown?
     
  2. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    It depends, but from my experiences its anything from dark brown - brown. Its a fab option to avoid damage from bleach, worth it! Also the results depend on what you've been using to go black - if its the XXL dyes, you might have a tougher time removing as they cause silicone damage in the hair.

    You would need the extra strength version, either way

    I would really recommend, when at the buffering stage, to use hot water (as warm as you can tolerate) Its also been said to buffer, dry with a hairdryer, and then buffer straight away again, to get the best results.

    Also you cant use a permanent dye for 72hours-1 week, as there is a chance of it going back to black again
     
  3. Vesta

    Vesta Mum of 1. WTT #2

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    I've used it. To be honest, I thought it was rubbish. My hair didn't look any different after I used it. (And I followed the instructions exactly.) Total waste of money for me!
     
  4. Raven24

    Raven24 mum

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    I've dyed my hair ALOT. I used it a while ago and it lightened my hair considerably. I'd previously bleached my hair and then put brown dye over it so when I used it my hair went to the colour it was after bleaching which was a light gingery colour. It lifted all of the dark brown or of my hair. I thought it was great and id use it again.
     
  5. SmartieMeUp

    SmartieMeUp Mum of 2 girls.

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    I've used Colour B4 and JoBaz.

    Colour B4 worked best when I went black to blonde (took 2 applicants) and Jo Baz worked better when I was going from brown, vibrant or pastel to blonde.

    Going from black, it turned mine a dark auburn after first application, then after the second it turned it pretty orange.
     
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    AP Well-Known Member
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    That's another thing- you can use colour b4 three times without damage. The hair does get dry so use some good moisturising conditioner!
     
  7. mummyof3babas

    mummyof3babas Well-Known Member

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    omg it got the black dye out?? only prob is ma roots are light brown:S
     
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    This stuff was amazing for getting bright red out of my hair. I would defo recommend it. It does take a while to do an is a bit smelly but it does a good job :) my friend had black hair and used this and it took her to a ginger colour and then she put a light ash blonde on it and it looked really good. Couldn't even tell it had been black.
     
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    mummyof3babas Well-Known Member

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    see i was thinking of using the extra strength one as i want to dye it a caramel blonde after, ma hairs black so no doubt il go ginger x
     
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    It won't touch your roots, it has no affect on natural hair, only the dyed parts (it shrinks the dye molecules)

    I wouldn't expect a huge change if you've been dying black for years, but it was my first step to going black to pink this year and it helped along the way. In all honesty though to get a blonde you'd need to take it slowly and give if a few months
     
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    Yeah it was the extra strength one that she used. If your hair ends up ginger your best of putting an ash colour on and then the colour you want it to be. I don't know why.. My mum in law is a hairdresser and she told me but I've forgot why she said lol x
     
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    mummyof3babas Well-Known Member

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    i was guna use the strong one, then wait a week use another, them when/if my hairs a light orange could i put a dark blonde on top? would it work?x
     
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    mummyof3babas Well-Known Member

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    my friends an hairdresser but cba to wait until she comes over lol wana do it asap!! xx
     
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    lhancock90 2 toddlers, 1 MMC, WTT#3

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    I went from black to brown. I've been dying for years. I had hints of my natural red too. But eventually I gave up and cut it short because I didn't want to bleach.
     
  15. Raven24

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    If it goes gingery you need to use a dye with Ash in the name ash blonde for example because if will help get rid of the feed tones.
     
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    SmartieMeUp Mum of 2 girls.

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    P1 and 2 = black to blonde with 2 CB4's, ash blonde and baby blonde on top

    P3 Golden brown with 1 CB4 > P4 ash blonde > P5 1 scalp bleach + Lariche direction toner and Provoke touch of silver weekly shampoo.

    I do my hair processing all within a week.
     

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    mummyof3babas Well-Known Member

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    amazing results!^^^ xx
     
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    I went from dark brown to blonde overnight - oops! X
     
  19. AP

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    It just totally depends on loads of things - your hairs condition, what you've done to it in the past.

    Colour b4 doesnt count as processing but anything involving peroxide does, to be safe you should wait 4 weeks before processing again.

    Not that I listen :haha: but when I began to behave myself with my hair and take my time there was a huge difference. :rofl:
     
  20. mummyof3babas

    mummyof3babas Well-Known Member

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    im going to buy super super strength one today see how that goes and then wait a few days and put another on and then an ash blonde on top:) havnt dyed ma hair in months so hopefully will work a lil better dont know if that makes a difference?x
     

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