How do you remove artificial hair colour from hair?
If you have any hair colour on your hair whether it is semi-permanent or permanent, it can and will affect any other colour you put on your hair.
One important rule to remember is that TINT WON'T LIFT TINT, therefore if you want to go lighter and have a colour on your hair already, then you can't do this with a normal hair colour/dye.
The main 2 things you can do is:
1) Use bleach - which can leave your hair dry, brittle and split
2) Use a specialist hair colour removing system
Affinage Eraser Professional Hair Colour Remover - is a professional hair colour removing system used in top hair salons. One of it's unique qualities is that while it removes the hair dye out of the hair, the condition isn't sacrificed - unlike using hair bleach.
The way that the Affinage Eraser removes the hair colour is simple and effective. Initially when hair colour first enters into the hair shaft the colour molecules are small, and once inside the hair the molecules swell and grow bigger. Now they are lodged into the hair.
The Eraser works by shrinking the molecules, so then they can be washed out of the hair in the kindest and gentlest way possible. The natural non-coloured hair remains exactly as it is and the Affinage Eraser has no effect on this hair.
Depending on the amount of hair colour which is needing to be removed can affect how many applications of the colour remover you will have to use. Each box comes with 2 x applications (for short hair - or 1 for medium to long hair). If your hair is extra thick or very long you may need 2 or even more boxes.
If you have very dark hair /deep red/ years of overlapping colour, you may need 2 applications of the colour remover whereas if you have only coloured the hair a couple of times you may only need 1 application.
It is safe to use the Eraser twice immediately after each other and once the desired amount of colour is removed, the Post Eraser (provided in the box) is applied to finish the colour removing process.
The colour your hair will be after colour removing varies and usually from dark hair, the hair will generally have lots of gold/warm tones in, even almost orangey. This is fine but you would then apply your target shade/highlights to the hair.
After all - the Eraser is not a hair colour in itself so no particular colour should be expected after colour removal.
Hair is safe to be re-coloured or highlighted and even bleach can be used - with caution though depending on hair condition.
One VERY important tip is to use a colour LIGHTER than you actually want to go - EVEN 2 SHADES - just to be safe as the hair can really absorb new hair colour and go a lot darker than the actual colour you apply. This happens due to the porosity of hair after colour removal.
So to finalize - The Affinage Eraser is a fantastic hair colour stripper which is easy to use whether you are a professional hair stylist - or not. The instructions are as straight forward as a general hair colour. You will need a tint bowl and brush with a set of gloves which can all be purchased from our online hair products shop. And a target colour for you to use after hair colour removing has finished.