Can I Use Joico Color Eraser on Permanent Color Dye?
I decided to bleach my black hair during corona quarantine and here's part of what happened.
I'm using Joico Color Eraser, which is a hair color remover, not just bleach, to remove (dyed three times) Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Hair Color Creme, IN1 Dark Intense Indigo from my hair in prep to bleach my hair to go blonde (then strawberry blonde).
My favorite color has always been and probably will always be the blackest bluest black.
But playing with new colors is awesooooooooooome!!!
Boy was this a fun and scary process!
I used 30 volume developer because I did not have 20 volume like the directions called for.
Did it work?
Does it lift virgin hair?
YES! (oh my, haha, hot roots, get your hot roots here!)
That's okay, I like lighter roots when playing with haircolors.
Using Joico Color Eraser with 30 Volume Developer
I did not wash my hair for over one week before using the Joico Color Eraser.
If this process damaged my hair, I couldn't tell. It actually seemed healthier after using Joico Color eraser.
The ends of my hair had been dyed three times over the course of a yearish with
Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Hair Color Creme, IN1 Dark Intense Indigo (LOVE THIS COLOR! Makes green eyes POP!)
I bought this product by recommendation of a friend that is always having cool colors poured on her pretty hair. THIS is the color remover I will always use now. It worked awesomely! It wasn't meant for PERMANENT dyes but it lifted mine to an almost attractive red shade. (see pictures)
I brushed and then sectioned my hair.
I started timing the second the Joico Color Eraser touched my hair. I don't know if this was the right way to do it but it worked out awesomely. (I did unfortunately miss a spot and it didn't lift as well as the rest of the virgin roots)
The directions said to use 20 volume developer. I only had 30 so I said screw it.
I mixed two packets of Joico Color Eraser with 30 volume joico developer. I followed the directions of ratios like a boss as I dumped what looked like the correct amount into the scary-looking powder.
Mix, mix, mix!
I started at the ends first (where the dye was) and made sure it was ALL coated with a thick layer of the Joico Color Eraser.
I waited over 15 minutes (maybe 20 minutes) before I brought the rest up to my roots. I don't think I was supposed to do that. The color remover was for dyed hair not virgin. OOPS!!!
Hair goes into a loose top bun and then I made a tin foil hat and jammed it down onto my head.
I covered that with a plastic bag.
I did NOT use additional heat.
My lord did it stink!
I have to admit I was a bit scared. I kept imagining my hair smoking and then melting off in gummy chunks. Probably explains why I checked it every minute or two.
I left the Joico Color Eraser on for 30 minutes TOTAL.
Hopped into the shower and gently washed it out in warmish (not cool and not hot) water with enough shampoo to lift the mess and wash it away.
I then reshampooed (gently) twice.
After that I worked in a good conditioner and let it sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing.
I gently towel-dried my hair. Then let it air dry the rest of the way.
This was my result in different lighting.
Keep in mind I only used Joico Color Remover ONE TIME with a 30 volume developer for 30 minutes.
I am IMPRESSED.
I could have stopped here and played with the final results to create a gorgeous strawberry blonde color (this is what I am going for later in another article) ...but..
I have NEVER been blonde before so I says to meself ...why not go all the way mum!?
Stay tuned as I am going BLONDE in the next article.
Will I go bald?
Will I look like a bleach blonde truck stop bunny?
Thanks for reading!
Have you used Joico Color Eraser?
What were your results?
Please leave a comment and let me know!
Isadora (author) from Tennessee on July 03, 2020:
Have you ever used Joico Color Eraser on permanent hair dye? What were your results?