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Whether you’ve had a hair color mishap or are simply interested in switching up your current shade, you may be wondering how you can get rid of your hair color so that you can dye it another hue. One thing you can do is use a hair color remover, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorist Secrets™ Hair Color Remover, which works on permanent (artificial) hair color and even salon color. Keep reading to learn how to use this hair color remover, then get tips for coloring your hair at home.
Never used a hair color remover before? We’re here to tell you how it works. The Colorist Secrets™ Haircolor Remover removes unwanted permanent hair color in one simple step. Your hair will be left immediately ready to color again. Make sure to purchase your next hair color at the same time as the Haircolor Remover because the removal of permanent artificial color will not restore your hair to its original, natural shade. The Colorist Secrets™ Haircolor Remover exclusive formula is specially formulated to work on permanent hair color—even salon color. For very long hair, you may need to use more than one box. Make sure to follow the instructions included with the packaging as well as the usage advisory on the box.
OK, OK, we get it—for whatever reason you’re just not happy with your hair color at the moment. So, we’ll get right into how to do it. Once you have your box of Colorist Secrets™ Haircolor Remover on hand, use it to remove your previous permanent hair color from the comfort of your own home. To use the color remover, follow the directions provided in the box.
Once you’ve completed the hair color removal process, it’s time to move on to coloring your hair again. We’ve got plenty of at-home hair color kits to choose from, such as the L’Oréal Paris Féria, L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference, and L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme. For help picking out a hair color, check out our article, How to Find the Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone.
Now that you have your updated hair color, you’ll surely want to keep your strands in tip-top condition. That’s why it’s a good idea to change your hair care routine right along with your color, so follow our tips for colored hair below.
1. Use a system of products formulated for color-treated hair. Not every product is formulated for color-treated hair, so swap out anything that isn’t. Stock your shower with a shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask formulated for colored hair, like the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recovery Mask. Swap out the conditioner once or twice a week for the hair mask, which should be used after washing with the shampoo.
2. Embrace your natural texture. If you’re practically attached at the hip with your heat tools, you may want to consider taking a break. Lay off the heat from time to time and allow your hair to air dry instead. Don’t worry—you won’t have to say goodbye to having hair with serious style. After towel drying your hair, pick up a styling cream, mousse, or styling spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air Dry It Undone Style Cream, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air Dry It Ruffled Body Mousse, or L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air Dry It Wave Swept Spray. Work your styling product of choice through your hair, then let it finish air drying.
3. Be prepared. Since you surely wouldn’t want to be caught with a hair color you hate and no way to change it—again—keep a box of Colorist Secrets™ Hair Color Remover and a box of your favorite at-home hair color on hand. That way, if the situation ever arises again (fingers crossed that it doesn’t!), you’ll be ready to remedy it and re-color.
For more on fixing your hair color, check out our article, The Best Hair Color Correction Tips.