I know we've discussed shampoos that strip hair of color unintentionally, but I was wondering if there are any that strip color on purpose. I'm going back to my natural blonde from a red and I'd like to help the process along a bit.
Any recs for actually shampoos that do this? Or any opinions on regular shampoos that seem most guilty of color stripping???
Do they still make Prell? I always heard this would do it.
Liquid dish washing soap does it, but is hard on your hair as well.
Yep, they still make it. It's the only shampoo my dad has ever and will ever use.
Paula B. always claimed any shampoos with TEA Lauryl Sulfate stripped color. Dunno if any still have that as an ingredient but it's the one thing I've heard that *strips* rather than protects color.
I also recall wayyyy back when there was a thread on Aveda Madder Root for red hair actually stripping the color from it. I remember freaking about this b/c it was my shampoo at the time, one I was using to *retain* my red color. Sure enough, when I quit using it, my color started lasting longer.
Vicki in DC
it will work
Shampoos and other hair care products that 'strip' color from the hair are in reality only fading the color.
Return with me now to a few weeks ago, when we discussed what permanent color preparations do to the hair:
1. 20 volume peroxide (30 volume in very light colors) *lifts* the natural color a couple of shades.
2. Pigment from the tint is deposited into the hair through the opened cuticle, and combines with the lifted natural color to create (one hopes) the color and shade you desire.
Your natural color can't be restored by fading or otherwise removing permanent color. If you intentionally fade the tint from your hair, what you end up with is faded permanent color combined with lighter than usual natural color. If you strive to fade it all out, the color you'll end up with is likely to be orange.
To return to blonde, you may want to consider highlighting to achieve a gradual return to normalcy. High lift blonde or bleach foils toned to blonde would remove much of the red, neutralize brassiness and deposit yellow, and this highlighting would be less jarring and look more normal during the grow out. As your own color grows out further, some more strategically placed foils would help to blend in the demarcation. I don't recommend simply tinting your whole head with blonde because the chance of getting off-tones is great, and these are easier to control and blend when random areas such as those created with foils are used.
Interesting Julie. Thanks everyone for the advice. I think I'll grab some <email> next time I'm out.
Thanks for the advice. I know I can't strip it out and that I'l have to eventually life the red, but I was hoping to fade it enough to make the process easier. I've had to remove color before and always end up with pink.
I'm going to a pro to do it (I don't color my own hair now) but I was hoping to ease the process along a bit.
I agree that any fading will turn the red into a pink...best to have a pro use one of the new color dye reducers (not a bleach) and remove it that way and then lighten further if necessary
Not only do they make it, but they sell it.
so way did you die your hair in the first place if you did not like it then
because you dont realise you dont like it until youve done it.
I think this advice is good ..I am going to try this method..Thanks!!
its a reuglar shampooo