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Color Oops
Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover

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Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover
 
3.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

  • Messy (3)
  • Smells bad (3)
  • Time consuming (3)
  • Too harsh (3)

Best Uses

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    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (3), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Color Oops saved me from a hair color disaster!

I have light brown hair with natural blonde highlights. A few years ago I made the mistake of dying my hair black. I loved it for a couple months, until my roots started...Read complete review

I have light brown hair with natural blonde highlights. A few years ago I made the mistake of dying my hair black. I loved it for a couple months, until my roots started showing. I decided that I did not want my hair black for the rest of my life, so I tried almost everything to remove the black fro my hair. I asked my hair-dresser for help and she said I should not bleach it, or whatever the process is, because it would ruin my hair. I tried all the old-wives tales, like washing it with dish soap, clarifying shampoo, baking soda, etc. Some of these tricks helped in lightening my hair from jet black to a dark brown, but nothing really did much to alleviate my hair disaster. I tried many root touch-ups for a while and that got annoying quick. Finally my mom told me about Color Oops after she saw it on Good Housekeeping. She said the products backed up by Good Housekeeping actually work and are good. Color Oops does not have ammonia and is completely safe for your hair, which was what I had been looking for. I gave it a try and I was so relieved to find that it worked! It didn't remove all of the dye the first time, but it did after a second box. I was very impressed by this product. My problem was pretty severe, so I didn't mind that it took me two boxes to remove all of the dye. I haven't heard of any other product that works nearly as well as this. Also, it is such a bargain for the results! I have recommended this product to many of my friends who have also had hair disasters. They were also impressed with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DON'T DO IT!!!!!

Don't use this. Dont use any color lift on your hair ,not color oops or color fix anything!!!I had nice thick hair before using this and now my hair is thin and...Read complete review

Don't use this. Dont use any color lift on your hair ,not color oops or color fix anything!!!I had nice thick hair before using this and now my hair is thin and limp. Some actually fell out. I can visibly see my scalp now. I had curly hair before and it was long. My hair did not curl after using this. I thought if I cut my hair it would curl again. It didn't. So to sum it up I went from haing long thick curly hair to short extremely thin and limp hair. My hair smelled horrible for 2 months after using this because the chemicals were stuck in my scalp. The only thing that got the odor to go away was baking soda and vinegar. Please don't use this and ruin your hair.

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5.0

Love!!

By 

from Wilmington, North Carolina

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Effective
  • Gentle

Cons

    Best Uses

    • New Look

    Comments about Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover:

    I have been dying my hair dark red to red violet for years now and I wanted to go make to my natural color as I am 52yrs old with 50% gray in my root area. My natural color is a dark blonde and my gray will blend well in between coloring. This product does what it says but please read directions. My hair has no red in it now and what I am left with is a medium golden blond with just a hint of orange but it is actually kinda pretty and blends well with my roots. This color is my "natural color" due to being altered by years of the developer which all hair color has. The color oops does not lighten or make your hair orange it is already that way under the color you are removing. This will only work on permanent hair color. It will do nothing to highlights or natural roots or gray hair. It has a smell but not that bad and it was gone after I washed my hair. My hair is soft and feels normal. Please be sure to wash your hair 3 to 4 times with warm water I did that and rinsed 15mins with warm water. This is when the color you are trying to remove comes out as this product shrinks the molecules. Rinsing is so important. My hair was a bit dry after th at so I deep conditioned form 20mins. I love this product so much better then bleach. Now I will probably leave this then recolr to a dark natural blonde with hi lights form summer. So excited. I will be letting a professional do th at. Well good luck I hope this review helps. Just remember this product will take you back tor your natural color which has been alter by developer you will probably need to recolor to get the look you want.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent
     
    1.0

    NO NO NO!!

    By 

    from USA

    About Me Professional Stylist

    Pros

      Cons

      • Color Misrepresented
      • Messy
      • Time Consuming
      • Too Harsh

      Best Uses

        Comments about Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover:

        NO NO NO, JUST NO!! Not just this product, but any product like this is absolutely horrible for your hair!! Please believe me when i say there is nothing more damaging you can do to your hair then use one of these color strip products! It will only strip some of the color, and you will have to use another color to cover up the mess. You are way better off just covering your current color up with another color. That way, you dont end up with nearly as much damage!

        BEFORE BUYING THIS PRODUCT OR A PRODUCT LIKE THIS, READ HERE:
        there is a cheaper and safer alternative to using harsh products like this..
        first, wash your hair with hot water and use dish soap as shampoo. Dish soap will help strip the color out.
        Also try using Malibu Color Correction. Malibu Color Correction is what most hair stylists use, and it is also quite cheap!

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        1.0

        Did not work as advertised

        By 

        from Central Florida

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Time Consuming

        Best Uses

          Comments about Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover:

          Dyed my hair black for a Halloween party. Thought I could use this product to remove color. I followed the instructions exactly as stated. It lightened my hair to reddish brown in some areas and left it black in others. I have short hair but still rinsed for 15 minutes, had let it stay on under cap for 20 minutes. I had only dyed my hair 2 days before although it had been washed once before using this product. Statement on the box with pictures is misleading.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Semi-Permanent
           
          3.0

          Works but really smells BAD

          By 

          from los angeles, ca

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Removes Color

          Cons

          • Smells Bad

          Best Uses

            Comments about Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover:

            I started using semi permanent hair color to help grow out my gray/salt and pepper hair because semi permanent is supposed to gradually rinse out. Instead the semi perm hair color left a long lasting stain on my gray hair. Since I am ready to embrace my grey, I tried this product (after much research). It took 95% of the lingering stain off my hair. But the smell lingered like rotten eggs for two weeks. Even after rinsing and wahsing as directed. I even used a heavier clarifying shampoo. the smell was in my bed pillows and seemed to reak from my pores! I know it will pass. So if you're looking to get rid of color, it works. Glad I won't have to use it again.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Semi-Permanent
             
            5.0

            Finally a product that did exactly what it advertised!

            By 

            from Knoxville TN

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover:

                I did one treatment on permanent red dye. I have medium brown hair. I followed the instructions and then followed up with a keratin protein treatment. It was amazing! I don't remember the last time I saw my natural color!

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not good at all

                By 

                from IL

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Color Misrepresented
                  • Messy
                  • Smells Bad
                  • Too Harsh

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover:

                    I read great reviews on the stuff. Used it for the first time tonight and i had hair falling out, no color was removed at all and i'm walking around my house smelling like a rotten egg. I've been doing my own hair for 20 years and a pro at it. My hair was in great condition. Not even worth the cheap price

                    • Commitment To Color:
                    • Permanent

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    DON'T DO IT!!!!!

                    By 

                    from Seattle,wa

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Use
                      • Doesn't Last
                      • Messy
                      • Smells Bad
                      • Time Consuming
                      • Too Harsh

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover:

                        Don't use this. Dont use any color lift on your hair ,not color oops or color fix anything!!!I had nice thick hair before using this and now my hair is thin and limp. Some actually fell out. I can visibly see my scalp now. I had curly hair before and it was long. My hair did not curl after using this. I thought if I cut my hair it would curl again. It didn't. So to sum it up I went from haing long thick curly hair to short extremely thin and limp hair. My hair smelled horrible for 2 months after using this because the chemicals were stuck in my scalp. The only thing that got the odor to go away was baking soda and vinegar. Please don't use this and ruin your hair.

                        • Commitment To Color:
                        • Temporary

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Didn't work

                        By 

                        from Cincinnati, OH

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                        Comments about Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover:

                        I have always had a dark almost black colored hair. I started using hair dye to cover up unwanted grey hair. I had always just bought and used black hair dye to cover up the grey in my hair. Well one day I decided I didn't want to dye my hair black anymore, I wanted to dye it a dark blond color. What I didn't know at the time, until afterwards, is that you can not dye over black hair dye. As you can imagine my hair turned out horrible. My hair roots ended up being orange and the rest of my hair ended up staying black. I was horrified! I ended up buying Color Oops extra strength hair color removal to fix my hair dye mishap. What I understood was that the color oops was suppose to bring your hair back to your natural hair color. To my disappointment, it did not work. My hair was still left looking like a clown. I had to dye my hair black once again to fix my hair dye blooper. Don't waste your money on buying Color Oops hair removal, it doesn't work.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Really removes hair color!

                        By 

                        from Stroudsburg, PA

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                        Comments about Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover:

                        I am known to changed my hair color often, and I am known as the girl who is constantly never happen with her own hair color.
                        From time to time I come up with this brilliant idea that I want to bleach my hair and be a blonde.
                        I have dyed my hair black multiple times, as well as red, and this really helps to remove the hair color. I've seen semi permanent and permanent hair dyes come out of my hair using this. When you use this, you have to rinse your hair for a long time for it to work. I noticed the longer you run your hair under the water, the more hair color comes out.

                        One of the downsides is that it leaves your hair a horribly neon orange hair color, which I always expect. It also smells horrible. Too much information, but it smells like old eggs and like someone had terribly bad gas. It also made my hair a bit dry, but that's nothing that a deep conditioner can't fix. You can dye your hair or bleach it right after using this. It made bleaching my hair a lot easier, and saved my hair from more damage.

                        Effectiveness
                        It works really well, I've seen black and red hair colors wash out of my hair in one use. It made it so much easier to change my hair color as frequently as I was to.

                        Ease of Application
                        It's easy to use, you just mix up the color oops and apply it evenly onto your hair, just like you would a regular hair dye.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        It did not work for my hair!

                        By 

                        from USA

                        See all my reviews

                        Comments about Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover:

                        This product did not work for my hair and was a waste of money, even though it was relatively cheap. It however, didn't have a really strong smell and seems to work for a lot of other peoples hair. It wasn't too much money in the local drugstore, which is why i'm giving it a 6. I wish it had worked though, but I can't say i had any success with it.

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