Review: Scott Cornwall 'Colour B4' Hair Colour Remover in 'Extra'

I love my hair. I love being able to dye it different colours and bleach it and mess it about with nearly no negative effect on my hair itself; it never seems to get dry and it's never fallen out, not even after a marathon 7-hour bleaching session at the hairdressers. However, I was a little apprehensive about using this as the dye I had on my hair previous to the red is elumen, and incredibly strong dye which is a moo to get out. I picked the 'extra' pack because I would consider my hair having colour build-up due to the red on top of the pink.


Following the instructions, I used almost a whole bottle on my hair (which was slight overkill but a waste otherwise, you get a lot). The liquid itself is clear though apparently it stains clothing and upholstery. One of the only things about this product I didn't like was the smell; it's very, very strong and chemical and after the hour of developing was up it was giving me a bit of a headache. However, without even washing my hair I could see lots of the colour lifting out already, even though the box states the colour is still there and just 'washes out' when you rinse your hair, due to the dye molecules shrinking. So, after rinsing my hair for 10 minutes, lathering this buffer shampoo in twice and rinsing that for a while, this is the result;


Not bad, right? It's stripped all of the red live xxl dye from my hair with ease and also has taken quite a bit of the elumen too, so you can see patches of hair that had been previously bleached. The box didn't actually recommend using this on unusual coloured hair but I thought the pink was so faded at this point it would be the red I was trying to remove. Overall, I'm really pleased with the result and my hair is ready to dye again! You can grab the 'Colour B4' box from between £10-13 and it's stocked in lots of high street beauty shops.

10 comments :

  1. I think the after colour looks lush on its own! Thanks for this post i've been looking at the product for a while xxx

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  2. I love colourb4! :D I've used it so many times, I last used it to remove my live xxl colour too and it worked for me :) It's amazing to see the before and after pictures too! <3

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  3. Aaaah....

    I would love for my hair to not get shit after bleaching.
    But it does... It gets quite dry and stuff. Unfortunately :(

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  4. Great review! Just wish I could find someone willing to bleach my hair so I can dye it crazy colours! Every hairdresser I have asked so far refuses to do it *sadface* x

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  5. :O I adore your new colour! It looks kinda neonish :D Can't wait to see it in full view!

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  6. I really want to try this one out, the build up of dark brown dye is ridiculous. Shame you can't use it on unusual colours, I suppose I'll just have to wash my blue out as normal. :(

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  7. I've used this before to get out bright bright red, and black, and it was fantastic - brought my hair back to a honey blonde (as I'd bleached it).

    I want to get my blue out now and was going to just use this again - I hadn't realised you're not supposed to use it on 'unusual' colours, I wonder why. Mind you, I would have said bright red was unusual and it was ok on that :)

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  8. Oooh cool love the new more pinky colour :) I am also a welsh fashion blogger - stop by if you have time.

    Laura x
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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  9. I used colour B4 in extra yesterday and it took my hair from an odd blue/black/brown to a strange ginger/brown colour which looks similar to your before picture. it's awesome, though rinsing for that amount of time under a tap with barely any water pressure sucks XD

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  10. This stuff is awesome! Have been meaning to do a review on it too for a 'black to blonde' post :) I had years of black build-up and Colour B4 brought it to an auburn shade that actually looked natural enough to leave in while I waited for my salon appointment. Just like yours I see - the 'after' colour looks fab!

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