Beautycard Points: 9 points
Superdrug Colour Rewind Hair Colour Remover has an extra strength formula and helps to remove unwanted permanent and semi-permanent dark hair colours.
Contains ammonia or bleach.
Size (1) Unit (EA) Height (16.1) Width (8.6) Depth (7)
I have used this Superdrug brand colour remover many times...in fact, I get tired of my hair colour so often, I have been using it every other month or so. It has removed everything between dark brown to red permanent dyes (and semi-permanent dyes) from my hair. Usually, it removes the best from the crown and roots and gradually appears darker towards the bottom, but this is to be expected as the hair on the top is virgin and the ends are months and months worth of built up dye. I try to improve the results slightly by applying it to the lengths first and then to the roots last and this seems to help. I have never used the more expensive brands, so cannot compare it to those, but on its own, it's amazing and I would be devastated if Superdrug ever discontinued it! I rely on it completely! I have never tried to use this to go blonde...just to strip darker colours and re-apply slightly lighter ones. And for that....it works a dream! After applying, I wrap my head in plastic wrap and then put a shower cap on and ensure all the windows are closed as cold and drafts can mess up the process. To combat the boredom that comes with applying this stuff, I pick a movie, then apply the remover, then watch the movie to distract myself for an hour, otherwise, it feels like forever! The rinsing and buffering process is also quite tedious, but listen to music and it will go by a bit quicker! I usually put a tiny bit of conditioner in after as it makes it less dry and frizzy. I wait for my hair to dry completely and then apply the permanent or semi-permanent colour I want. Voila! So yes, it's time consuming and yes, it stinks and no it won't magically make you blonde...but for what it's MEANT to do...it's a wonder product!!Flag this review
Thu Nov 21 16:59:46 GMT 2013
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I decided to try this after reading the other reviews, so thanks for all your advice. My original colour was brunette but with a lot of grey and as I have been dying it for years I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The result was much lighter than my natural colour and a bit orangey but I kept my nerve and after two or three washes it started to go darker. There is still quite a lot of red in it which I want to get rid of so I am gradually touching up the grey roots with semi-permanent light Ash and so far I've been pleased with the results. I'm trying to take the plunge and go grey. The first step is to give up the permanent dark hair colour! My game plan for trying to avoid the badger effect is to lightly touch up the roots with Light Ash to counteract the red but not block out grey altogether until it starts to blend in. I've also decided to grow my hair at the same time which is probably not what you are meant to do! Downside was the smell but that soon goes and my hair was a bit dry after using the remover but the upside was I didn't need my straightners for a few days afterwards.Flag this review