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sammie

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I have been dying my hair black for the last 4 years or so, as well as in between ultra violet, all XXL Live colours. I now want to go back to being brown, (natural dark brown). I have been washing my hair with baby shampoo this week and with hardly no conditioner, also let it dry naturally on some occassions too. I have once used your tip of bicarbonate of soda rinse and i am planning on doing this at least 2 more times before using Decolour remover. I have purchased 2 boxes of Decolour and planning on using them one straight after the other. I also have a Nice n Easy Loving
 Care light ash brown, (8 wash) to use after the removal of colour. 
i just wanted to ask what do you think my chances are of successfully removing the black? I know it will probably be ginger and will the light ash brown make it look reasonable? I do in the future want to be a lighter brown with highlights, how long do you think i should wait to have the highlights? Thank you.

sammie

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I know i haven't had a reply from Scott as yet,but i have noticed many people looking at this thread. So i thought i would post an update as i have used the Decolour Remover. As i said before my hair has been coloured black for a while now. Before using Decolour, for a week i only washed my hair in baby shampoo,used my toddlers detangle spray but no conditioner and no styling tools! (it weren't pretty). I used the Decolour twice today, one straight after the other, it has left my hair in the same condition before i used it, has not damaged it at all. It is quite an even colour of a dark copper red, slightly lighter at the roots. Overall i am very pleased with it. I have a nice n easy loving care, light ash brown, 8 wash dye but haven't used it yet. I might use it in the morning to make it more brown, if i do i will write another update. For anyone wanting to use Decolour on black hair and is not sure whether to or not, believe me if its worked on my hair it will work on anyones.

sammie

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Another update...i got up this morning and on reflection my hair was a brassy red with ginger brassy roots, so i used the nice n easy loving care light ash brown. Left it on for just 20 minutes and the result is a lovely brown with slight auburn undertones, but more brown. An excellent result and i am very happy. Like i said before anyone whom has been dying their hair black for a while and really wants to change it, use Decolour Remover, if its changed my hair it will change anyones. Plus hair is same condition and is not damaged at all. If anything the bicarb rinses and clarifying do show the true condition of your hair when undertaken a few times. This has really helped the silicone damage to my hair.
sammie

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Since my last post, I have his week purchased two decolour strippers and used them one after the other, which turned my hair an auburn colour and even all over. I then used the nice n easy light ash brown which did nothing to the auburn colour. So i purchased a permantant light brown and my hair is now a light medium brown all over. I visited my hairdresser today to show her the colour of my hair and she stated she wouldn't have even been able to get my hair as light as it is, she was very impressed. I also asked her about highlights, so she has done a strand test and i have to ring her back in a while. I have posts this, in the thought that it might help other people wanting to change from black. Ill post the results of the strand test. By the way my hair is still in good condition too.
Lisa Wong

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Hi same thanks for this info I too have lots of build up black and red after using colour b4 several times I still have very dark red hair from mid shafts! I have purchased de colour but after reading some of the coments on here i am thinking of trying the stripper as my hair is re oxidising as soon as I put a colour on! It doesn't sound as if u had this problem though?
Thanks again
Lisa
sammie

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Hi Lisa, yes my hair keep re oxidising. I didn't use the stripper again I left my hair for a couple of more weeks and dyed it a dark ash blonde. I know this was a while ago, but my hair is now where I want it to be. It's dark ash blonde with blonde highlights. If your result is dark like mine was, just keep dying the roots the colour you want it to be. I did this and had dark brown lengths and light roots and it didn't look that bad. It just takes patients. I'd always use Scott's products over bleach to strip hair. Hope this helps. Sometimes when we have black or dark dyed hair quick fix results don't work. Plan ahead of you have to like I did, Sammie X
sammie

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Lisa I'm attaching the dye I use, which is. Natural Dark Ash Brown. I have mid dark brown hair naturally and on my roots it was a nice light brown.

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