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Removing hair color build up using Decolour hair colour stripper product

Back to Ombre :)!!

My love for coloring my hair really dates back to high school. I started dying my hair since I was 15 and have been addicted to it ever since. Granted I had a resolution to stop dying my hair for a couple years in between but I got bored of black hair after 3 years and I’ve been becoming more and more daring including going blonde.

Blonde hair has always been on my list of “to do’s” but everytime I have mustered the courage I’ve had a lot of people tell me not to do it.
but YOLO (I really hate using that expression but YOLO!! hahaha)
So I did, however back I went for my friends wedding (I guess it’s a good idea not to have crazy color hair photos to look back on years later) and this hair adventure was covered in my blonde to brunette blog post.

My blonde hair 🙂

I must say though, this dark dye has been mighty stubborn – I’ve washed my hair countless times and it’s still there. I guess I can’t blame it because my hair was probably very porous and sponge like from all the bleaching so the color would have soaked through.

Freshly dyed chocolate brown hair
My faded brown 🙂
After a couple months being dark you guessed it, I got majorly bored again with my hair color!!
So I was dreaming of going back to platinum blonde – but the hairdresser refused to when I asked to go white blonde in Taiwan and also they were planning to charge me a lot of money because they had to bleach my hair 3 times to go back to a normal blonde. 
Nope I will do this myself.
Just like a fairy godmother had heard my plea, I found this product while flipping through the latest magazine (I think it was cosmopolitan). It’s the Decolour stripper hair color remover developed by hair expert Scott Cornwall. You can go to the official site for more information here.

There is also a similar product by L’oreal that you can find here:

This is the one I got because I wanted heavy duty removing and lightening 
I think I’ll definitely use this one when I need to remove pinks and purples! This one is gentler.
I’d never seen this product in stores before so I promised myself I would try it. I’ve heard of hair color stripping in a Salon before and while searching online previously saw a similar product available in the UK but not in Australia.
I was estatic!! I went and bought it immediately and planned to get rid of my color build up without having to damage my hair by re bleaching it again!

Tutorial on how to remove hair color buildup 

I have to say that this product is pretty awesome, it managed to strip the color out of my hair very well, and I’m very happy with the result!! I can now enjoy my nice ombre hair again before going back to a full blonde, oh how I missed you!!

I will on a pastel hair journey very soon I think and now I have a product that can remove my compulsive color quests without having to shampoo a million times!! 
Have you guys ever tried one of these products before?? 

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    December 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    It's awesome! I also want to remove my old haircolor. I first had a red haircolor and dyed a light brown over it as it washed out but the red was still there. I got so annoyed by always seeing this washed-out red and brown mixed up weird color… I've got a question! Before I dyed my hair red, only my fringe was platinum blonde and the rest of my hair was kinda… "dirty blonde" if you know what I mean. I wanna dye my hair hazle brown afterwards but I think I'll have to walk around with my "removed color" for a few days to give my hair some time. Will my fringe be platinum again? And the rest of my hair a "dirty blonde"? Please awnser!
    Lots of love, Sushii ( ♥

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    Zoe Cayetano
    December 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    You look stunning! Love these tips. Thank you so much for sharing this Wengie!

    xoxo Zoe

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    December 12, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I went blonde because you inspired me to! Then I dyed my hair blue and now I'm back to brown. I really want to go lighter then this but I'm scared at how damaged my hair is…. Any suggestions?

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    Anne - Sophie
    December 12, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    i want a pink color because of you hahaha
    Saludos desde mexico, te adoro C:

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    Krystle Jaramillo
    December 13, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I miss my blonde hair too and wish i could go back.. but it's so high maintenance..someday i will go back! cant wait to see you in your blonde again!
    ~*~*~*~Btw, please check out my blog! I will happily return the favor for EVERY comment I get! I will follow back too<3~*~*~*

    Thank you!<3

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    Nhung Le Duong
    December 13, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Your new color looks so good and healthy too !! I'm from the UK so will defo try this product out. Colourful hair is the way 🙂


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    Clarie Cupcakes
    December 13, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Looking gorgeous with your new hair color.
    I've always admired you for the courage to keep changing hair colours and surprisingly you can pull off any hair colour that you want. Hoping to see you go blonde again! 😀

    Clarie C.

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    December 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    so cool!

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    December 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    great post!

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    December 21, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Color hair has become a trend now a days and various types of branded colors are available in the market now a days to give a special effect to the hair.
    Salon Hair Color Storage

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    PV R
    December 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Will this product work on salon highlights? My natural haircolor is a dark brown and I've had blonde highlights for quite a while now, I dyed some brown over it but it's faded over time. Other than that I've never had any other color on my hair, I was hoping this would remove anything I had left. I'm just wondering because I know your natural hair color is not blonde so I was curious as to why it just washed out the brown and not the blonde as well? Love your hair though Wengie (-: mine looks a lot like yours at the moment.

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