I've had red hair since November, so 8 months (click here to see~). I've never stuck to one colour for so long! So now i'm finally getting rid off it. For the next few posts i'll be taking you guys along with me on a hair adventure to lilac hair! Or maybe blonde, if I find that I like it too much. ^__^

So the first step I need to do is to remove the red hair dye. In order to do this, i'll need to use a hair colour remover. Which is a product that removes artificial colour by shrinking the artificial dye molecules so that it will wash out. Normally I use Colour B4, however i've been spending too much. >.< So I opt out for JoBaz's Hair Colour Remover as it is a faction of the price. I'll be using the max strength as I have a build up of brown and red hair dye. 

The box comes with:

  • An Instruction Leaflet
  • A - Activator
  • B - Remover
  • C - Buffer
  • Gloves


  • Mix A and B together then apply the mixture to your hair
  • Leave it for 30 minutes to process
  • Rinse with warm water for 10 minutes
  • Then apply C and lather your hair for 1 minute
  • Rinse for 5 minutes, then apply C again and use it like normal shampoo 
If the dyes are fully removed, then the results should be black roots, brown (due the peroxides in hair dye, which would have lightened my hair) and bleached blonde ends (as I bleached my hair blonde last year and for my pink dip dye). 

Like with all boxed hair colour removers, THEY STINK! Like rotten eggs, so I highly recommend you do in it room with open windows or ventilation.

Hair colour before using the colour remover:

Instead of following the instructions, I left it on for 1 hour just to ensure that all the artificial dye molecules have strunk. When I washed my hair with C - Buffer, my hair felt really weird and straw like. But once I applied conditioner my hair felt soft again. It didn't make my hair dry or damage it.

Hair after the rinsing and blow drying:

I was quite surprised that all the permanent hair dyes were removed. The pink on the other hand is still there as its a semi-permenant dye. So the colour remover doesn't work on stain dyes like Directions, Manic Panic, Smart Colours etc

Hair the next morning, in bright sunlight:

You can see the colours more clearly here. I'm left with a brassy brown, blonde and pink. Its decent enough for me to walk out the house. But as Guy Tang (hair artist) would say - it looks ratchet. xDD Surprisingly enough, when I went out to run some errands, people came up to me and complimented my hair. Does society like brassy/ratchet hair or something? 


  • Inexpensive
  • No ammonia
  • Removes permanent hair dyes
  • Gentle
  • Doesn't further damage hair
  • Works just as good as Colour B4


  • Smells like rotten eggs
  • The smell lingers around
  • Does not work on semi-permanant dyes

Rating: 8/10

Would I repurchase?

Definitely - very affordable and friendly to your pockets.

Would I recommend?

Yes! It does the job and removes all traces of permeant hair dyes and doesn't further damage your hair. Just keep it mind that it smells and the smell does linger around~

Have you tried a hair colour remover before? ^^

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