Sunday, February 16, 2014

Removing henna with Colour B4

So, I read this forumpost on how to remove henna with "Colour B4" - a haircolor remover. Not a bleach.
I was tired of the red and has been longing for my true haircolor for a long time now. So I gave it a shot!

It works like this: 
It opens up the scales on your hair so that the evul chemicals can get in there and shrink all the old dye molecules, so that you can just wash them away afterwards!
Simple, right? ;)
So the key to this process is RINSING, RINSING, RINSING!

How I did it:
Catta, my lovely assistant, put it in my hair (not the growth), put a plastic bag on my head and then we waited. A long, long time. It says up to 60 min, but I had it in for 3 hours. Yes, THREE hours. These chemicals do not hurt your hair, just your color residues. ;) Oh and try to keep your head warm.
I rinsed about 17-20 min total.

And it worked! Even on henna! At the package it says that it does not work on henna and some other herbs, but it does. Maybe not on everyones hair though. >> We all have different hair! <<


3 layers of henna. The last henna I did also contained indigo, wich is a pain in the butt to remove.
Brown/red/copper with a huge growth.

In different lights. It's hard to get the real color on picture.
Strawberry blonde/lightbrown/whatever with coppery highlights... and the hugh growth!

I'm gonna do another go with this and hopefully get rid of all of it. Then start to do tiny highlights with bleach. Or dye it with a color close to my own haircolor. Not sure yet.

If you are thinking of using it - do it! It works. Check forums, google and youtube - they have lots of info on Colour B4. ;)


  1. Vad ditt hår växer!! Det är otroligt att du kan greja med det så mycket och ändå är det så vackert!

    1. Tack! Jag som tycker det växer långsamt, men jag såg också det när jag tittade på bilderna, det var ju inte längesen jag klippte av 1 dm.
      Det måste vara alla grönsaker jag käkar! ;D

  2. I am glad you managed to get rid of it! I have considered Henna in the past, but the irreversible thing definitely puts me off. I would have to dye my hair forever! I am happy with it how it is now, anyway. I hope you can get yours how you like it soon.

    1. Yeah, sadly you cant get rid of henna that easy, or I think more people would use it, because it's really awesome for your hair.
      Good, keep it natural if you like it. ^^ Or do you dye it? It looks natural.
      I hope so too!

    2. Yes, it is natural, I have dyed it in the past, my scalp didn't appreciate it much, but I wish I had a picture from when it was pink!

  3. Wow så bra att det funkade och är skonsamt för håret :D om jag nånsin avfärgar igen ska jag använda B4 också för det funkade så bra förra gången på mig med ^^