Colour B4 smell

(9 Posts)
PhyllisWig Fri 28-Oct-16 15:50:52

For the love of God, how can I make this go away. I've used it a few times in the past and it's been whiffy but this is awful. Actually kept me awake last night I was so stinky. Any ideas? I've rinsed masses and washed my hair again this morning.

On the bright side I've managed to lift quite a bit of lush henna from my hair which I was doubtful would work. I want to have another go next week to see if I can get rid of a bit more but DH will rightly ban me if I keep on smell god rotten eggs.

PhyllisWig Fri 28-Oct-16 15:51:11

Of rotten eggs I mean

Qwerdy1234 Fri 28-Oct-16 15:52:00

It stinks for ages. Especially if you heat the hair.

Works well.

Mozfan1 Fri 28-Oct-16 15:52:18

Yeah it is awful. When I used it I used fairy liquid to wash my hair, repeated quite a few times

Ketsby Fri 28-Oct-16 15:53:38

You're lucky it was only Lush - they pad out the henna with oils and other stuff so it isn't pure henna. Pure henna stains the hair and there's no coming out. Colour B4 can take dye molecules out of the hair shaft, but not real henna.

Anyway, yeah, the smell. Astonishing isn't it! I found it lingered for days but that it also seemed to stain my nasal passages because everything I smelled for the next few days seemed off somehow.

PhyllisWig Fri 28-Oct-16 16:04:03

Ketsby i did quite a lot of research online about if it would work as I know it's not really meant to. There were a fair number of moderate success stories out there and for lush henna, not to many disasters so I thought it would be worth a punt. It's lightened it up quite a bit which is what I needed as it was really too dark for me. I am still copper though.

I will dig out the kids strawberry shampoo I reckon. It's in their interest to lend me some ;)

neveradullmoment99 Fri 28-Oct-16 16:05:29

I was going to post this about henna. I hate the smell of real henna. It just stays in your hair until the next time you dye it. Was wondering if there were any shampoos that neutralise the smell!!! Marking the page.

Showmethemoneynow Fri 28-Oct-16 16:30:59

Yes I used this a few times! The last time was when I was going to have my highlights done and I had left it too long so used a brown toner (wash out one) but it had built up on my hair.
However my hairdresser tested my hair when I told her I had used colour remover and the bleach she used made my hair literally like elastic. I then had to wait a few more weeks before she would touch it. It does wash out but it stays on the hair for ages - and you should not colour it with a permanent colour during this time apparently!

youvegottobekidding Fri 28-Oct-16 17:00:27

I used it for the 2nd time last week, the 1st time was 4 weeks before that & you're right the smell does linger! I'm using Aussie miracle conditioner after every wash, which is helping a little bit!

My only bug bear with colour before is that it always re-oxidises, my hair always seems to darken within a week of doing it, although not to the same depth as it was but still darkens somewhat. I'm not going to do it again though, I can't be doing with the rinsing stage again for another 15 mins, it's mind-numbingly painful!

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