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A question to any hairdressers?

(14 Posts)
GentleOtter Mon 08-Sep-08 21:35:50

How do you use L'Oreal Efassor?
I bought a sachet (28g) but there are no instructions in English on it.
I need to strip the old layers of permanent colour out but am a bit wary.
I cannot afford to have it professionally done but will my hair fall out in lumps if I do it myself?

GentleOtter Tue 09-Sep-08 12:48:21


Dropdeadfred Tue 09-Sep-08 12:58:45

Found this....

CLEANSING: remove an incompatible tone :1 sachet of Effasor +60ml of very hot water. Apply quickly to lengths and ends. Massage until tone is removed for between 5 to 20 mins

Fimbo Tue 09-Sep-08 13:00:44

Please don't use it.

I had a disaster self dying my hair a couple of months ago. I was trying to dye it dark brown and it went black at the front and down the sides. Despite loads of washing it wouldn't shift.

I started a thread on here about it and nearly everyone said not to used a hair stripper.

I know when your hair is a mess you just want it fixed. Could you try the local college and see if they need models?

Fimbo Tue 09-Sep-08 13:02:54

Here is a comment on my thread:-

By shreddies on Sun 27-Jul-08 10:37:36
Do NOT use any colour stripper!! it's just peroxide and your hair will go orange. I speak from experience.

NappiesGalore Tue 09-Sep-08 13:08:38

oh dear
ive had many a colour mishap
almost melted my hair off trying to go back to blonde from black... went vivid bright orange.

i looked at yr profile GO to see if i could come round and see what i could do... but you are in highlands of scotland and i am on s coast of england... so not so convenient huh.

hope you get it sorted smile

cocolepew Tue 09-Sep-08 13:10:30

Your hair does go various shades of orange but you are meant to then dye over it.

batters Tue 09-Sep-08 13:14:30

My friend had her dyed professionally and simply didn't like the way it looked. Her hairdresser told her that if she wanted to fade the colour quickly she should use Head and Shoulders shampoo.

GentleOtter Tue 09-Sep-08 13:51:42

Thank you all for

Only, I big fat went and did it this morning but used Goldwell instead of the Efassor and yes I'm sporting a grey, ginger and black barnet. Plus a hat and dark glasses.
I look like a bloody ferret.

Thanks, NappiesGalore for offering to come round. I am sure you can see the glow of orange from the South Coast....<wail>

NappiesGalore Tue 09-Sep-08 14:05:06

get some medium brown and dye over it... worth a try, no?
(im sure you look perfectly individual and eccentric!grin)

i did actually quite like my orange thing... once i got over the shock that is...

GentleOtter Tue 09-Sep-08 14:27:35

Oh the shame!
We are miles from any shops that sell hairdye and the colour I had in mind was a nice golden brown as the picture on the front sold it to me. <gullible emoticon>

If only the bottom bit would be the same as the top bit (it is waist length) then it might dye sort of uniformly.

The nearest place with chemists and things is Crieff and Orlando Bloom has been kicking about there recently shock. Oh, it would be my luck to see him when looking like a mad old woman with cats.

NappiesGalore Tue 09-Sep-08 14:34:05

you may have to chop it all off and start again. go for a cropped do - v liberating! smile

GentleOtter Tue 09-Sep-08 14:40:46

I had a foot lopped off and am still in shock. It gets put up in a bun each day when I'm working and I quite like the weight.
My face is too plump for a crop methinks but I'm going to faff around with the colour later on tonight -all daringly!

At least it is super shiny now!

NappiesGalore Tue 09-Sep-08 15:13:31


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