It does contain persulfates which are the best in removing the new direct dyes and permanent hair color dyes but it does so without creating excessive damage to the hair like traditional persulfate based removers of the past.
The ACTIVATOR cream is specifically formulated. Conditioning ingredients help to buffer and keep the hair in a moisturized condition to improve shine, combability and condition. The ACTIVATOR is oil-based which means the primary ingredient maintains the optimal condition of the hair. It’s a cream and not a powder so it is balanced to do the job efficiently. The cream activator is mixed with a cream 20 vol peroxide which is also a buffered solution which helps to keep the hair moisturized and in optimal condition during the removal process.
- What should I expect to see after the color is removed?
That’s going to include a lot of variable factors which depend on the type of hair color, the amount of build up over time and the condition of the hair.
- Semi/Demi Permanent Hair Color
Usually semi/demi permanent colors will either be removed 100% and the hair returned to its bleached state. With some semi/demi permanent colors 75-80% of the color will be removed which is still enough to color over.
- Permanent Hair Color
Permanent color will return the hair to its level of lightening which the permanent hair color lifted it to. It won’t return the hair to the natural hair color but to whatever level it was lightened. In most cases the pigment will be removed to expose a reddish to orange decolorizing of the natural hair color. A cool based color can then be added to restore the color to its natural level or a more fashion color can be applied using the lifted pigment as a base for formulation.
Colour Off™ can be reapplied to remove any residual pigment but it’s recommended that the hair be allowed to “rest” for at least 24 hours before reapplication.
- How should I apply Color Off™ to the hair?
That’s a good question since Colour Off™ can be used to remove so many kinds of color. If you are removing all of the color in the hair and it’s longer than 4 inches then you’re going to need more than one kit. Regardless of hair length, we recommend applying Colour Off™ at least ½” off the scalp and almost to the ends, leaving about ¼” to ½” of the ends without the color remover. The reason to not apply to the scalp directly is simply that this area will decolorize faster because of the heat of the head and in some cases become brighter than the main part of the hair. Leaving the ends out helps to minimize any potential damage to this sensitive area. To balance out the full-color removal, apply to the mid-lengths of the hair and allow to process for 15 minutes and then apply to the scalp and ends. Process until the desired amount of color is removed.
- If you have color growing out only apply directly to the areas with the color. Don’t put it on any other areas because they’re not needed. Separate sections with clear plastic wrap to help avoid overlapping or transfer of Colour Off™ to other areas of the hair you don’t need to be removed.
Always perform an allergy test before each application. See below for allergy test directions.
Make sure that clothing and the area around you is protected from accidental spills and color remover product. Please note that towels will become discolored by this product.
Refer to chart for portion amounts and timing correlating to what type of dye is being removed. (Must keep mixture ¼"" off scalp when removing permanent hair dye.)
Using spoon provided, combine Colour Off_ ingredients, per the chart, into a non-metallic bowl. Mix to a creamy consistency.
It's very important that you mix the Activator and the peroxide thoroughly, making sure that there are no lumps or undissolved particles in the mixture. Failure to do so may produce less than desirable results.
Using tint brush or sponge provided, apply mixture to the areas of the hair in which you wish to remove hair color. (Hair texture, tenacity, and porosity may affect results.)
You may also use your gloved hands to make sure that the areas you want to remove color from are thoroughly covered. Just make sure that there is a complete coating on all of the hair strands and that there are not lumps or clusters of the mixture in any given area.
Leave Colour Off_ mixture on hair for pre-determined amount of time based on type of hair color removing.
Gently shampoo to remove Colour Off_ mixture. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Discard any unused portion of mixture.
Apply Hair Mask with IntraBond from the scalp to ends of the hair. Work product through to evenly distribute. Gently comb with a wide-tooth comb. Leave-in for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse hair thoroughly.
Dry hair. Now your hair is ready for your next Punky Colour hair color!
For removing Temporary, Semi-permanent, Demi-permanent & Permanent Hair Color
Use soap and water to clean a small area on the inner surface of the forearm.
Apply small quantity of Colour Off_ mixture to area.
Allow to dry.
If no irritation or inflammation is apparent, it may be assumed that no hypersensitivity exists.
Remove with mild soap and cool water.
Do not continue use if irritation occurs.
The test should be carried out before each application.
Caution: Product contains bleach. Always perform a patch test before application. Do not use on eyebrows or eyelashes, to do so may cause blindness. If mixture gets into eyes, flush with large amount of water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention. Keep bleach off scalp at all times. This product contains ingredients that may cause irritation to some people. It is recommended to do a strand test. Do not apply to any skin or scalp with open wounds or sores. Bleach must remain moist during processing. Keep away from heat or flame. Store in cool, dry place. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN
Product contains bleach. Please see Precautions listed below and always perform a patch test before application.