How to remove hair colour from the hair and scalp

Duration9 minutes
Skill levelFoundation
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Aquire the necessary skills for removing colour effectively from the hair and scalp following a colour treatment. Once colour development finishes, it is essential that the product is thoroughly removed from the hair and scalp to avoid damage and possible legal action. This tutorial covers colour removal from a classic range of colouring treatments, from a semi and quasi-permanent to foil highlights and permanent colour treatments.

Members can also download our Removal of Colour step by step guide.

Technical skills

  • Anti-oxy
  • Antioxidant
  • Chemical ingredients
  • Cortex
  • Creeping oxidation
  • Cuticle
  • Damage
  • Depth
  • Effleurage
  • Emulsifying
  • Friction
  • Hair
  • Highlift tint
  • Legal action
  • Lighteners
  • Manufacturer�s instructions
  • Permanent colour
  • Petrissage
  • Product choice
  • Quasi-permanent
  • Rotary
  • Scalp
  • Semi-permanent
  • Shampoos
  • Surface conditioner
  • Tone
  • Warm water
  • pH


Model: Melissa Bourne
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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