How to remove a color sealant

by Pamela
(Reno, Nevada)

I have really long, thick, curly hair, so my stylist puts PM Shines on it, and I go home a wash it out in the shower.

Well, since I'm going to Mexico in March I used this old tube of Clairol Nice & Easy Color Seal Conditioning Glossing Cream (the whole tube) thinking it would "seal" the demi color, and extend my color while I'm in Mexico. PM Shines is a demi color treatment, which washes out after about three - four weeks. The glossing cream wouldn't wash out!

After three washings (one with Lamas clairfying shampoo), my hair is still coated with this stuff. It's like bear grease!!! What can I do to get it out?? Thanks so much!


Well I've never used bear grease but I have a good idea about what you're talking about:o)

As a homeowner and single mom who has DIY yourself projects around the house, I know that sometimes you can remove oils with more oils.

This may sound strange but it works in many situations. Try using some heavy conditioners that may help release some of the sealant from your hair.

You could also try using olive oil on your hair. If you use olive oil, apply a generous amount to your hair and work it around well. Then apply a dish washing soap to the olive oil and work through thoroughly! Rinse with warm water and apply a conditioner if you need one.

Other than that, just keep washing your hair with clear shampoos that contain no oils.

Don't feel bad either. Your plan seemed logical and sounded like something I'd have done!

Isn't it ironic though. Products we love and wished would last longer, always come out of our hair too quickly. Products we wished would wash out quickly, seem to last forever! By the time you go to Mexico in March, you should have this product removed to your satisfaction hopefully!

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Sep 07, 2015
by: Anonymous

Thanks for posting this.

Jul 24, 2015
by: Anon

Thanks a lot for providing such a great information.

Jun 17, 2015
Good post
by: Joshuah Langosh

Awesome blog! How much time did you spend to make so wonderful site?

Mar 08, 2012
great ideas
by: Pamela

This comment is from the person that originally asked the question,
I talked with my hair stylist, and she suggested that I try shampoo and baking soda mixed (to the consistancy of icing for a cake). I had to do that twice, plus I washed my hair three other times with Lamas clairfying shampoo. I would say at this point that the glossing cream is mostly out.
Your suggestions are great, and I definitely would have tried them if I had received them much sooner after applying the glossing cream.
Boy, I'll never do that again!!!
Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to answer my inquiry. HOPEFULLY this will help someone else that makes this mistake!

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