How To Remove Dye From Hair - smartesthairstyles.com - Oops! Your dye job didn't turn out quite the way you wanted. Luckily, there are several ways you can try to remove dye from your hair. Feel free to try more than one of these techniques or the same technique multiple times if you don't see the results you want. Remember that these methods work best if you try them immediately after coloring your hair, and are most effective on semi- or demi-permanent dyes.
- How To Remove Dye From Hair Using Dandruff Shampoo and Baking Soda
Buy dandruff shampoo. You can get this at any drug or grocery store. It is clearly labeled as a dandruff product. Head & Shoulders and Original Formula Prell are popular options.
Dandruff shampoo is a little more intense than regular shampoo; People with dandruff have excess sebum that causes the skin to flake, requiring a stronger formula.
Take some baking soda. Make sure it's baking soda and not baking soda. The packaging often looks similar, but baking soda won't work for this. Baking soda is a natural (though not strong) bleach.
Mix equal parts shampoo and baking soda together. You can mix them up in a container or just pour equal parts of each into the palm of your hand. It doesn't have to be exact!
Shampoo your hair with the mixture. Work into a nice lather and leave the mixture on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing.
Rinse thoroughly. You will see the hair color run out as you rinse. With this solution, you can wash your hair several times if necessary. This works best if you've recently colored your hair, rather than several months later.
- How To Remove Dye From Hair Using Dish Soap
Mix four or five drops of dish soap with regular shampoo. Palmolive and Dawn are two popular dish soaps to try. Mix with 1/4 amount of your regular shampoo.
Dampen your hair and apply the mixture. Rub on a lather and let the dish soap penetrate deep into the hair. Lather your hair for at least a few minutes.
Rinse your hair thoroughly. Dish soap makes hair very dry and removes natural oils, so rinse thoroughly. You'll likely have to repeat this technique more than once, but because dish soap is so harsh, don't repeat it too many times in a row.
Check your hair after each use of dish soap. The results won't be drastic right away, however
Use a deep conditioner every time. Always follow the final rinse with an intensive conditioning treatment such as hot oil.
You can even sit under a heated dryer to increase the effectiveness of the conditioner.
- How To Remove Dye From Hair Using Crushed Vitamin C
Make a paste of vitamin C tablets. If you've dyed your hair darker with a semi-permanent color (one that claims to wash out in 28 shampoos) and it's only been a few days, try this technique. Put a few vitamin C tablets in a bowl, add hot water and mash with a spoon to get a thick paste.
Apply the paste to wet hair and leave on for 1 hour. Be sure to apply the paste to wet hair, not dry hair. After applying the paste, put on a shower cap or wrap your hair in plastic. Leave the paste on for 1 hour.
Rinse it out and wash your hair. Rinse the paste thoroughly, then shampoo and condition your hair as usual. As long as you apply vitamin C within a few days of coloring your hair, you should see significant results.
You don't have to re-dye your hair; The paste is not harmful.
- How To Remove Dye From Hair Using Vinegar Rinse
Create a mixture of equal parts vinegar and warm water. Be sure to use plain white vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is less acidic, so it won't be as effective.
Most dyes are intended for alkaline substances like soaps and shampoos, but not for acidic substances. The acidity of white vinegar helps remove the dye.
Saturate your hair with the mixture. Drench your hair over a sink or tub with the vinegar and water solution. Get your hair well and saturated.
Cover your hair and wait 15 to 20 minutes. Use a shower cap or plastic bag to wrap your wet hair. Let your hair soak in the vinegar mixture for 15 to 20 minutes.
Shampoo your hair and rinse thoroughly. As you rinse, you'll see the paint run out with the water. Once the water runs clear, shampoo again.