When it comes to coloring your hair, you may not always get your desired result. Sometimes it is too dark, too light, or just plain bad looking. When this happens, the color has got to go. But how?
The best way to remove hair dye is to first try a natural treatment, because a natural treatment is the least damaging to your hair. However, if that doesn’t work, you can try some specific chemical-based products. If all else fails, you may need to consult a professional.
The following is a list of home methods that should work to remove hair dye.
That’s right! A good way to remove hair dye is by using laundry detergent. It is advised that you start by using a popular brand, such as Tide. Do not to use bleach or any detergent that contains bleach, but rather a normal detergent used for washing colors. Start by using a small amount of the detergent to wash your hair in the shower. Rinse thoroughly to avoid any damage to the hair and repeat the process several times to remove all of the hair dye.
Anti-dandruff shampoos, such as Head and Shoulders, will work to remove hair dye. Mix it with baking soda and apply it to wet hair while in the shower. Rinse the mixture out and repeat the process several times to remove all of the hair dye.
Blue dish soap, such as Dawn, mixed with your regular shampoo can remove hair dye. Apply the mixture to your hair and wash as you normally would, rinsing and repeating as necessary. Be sure to use only a small amount (approximately 3 to 4 drops) of the dish soap, as it can dry out your hair rather quickly.
If home remedies do not work, you can try a store-bought hair color remover. There are numerous hair dye removers in the market today including, Color Oops Hair Color Remover, Jheri Redding Color Fix, Jerome Rusell’s Punky Off, L’Oreal Color Zap, and Roux Clean Touch will remove the dye using chemicals. Be sure to follow directions carefully to avoid damaging your hair.
Hot Oil Treatments
Hot oil treatments can also be quite effective in removing hair dye. Not only does a hot oil treatment generally fade the color of the hair, but it also works great as a deep conditioning treatment. It is imperative that you use a hot oil treatment no more than once a week or you could damage the hair.
Beauty takes time, so it is important to remember that some of these methods may have to be repeated a number of times to achieve successful results. In many cases, the hair dye may fade slowly, depending on how dark the color is. If the hair dye color is lighter than your natural color, re-coloring your hair should do the trick. Remember, it is only possible to remove hair color that is actually darker than your natural hair color.