You can use a color remover, clarifying shampoo, Vitamin C, and baking soda to get rid of semi-permanent hair dye.
As a colorist, not only have I seen my fair share of DIY projects, but have been guilty of trying out a few as well. This makes me the perfect person to advise you how to remove semi-permanent hair dye.
Here are the best techniques to try out.
Here are the main options to remove hair dye once and for all:
A hair dye remover may be your top option for getting professional results. Color remover is specifically designed for this job and may be able to completely remove the dye the first time around. Therefore, I would argue that it is the most effective method.
Now, when choosing your hair color remover, make sure to look for a product that is specifically meant for semi-permanent hair dye.
A lot of the color removers are meant for permanent hair dye. While you might imagine that this type of color remover may get the job done, it can actually damage your hair.
Colors adhere to the hair more strongly. So, the remover needs to be more potent to be as effective.
If you use a permanent hair color remover on semi-permanent hair dye, you will strip the hair too much. So, make sure to always check the label as you can substitute one for the other.
To make sure that you regain your natural color and maintain its luster, look for a formula with conditioner or conditioning properties. This way, you will have to do less work to keep your hair looking healthy and shiny.
The first thing you should keep in mind is that every color remover works differently. This is why you should always read the manufacturer's instructions before proceeding. These will let you know just what to do.
Here are some general instructions:
What I like about this method is that it's easier to find clarifying shampoos than designated color remover. Remember, this isn't regular shampoo.
I have also found that his method is quite effective at getting back your natural color.
See, this type of shampoo has deep cleaning action and works to relax the cuticle layer so that it lets go of the semi-permanent hair dye more easily.
The only thing I should warn you about is that clarifying shampoo can be pretty harsh. Due to this, it's a good idea to follow up this technique with a deep conditioning treatment to restore the moisture to your hair shaft.
Here are the steps to follow:
Keep in mind that your dye job may not be removed in one day. If you haven't achieved your natural colour yet, wait a few days and repeat the treatment.
Just make sure to deep condition your hair after each time, although an application of coconut oil may do the trick in some cases.
If you have done research on how to remove semi-permanent dye from your hair, you may have seen a few anecdotal techniques. Some people swear that you can use dish soap and other household items to get rid of semi-permanent color.
However, there's no real evidence that these techniques work. Even if they do remove some of the dye, it won't be all that effective and will only make your hair a few shades lighter.
What's worse is that many of these DIY treatments contain harsh chemicals that can strip the natural oils and damage your hair. Even with a lot of hair care afterwards, it may take long to restore your hair's health and luster.
Below, I will outline two methods that may be somewhat effective. However, there are no guarantees. Remember to always do a strand test with a cotton ball before moving on to your whole head.
Vitamin C tablets contain ascorbic acid, which can help strip the color out of your hair. By itself, it isn't that effective but when paired with clarifying shampoo, it works quite well.
This is a good option if you're having trouble finding any specialty products.
Keep in mind that baking soda can be very abrasive and can strip your hair of moisture. As a result, you may need to deep condition your hair afterwards.
If you need to repeat the process, wait a few days. This will give your hair time to recover. It is best not to use this method too many times, however.
Yes, you can, although sometimes it can take a few tries before it is gone completely.
It can be difficult, especially if the dye is a lot darker than your natural hair color. The type of dye can also determine how hard it is to remove.
You can use one of the techniques mentioned in this post. Or, visit a salon to have it all stripped out at once.
This depends on the method you use. A professional remover may be able to get rid of the color in one day. Other techniques may take several tries and a few days.
There you have it - all the different tricks you can use to get rid of any dye job. For the best results, make sure to follow the methods step by step. Only rely on the DIY methods if you can't find the other products you need.