How to Remove Permanent Hair Dye

Dec 18 , 2020

Nkey Chibuzor

How to Remove Permanent Hair Dye

Some day you might find this information very useful; could be a hair colouring process that didn't go as planned, or you're experimenting with some colour and, oops! you need to get it off your hair as fast as possible. Permanent hair dyes take a while to fade out; at least 3- 4 weeks when new hair strands are beginning to grow. 

We bring you some great ideas on how to remove permanent hair dyes from your hair. With these tips, you won't have to wait for too long before the colour disappears from your hair. 
Using A Colour Remover To Remove Hair Dye
 
You can strip permanent hair dye off your hair by using a colour remover. You can easily get one from a local beauty supplies shop or a salon around you.
Most brands of colour removers work by shrinking the molecules of the hair dye so as to render them easy to wash out.
The pack would usually contain two bottles; a color remover and an activator. Follow the instructions on the pack to mix the two, and work the mixture through your hair. Rinse out, first with tepid warm water and then a hair shampoo. 
Using Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Baking Soda Mixture to Remove Hair Dyes
 
Anti-dandruff shampoos contain selenium sulphide, a compound that strip away dirts and fade hair colour faster than regular shampoo. When mixed with baking soda, the paste is one of the natural and most effective ways of removing permanent hair dyes from the hair. Baking soda, on its own part, is a great stain remover, including dyes.
Thoroughly mix an equal amount of baking soda with an anti-dandruff shampoo, work the mixture into your hair, allow it stand for about 5 -8 minutes, and then rinse off several times to fade the hair colour quickly.
Washing your hair frequently, like 3 - 4 times in a week, with an anti-dandruff shampoo alone can also help to fade away hair colour faster.
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Mixture for Fading Hair Dye
 
A mixture of baking soda and lemon juice can fade permanent hair colour fast. Both ingredients have stain-removing properties that work to strip hair dyes off the hair.
Mix the ingredients in equal parts and apply generously to your hair. Let the mixture sit in your hair for about 5 minutes, and then rinse off thoroughly with warm water.
Using Vinegar and Water to Remove Hair Dyes
Mix the same quantity of white Vinegar and warm water in a deep bowl and use your fingers to evenly apply the mixture to your hair. Leave it on for about 10 - 15 minutes and then rinse off with water. This mixture is a natural way of removing permanent hair colours from the hair. 
Using Hydrogen Peroxide to remove hair colour
 
Hydrogen peroxide is a potent bleaching agent. When mixed with an equal amount of water it can effectively fade out permanent hair dye. Apply the hydrogen peroxide/water mixture to your hair and leave it in for about 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Lemon Juice and Water for Fading out Hair Dyes
 
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Simply mixing equal parts of freshly squeezed lemon juice and warm water, and applying the mixture to your hair can fade hair colour quickly. Leave it to sit for about 10 - 15 minutes, and rinse off with water.
Using Vitamin C Tablets to Remove Hair Dye
 
Crush 6 - 8 tablets of vitamin C and mix the powder with a regular hair shampoo. Apply to your hair, leave it on for 15 - 20 minutes, rinse off several times with warm water until the water runs clear. Repeat the process twice in a week for visible results.