8 DIY Ways To Remove Dye From Your Hair

Many women these days like to experiment with different hair colors. But often it happens that you end up with a color that you are not satisfied with as it makes you look too pale or too bright. Sometimes, you may just want to remove some unwanted red hue before trying to color the hair to another shade. Whatever the reason might be, if you are looking for a technique to remove unwanted color or dye from your hair, there are some great DIY treatments that you can use.

Here Are The 8 DIY Ways To Remove Dye From Your Hair:

1. Vitamin C Treatment

This is one of the most recommended procedures for removing any kind of color from your hair, whether semi-permanent or permanent. To use this treatment, you just need a shampoo and few effervescent vitamin C tablets. Crush 2-3 tablets and mix with enough shampoo required to cover the entire length of your hair. Cover up the hair and allow it to work for at least 20-30 minutes; then rinse thoroughly. The process can be repeated several time till all the color is removed.

Vitamin C Treatment

2. Dishwashing Soap

Dishwashing soap removes semi-permanent color from the hair gently, especially if used along with vitamin C tablets. Using the same method as above, just replace your shampoo with dishwashing soap to remove color from your hair.

Dishwashing Soap

3. Anti-Dandruff Shampoos

Another great way to remove hair dye, especially small changes in shades or pastels is anti-dandruff shampoo. It removes color in small amounts without the need for expensive color removers. The best way is to use it as soon as possible before the color sets in completely.

Anti-Dandruff Shampoos

4. Lemon Juice And Baking Soda

To use this method for removing hair dye, mix teaspoons of baking soda with two teaspoons of lemon juice for form a paste and apply over your hair to lighten the hair naturally. Both lemon juice and baking soda are quite cheap and thus the treatment costs a lot less than hair color removers. Allow the paste to sit on the hair for few minutes before rinsing off. However, keep in mind that lemon can dry up the hair so don’t leave it for too long and follow with a conditioner.

Lemon Juice and Baking Soda

5. Hot Oil Therapy

This treatment will not only lighten your hair color but also hydrate and condition it. Apply the hot oil treatment on the hair and scalp and keep it covered with a shower cap for 1 hour. Rinse off using hot water and you can see the color coming off the hair. Also, it will nourish the hair instead of damaging it.

Hot Oil Therapy

6. Bath Salts / Epsom Salt

This treatment is extremely simple to perform and will even rejuvenate your body and mind. Simply add the salts to your bath water and lie down in the tub and soak your hair. However, this method is effective only for semi-permanent hair color and doesn’t work for permanent hair dye. Once complete, you will be able to see a color pool in your tub.

Bath Salts Epsom Salt

7. Bleach Powder

To get rid of light stains and tone, mix any bleach powder (not peroxide) with water and apply on the affected parts of the hair. Wear protective clothing and use gloves while using this treatment. Rinse off the solution after 10-15 minutes and follow with a shampoo and conditioner.

Bleach Powder

8. Vinegar Rinse

Most of the dyes require alkaline environment to last longer but the acidity of the vinegar can counteract the effect of the dye and help to remove it. To use this remedy, mix vinegar with some oil and use it for rinsing out the hair color. After this, rinse off the hair with alkaline soap till the color stops rinsing out. Follow with a vinegar rinse and allow it to sit on the hair for some time to remove more color. Repeat the process till the water runs clear and no more color comes out.

Vinegar Rinse