How to Remove Permanent Hair Dye Naturally

Ready to learn how to remove permanent hair dye naturally? Then keep reading.

Changing hair color can be a fun way to switch up your look and express your personal style. However, if you’ve ever experienced a hair dye mishap or simply want to remove your current hair color, you may be wondering how to do it naturally. 

While permanent hair dye is designed to be long-lasting, there are several natural methods you can try to help fade or remove the color

Here are some of the best methods we have if you want to learn how to remove permanent hair dye naturally.

1. Clarifying Shampoo 

One of the easiest ways to fade permanent hair dye is to use a clarifying shampoo. Look for a clarifying shampoo that is specifically designed to remove build-up and residue from the hair. 

Use it as you would a regular shampoo, focusing on the areas where the dye is most concentrated. 

Clarifying shampoos can help strip away some of the color molecules from your hair, gradually lightening the dye.

2. Vitamin C Treatment

Vitamin C is known for its hair-lightening properties and can be an effective natural method to fade permanent hair dye. 

  • Crush several vitamin C tablets into a fine powder and mix it with a small amount of shampoo to form a paste
  • Apply the paste to your damp hair, focusing on the areas with the most dye
  • Leave it on for about an hour before rinsing thoroughly
  • Repeat this process a few times a week until you achieve the desired color.

3. Baking Soda and Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Another natural method to remove permanent hair dye is by using a mixture of baking soda and anti-dandruff shampoo

  • Combine equal parts baking soda and anti-dandruff shampoo to form a paste 
  • Apply the paste to your hair, working it through from roots to ends 
  • Then leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. 

Baking soda is an effective ingredient in removing hair dye because it acts as a natural scrub. Try it out and you can share with me how it worked for you in the comments.

4. Vinegar Rinse

Vinegar is a natural ingredient that can help fade hair dye over time. Here’s how to do a vinegar rinse.

  • Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle
  • After shampooing your hair, spray the mixture onto your damp hair, focusing on the areas with the most dye 
  • Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it with cool water.

Vinegar helps to open up the hair cuticles, allowing the dye to fade more easily.

5. Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil treatments can help remove permanent hair dye by breaking down the color molecules. Here’s how to do a hot oil treatment to remove hair dye naturally.

  • Heat up a natural oil such as coconut, olive, or almond oil and apply it to your hair 
  • Massage the oil into your scalp and work it through to the ends of your hair
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the oil on for at least an hour or overnight for better results
  • Rinse the oil out thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner.

A Word of Caution

While these natural methods can help fade or remove permanent hair dye, it’s important to note that results may vary depending on the color and type of dye used, as well as your hair’s condition. 

Also, it’s always a good idea to perform a patch test on a small section of your hair before applying any treatment to your entire head. 

And if you’re unsure or concerned about removing permanent hair dye yourself, it’s best to consult a professional hairstylist who can provide guidance and assistance.

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