If your hair dye has come out terribly wrong, you can thank your lucky stars that there are some natural and really good ways to get rid of the hair color. With these methods, you would not have to wait for a long time for the color to fade or the hair to grow out. As you might know, permanent hair dye can stay in the hair for at least 3 to 4 weeks or until new hair grows out, so if you absolutely cannot wait to get rid of the color till that time, then try these natural ways. These methods will work to remove permanent hair dye from hair naturally only if you have dyed your hair recently.
How to Remove Permanent Hair Dye from Hair Naturally
1. Anti Dandruff Shampoo with Baking Soda:
Pick a good anti-dandruff shampoo because it is stronger than regular shampoos and has a compound called selenium sulfide which helps to fade hair color faster. Baking soda is a potent cleansing agent. When baking soda can remove stains, it can definitely take down your hair color. Mix baking soda and anti-dandruff shampoo in equal parts, in whatever quantity you want. Shampoo your hair with this mixture, keep it on for 5 minutes, and then rinse off completely to fade the hair color quickly.
2. Vitamin C tablets with Hot Water:
This is Kim Kardashian’s own hack to remove hair dye. Crush a few vitamin C tablets (we can suggest Celin 500 mg tablets available at local pharmacies) and add it to your regular shampoo. Mix well both and apply it to the hair. Keep it for 20 minutes and rinse off until the water runs clear. Do this two times in a week to see your hair color fade quickly. The acidity of vinegar will take down the color from your hair.
3. Vinegar and Water:
Use equal parts of white vinegar with warm water. Apply this mixture on to hair and leave it there for 10 minutes. The natural vinegar will also help clear product buildup from your scalp. The acidic content will work on the hair dye and bring your hair back to its original state.
4. Dish Washing Soap with Shampoo:
Sounds scary right? But if you are desperate to get rid of hair dye from your hair, then this one is a good option. Mix 4 drops of a dish washing soap with two squirts of any shampoo. Mix well and apply on hair, work out a good lather, and rinse off completely till the water runs clear. Since dish wash soap can be harsh on your hair, remember to moisturize your hair well with coconut oil or olive oil later on, otherwise, you will be left behind with straw hair!
5. Baking Soda with Lemon Juice:
Take baking soda and lemon juice in equal measure and apply it to your hair. Let it sit in the hair for 5 minutes. Rinse your hair with water thoroughly. Baking soda’s bleaching properties and lemon’s acid nature can work together to bring down the hair dye.
6. Hydrogen Peroxide and water:
Though not completely natural, you can use hydrogen peroxide mixed with equal amount of water and apply it to hair to get rid of hair dye. Keep the hydrogen peroxide in hair for 10 minutes for it to work through hair. Rinse thoroughly afterwards.
7. Epsom Salt and Baking Soda:
Add equal parts of epsom salt and baking soda in warm water and spray it on to hair. Keep it on for 10 minutes and rinse off with later on to get rid of hair color. Repeat it at least twice a week.
8. Hot oil treatment:
With this treatment, you get two benefits – lustrous mane with the goodness of oil and also get rid of the hair color. Warm up a little coconut oil and massage your hair. This will also help you relax and also add a lustrous shine to your hair.
9. Lemon juice with water:
The acidic nature of lemon will strip the hair dye from your hair and also clear flaky dandruff, so that’s a two-in-one treatment for your hair.
10. Anti-dandruff shampoo frequently:
Most anti-dandruff shampoos have strong agents that can help you clear out hair dye from your hair faster. Do this thrice a week to see results.
11. Honey and Cinnamon:
Honey is a natural hair bleaching agent and when it’s combined with cinnamon it can lighten hair color really effectively. Mix ground cinnamon powder with just enough honey to make a paste out of it. Apply on to the hair evenly and keep it on for 2 hours. Rinse it off and condition. You would see that your hair color has lightened considerably after this treatment.