How can you fix hair that has been colored too dark?


Quick Answer

To fix hair that has been colored too dark, try washing it with a clarifying shampoo. If that does not lighten the color, try to remove the color using a color removing product.

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Although hair color that comes out too dark may seem like a beauty disaster, the problem is sometimes easy to fix. To lighten dark hair color, simply run through the following steps.

  1. Let the hair dry
  2. Hair can appear darker when it is wet, so let it dry to ensure that it is the color and not the water that is making it look dark.

  3. Leave it alone for at least 24 hours
  4. Hair dye is hard on hair, so it is a good idea to wait at least 24 hours before trying to wash out the color.

  5. Wash hair with a clarifying shampoo
  6. Shampoo hair with a clarifying shampoo. This type of shampoo has ingredients that help strip hair of color.

  7. Wash hair with shampoo and baking soda
  8. Another option is to wash hair with shampoo mixed with a teaspoon of baking soda. Leave the mixture in the hair for up to 15 minutes and then rinse it out.

  9. Wash hair again
  10. If the color does not lighten, try washing it again with a clarifying shampoo.

  11. Deep condition hair
  12. Clarifying shampoo and baking soda can be hard on hair, so follow up the treatment with a deep conditioning treatment.

  13. Try a color remover
  14. If the color is still too dark, the only alternative solution is to remove it entirely. To remove color at home, try a hair color removing product.

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