What Are the Steps for Removing Hair Color?

In order to remove hair color, wash hair with a clarifying shampoo and follow up with a color-removing treatment. Follow up with a deep conditioning mask or hot oil treatment.

Although an at-home dye job gone wrong may seem like a beauty disaster, the problem is usually fixable. People can remove hair color at home using the following steps.

  1. Wash the hair
  2. Clarifying shampoo dries hair out, which helps strip it of hair color. People who want to use a natural treatment can try mixing baking soda with dishwashing liquid, which has the same effect. If the dye is simply too dark or the shade does not quite work, this may fix the problem. If not, it can remove excess dye and make color removing treatment more effective.

  3. Prepare the color-removing treatment
  4. To prepare the color-removing treatment, drape a towel onto exposed clothingand put on a pair of plastic gloves. Mix the treatment according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  5. Apply the color-removing treatment
  6. Apply the treatment to the hair, starting with the ends and working upward. Do not apply the product to the scalp. Leave the treatment in the hair for the period of time recommended in the product instructions.

  7. Wash the treatment out
  8. Rinse the treatment out using lukewarm water. Wash the hair with shampoo.

  9. Condition the hair
  10. Clarifying shampoos and color removing treatments can cause hair to become brittle and dry. Replenish moisture with a deep conditioning mask or ahot oil treatment.