Posted on: December 5, 2008 Posted by: Nicole Harding Comments: 2

Dyeing your hair can be tragic, especially if it’s not done properly. You may want to lock yourself in your room the whole day or consider shaving your crown for a fresh start. You need not worry, though. With enough patience and knowledge, you can redeem youself and get rid of your badly dyed hair. But before getting rid of your hair dye, make sure you know whether you applied a temporary or permanent dye.

Temporary Hair Dye

If you dyed your hair with a termporary product, there is nothing to panic about. You can just wait until your 24th wash for your hair to return to its original color again. Don’t expect all temporary hair dyes to be washed off your hair after 24 days, though. The time your hair needs to get back to its original color varies from product to product. If you want to know how many days your hair needs, then bring your hair dye to a chemist.

Permanent Hair Dye

If you used a dark permanent dye, you have no choice but to bleach your hair. Don’t worry about going blonde if you think it doesn’t suit you because that is only good for the first coating. You need to bleach your hair first because this will make the second coating more visible and prominent.

If you used a lighter color, you should color your hair with a dark hair dye. Of course, you can wait until the permenent hair dye grows out. All you need to do is to cut it. If you want to speed it up, cut your hair short. The package of your hair dye usually has a helpline number printed on the bottle or box. Don’t hesitate to call the number for inquiries. You can also check the back of the packet because you may find hair dye removal instructions there. Once you have solved your problem, it is best not to dye your hair for quite some time because hair colour contains very powerful chemicals.

Your hair and scalp may be damaged if you dye it twice within a short period of time. Give your hair ample amount of time to recover before risking hair coloring once again. Black hair dye may require more effort to remove. You need more attention when removing black hair dye because if not, you will definitely sacrifice the health of your hair. If it’s temporary black hair dye, expect the removal process to be tricky. If it’s permanent, then expect it to be even worse.

Growing It Out

Let your hair grow until the dyed area grows out. You may have to wait for months before you can get rid of your black hair dye, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Bleaching Your Crown

If you are attending an important event or if you are in a rush, you can bleach your hair with chemicals. A word of caution though – bleaching can strain your hair by making it thin and stretchy.

After bleaching, your hair will become fragile because the chemicals will take away the outer layer of your hair. The outer layer must be stripped to get rid of the black dye. If you’re bleaching your hair to remove the hair dye evenly, you should use a toner after bleaching to reduce the orange tone effect on your hair. The toner will also act as a conditioner that prevents future damage to your hair. Remember, it’s best to go to a salon for bleaching. Doing it by yourself can pose more serious dangers.

Shampoo Plus Mild Bleaching

You can also remove black hair dye by shampooing but you will still need to bleach your hair. Bleaching, in this process, must be done very lightly and mildly. You will have to mix a shampoo or conditioner and bleaching powder while preparing it with proportional parts of water.

You should wait until the mixture becomes creamy after mixing it mildly. The role of the mixture here is to slow down the bleaching process that damages your hair. Again, it is best not to do this at home. A professional hairdresser can do the job for you. If you are equipped with enough knowledge about hair dyes and chemicals, only then can you do the process by yourself.

If the chemicals stay on your hair for only a short period of time, then the whole hair dye removal process will become easier. Typically, though, this process will take you much longer because you need to visit the salon several times to complete successfully complete your mission of dye-free hair.

Now that you know better, let this be a lesson learned. If you want to make a drastic change to your hair color, try out a mid-shade first to make sure you like the change. It’s easier to change your hair color a bit at a time than to make a big change and hate it!

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  1. I had gray white hair and was mad so I put Revlon number 10 Black in my hair is there any thing I can do to get it out faster? Iam so mad at myself for doing it as I loved my hair the way it was,only did it so as my husband would see me.

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