How To Remove Permanent Hair Dye Naturally At Home (Without Bleach)

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Coloring of hair is every woman’s dream as it helps to give you new look and you can actually experiment with your original color. I love to color my hair in different colors but to be frank too much coloring also damages our hair. If you color your hair temporary or semi-permanent, then its maximum life is 2-3 weeks. Permanent hair color takes time to rip off. But sometimes, it happens that you wish to change your color. So, how to remove permanent hair dye naturally at home?

Well, permanent hair dye is little difficult to remove, as it gets mixed with our hair’s natural color. But we have found some home remedies, which will help to remove the permanent hair dye naturally at home. Check out the blog-     

How does hair dye work?

Before, we move on to homemade hair dye remover, let’s understand how does hair dye work: –

Our hair strands are made up of three layers:

  • Medulla- This is the soft innermost core of the hair, which is not found in all hairs.
  • Cortex- It is the thickest part of your hair, which is responsible for hair texture and strength.
  • Cuticle- The hair cuticle is the outermost layer that resembles fish scales and it protects both Medulla and Cortex.

Now, there are two ways to color hair-

  • First to remove melanin from hair by bleaching.
  • Second to use a hair dye to add artificial pigment to hair.

There are three types of hair dyes-

  • Temporary- It is only restricted to the hair cuticles which is the outermost layer.
  • Semi-Permanent- It can enter cortex but does not mix with natural pigment of your hair.
  • Permanent- It penetrates your hair cuticles and gets mixed with natural color.

Natural Homemade Home Remedies Hair Dye Remover

1. Baking Soda Paste-

Remove Permanent Hair Dye

This paste is very effective to remove permanent hair dye. Baking soda has got lightening property, due to its this property you can easily remove your permanent hair dye.

  • Mix baking soda with lemon juice.
  • You will get a paste.
  • Apply the paste on your hair strands
  • Let it stay for 5-6 minutes.
  • Rinse it with lukewarm water.

See more- 20+ Amazing Beauty Tips and Uses Of Baking soda

2. Vitamin C Powder-

Vitamin C is very beneficial for increasing our immune system. It is used in many skin care products because of its skin lightening property. But it is also effective to remove the permanent hair dye.

  • Take some Vitamin C tablets and crush it.
  • Add the crushed powder to your shampoo.
  • Apply the shampoo to your hair.
  • Let it stay for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water.

3. White Vinegar and Water-

We all know white vinegar has got bleaching property and it is very effective for cleansing purpose. Many people even use white vinegar to clean the scalp of impurities.

  • Take white vinegar and warm water in equal quantity.
  • Mix them properly.
  • Apply the solution to your colored hair.
  • Let it stay for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse it with warm water.

4. Baking Soda with Anti-Dandruff Shampoo-

Choose a good anti-dandruff shampoo. Anti-dandruff shampoo is stronger than regular shampoo. Baking soda being a lightning and cleansing agent, helps to fade hair color.

  • Mix equal parts of Baking soda in equal parts of Anti-dandruff shampoo.
  • Shampoo your hair with this mixture.
  • Rinse off the shampoo completely with warm water.

5. Dish Washing Soap with Shampoo-

Don’t worry your hair is not a dirty utensil and we know it. Dish washing soap is very effective to remove/fade the permanent hair dye. But remember one thing, Dish washing soap can be harsh on your hair, so make sure to moisturize it with coconut or olive oil later.

  • Mix 4 drops of dishwashing soap in two equal parts of shampoo.
  • Properly mix the two ingredients.
  • Apply the solution on your hair.       
  • And you will get a good lather.
  • Rinse off the shampoo completely with warm water.

6. Hydrogen Peroxide and Water-

If you have dyed your hair in dark color, then this method will be helpful to you.

  • Take Hydrogen peroxide and water in equal quantity.
  • Mix them together and put it in a spray bottle.
  • Spritz the solution on your hair color.
  • Let it stay for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with normal water.

7. Lemon Juice with Water-

lemon juice for hair dye

The acidic nature of Lemon juice helps to rip off the natural color of hair. It also keeps your scalp free from dandruff. So, you can say it is a two-in-one treatment.

  • Mix 2 tbsp. of Lemon juice
  • With 2 tbsp. of Water
  • After Lemon juice is diluted.
  • Apply it on your hair
  • Let it stay for 5 minutes
  • Wash it off with warm water.

8. Epsom Salt and Baking Soda-

Not many know that Epsom salt is also effective in fading the hair color.

  • Mix equal quantity of Epsom salt with Baking Soda
  • Make a paste or solution of it with the help of warm water.
  • Store the solution in a bottle.
  • Spritz the solution on your hair and let it stay for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

9. Honey and Cinnamon-

Honey is a natural bleaching agent and helps significantly to fade the hair color.

  • Take a 2tbsp. of Cinnamon powder.
  • Add Honey in it to make a paste.      
  • Apply the paste on your hair as a mask.
  • Let it stay for 2 hours.
  • Rinse it off with herbal shampoo.

Conclusion On remove permanent hair dye

So, above are 9 ways on how to remove permanent hair dye naturally at home. Just remember that the above methods may dry out your hair, so it’s better if you use the above ingredients with caution.

Which home remedy method you liked the best to remove permanent hair dye?

FAQ remove permanent hair dye

 1. How long does it take to get color out of Hair?

The time taken to remove hair dye from your scalp completely depends on the hair dye you are using. Temporary hair colors get removed in a single wash, semi-permanent takes around 4-12 washes and permanent hair dye as it changes the natural melanin of your hair takes much longer time to get out.

2. How to get hair color out of your scalp?

All of the above listed methods helps to remove hair color from your scalp. You can also apply oil on your scalp, this also helps to speed up the process.

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I am Arpita Dubey. I have done my MBA in marketing and international business. Later, I always wanted to try something of my own, where I have the flexibility to work and also the work interests me. That is when I started writing Content, I like to research and write content which is helpful for readers and also engages them. A mommy of a daughter, I took up the content writing as my full time job and I am loving it.

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