If you have ever tried to get green dye out of hair, you know that it is not an easy task. In fact, it can be quite frustrating. However, with a little bit of effort, you can get the job done. In this article, we will discuss the best ways to get green dye out of hair.
Remove dye with shampoo
Consider using a lightening shampoo. It’s a great way to lighten semi-permanent dyes. However, if you used a permanent dye, the lightening shampoo might not be strong enough to make a difference. This method might lighten a permanent dye, but it will take longer.
Buy a lightening shampoo. You will have to buy one that is not recommended for dyed hair. This way, you will be sure that it will brighten your color. You’re also going to need a conditioner. You can buy the cheapest you find.
Take a look around the store to find one. If your hair tends to get dry and unmanageable, you should buy a conditioner that gives it the nutrients it needs!
Use baking soda
Consider adding baking soda to it. It’s a natural bleaching agent, so you could put it in your shampoo to easily remove the color.
Use hot water
Use hot water on your hair. It should be as hot as possible without burning you. Hot water helps open the follicles and cuticles, so they are more receptive to your product. Wet them well with water before applying the shampoo.
You can also buy dandruff shampoo.
Spread the shampoo. Put an amount equivalent to a 50 cent coin in the palm of your hand and apply it to your hair. Use your fingertips to rub in deeply. Remove excess foam, which should be the color you want to remove. Make sure your hair is thoroughly shampooed, but don’t rinse it yet.
Tie them at the top. If you have short hair, you can leave it untied. Put a towel on your shoulders that you won’t regret because the shampoo and dye will run and could damage the towel.
Amplify the effect
Put a swimming cap on your head. You need to make sure that it covers all the hair well and sits well on your head. Use a hairdryer to heat them up, but be careful not to apply heat only to the same spot for too long, or you could melt the plastic. The heat will amplify the action of the shampoo on the dye.
If you don’t have a plastic cap, you can use a plastic bag. Wrap it around your head and hold it in place at the front with a clip. If you have it, you can also sit under a dryer. It will more evenly distribute the heat all around your head.
Take time with the shampoo
Leave in place for 15 to 20 minutes. Once you leave it, rinse your head with warm water. Reapply twice more shampoo, rinsing after each application. Once you’ve finished rinsing them, you should see less and less dye running out of them.
Work through your hair to spread the product, covering the entire surface of the head. If your hair is long enough, clip it in. Otherwise, it’s not necessary.
Use a hairdryer to dry them. Once your hair feels a bit dry, let it sit for 25-30 minutes. Wash your head with cold water to rinse out all the conditioner.
Use cold water after conditioning
Rinse your hair with cold water. To close the hair cuticles, rinse your head with cold water. This will ensure that they retain the nutrients and moisture provided by the conditioner. You should now see that your dye is two-thirds lighter than before. Let them sit for a day and repeat the process.
Remove dye with vitamin C
Use 1 g of vitamin C with the shampoo. You can buy it in the form of sachets, vials, or powder. Put it in a bowl. If it’s not powdered yet, you should crush it with the back of a spoon, a pestle, or a hammer if you’re in a hurry.
Add the vitamin C shampoo
You need to use a good one that keeps your hair soft and healthy. Add a good amount (a little more than you usually use) to the bowl with the vitamin C and mix. Ensure no lumps are left, and the powder is well incorporated.
Add dishwashing liquid
You can also add a little dishwashing liquid to remove the dye more effectively.
Use warm water
Dampen your hair with warm water. It opens the hair follicles, making it easier to remove the dye. Apply the mixture to your hair. Lather it on your head and coat every hair fiber from root to tip.
Put the hair in a bathing cap
Tie up your hair and put on a cap. This method can create stains, so it’s important to put on a bathing cap while waiting for the treatment to take effect. You could also put an old towel over your shoulders, as the dye may start to run. The beanie should catch most of the drips, but it’s always better to be well prepared just in case.
If you don’t have a hat, you can also put on a plastic pocket that you hold in front with pliers or plastic film that you wrap around your head.
Leave it to set for some time
Let stand for 45 minutes. During those 45 minutes, the shampoo and vitamin C should work to loosen the dye from your hair fibers. When you’re done, rinse your head.
This is an important thing to do to prevent your hair from becoming dry or frizzy. This method works well on semi-permanent or permanent dyes, but everyone’s hair is different. You may need to repeat several times to lighten the dye enough.
Using products from home
Use bath salts
Bath salts that you can buy at drugstores or supermarkets are known to lighten semi-permanent dyes that are blue or green in color. Run a warm bath and pour a packet of bath salts into it. Soak your hair as long as possible in the water. When you’re done, the dye should have cleared up. You should then use your usual shampoo and conditioner. Repeat after 24 to 48 hours if necessary.
You can also fill a sink with water and put bath salts in it if you don’t want to soak in the tub.
Use dish soap
Be aware that this method will dry out your hair, so it’s important to condition it after you’re done. Put the shampoo in the palm of your hand (the equivalent of a 50 cent coin) and add between four and five drops. Wet your hair with warm water and apply the mixture to your head. Leave on for ten minutes and rinse.
And lastly don’t forget to apply conditioner.
Lighten the dye in the sun
Spend more time outdoors
If you expose yourself to sunlight for several days in a row, you can also manage to lighten your color. Try going for a walk on an afternoon when the sun is shining. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your skin, and don’t spend too much time outside to avoid burning the skin on your scalp.
Cover your hair with a strong hairspray. Stay in the sun as long as possible. Then rinse the hairspray, wash your head with dandruff shampoo, and apply conditioner to keep your hair soft.
Stay in the sun after the pool
Although exposure to the chlorine in the pool water will not remove the color of the dye right away, you may be able to lighten it up a bit by diving into a chlorinated pool and then being exposed to the sun. However, you must remember to wash your head with shampoo and conditioner after going to the pool. Do not expose yourself too much to the sun to avoid sunburn, which can lead to skin cancer.