Monday 10 August 2015

Ask TBI: I've Dyed My Hair Blue...By Mistake!

Remove Blue Hair Dye

Question: I recently attempted to dye my bleached blonde hair purple. I used a violet colour, however my hair has gone blue! The dye is only semi-permanent (thank God!) but is there a quick way of removing the blue hair colour? Charlie, Edinburgh.

Answer: I've found myself in this nightmare a few too many times. However, as a result, I've picked up a few tricks to help fade unwanted hair colour fast!

Of all the tricks I've tried, one of the safest, most effective and fuss free methods is simply washing hair daily with anti-dandruff shampoo. Whenever I experience a DIY dye disaster, I always reach for Head & Shoulders 500ml (£4.99 Boots / £6.39 Walmart). It removes semi-permanent colour in half the amount of washes needed when using a standard shampoo. Now, if you're in a real rush to remove the colour, I would also mix a tablespoon of vitamin C powder with your anti-dandruff shampoo (1:1 ratio) each time you wash your hair.

Remove Blue Hair Dye

Whatever you decide to do, please don't use a colour stripping agent (such as Colour B4)!! These colour removers cause as much damage to the hair as bleaching it, so - as you already have processed hair - you may experience breakage...and even blue hair is better than no hair!

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