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How to get green out of hair after dying

Updated February 21, 2017

Depending on your original hair colour, certain hair dyes can leave your hair with a greenish tint due to the chemicals reacting with your hair's enzymes. The green tint generally appears immediately after dying your hair with a commercial hair dye product. The tint is unattractive and frustrating. You don't have to reapply dye to your hair or consult with a hairdresser. You can get the green out of your hair using a homemade solution.

Baking soda

Mix ½ cup of baking soda and 125 g (1 cup) of regular shampoo in a plastic container or bowl.

Use a spoon to stir the mixture into a paste.

Apply the paste to your hair. Let it sit for five minutes.

Rinse the paste from your hair thoroughly with cold water.

Wash your hair with shampoo and then condition it.

Effervescent tablet mixture

Place two effervescent tablets and 158 ml (2/3 cup) of cold water in a plastic container or bowl. The tablets will dissolve automatically.

Add 1 tbsp of baby shampoo to the plastic container or bowl. Stir the mixture with a spoon.

Apply the mixture to your hair. Let it sit for five minutes.

Rinse the mixture from your hair thoroughly with warm water. Wash your hair with regular shampoo and then condition it.

Tip

Note, a portion, if not all, of the dye in your hair will be removed along with the green tint.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Regular shampoo
  • Plastic container or bowl
  • Spoon
  • Conditioner
  • Effervescent tablets (Alka-Seltzer or similar brand)
  • Cold water
  • Baby shampoo
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Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.