Natural remedies for removal of hair colours

Updated February 21, 2017

Many people update their look with hair dye. However, sometimes hair colour mishaps can occur -- perhaps the hair colour turns out too dark or brassy. You can remove the unwanted colour by visiting a salon or buying a commercial hair colour remover. However, these strategies can be damaging and hard on the hair. Before turning to professionals, consider using natural remedies.

Shampoo treatment

One way to remove or drastically fade your hair colour is to shampoo your hair multiple times with a clarifying shampoo. Shampoo your hair two or three times a day for a few days in a row. As this can be damaging, use a moisturising conditioner after shampooing.

Hot oil

Oil is another natural ingredient that can pull dye out of hair. There are various types of oil, including coconut and olive oil, and both are detrimental to hair colour -- which is a good thing if you are trying to remove hair dye. Olive oil can be used with heat to make it even more effective, while coconut oil should be used without heat. Slathering oil on the hair and washing it out a few times can help remove hair colour.

Vitamin C

Use vitamin C tablets to try and remove hair colour. Crush up the tablets and dissolve them in water. Put this mixture into a shampoo bottle and use it as you would shampoo. This can be repeated for several days as well.

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Yvonne Van Damme is a freelance writer based in Seattle. She has been writing for several years with a focus on criminal justice and legal topics. In addition to various websites, she has been published in several academic journals. Van Damme holds a Bachelor of Arts in law, society and justice and sociology from the University of Washington.