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Hair Color Removal Hacks That You Should Try!

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I Want to Remove My Hair Color

Have you ever wanted to get a specific hair color but you were scared because you knew you had to have it for awhile even if you didn’t like it?

Or have you ever gotten hair color and the hair stylist did it wrong, and you were stuck with it?

Well, I can assure you those days are over! This world is moving towards a direction where we no longer have to wait for things to happen.

You don’t have to wait those six weeks and/or six washes for your temporary hair color to come out or longer for permanent color.

If you’re trying to save some money and avoid the salon, by removing color yourself, you can! I’ll be sharing some hair color removal hacks below that will make your life a little bit easier.

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All recipes below may cause extreme dryness to the hair. After each use, I highly recommend doing a deep condition longer than 30 minutes.

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Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
2 tbsp. Baking Soda

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir together until there’s a smooth mixture.

Part your hair, and apply the mixture to the colored sections.
Leave product on for about 15-20 minutes, then rinse, wash and condition hair.

Sometimes the color doesn’t remove all at once, and sometimes it will just fade. So to ensure all color is removed, repeat these steps for 3-4 consecutive days.

At the end of this cycle, all hair color should be removed.

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This mixture truly benefits people who have a lighter hair color versus black hair color.

Lemon is acidic which means it strips the hair of oils. If the hair is dark, it won’t do much damage to the color.

Baking soda is another great ingredient. It’s one product that is affordable and always available. Baking soda has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that help remove damaging agents, that’s in hair color, such as color.

So if you’re trying to get rid of loud, wild colors (any lite colors), then this recipe will be great for you!

Dish Soap and Baking Soda

3 tbsp. Baking Soda
4 tbsp. Anti-dandruff Shampoo
1 tbsp. Dish Washing Soap
Shower Cap/Plastic Cap

Combine all ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.

Apply product on dry hair, covering all sections that are colored.

Cover hair with shower/plastic cap for about 20 minutes.

Rinse with warm water, then condition.

This recipe will need to be repeated for 3-4 consecutive days.


Applying dishwashing soap to your hair can be extremely drying. However, you are removing a chemical from your hair, so it’s all right to use semi-harmful products.

Making sure you deep condition your hair after each application is going to be important. Deep conditioning your hair allows the hair follicles to become replenished with its natural oils. Adding moisture back in place and strengthening any damaged pieces.

natural oils

Baking Soda and Head & Shoulders (classic clean)

1 part Baking soda
2 part Head & Shoulders (classic clean)

For this recipe, you can either eyeball the measurements while taking a shower or you can mix them in a bowl.

Now, we have already discussed the benefits of baking soda but mixing it with H&S shampoo is really going to help remove your hair color.

Dandruff shampoos are known for removing/fading out hair color. Because their main focused is to remove dandruff, it has an agent that fights through your hair follicles a little harder to remove it VS any regular shampoo.

Once you add the baking soda to the mixture, it adds extra power in removing hair color.

Depending on how light the hair color is you may have to repeat these steps a few times.



Just like baking soda, peroxide has a million benefits and many different things you can do with it. It’s also very affordable and always available. Overall peroxide in the beauty world is known for being great at reducing color.

Some people even use this to bleach their skin, but that’s for another article. Below we’ll discuss how peroxide and help lighten hair color.

Simple Rinse

For an easy application, get a spray bottle and fill it with peroxide. Section off the hair; spray your hair until it’s fully saturated.

Place a plastic cap over your hair and let sit for about 30 minutes. If you like, you can put a hat over the cap so your head will produce heat. This will allow the peroxide to really penetrate the scalp and hair.

When it’s time to rinse, try tilting your head down, running hot water on it. Hot water opens the cuticles, allowing the particles in the hair color to break easier. Using cold water closes the cuticles.

Lastly, just condition hair.

washing natural hair

Peroxide & Non-Color Safe Shampoo

You know when your hair is colored and you’re looking for a new shampoo and are careful not to buy the “not color safe” ones? Well, now you can buy them! Of course, you want to remove hair color so why not buy the shampoo you shouldn’t use while wearing hair color.

You can do this step a couple of different ways. You can simply just wash your hair as you normally do, is one way. However, it may take a few washes to see any color fade away.

So, what you can do is add some peroxide with the shampoo to speed that process up! While your washing your hair with the shampoo, take a spray bottle filled with peroxide and simply spray it while the hair is saturated with shampoo.

Then, just rinse your hair and of course, follow up with a conditioner.

washing hair

Are You Ready to Try It

As you’re following these recipes for removing hair color, please keep in mind that some ingredients may be harmful under normal circumstances; but because you’re removing a chemical from your hair, these products are totally okay.

Remember, you want to always follow up with a deep conditioner after rinsing these products out of your hair. Hair color can be beautiful but sometimes tough to get out; especially, the bright metallic colors or anything light.

With the recipes I have listed, hopefully, you find it easier to remove. You can save time and money just simply doing it yourself. Enjoy!

About Brit Tea

Brit Tea is an American Author. She has written two books so far and isa copy/content writer as well. She believes words can change the world.

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3 thoughts on “Hair Color Removal Hacks That You Should Try!

  1. Sha'Keisha says:

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    I wish I had found this article for my last salon trip disaster, smh.

    I went to the salon looking to get my hair colored a nice, rich dark red/burgundy. When I left, my hair was so bright, not at all what I wanted. I didn’t necessarily dislike the color but I felt that it was too bright and unprofessional for the job I was working at the time. I didn’t know about any hair color removal tips at the time and I wasn’t about to pay another “stylist” to fix my hair when it shouldn’t need fixing. I went on youtube, did some research and ended up recoloring my hair at home.

    1. Brit Tea says:

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      Hi Sha’Keisha! Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that! However, I’m glad you were able to do your own research and find a solution! Please spread the word on this article if you know anyone who needs help removing hair color. Thank you so much for your support!

  2. Eckho Scott says:

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    I was told I can use l’oreal quick blue over got2b metallic…please let me know if this is true or what I can use that is better. I’m trying to get back to my lighter hair color

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