Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DIY at home: Getting rid of Artificial Hair Dye...


 Make sure you have at least two hours to spare at home if you are doing this.
This isn't supposed to lighten your natural hair color if that's what you're looking for. It may lighten it a little bit, but it's not what it's meant for. This is for removing hair artificial dye color.


Vitamin C tablets. I purchased mine at dollar general stores for only $3.00.

Shampoo (Clarifying shampoo works best, but if you don't have, use head and shoulders even Selsun Blue


1. Take some Vitamin C tablets and crush it up. I crushed up about 20 to 25 tablets. Judge according to the length of your hair. The tablets shouldn't be too hard to crush. I put them in a plastic bag and used the bottom of a small pot that I had to crush them. If you have a hammer, that works as well. After crushing them I put it in a little container and used the handle of a wooden spoon to crush the larger pieces so I would have a finer powder. The finer you can get it, the better.

2. Place the powder in a plastic bowl.
3. Add the shampoo in it and mix well.
4. Mix it all up. As soon as you start mixing it, a chemical reaction will occur, causing the mixture to lather and foam up.

5. Apply it to your damp hair like you would with shampoo. Lather it up and make sure all the hair is covered.

6. Pile hair on top of head and place a shower cap or a plastic bag over it.

7. Let it sit for about an hour.

9. Rinse, rinse, rinse. And shampoo. And condition.

10. Style as normal

11. If it did not lift all the color, or as much as you wanted to be lifted, wait a few days or a week,  and repeat the process. It may or may not lift all the color, depending on how recently you colored it and how many times you have done so.
If you have any tips on removing artificial color, post it below... I hope this helps.


  1. is it like a bleach or a pre-bleach?

  2. Good artcile, but it would be better if in future you can share more about this subject. Keep posting.
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