Although the hair color on the hair coloring kit gives you an idea of what the result will be, there is no guarantee the final result will be to your liking. If your dyed hair color is a shade that works against your skin tone rather than with it, you can remove it with a natural hair color remover. Common household products can be used to remove your semi-permanent color and are safer to use than color removal kits that can damage your hair by leaving it dry and causing split ends.
Pour 3 to 4 tbsp. of clarifying shampoo into a small bowl, and pour 1 tsp. of baking soda into the bowl. Add 1 tbsp. of peroxide to the bowl, and mix it thoroughly. Baking soda and peroxide lifts the hair dye from the hair follicle, which increases the fading process, according to the L'Oreal site.
Wet your hair with warm water in the shower, and massage the mixture into your hair, focusing on the roots first. Massage the mixture through to the ends of your hair, and rinse it out of your hair. Re-apply the mixture to your hair, and rinse it out.
Pour four to five drops of lemon juice into your hands, and massage it through your hair. Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent due to its acidity and can help remove the pigment on your hair. Thoroughly rinse the lemon juice out of your hair.
Apply a generous amount of protein-restructuring conditioner onto your hair, and massage it in to work it through all of your hair. Leave it on according to the product's directions, an rinse it out with warm water. According to Charles Worthington, author of "The Complete Book of Hairstyling," repeated washing gradually fades color from your hair but can damage it if a deep conditioner is not used to restore moisture.
Spray leave-in conditioner through your hair to add moisture to your hair, as color removal can strip your hair of its natural oils needed to stay healthy.
Visit your hair stylist. If the color remains in your hair, it is better to have a professional stylist remove the it for you, as using a color remover at home can result in mushy textured hair, according to Charles Worthington.
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- "The Complete Book of Hairstyling"; Charles Worthington; 2002
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