How to Properly Remove Hair Dye Colors

If you find yourself in a situation where you dislike your hair dye color and want to remove it completely, don’t worry, since we’re here to give you a few pointers, on how to do it properly and quickly. Even though there are quite a few products on the market today that can help you in your endeavor, you can also use some products that you would ordinarily find around the house. No matter your choice, make sure to address the issue quickly, because if the dye sets in completely, it will be much harder to remove.

How to Properly Remove Hair Dye Colors (1)

Dandruff shampoo

More specifically Head & Shoulders, is especially effective at removing hair dye. If the color is very dark, you can add a bit of baking soda with the shampoo, but make sure to use deep conditioner afterwards, since baking soda dries your hair considerably.

Blue Dawn

Dish detergent is another effective product, and you only need to use a couple of drops, lather it in and repeat if needed. As with baking soda, this dish detergent can severely dry your hair, so remember to use a deep conditioner after you got rid of the dye.


It can also be used effectively to remove hair dye, but it can easily be replaced with any laundry soap as long as it does not contain bleach. You need to be quick about using this product however, so just scrub it in, rinse it and repeat if necessary.

As we mentioned earlier, there are also some effective commercial products that you can use to remove hair dye. As long as you feel comfortable to go outside for a bit of shopping, Jheri Redding Color Fix or Color Ooops Hair Color Remover are both considered solid choices.

Even if you like your dye color and everything went smoothly, you still need to remove the dye from your skin and fingernails.  There are quite a few products that can help you with this, including nail polish remover, toothpaste and petroleum jelly.

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