A lot of us experimented with our hair during the Covid when the salons were closed off. Dying your hair blue was one of the most popular trends that were seen across the globe as it suits almost everyone. If you were one of the people who had their hair dyed blue then chances are you are now pretty much sick of looking like a Smurf every time you look into the mirror. At this time, you have two choices, you can either decide you love the color blue on you and want to redye it to freshen up the look or you decide to get rid of the color or dye it something new. We are here to guide you about the latter case.
If you want to save yourself a costly trip to the salon and want to remove your blue tint at home then you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to talk about different ways that you can try to get rid of the blue tint. Find the one that suits you the most, some are more damaging than others while some are natural ways, however, you must buy the best products for aftercare beforehand so that you can treat your hair right and protect them from further damage. Some of the easiest ways to remove blue tint from your hair include:
1. Color Remover:
Probably the easiest and most common method of removing blue tint from your hair is using the color removers that are readily available at superstores and marts. There are two types of color removers, color strippers and color reducers. You can try either of them but if you are looking to use a product that causes the least damage then color reducers are the way to go. While the color strippers work like bleach and help remove the blue tint from your hair, color reducers do the exact job but are less damaging. They will remove the blue tint from your hair without damaging your permanent hair color.
2. Vitamin C:
The less costly solution to removing blue tint is using Vitamin C. it is usually found in our homes and works great for skin care but did you know it can be used to remove hair dye? Well, it has ascorbic acid which helps break down the bonds that hold the dye together. Mix your vitamin C, either tablets or capsules, in your daily shampoo and wash your hair with it. You can also use a Vitamin C gel as that will dissolve more easily in the shampoo. Firstly, soak your hair in warm water and then apply the shampoo mixed with Vitamin C. Cover your hair using a towel or a shower cap and leave it on for one hour, and then wash your hair. If it does not remove the color entirely, you can apply the mixture a second time too.
3. Clarifying Shampoo:
Clarifying shampoos get rid of any buildup and residue on your scalp or hair and this is why they are an excellent choice for removing the hair dye although, if you try this method, you will require great patience. The blue tint in your hair will need at least 10 to 15 washes to completely clean off. Remember to use a hydrating conditioner if you are using clarifying shampoos as they can be hard on your hair. You can also use anti-dandruff shampoo since they work pretty much the same way. This method is also more effective for semi-permanent dye.
4. Dish Soap:
Dishwashing detergents are high in acidity and work just like cleansing shampoos. This is why you might have seen them often used in the hair removing tutorials. Dish soap works effectively to remove blue dye from hair however, it can dry out your hair due to its acidic properties so make sure you treat your hair with good aftercare products to reduce that damage. Mix your dish soap with your shampoo, using both in equal quantity, and apply it to your hair for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off and end by using a moisturizing conditioner. You might have to repeat the process a few times before you get the desirable results.
5. Dye Your Hair the Opposite Color:
If you are not yet ready to get back to your natural color but sick of the blue dye, then the best option for you is to redye your hair a different color. Since, the blue color is on the darker side, using a color that falls on the opposite side of it on the color wheel will work most effectively. You can also check online to see what color you are expected to get when mixing another color with your already dyed blue hair. The color might come off entirely different if you are using something like a red or orange so make sure you see some pictures of the same scenario before you actually go on with the process.
6. Sun Exposure:
The most natural way on this list is getting sun exposure. Just spent some time in the sun or take a long walk without covering your hair and the UV rays will do their job. The sun exposure will strip off the dyed color from your hair although, it can make your hair damaged and dried so make sure to use some good aftercare products. This method will require some patience as it is quite a time taking. Just add some sunshine time to your daily routine and soon you will start noticing the blue color fading away.
Probably the most used way due to being the most effective one is using bleach to remove the dye from your hair. Although this method is also the most damaging, bleach can affect your hair adversely and it will take you a lot of time to reverse the damage even if you are using really good aftercare products. Make sure you take all the necessary precautions while using bleach and do not let it sit on your hair for more than 30 minutes. If you are opting for this method, it is best to get it done by a professional hairstylist.
Before you start with any of these methods, it is essential to put your hair health first and foremost. Will your hair be able to take the damage that comes from using bleach? Or is it best to use more mild options even if they are time-taking? Do all the necessary research and take your time before you opt for any of these methods to get the best results with minimal damage.