Post # 1
On Sunday my friend dyed my blonde hair black and pink. She needed a hair model for a beauty school project and I agreed on one condition: That it would be temporary dye that would wash out within a couple days.
She was also supposed to only dye the tips of my hair for a certain look she wanted to achieve. Well, not only did she dye most of my head black and pink, she used permanent dye and I’m freaking out. The pink and black have started to blend/fade together to make a nasty gray color. I have job interviews in about a week and I’ve been trying to wash/fade out the color the best I can without stripping my hair. I’ve tried the baking soda mixed with shampoo method but it made my hair super dried out, even after conditioning it. And after all this the color is still there.
Is there something (home remedy/inexpensive store product) that will help me get this dye out of my hair and return it back to my strawberry blonde color, without drying or stripping my hair too bad?
Post # 3
@hisluckygirl22: buy http://m.walgreens.com/mt/www.walgreens.com/store/c/color-oops-extra-strength-hair-color-remover/ID=prod2180463-product?un_jtt_redirect
i used this a few years ago to go from black to light brown. it smells terrible! But it worked and I used another hair dye and few days later to even it out as it was dark/light and i wanted it all one color. 🙂
Post # 4
You’re going to need a hairdresser to remove the dye in order to go from black back to strawberry blonde. Black is a bitch to remove. I would ask your friend to pay for at least part of it, since they didn’t listen and used permanent dye on you. You’re looking at hours in the chair and probably close to $100 to get your hair straightened out. That’s what it took when a friend of mine accidentally dyed my auburn hair black. You can’t strip it at home without bleaching it all out and redying your hair, and that’s a risky proposition. Go get it done by a professional.
Post # 5
@hisluckygirl22: I would be very very careful trying anything yourself. I bleached my hair myself a few years back (cuz it was dyed too dark) and it turned orange and was so damaged I had to cut it all off.
I would see a pro about this.
What a cow though… totally misleading you.
Post # 6
Do NOT try and take it out at home! It can permanently damage your hair if you do anything to mess it up, and that’s very easy to do with bleach. Go to a professional. It will obviously be more expensive than DIY, but you’ll get to keep your hair rather than frying it on your own.
Post # 7
I decided to scrounge up some $ to go to a professional. As nervous as I am to let someone touch my hair again, it would be better than frying it trying home remedies.
Post # 8
Word of advice- if your hairdresser’s first plan is to bleach, lighten, lift, etc-walk out. You can get color lifting kits at sally’s for less than 10 bucks. I’d try that first. You will probably have to re-dye your hair to your natural color to get the color back exactly right after lifting the other dye out, but you can get a demi permanent color that will work just fine for that.
Post # 9
go to a salon and have it done professionally. any price you pay will be worth it in the end.
Post # 10
Pert shampoo!! Scrub it like 3-4 times a day to get most of it out:) My hair girl told me that to help lighten mine or Dawn dish soap.