Can you use Color Oops on pink hair? Don’t even think about it!

woman wants to remove pink from her hair

  • If your hair is pink, you can’t use Color Oops to remove the color. Because you used a semi-permanent dye, which gets deposited on the outside of each hair.
  • And Color Oops contains chemicals that penetrate inside each hair, removing any permanent dye. If you were to use Color Oops, you would just dry out your hair without getting the results you want.
  • Therefore, you can use a clarifying shampoo if you want to remove a deep pink dye from your hair.
  • You can apply a warm coconut oil mask if you want to remove a faded or pastel pink shade from your hair.
  • And if you want to remove stubborn traces of pink dye in your hair, use a bleach bath. I’ll tell you how to do this later.


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 Are you considering using Color Oops on pink hair? 


You can go ahead and drop the idea because Color Oops doesn’t work on semi-permanent dyes.  Therefore, it won’t work on your pink hair and you’ll be wasting time and money. 


Color removers, such as Color Oops, are designed only to remove permanent dyes, i.e., those applied with developer and containing ammonia. Color Oops penetrates inside the hair, opening the cuticles and reducing the dye molecules.


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Finally, when you rinse Color Oops out, those dye molecules wash out and your hair turns the color you had before you dyed it.


But if your hair is pink, you’ve used a semi-permanent hair dye. That means the color isn’t inside the hair, but in its outermost layer.

So why would you apply a color remover that works on the inside of the hair?

color oops removes permanent dye

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The only thing you would achieve is to deprive your hair of moisture and nutrients. And if your hair is pink, you’ve also likely bleached it. So hair has gone through one or more chemical processes, and you must take care of it.

That doesn’t mean you can’t remove the pink dye from your hair, and it just means you’ll have to use other methods. Do you want to know which ones? Read on.


How to remove pink hair dye without using Color Oops

Although pink dye fades with washing because it is semi-permanent, if you’ve applied an intense pink, traces of color may remain in your hair.

It can also happen that even though you were excited about the color when you first got it, you feel like the ugly duckling on the block after two days.

Whatever the reason,  if you want to remove pink dye from your hair, you can use a clarifying shampoo, a hot coconut oil mask, or a bleach bath. 

Which one should you choose? It all depends on how intense the pink is in your hair. Let’s look at the details.


If your hair is deep pink, use a clarifying shampoo

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This type of shampoo removes dirt and traces of hair products. And since  its stripping power is high, it will remove the pink from your hair in just a few applications. 

  • Wet your hair with warm to hot water and apply the clarifying shampoo, massaging your hair to form lots of lather.
  • Leave it on for three minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water and shampoo again.
  • Rinse and apply conditioner to the ends.
  • Rinse with cold water to close the cuticles.

Wash your pink hair once a week with clarifying shampoo until the pink dye is completely gone.


If your hair is pastel pink or the pink is faded, apply a warm coconut oil mask

  • Heat coconut oil, enough to cover all your hair.
  • When it’s hot, apply it from the roots to the tips and cover your hair with a shower cap.
  •  Leave it on for an hour .
  • Wash your hair with shampoo, twice if necessary, to remove the oil.


If you can’t wash out the remains of pink dye from your hair, apply a bleach bath

10 volume developer for bleaching bath

A bleach bath should always be your last option to remove a pink hair dye because it contains 10-volume developer. This will dehydrate your hair.

  •  To prepare a bleach bath, place 30 ml of clarifying shampoo and 30 ml of developer in a plastic bowl.  If you have left-over mixture after applying it to your hair, discard it. It can’t be stored.
  • Wet your hair with lukewarm water and squeeze out the excess water.
  • Next, put on gloves and apply the bleach bath from the roots to the ends, massaging your hair.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes, massaging every ten minutes.
  • Finally, rinse with plenty of water and apply conditioner.


You can only use a bleach bath once a week.



You can’t use Color Oops to remove pink hair dye. But you can use a clarifying shampoo, a coconut oil mask, or a bleach bath.

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