How to get your natural hair color back after permanent dye

  • If you bleached your hair to apply a permanent dye and, now, want to get your natural color back, you’ll need to grow your hair out two or three inches to identify your natural color. Then, you’ll need to apply a dye of that same color, only once. Then, continue to trim your hair one inch per month until you remove all the permanent dye and get back to your natural color.
  • If your hair is simply colored with permanent dye, to get back to your natural color, you’ll need to use a clarifying shampoo to remove all the artificial pigmentation from your hair.

 

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Tired of dyeing your hair every thirty or forty days?

Do you feel enslaved, imprisoned by invisible chains that are unbearably heavy?

 

I understand you.

 I understand that you don’t want to wear your hair color anymore and that you don’t want to depend on a coloring routine which, if you don’t respect it, results in unkempt hair. 

 

At first, dying your hair was a novelty, and wearing a hair color that was different from your natural color was exciting. It made a thousand little butterflies flutter in your stomach at every change of color.

  • Who doesn’t like that bright and attractive color we have after dyeing our hair?
  • Who doesn’t like to receive praise for the dye color that is so different and personal from our natural color?

 

However, after some time of dyeing, be it a lot or a little, you feel overwhelmed. What was exciting for you yesterday, only brings weariness and boredom today.

 How can I not understand you if, every day, more women are tired of dyeing their hair and want to go back to their natural color? 

 

Many of these women even decide to embrace gray hair. However, I don’t want to go off-topic. That is another story.

Anyway, I understand that you want to stop dyeing your hair with permanent dyes to get your natural hair color back.

 

Today I want to help you in that process.

It is a process that’s not as simple as many people think. Why do I say it’s not that simple?

 

  • Firstly, because it takes time.

Here we’re not just talking about dyeing your hair with your natural color. In some cases, that will be just the first step.

 Here, we’re talking about stopping permanently coloring your hair. 

They are two totally different processes.

 

  • Secondly, to transition from colored hair to hair colored with your natural tone, you have to let your hair grow so that you can gradually remove the dyed part. When I say “remove”, I mean trim your hair.
  Yes, indeed, leaving permanent dyes to start embracing your natural color won’t be an easy or quick process. It will take time and you will have to be patient  

 

Do you think you will have enough patience?

Do you think you can bear to see your roots grow at least two or three centimeters for two or three months?

 

Then you’ve already won your first battle. I’ll help you win the war. So, I’ll tell you:

  • How to stop coloring your hair to show off your natural color
  • A faster alternative to return to your natural hair color

 

How to stop coloring your hair to get your natural color back

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Before talking about going back to your natural hair color, it’s important to make a distinction: do you have colored hair, or have you bleached and colored it?

It may look the same, but it’s not. Now, we’ll go deeper into the two alternatives.

 

From bleached and colored hair to your natural hair color

If you’ve bleached your hair, the only way to get it back to your natural color is to wait for it to grow out. As it grows out, trim the ends.

Do you know why?

 Bleaching removes all types of pigmentation from hair (natural and artificial ones) If that is your case, you’ll have to be patient and wait. 

During that time, there will be moments when you´ll feel your will leave you, and you will want to dye your hair again. Don’t do it. Resist.

Have you ever run a race?

 

In the last meters that separate you from the finish line, it seems that you will never arrive, that your legs have no more strength. However, at that moment, you get a push that you don’t know very well where it comes from, and you keep running until you finally reach the finish line.

When you’ve decided to show off your natural hair color again, you’re also in a race. It is a race against yourself, in which you must endure seeing your roots grow.

During the race, you will have to overcome obstacles. The first one?

 

  • Let your hair grow at least 3 or 4 centimeters to correctly recognize your natural hair color.

 

  • Once you identify it, you have to buy a dye of the same color.

That dye, which will be the last one you will buy and apply to your hair, will serve to match the colors as your hair grows.

 

  • Let time pass. Nature takes its course and your hair grows again.

After a few months, you will have your natural hair color back, thanks to the dye you applied.

 

  • Trim your hair.

Hair grows between 1 and 1.5 cm per month. Therefore, you should cut it one centimeter per month, so as not to sacrifice its length. With each cut, you will remove the remaining bleached and colored hair until it is completely gone.

 

So, in about a year, all your hair color will be even and you’ll finally be able to show off your natural color.

 

From colored hair to natural color

If you have not previously bleached your hair, what awaits you is much more rewarding.

You will receive the help of a miraculous product: the clarifying shampoo.

 

The clarifying shampoo removes all the artificial color from hair and is free of peroxide and ammonia.

Why is it so important that it doesn’t contain either of these two chemicals?

 

 Because it will remove the artificial pigments from the hair without modifying your natural color.  That means that the color left on your hair after using this shampoo will be neither lighter nor darker. It will be the color you had before you colored your hair.

You can use it as many times as you like until you finally get your natural hair color.

 

Another way to get your natural hair color back

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With your hand on your heart, are you eager enough to sacrifice your hair length to get back to your natural color faster?

 

Then, you can cut your colored hair.

It’s a decision that’s entirely up to you, although these days,   there are some very nice haircuts that can help you make the final decision. 

For example, an asymmetrical bob cut, which will highlight your neckline and neck.

 

I know that many women find it hard to sacrifice their hair length. However, think about it, you’ll be back to your natural color in a day!!

 

Conclusions

For women who have been coloring their hair with permanent dye for a long time, the decision to get their natural color back puts them on a path that can be quite long.

  • If you have bleached your hair and then applied color, the road will be harder and you will need more time and patience to get your natural color back.
  • If you have simply colored your hair, you will need to use a clarifying shampoo as many times as necessary until your natural color appears.
  • For the more daring, there is always the alternative of cutting all the colored hair and letting the new hair grow with the natural color.

 

Will you participate in the race to get back to your natural color?

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