How to remove arctic fox hair dye without damaging your hair

removed the dye with detergent

There are several ways to remove Arctic Fox hair dye.

 

Some popular methods include using vitamin C tablets or even dish soap. But believe me: the only thing those methods will do is dry out your hair within an inch of its life.

Trust me. I’ve seen my best friends try them all, and it puts my teeth on edge just to think about it. But I’ll tell you about that later.

 

The best way to remove Arctic Fox hair dye is with a color remover.

But not just any color remover: choose one with a peroxide and ammonia-free formula.

 

I have a long history with semi-permanent hair dyes. I prefer these dyes mainly because most of them are vegan and free of harsh chemicals.

And of course, I wanted to try those trendy rainbow hair colors the moment they hit Instagram.

 

I started with a bright fuchsia, which without a doubt will be my first and last venture into fantasy hair color.

It didn’t take long for me to realize those bright rainbow colors just weren’t for me. While I don’t have anything against them, I simply couldn’t keep up with the maintenance they require to keep their vibrant colors.

 

The eye-catching fuchsia -and all the looks I got- were fun for a few days, but the fun faded fast when I couldn’t wash my hair more than twice per week, and when my boyfriend looked at me like I was from another planet.

 Long story short, I was fed up with the fuchsia just a few days after I dyed it. 

 

But I didn’t want to do anything as drastic or damaging as bleach my hair.

So of course, I asked my girlfriends for advice.

 

  • My friend Angela had mixed ground vitamin C tablets with her regular shampoo. The result was downright strange. The vitamin C had transformed her green hair into a zebra print of light and dark shades of green. She was shocked, to say the least.

 

  • So, then I asked my friend Brittany, who changes her hair more often than chameleons change their skin. She washes her hair with dish soap to remove semi-permanent dyes.

But to be honest…

 

  I don’t know how she still has hair. Dish soap is exactly the opposite of what any decent hairdresser would recommend for hair care.

Are you curious why?

 

  • Because while vitamin C and dish soap can remove the unwanted dye, they strip your hair of all the natural oils produced by your scalp at the same time.

And less natural oils means dehydrated, dry hair. Which eventually leads to breakage and split ends.

 

 After chatting with my girlfriends, I decided that my best bet was a hair dye remover. 

 

If you want to remove your Arctic Fox dye while keeping your hair as healthy as possible, keep reading, because we're going to discuss:

  • The best color remover for Arctic Fox dye, and how to apply it.
  • How to prepare your hair for the color remover, and care for it after.

 

Are you tired of your semi-permanent hair dye?

Then keep reading and learn how to remove it.

 

 

What’s the best color remover to get rid of Arctic Fox dye from hair

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While there are endless color removers on the market, most of them contain ingredients that are almost as harsh as bleach, such as ammonia.

After extensive research, I decided to try Ion Color Brilliance.

I chose this color remover for two main reasons:

 

  • First of all, it gave me the best chance of returning to my hair to its natural color. This color remover has a gentle, ammonia-free formula that can lift the semi-permanent dye without stripping your hair's natural pigment.

Which is exactly what I wanted. Many color removers are so strong they strip your hair's natural pigments along with the hair dye, but this product can remove dye without lifting your hair's natural color.

 

One more tip:

 The sooner you use a color remover, the more effective it will be. If you wait three weeks before using the color remover, you're less likely to get a desirable result. 

 

  • Second of all, because it is very affordable.

 

 Why is this method of removing Arctic Fox dye the best for your hair? Not only does it have an ammonia and formaldehyde-free formula, but it's also effective on all hair types: straight, curly, thick, or thin. 

And last but not least, it doesn't smell like rotten eggs.

 

Not only that, but you don't need to worry about damaging your hair when you use it, because this product makes the color molecules slightly smaller, making them easier to remove. The result is healthier hair.

 

And while it's easy to mix and apply, it's important to carefully follow the instructions.

Let's learn more about how to use this product.

 

How to use hair color remover

Everything you need to apply to color remover -including gloves- comes in the box.

To get the best possible results, I recommended applying it to dry hair.

 

  • To get started, mix equal parts of the two liquids included in the box.
  • Once they are evenly mixed, apply the formula to your hair. When I used this product, I divided my hair into four sections to make it easier to apply the product to every strand.
  • Once the formula has been evenly applied to all your hair, cover it with a shower cap.
  • Then simply let it process for twenty minutes.  Just make sure not to leave the remover in longer than recommended, as it's not only unnecessary but can also damage your hair. 
  • After letting the production process for the recommended time, wash your hair. I washed my hair twice with a sulfate-free shampoo.

 

And when I was finally done, I couldn't believe the results.

First of all, the dye had vanished. And second, my hair didn't look damaged or feel dry.

I finally got that fuchsia out of my hair, which to be honest didn't look that great anyway. It didn't suit my complexion or go with my make-up.

 

Now, I did take a few precautions before using the hair color remover. With hair, it's always better safe than sorry.

Curious what I did?

 

What to do before removing your Arctic Fox hair dye

The old adage is true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

So, the night before using the remover, I used a deep conditioning treatment with coconut oil.

 

I won't go on and on about the benefits of coconut oil, but I do encourage you to try for yourself and tell me what you think.

 But I will say that coconut oil is very effective in restoring your hair's natural moisture and protecting it from damage. 

 

After all, although hair color remover is less damaging than bleach, it still opens the cuticle of your hair to remove the pigment.

The day after using the hair dye remover, I applied a coconut oil conditioning treatment again, and let it sit twenty minutes.

 

As you can see, there are several ways to remove Arctic Fox hair dye. And at the end of the day, it's up to you to decide how to treat your hair.

If you're thinking of removing a semi-permanent dye, let us know what method you plan to use in the comments.

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