- You can use a color remover or a blend of vitamin C and clarifying shampoo to remove red hair dye without bleach.
- The color remover could remove the red dye from your hair in a single day. It can be used up to three times a day.
- If you use the vitamin C and clarifying shampoo mixture, you should remember that it may not remove the red dye from your hair in one application. Therefore, you’ll need to reapply it after a week to remove the red dye from your hair completely.
- Before using either of these two methods to remove red dye without bleach, you should consider your hair’s health. I’ll tell you why.
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You know that you can remove red hair dye without bleach by using a color remover or a mixture of vitamin C and clarifying shampoo.
However, before I continue, I’d like to give you a tip: if you want to remove red hair dye without bleach, the best is to ask for it at a salon.
Removing red hair dye without bleach isn’t an easy task. Red pigments are the hardest to remove.
Also, both the color remover and the mixture of vitamin C and clarifying shampoo dry out the hair.
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If your hair is damaged or dry, these methods for removing red hair dye without bleach could ruin it.
Therefore, if you can’t detangle your hair after washing or lose a lot of hair, you shouldn’t bleach your hair or remove the hair dye.
Instead, ask for an appointment to receive advice to repair your hair before removing the red dye.
Let’s explain the methods to remove red dye without bleach.
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How to remove red dye without bleach using a color remover?
The color remover penetrates the hair, breaks the molecular bonds of the color, and removes the artificial color. In other words, after using the color remover, the red dye will be gone and your hair will be the color it was before you dyed it red.
There are several brands of removers on the market. However, in my experience, the best ones are COLOR OOPS, COLOR PREP and COLOR FIX.
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How to apply the remover to get rid of the red dye?
Hair dye kits include two containers. First, transfer the contents of container 1 to container 2 and mix to blend.Wash your hair two days before using the color remover so that the scalp oils protect your hair.
- Divide your dry hair into four sections.
- Separate one of the sections and apply the remover from the roots to the tips. Repeat on each section.
- Once you’ve covered all of your hair, distribute the remover.
- Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the remover on for 20 minutes.
- Wash your hair with warm to hot water.
- Let the water run through your hair for twenty minutes so that your cuticles continue to open and expel the red dye.
- After 20 minutes, wash your hair with your usual shampoo.
Rinse and dry your hair.
- If your hair has traces of red dye, you can repeat this process up to twice on the same day.
- If you completely removed the red dye, moisturize your hair with coconut oil or a keratin mask.
How to remove red dye with a mixture of vitamin C and a clarifying shampoo?
Why does this mixture remove red hair dye even if you don’t use bleach?
Both the clarifying shampoo and vitamin C wear away the artificial hair color. Also, the effervescent power of vitamin C opens the hair cuticles to allow the red pigments of the dye to be removed faster.
- Crush 12 vitamin C tablets into powder
- Use a plastic container. Place the vitamin C powder and 100 ml of a clarifying shampoo. Blend to integrate.
- Wet your hair and remove excess water. Your hair should not drip.
- Apply on lengths and ends and massage your hair from the roots to the ends.
- Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the mixture on for 60 minutes.
- Rinse with lukewarm water and apply conditioner.
Remember that if your hair has traces of red dye, you should wait a week to use this mixture of vitamin C and clarifying shampoo again. In the meantime, apply a moisturizing mask at least twice.
As a hairdresser, I recommend you ask for an appointment at a salon to remove red dye without bleach. Red dye is one of the hardest dyes to remove and the process could ruin your hair if you do it yourself.