Will blonde hair dye cover pink? Yes, but the resulting color may be undefined

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  • Although blonde hair dye can cover pink, you must fade the pink first.
  • Otherwise, the resulting color will be uncertain. It could be in the range of orange to light red.
  • Once you fade the pink, you can choose the most suitable blonde hair dye. Today I’ll help you choose it.


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If you apply blonde dye to your pink hair, it’ll turn a pretty ugly color.

And I’m not exaggerating. Let’s think for a moment.

What color do you think your pink hair will be if you apply blonde dye to it?


Let’s see, I’ll give you three options.

  • Your hair will be orange
  • It’ll be red
  • It’ll be fuchsia

What’s the correct one?


All and none of them.

 The result of applying blonde dye on pink is totally unpredictable. 


Your hair may turn orange. Or fuchsia.

If you like the unknown, then go ahead with covering your pink hair with blonde dye.

But if you like to play it safe, stick with me because I’ll tell you what to do.


We’ll divide the job into three steps:

  • Assess the intensity of your pink hair.
  • Remove the pink before applying the blonde dye.
  • Choose and apply blonde hair dye.

Let’s start with the first step.

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Before applying the blonde dye, evaluate the intensity of your pink hair


Let’s start at the beginning.

Your hair is currently pink. But, which pink?


It could be pastel pink, hot pink, bubblegum pink, or who knows what other shade of pink.

Is your pink closer to pastel or fuchsia?


This fact is critical.



 The darker the pink, the longer it’ll take you to fade it. 

Yes. I said fade the color.

As I told you at the beginning, you need to fade your pink before you cover it with blonde hair dye.


This way, the blonde dye will cover the color you had before you dyed your hair pink, which is most likely pale yellow.

  •  If your hair is deep pink,  you should fade the color with a clarifying shampoo at least twice.
  •  Alternatively, if it’s faded pink,  you should fade it with a clarifying shampoo at least once.
  •  If your hair has some traces of pink,   you can apply dark blonde.
  •  If your hair has no traces of pink, you’ll have several blonde options to apply. 


Now, you can identify the intensity of pink in your hair and you know what to do.

Should you fade the pink? Then, let’s move on to the second step.

If you shouldn’t fade the pink, let’s meet at the third stage.


How to remove pink from hair before applying blonde hair dye

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Fading semi-permanent hair dye is very simple because it doesn’t penetrate the hair core. Instead, it is deposited as a film of color on the outer layer.

That’s why it fades gradually as you wash your hair.


All you’ll need to do to fade the pink dye is  use a clarifying shampoo.  It’ll remove any remaining product in your hair.

Remember, the more intense the pink, the more often you’ll need to use the shampoo.

However, it doesn’t mean you should wash your hair with the clarifying shampoo four times a day.


My recommendation is that you use it twice a week at most.

Remember that your hair is previously bleached. You need to take care of it if you want healthy blonde hair.


 If your pink hair is seriously dehydrated or damaged, you can use coconut oil instead of clarifying shampoo.  Later, I’ll tell you how to do it.

Now, let’s move on to the clarifying shampoo.


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  • Wet your hair and apply clarifying shampoo on lengths and ends.
  • Massage intensely.
  • Apply a little more clarifying shampoo on the roots and massage.
  • Leave the clarifying shampoo on for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water and apply conditioner.


Look at your hair when it’s dry.

  •   If the pink has faded,  you can apply the blonde dye. I’ll tell you what shade of blonde you can apply.
  •  However, if you still have traces of pink, wait for two or three days and wash it again with the clarifying shampoo.


If your hair is dry or brittle, and you don’t want to damage it even more by using a clarifying shampoo, you can use coconut oil.

If you apply a warm coconut oil mask on your hair, it’ll loosen the pink dye without damaging your hair.


Don’t the coconut oil too much to avoid the risk of burns.

  • In a plastic container, place coconut oil and put it in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Apply it to your hair from roots to ends.
  • Wrap a shower cap around your hair to keep the heat in. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes.
  • Finally, rinse your hair with lukewarm water and use your usual shampoo.


After all this work, we’ve reached the third stage of your transformation.


How to choose a shade of blonde after the pink dye has faded

Once the pink semi-permanent dye fades, you’ll notice that your hair is the same color as before you dyed it.

It’ll have the bleach level it had before you applied the pink.


Sometimes, though, there may be subtle traces of pink that don’t fade. This happens because the hair absorbs the dye as a moisturizer and retains it within the hair fiber.

  •  If your hair has very subtle traces of pink,  you can apply blonde 7 or light blonde 8. As the permanent dye contains developer and ammonia, it’ll remove the pink.
  •  You can also use ash blondes  such as ash blonde 7.1, light ash blonde 8.1, very light ash blonde 9.1, and extra light platinum ash-blonde 10.1. These dyes contain pigments that neutralize any traces of pink.
  •  If your hair doesn’t have any traces of pink,  you can apply any blonde, even very light blonde 9 and extra light platinum blonde 10.



You can cover your pink hair with blonde hair dye, but you must fade the pink first.

And to do this, you can use a clarifying shampoo or a warm coconut oil mask.

If you don't fade it out, your hair may turn reddish blonde.

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