Went too dark on your hair color and you are so upset and don’t know what to do. Well your not the only one that has encountered this problem. Many people I know try to avoid spending the money at a hair salon for their hair color and do it their self at home. There is nothing wrong with trying to save yourself some money, but as long as you know exactly what color to use then you are safe. If not you will have a disaster on your hands. So many people that do it at home either their hair comes out way too dark or too brassy. There is a few ways of fixing this problem if you run into this predicament and they are:
1. Quick blue- This product comes in a tub or you can buy it by the pack. It’s a very intense lightening action to be able to lift the hair fast and help strip out some of the color that’s not wanted. What’s great about this product is it’s dust free, so when your mixing it up you won’t splatter all the powder all over you and have to inhale it like you do with other bleaches. It also doesn’t dry out fast on your head, where with other bleaches you have to reapply them. It stays very moist and is a on and off the scalp bleach. It’s a very safe way of bleaching your hair without harming your scalp. You can mix it with 20 volume creme peroxide in a bowl, and then apply it to your head. You might only have to leave it on maybe ten minutes, just enough to lift the color. If you want to really strip the color out then I suggest you leave it on at least twenty five minutes. Rinse out with cool water and shampoo and condition.
2. Hot oil treatments- Now we all know these to be a great treatment for conditioning your scalp and hair, but in all reality these don’t work at all. They do help strip or fade out unwanted color though. Leave it on your hair for about twenty five minutes then rinse out very good with cool water. You can also make your own with a mixture of olive oil with a little bit of mayonnaise. Just a few drops of the mayonnaise added to the oil will be sufficient enough.
3. Any shampoo that has sulfates or silicone will help strip out color as well. A great example is pert shampoo or any type of medicated shampoo for dandruff. Shampoo your hair, lather it up really good, wash it out and repeat again. This time leave the shampoo on your head for about ten minutes or so before rinsing it out. Don’t worry if you feel a slight tingly sensation. This is normal because of the ingredients in the shampoo. It has a very high PH level.
4. Tide powered laundry detergent- I know this sounds crazy, but if you don’t have any of the other products to use this will definitely work just as good. Take a little bit of the tide and mix it with water. Then add a drop of any type of shampoo you may have in your home at the time. Rub it on your entire head not too hard though, and leave it on for about five to ten minutes. Rinse with cool water and style as usual.
5. Dawn dish detergent- Yes regular dish detergent. Mix it with water into a bowl or applicator bottle, apply to entire head and leave on for about 15 minutes. Then rinse with cool water.
Now if your hair is too brassy you can apply a toner to reduce the brassiness. If it’s too brassy you may need to darken your hair first, then lighten it up with one of the procedures above mentioned. You can also make your own mixture/toner. Take some plain yogurt, olive oil, and a beaten egg. Make sure it’s all mix very good and apply it to your hair. Leave it on for about twenty five minutes or so. Then rinse it out with cool water. This not only helps strip or fade out unwanted color, it gives your hair shine too.