Ways to Lighten Dyed Hair

Ways to Lighten Dyed Hair

Ways to lighten dyed hair using home products:
HairGlamourista Staff
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2018
There are many ways to lighten dyed hair using some home products. Read on to know about some easy methods.
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Changing original hair color with a totally different color is in vogue these days. Hence, trying different ideas and applying dye to change the existing hair color is a common practice, be it for highlighting or lowlighting the hair.
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Sometimes, some people notice that the dye has worked a bit too much, leaving darker shades. While some people get sick of the same old dyed hair for long, there comes the quest for various ways to lighten dyed hair.
List of Techniques
Hydrogen Peroxide
There are a few clarifying shampoos and other products available in the market that can help you to lighten your hair. You can also do so by using hydrogen peroxide. All you need is a 3% solution of the hydrogen peroxide and a spray bottle. At first, wash your hair clean so that all the oil and dirt gets removed.
Once the hair is completely dry, comb and untangle it. Now, make small sections and spray them with the hydrogen peroxide solution. Leave it there for about half an hour, and then wash it with cold water. Later, apply a mild conditioner and rinse the hair well. You can repeat the same procedure after a week.
Using a Clarifying Shampoo
One of the most recommended ways to lighten hair is the application of a clarifying shampoo. It is scientifically formulated to clean tough dirt and sebum from the head. It also helps in getting rid of the clogged follicles that can lead to dandruff and such other problems.
All that you need to do is to bring home one of the clarifying shampoos that are easily available in the market. You can try some home recipes for making your own clarifying shampoo too.
For instance, you can use a mixture of baking soda and a regular shampoo or a mixture of beaten egg and lemon juice or a mixture of apple cider vinegar/white vinegar and water. Make it a point to wash the hair thoroughly with cool water and to use a mild conditioner as well.
Hot Oil Treatment
Using oil is the best and natural way. It is not such a popular practice, but it actually reduces effects of the chemical dye colors. All that you need to do is, to mix equal amounts of extra virgin olive oil and canola oil in a bowl and heat until they get warm.
Afterwards, you must apply this oil mixture in an upward direction (start from the tips towards the roots) on your hair. Then, wrap the hair in a warm towel and leave it for half an hour. Now, wash with cool water and apply a dry shampoo to make the hair totally oil-free.
It is also important to use a mild conditioner in order to avoid any damage that can be caused due to the dye. Hot oil treatment will not totally remove the dye color, but it will certainly reduce its effects to a significant extent.
Well, it is always important to follow proper hair care regimen once you get rid of the dye so that your hair can stay healthy and lively. You can also opt for a semi-permanent dye.