Methods to Remove Black Hair Dye
The first thing that one must do is to bleach the hair. This is a very long process, in which there is an inherent risk of severe hair weakening. As every layer of the color is bleached away, the hair gets altered to different shades of red, orange, and finally white. To minimize such a discoloration, the black pigment has to be removed equally.
Now the second step is to apply a toner, useful to reduce orange discoloration. This also is a conditioner that prevents further damage. Remember, bleaching peels away the outer layer of the hair and makes it fragile and thin.
Color fix and Color zap are products devised to remove hair color. The former cleans out undesired permanent hair color. A controlled usage is done for correction in specific areas. The latter product gently washes out all the permanent hair color, and it is possible to immediately re-color the hair after using it.
Color stripper transforms black colored dye into darkish red. This can then be dyed to brown. This product does not bleach the hair, but brings it close to the natural color. The development time ranges from 20 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the color and related conditions. The manufacturer's instructions should be followed during this method.
Powder bleach and shampoo/conditioner are mixed with equal amounts of water. After mixing, a creamy consistency should be obtained. This mixture is applied evenly. It decelerates the bleaching process that acts on the hair.