Ok so I LOVED the Turquoise and also Blue dyes by Ion that you gain at Sally’s, BUT they work-related so well that it is insanely hard to remove them as soon as you’re prepared to move on to the following style.

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The blue produced such a great bright colorful colored hair that I seriously I gained compliments everyday on the blue in my hair (constantly awesome). HOWEVER, once I decided (after 5 months of blue hair) that I was prepared for a summer style of Reds and Yellows I started to fade out the blue. (This was the initially time I had actually ever before had actually blue and also I assumed it would certainly be as straightforward as the red I had to fade out prior to my next hair dye. Boy was I wrong.)

Because my normal “fading” techniques weren’t functioning, I did what most of us do and turned to the power of the internet. I watched (practically) eincredibly Youtube video that talked about removing dye and tried them, BUT THEY DIDN’T WORK. The techniques only “faded” the blue a shade – probably two if I was lucky. In desperation I started looking even more ago in the google results and came across a forum post via a bunch of SugarSkullWomales commenting on all the ways they rerelocate shade.


I tried EVERY among them – I didn’t execute them in the same order, yet picked from them based on the “risk/damage” level discussed in the post. I wanted to go via light damages and speed (bereason I’m impatient). This short article is a review of exactly how well each of those methods operated on rerelocating my when brilliant blue into a platinum blonde that is currently prepared for my new summer style.

NOTE: all the yellow blocks of text listed below are quotes from the write-up and referrals from the comments. My notes and also outcomes are listed below each yellow area. 

Attempt #1 – Color Remover


Colour removers autumn right into 2 categories – colour strippers and also colour reducers. Colour strippers are incredibly equivalent to bleach yet colour reducers are a great means of removing irreversible colour from your hair with minimal damage. Colour reducers won’t touch your herbal colour and only remove artificial pigment.The instructions vary from one manufacturer to the next, but mostly you have the right to use a colour reducer 2-3 times to rerelocate a permanent colour. It reverses the colouring procedure by shrinking the colour molecules in your hair, enabling them to be washed out. It’s crucial to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter, both for safety and to ensure you gain the most from the product. When the instructions say wash your hair for 20 minutes, carry out it!


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On a previous pilgrimage to Sally’s I picked up a Color Remover. I figured it would certainly be great to have on hand if a shade didn’t turn out as intended or for among those days once I obtain a hair up my… and want to change my shade. When I experienced it on the list of recommfinished techniques I opted to try this initially.

DON’T – It was awful… the smell that comes from this product was putrid. It was so poor I assumed my wall surfaces would begin melting… It took 4 days prior to the smell started to subside in my bathroom. My husband also started using our second bath to prevent the smell it was so bad.

I stuck it out and did the procedure figuring “If it operated, it was worth gagging for an hour.” …yet it didn’t. -_-

Here’s the before and also after:

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Vitamin C Treatment This is a really simple therapy that you can knock in addition to just 2 family members ingredients. It functions best on semi-permanent colours and also have the right to rerelocate 1-2 levels of tone. It will certainly not affect your organic colour. You will certainly need effervescent Vitamin C taballows (powder is fine but tablets job-related slightly better) and also shampoo. Use 1 or 2 1,000mg taballows or 1-2g of Vitamin C powder. If making use of taballows crush them between 2 spoons and collect up the powder in a bowl. Get yourself all set for the therapy because you’ll need to usage it instantly after mixing. I recommend you usage an old towel to catch any kind of colour run-off and also a plastic cap. Mix your powdered Vitamin C with a large squirt of cheap shampoo. Apply this to your hair automatically and also occupational it via your hair ensuring eexceptionally strand also is covered. Cover your hair with a plastic cap to proccasion it from dripping into your eyes. Check your hair eexceptionally 5-10 minutes and leave it on your hair for a maximum of 20 minutes prior to rinsing out. Follow with conditioner.

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After the attempted Color Remover I then tried this method bereason I already had packets of Emergen-C in my cabinet. I tried both Emergen-C powder which I had actually on hand also and also went out an bought the taballows. UMMM NO! Maybe this functions within a few days of dying your hair when it’s still fresh, yet it definitely did NOT rerelocate even a shade of blue.

I was really shocked that it didn’t work bereason practically EVERY youtube video talks around this technique, yet it just didn’t work. I think possibly they were using it on hair that had actually been dyed within a few weeks… unfavor me wbelow my hair was blue for many type of months.

Attempt #3 – Anti-Dandruff Shampoo


Sounds basic, however anti-dandruff shampoo works favor a charm removing pastels and also unwanted tones. If your blonde hair has gone as well ashy or you still have actually a slight color from your last colour hanging about, a couple of washes via an anti-dandruff shampoo will lighten it up significantly.

Many type of hair dye removal tips digital comment on utilizing anti-dandruff shampoo. I would consider this strategy a means of “fading” shade faster not necessarily rerelocating all the color. If you plan on changing your hair shade in the following month or so, start washing your hair with this shampoo, but know that it won’t remove the hair shade within a couple of washes.

Sidenote: I complied with some of the comments and combined it this shampoo via the vitamin C and still didn’t have actually any luck. I tried this 3 times across 2 days through no significant results.


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By this time, I was getting very impatient which suggests I wasn’t quite prepared to totally bleach my hair, but figured I’d offer this “moderate” risk alternative a shot. She’s ideal in that it will fade the color a pair shades.

Aobtain, we’re still fading not necessarily “removing.” As you deserve to check out the blue was still really predominant.

Attempt #5-7 – Swimming, Sun, & Soaking

I tried every one of the above approaches over the course of 2 weeks. So, for week 3 of Blue Hair Color Removal, I opted to wait a week from any kind of other “processing” and also simply deep condition my hair each night to assist it get over the damage of all this washing and processing. Over the complying with week I tried the even more “mild” options, which included –


Swimming If you should fade your colour swimming in a chlorinated pool will fade semi-permanent colour, and also with repetitive expocertain can fade permanent colour slightly. Swimming in the sea have the right to likewise lighten your colour. The impacts are subtle but if you’re a constant swimmer you will notification a difference.

Sun Exposure (without a UV protectant on my hair)

While I don’t desire to encourage anyone to reveal themselves to sun-damages, many unnatural colours are not especially photostable. If you can safely offer your hair a small little of sun expocertain over a few days you will certainly notice a difference in colour. Always take preadvises to prevent sunburn to your skin (don’t forgain your scalp).

Bath Salts

No, I don’t intend the party drug – I’m talking about the stuff your granny supplies to relieve her aches and also pains. Bath salts are a mixture of soluble minerals that are included to bath water and commonly include Epsom salts and also sodium bicarbonate. To use, just run a bath, sprinkle in some bath salts and soak your hair for as lengthy as feasible. Colour is drawn out of your hair, and if there’s many pigment in your hair, you’ll check out a pool of colour where you’ve been soaking!


I know these swimming and sunlight work on rerelocating reds from past endure.. however this short article wouldn’t be titled “stubborn blue” if all these techniques operated on blue hair. The Swimming and also Sun techniques didn’t seem to do much, however hey… at this point even fifty percent a shade lighter and I was ecstatic. I didn’t see ANY readjust after trying the bath salts – yet I did gain an hour of beach in the tub… so maybe that was the universe informing me to be at tranquility via the remaining blue in my hair?

By this point… I was founding to lose hope, so I read via ALLLLLLLL the comments on that write-up and pulled out a couple of nuggets of what “worked” for the readers… They did a good project at pointing me to which of the 10 means was actually functioning. From the comments I got the continuing to be 3 methods I would certainly attempt prior to offering in and also just waiting for the blue to fade normally.

Attempt #8 – Opposing Colors

Have I stated how tired I was from all this hair washing? lol… in the grand scheme of life – It’s simply hair and also I could have actually just been patient for the blue dye to fade naturally, but I was REALLY excited for 1. trying a brand-new style and also 2. blogging around the new style BEFORE summer. So, I went via an approach spanned in this youtube video that argues using a shade oppowebsite of the blue on the shade wheel. I picked up an orange/copper color and also a red.

I saw town – I extended my totality head in the orange/red color (except for my bands given that I kbrand-new I was going to want those yellow). ALL of my hair was dooffered in orangey/red color dye. I figured worse situation scenario red + blue dye would certainly provide me a purplish shade on the under side of my hair which I could live with. But that didn’t take place -_-

In fact, all of the red just washed out and also the blue remained… I couldn’t believe my eyes.

Here’s a photo of the before, throughout, and after:

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Attempt #9 – Dawn Dish Soap & Baking Soda

I pulled this guideline from the comments of the forum short article I discussed prior to. I had actually also heard from the youtubers that the dawn dish soap faded the shade faster… so I ran to Walgreens picked up a $1 bottle of blue Dawn dish soap and also a $1 box of baking soda. I blended about a 1:1 proportion of each into a small cup and also made about 1/4 cup of the mixture. Then I hopped in the shower and also lathered it up. I let it sit on the hair for 5-10 minutes while I finished showering and shaving… then I rinsed….and also rinsed… and also rinsed… lol.

Seriously, the tiny dime sized amount of dish soap that washes your dishes x20 was in my hair. I didn’t take it basic when lathering and also payed for it as soon as it involved rinsing – mann were my arms exhausted.

The great news – this operated INSANELY well. So well, I wish I had actually tried it initially to check out exactly how it would impact my hair before all the various other fading approaches I tried.

Just take a look at the prior to and after pics below. Since it worked so well, the following day, I did the very same thing and also finished up through an extremely light shade of skies blue the rest of my hair was totally blonde.

Proof Pic:

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Attempt #10 – High-lift Blonde Dye


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I conserved this option for last bereason it’s what was recommfinished as a last choice in the comments and also in the post post I pointed out formerly. After the Dish soap and also baking soda rerelocated many of the blue and also all the various other colors were faded out of my hair leaving behind an ash blonde shade, I went for it and also picked up a high lift bleach blonde kit for the drug save.

This gained the continuing to be blue shade out leaving behind a soft shade of blue badepend noticeable. Now that I’m blonde again… I rewarded my hair via a week off and also a deep conditioning therapy at a regional salon.

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Do me a favor – if you try any type of of these methods tag us in your prior to or after pic so we have the right to see exactly how well they functioned for you! Oh and don’t forget to pin this for later… it’ll come in handy when you’re prepared for the next new color.