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Tips For Removing Hair Dye Faster

All of us have used a colour in our hair that has not come out as intended. Some of us perhaps more than once *cough*.

So these are some tips on removing your hair dye faster, without damaging your hair (this will help speed up the fading process, but won’t remove it completely).


  • Wash hair with hot water (cold water helps maintain colour, whereas hot/warm will wash it out faster).
  • Wash hair with Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. Yes, you read correctly; baby shampoo. I have just tried this and it works better than ANY other shampoo or shampoo/peroxide mix I have used before.
  • Wash hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo (removes hair dye much faster than regular shampoo).
  • Shampoo twice each hair wash.
  • Wash hair with a shampoo and bleach mix. (To do this mix up one part bleach powder with 1 part peroxide, mix and then add the same amount again of shampoo-so half shampoo, half bleach+peroxide.) Shampoo with the mixture as normal. I try and leave it on for up to 5 minutes at a time, constantly massaging through my hair to ensure it is even. Condition. And always follow this with a protein treatment to recondition your hair.

Apart from this, you can buy products specially designed to remove hair dye (eg color oops, colour zap, colorfix), I have not tried these before. Or, if all else fails, go to your hairdresser.


**UPDATE: if the above doesn’t work for you, check out my post on bleach baths as a stronger alternative.**

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  1. re stripping dye from hair … baby shampoo, yes and we thought it was mild enough to apply to baby’s tender scalp! will strip dye out in two or three washes. something to do with the pH according to the hairdresser …….. yep that’s right, complained to my hairdresser about colour just not lasting, was asked if I was using a shampoo for coloured hair to which I replied, well I use a really mild gentle shampoo Johnsons Baby Shampoo to which all hairdressers and staff fell about laughing and responded – we use that to REMOVE colour guffaw guffaw!!! ….. hmmmm :(

  2. Okay, so I just tried the baby shampoo idea, and it worked SO well. It definitely removed the most dye of any shampoo or even shampoo/peroxide mix I have tried before. That stuff is potent! Ha ha, good luck babies!

    **Have updated post accordingly**

  3. I don’t have any baby shampoo :( My semi-permanent blue streaks have faded A LOT but I need them all out before I go to Florida. Thanks for the tips!!!

  4. I will definitely try this THANK YOU

  5. I really goofed up with color and became outrageouse and remembered the old technique of blonding my hair when I was 15; so I started to clean my scalp with peroxide and it is working I will follow up with the baby shampoo

  6. Not Insane; Real Brains; Evelyn

  7. I Heard That Stripping Your Hair Clor Off With Baby Shampoo Damages Your Hair . Is It True .? Did It Damage Your Hair ( The Ones Who Tried It ) .?

  8. Nope it didn’t damage mine at all. It’s designed for babies, so I can’t imagine it has anything outrageous in it. Plus it is neutral pH (pH 7). My hair felt nice and soft after, plus it smells so good :)

  9. Thanks :)) && How Long Does It Take For The Hair Color To Come Completely Off .? && Does It Also Stripp Out Blue Black Hair Dye .?

  10. It depends on the colour. Black or blue black is the HARDEST colour to get out (as I am now discovering). I have just embarked on the epic adventure of going from black to a chocolate brown. On some of my hair it took the hairdresser 2 x lifts (with a special colour remover) to get the black out, and on some sections it still hasn’t moved at all, so I have to go back for another session.

    Whilst baby shampoo or head and shoulders HELPS to get out as much colour as possible, your hair is still going to hold a fair amount of the pigment, so will have to be bleached of colour remover-ed out. I do recommend having a hairdresser do this, as it can be so touch and go. And whilst, if it does work, you’ve saved yourself $$, if it doesn’t work (which is more likely), it can be a complete disaster and your hair can be ruined. I have worked this out the hard way myself before, trying to do it myself, so am trying to save you the stress and heartache I went through. It is more $$ but you can also have peace of mind, and still have a head of hair left!!

  11. I Have Blue Black . && Right Now Imm Usingg Johnsons Baby Shampoo . && When I Wash && Rinse My Hair I See Somee Black Color Going Down The Drain . So I Think Its Working . But My Hair Still Looks Black . Where Can I Find && Buy Head And Shoulders .?
    && My Firend Said I Should Go To A Store Called Sallys Beauty Supply To Buy This Thing That Strips All Your Hair Color Off . Is That A Good Idea .? && Should I Do It Myself Or Have A Pro Do It .?
    Thaaanks For Thee Advicee :)

  12. I’m in Australia, so I just buy it from Coles (a major supermarket here), most of our supermarkets/drug stores have it though. It’s an anti dandruff shampoo, so you could try another brand if you cant find H&S.

    I have heard of colour removers. I have never used one myself. You could give it a try, I can’t imagine they would be overly harsh, considering they are readily available to the public. I would keep using your baby shampoo/H&S until you no longer see colour coming out, or noticeable fading, then you could try the colour eraser, just monitor the condition of your hair the WHOLE time to make sure it isn’t stripped of it’s condition. Make sure you do treatments through the process.

    If the colour eraser doesn’t work, or you’re worried about your hair condition, I would recommend just going to a pro, as that is how you are going to get the best/quickest results, and still have a head of hair left afterwards!

  13. Black hair colour is the most difficult hair colour out because the color pigments are one of the stubborn ones to get out. Let me know if you manage to get your black out… maybe use lemons as well?? I’ve heard that helps with lightening hair, I haven’t tried it yet but keen to try it.

  14. ok so im a red head i have dyed my hair a permanet black will using baby shampoo affect my natural color

  15. No, because it is just shampoo, it isn’t a peroxide, so all it does is wash out dye faster. The only thing that lifts your natural colour is peroxide.

  16. Will red- pinkis dye be overly difficult to remove (using baby/ dandruff shampoo) from non-pre-bleached?

    The dye I got (Fudge color box) says its Semi-Permanent, so i assume it should fade on its fairly quickly- but I hear it leaves streaks in the hair

    (my hair is a medium dark brown, never bleached or dyes before, and I only want a somewhat sheer color, for a short period of time)

    just wondering if red will be difficult as well
    thanks :)

  17. which kind of baby shampoo i know johnsons but is there different makes? x

  18. I just use the normal one (the yellow one).

  19. Red is one of the quickest colours to fade (good when you’re wanting to remove it, a pain in the butt when you are trying to maintain it!). It would depend on how porous your hair is as to how quickly it removes it. In my experience Fudge always faded really quickly in my hair even when I wasn’t trying to get it out. It never left streaks in my hair, it faded pretty evenly actually.

  20. i’ve recently bleached my hair,brown to blonde then made the mistake of dying it fudge’s red corvette, which looks more purple/pink than red, so i was wondering if the baby shampoo would make it fade faster? also wondering if i can go from the left over colour to dark brown? thank you:)

  21. The baby shampoo will help it fade faster (or anti dandruff shampoos will do this too).

    You can dye a dark brown over the left over colour, but just be aware that if your hair is still holding red pigment, your brown will have these tones to it, so I’d go a more ashy (cool based, even green based) brown to counter the red/pink.

  22. I have brown hair and it is dip dyed blonde with bleach and peroxide, i wanted to add redy/purple ends to it but the dye i want is permanent, if i use the baby shampoo will it get rid of the redy/purple colour as i dont want to take to risk of rewining my hair and not being able to get just my blonde and brown back? please help

  23. It depends how porous your hair is. If you have been bleaching it for awhile it may take up a lot of the dye, so therefore make it harder to remove. I would recommend either using a less “permanent” (no dye is permanent) dye such as a rinse or even Fudge, which tends to wash out fairly quickly.

    The baby shampoo alone will not get out all the dye, it just fades some out faster than normal shampooing. You would most likely need to bleach the remainder out when you decide to get rid of it (or trim the ends).

    If you are concerned, and/or the condition of your hair is not great from the bleaching, I’d recommend going to a hairdresser.

  24. Will Johnsons baby shampoo help remove PERMANENT hair dye? Or does it only work on semi permanent?

  25. I only use semi or demi permanent, so unsure if it would work on permanent. It works ok on a demi, so I’m sure it should make SOME difference on a permanent. It won’t completely remove the dye, it just helps speed up the fading process.

  26. hi im 14 years and last year i dyed my hair black blue and i didnt like it so my mom went out to wlamart and bought the stripper for my hair and it turned yellow , balck, orange, red and so i went to hte hair dresser and she died it dark brown for a couple months now but i want my hair back but my hair is damnged so what should i use to get it back to blonde beofer school starts?
    thank you!

    ps. my email doesnt work so if you could comment on here that would be great thanks again!

  27. If your hair is damaged I would recommend going to a hair dresser to get it done. Last thing you want is to be going back to school with a buzz cut!

    In the meantime, I would try and put as many treatments as possible through your hair to get some condition back into it.

  28. i have been using grecian formula which i understand has metallics in it. will the baby shampoo still be my best option?

  29. As far as I understand, baby shampoo should be pretty unreactive, but I have not had anything to do with Grecian Formula, so I’d be asking a hairdresser/pharmacy first if in doubt.

  30. Last week I dyed my hair purple and kind of regret it, I was wondering if the baby shampoo will work for this as it is permanent and also if you know how long it takes to fade? :s


  31. I am actually in the process of fading purple out of my hair. Used a “deep purple” and it has turned almost black. I have been using baby shampoo which is fading heaps of the dye out. I have been washing my hair everyday for about 3 days (including leaving the shampoo in for 1/2 hr) and it has helped a fair bit. Keep your eyes out for my blog post which I will put up as soon as I’ve finished doing it.

    As for how long it would take, that depends on how porous your hair is and how dark the dye is. You can also do a ‘bleach bath’ to help speed up the fading process. I will be doing up a blog about this too very soon.

  32. Thanks! I’ve been washing my hair everyday using baby shampoo and anti dandruff. I’ve noticed the colour coming off but not any difference on my hair, but I guess it takes time. I will try leaving the baby shampoo on for 1/2 to see if that will also help. I will also look for your blog post as well :)

  33. im naturally a light brunnette, and i dyed my hair black >_< and im dyeing to get it out, but i dont know the best way to remove some of the color, in the sun i can see the brown coming through, but anything else i can do to get the black out more?

  34. hi guys. ive dyed my hair black about a month ago & Its faded but barely. Its also very short, like a boys’ cut. anyhow, I am using baby shampoo and a clarifying shampoo to remove the dye as I dont want to over damage it or damage it too much using a bleach. Im also going to try using vitamin c and shamoo mixture in the mean time, and I’ll follow up this post!.

    Amber- try using baby shampoo/peroxide/ a lightener/ OOPS! colour remover. You can get them at a drug store. :-) [serparately!!! not all at ine. Id also space them out like a week or week & a half because u dont want your hair drying out!)

    x CC

  35. Right, well, I dyed my hair red a while back, and it’s faded to a brown blonde colour. My hair was strawberryblonde, kinda blondeginger combo, it was nice… Any who, I still have red clumps randomly because my hair has different colour streaked through, and my hairdresser told me aabout Johnson baby shampoo, will it still work?? Will it still get quite blonde? Or will it only go a certain colour???
    Thanks very much =D xxx

  36. The baby shampoo will only fade it a certain amount then it will stop being effective. If after trying this you still need to fade more out, have a look at my post on bleach baths, which are stronger (but also more damaging).

  37. Will it take out a 30 wash pink out of my hair coz I need it out b4 school and I only have 2 weeks

  38. hi, im an Aussie. my natural hair colour is brown, years ago ive dyed my hair to a blondw, and ive kept dying my hair brown, but it fades and it keeps going back to the blonde. :(. would the baby shampoo help?

  39. i ve hilighted my hair blonde before and just let it grow out but then i got this hair dye called splat i am not gonna do my whole head just my tips but when i was cheaking out the lady asked me if i was gonna strip my hair and i said yea but i dont want it to ruin my hair so would proxside make it look bad

  40. It’s been two days since I begin trying to remove my blue-black hair dye…
    I’ve left dishwashing soap on my hair for around 15-30 minutes. And let me tell you, everytime I rinse a lot of the paint comes out! Today, (the second day) I was able to see a bit of my old colour poking through. I’m really looking forward to see the results in two weeks time. My plan is to keep washing out the paint with dish soap, (obviously conditioning my hair properly afterwards) and also doing chamomile tea washes and honey and cinnamon washes to lighten it further! There are plenty links on how to create those washes, just search around and good luck peeps.

  41. Will it work on permanent hair dye?

  42. I want to dye my hair purple, i want to get it done by a stylist. I was wondering after washing all the color off will my hair still be dark brown( my natural haircolor)? I love the color but i want to change it up a bit.

  43. Do you mean you’re going to just dye over the natural colour (not bleach it or anything) with purple? If so; first, the colour won’t be very bright, so depending what you’re aiming for, you may want to consider lightening it. Second, if you dye over your natural colour, depending on the dye, it should almost all wash out and leave you back where you started. Although if it’s a dye which lifts colour at all, you won’t. If you’re at all concerned about the end result, I’d be consulting your hairdresser as it will depend upon what dye they use etc.

  44. Lori says, A long time ago, I thought i had bought a packet of hair glossing treatment from a beauty supply store. As I was preparing to apply it to my hair, I was surprised at the color of the “glossing” stuff. It was a different color than I remembered. But then I thought of the strange colors of some of the coloring I’d seen beauticians putting on other women’s hair (yellow, blue etc…) and went ahead with applying it. Should have rechecked the packet… What I had picked up may have looked like the same packet I’d bought before but it turned out to be Raven Black. Ouch! I called my hairdresser and he said to use equal parts color developer and baby shampoo. Can’t remember how long he said to put it on but it sure did work. Disaster averted. I guess you could buy a cheap box of hair color for the bottle of cream developer (if you don’t have a beauty supply store in your town) and mix it like my hairdresser recommended. It worked on my Elvis Raven Black hair. I’m not a beautician so if someone knows the right amount of time to put the above on hair or if it is a bad idea and I was just lucky, chime in.

  45. I dip dyed the tips of my hair blue, and before I did that I bleached it, but that was a long time ago. Now, it has faded to a greenish-gray, and I need an effective way to get the color out, so the blonde tips will only show, not the color. Any suggestions that doesn’t involve using chemicals?
    Please leave a comment on this website, not at my email, my email is faulty.

  46. I’m naturally blonde with natural stripes (darker AND lighter than the main colour), and have my hair dyed black with permanent (a cheap one) colour.
    Even the shampoo and conditioner (?) I have for dyed hair removes ALOT of the colour, so sections of my hair are more brown and some places even blonde.
    I don’t have enough money to dye it every 2nd week (it grows really fast), so I’m going to try let all the colour go out.
    Would baby shampoo/H&S take out all/alot of the colour?
    Uuhuh, I’ll miss my black hair. I look so much better with black hair. haha xD

  47. Lori,

    I use this method most of the time to strip out dye etc. See my post HERE about it.

  48. It will help fade it out quicker, but may not do it evenly. If you’re wanting to get back to (well, as close as possible to) your natural colour, I’d be going to a professional. BIG job going from black to blonde.

  49. I’m a natural blonde and have died my hair many colours, I’ve gone from brown to blonde to brown, then kept going darker then went black. Tbh I want my blonde hair back, I’ve read most of these comments so will the baby shampoo remove all the dye or just the black? My blonde roots have come through and my hair goes red/ brown in the light as well. The hairdresser said the cost will be 240£ for the amount they have to take out, or I have to get it cut? I don’t know what to do as I’m back to school now, can I have some advice?

  50. Shampooing will only fade some of the black out. Black is one of the hardest colours to get out, and in my experience going from Black to blonde (or any medium to light colour for that matter) is a job for a professional. They will most likely have to lift the colour out of your hair a few times and over a period of time (depending on the condition of your hair, this might not be as light as your natural colour) then tone it and dye it with a blonde dye to even it out.

  51. my natural hair color is black, i colored it brown and turned out reddish. and i’m wondering if the Johnson’s baby shampoo would help me get rid of my reddish hair. and i’m not sure if the dye is semi-perm or perm i just bought it in a local pharmacy. how long will the process take? does the dye come off easily (all the color) reply asap. thanks x

  52. I have natural dirty blonde hair and I died it blonde but it’s way too blonde… Is there anything that will help that fade??? I’m desperate

  53. Hi , my hair is bleached from black to blonde then I used a semi-permanent which is turquoise and it turns to greenish blonde , it was disastrous . I did shampoo my hair and its kinda faded but still it looks obvious , was wondering if the baby shampoo would get rid of my ridiculous greenish blonde as soon as possible ? is it works on removing the bleach hair too?

  54. hi! i had black hair wid lil greying(not noticeable though). My hair dresser coloured it deep brown with highlights of copper brown. it looked aweful. she deposited red colour only in the fron portion of my hair. in short my hair looks miserable. all the colours used were of permanent nature. how do i get my natural hair colour back without harming my hair. my hair is already dry and rough

  55. Nothing removes bleach, as bleaching is the removal of colour. You can only redeposit colour back over the top of bleached hair.


    Shampooing will only help speed up the normal fading process a bit. It is not a miracle colour remover.

    If you need something more you could try the colour remover products, designed to remove dye more effectively (never used them myself), or bleach it out.

    Also: You cannot fade bleached hair (bleached hair is hair stripped of colour).

    And, as always, if ever in doubt, ASK A PROFESSIONAL. Thanks

  57. Ok I’ve bleached my hair about 4-5 times, and I want my natural Dark Brown hair back, how can I get it back without destroying and damaging my hair more? Thanks

  58. Hey, some useful tips here.
    My natural hair colour is blonde, but it gradually got darker as I got older, because of this I have bleached highlights done by a professional friend.
    So my hair is very light blonde.
    I have recently suffered a break up with my bf and fancied a change, I grabbed a couple of box dyes and went to colour my hair an ashy brown. It is now, in my opinion light brown, though others have said it is lighter. It is a dye that lasts up to 24 shampoos.
    I am happy with the colour but am struggling to get used to it.
    If I were to go back to my blonde, do you think it would still look the same, or will I struggle to get it back?


  59. My natural hair color is medium brown and I dyed my hair ruby red how can I her it out without my hair turning pink?

  60. I had a couple questions about my recently died hair. I have self died it recently, about a month or two ago I would say, with a SUPER cheap permanent black hair dye, And its starting to fade into a light brown/blonde and red, even though my previous coloring was red and I am a natural dark brunette. Is this normal with such cheap supermarket dye? I have dyed my hair MULTIPLE times over the past 6 years, i.e first it was box bleached blonde and pink (mostly on my bangs and top roots, because I was about 13 and a friend did it), then salon died to light brown (after about a month because it looked so horrible) that turned it to a mix of the three colors, then to box dark brown, box dark brown again for fading, box light brown, box chestnut, box red (all of which by a friend who has had cosmetology classes) then to a box red and box brown by my mother 3x within a 4 month time period and by myself afterwards to said cheap box of black. Surprisingly, my hair has held up pretty good. My question is though, since the bleaching and darker colors were centered towards my bangs and to off to the left side of my roots, will the dye removal take longer with your treatment ideas on the left side and my bangs area? I have noticed that the due is starting to wear off already, but more consistently in the literal middle sections off hair and slightly in my roots. Is this also normal for where it was dyed heaviest? Are there any good treatment you know of that will help with this, other than bleaching or peroxide? And how long do you assume the box dye will fully wear off, since it was so cheap and way less strong than any other version?

    Thank you,

  61. I dyed my hair splat raspberry last week and was wondering if i could just dye over it with a brown? the xolor still bleeds so coming out isnt an issue

  62. Hi,

    I recently dyed my natural black hair with honey colored streaks. My hairdresser says that the dye is permanent. Will the baby shampoo help fade out this color? And, when it fades out, will it change to my natural hair color or turn into some other lighter color like blonde or yellow?

  63. Hi I’m natural hair colour is brown but I’ve dyed it black but I want to get rided of the black and go purple

  64. Roisin Wallace says:

    I recently dyed my hair blue black and i want to remove it… anything natural that might help ( it is a permanent dye btw)

  65. Hey! For the person that had done this baby shampoo will it take out the bad orange color in my blonde hair please help!! How much is baby shampoo

  66. hi im a natural red head and have dyed my hair dark browns since i was 14 now 15 turning 16 and also dyed it dark reds which bought back the brown but my red is slowly returning any ideas on how i could speed up the process because i want my natural red back sure i could go and get Caramel foils done .

  67. i have recently box died my hair, but i am desperaste to restyle my hair with dif colour and some blonde, if i use baby shampoo will the hairdresser be able to do colour without a hassel??

    and i am using moroccan oil at the moment cos my hair is severely damaged, will this help prevent any further dmage from the baby shampoo and more colour?

  68. 6 weeks ago I dip dyed my hair light brown I am natural dark brown brunette the dip dye is permanent I was just wondering if the johnsons or head and shoulders would fade my dip dye away effectively ? Or if there are any other non harming methods??

  69. I am deeply and sincerely grateful for your tips on quickly fading semi/demi permanent color. I tried a new brand (splat) and was NOT happy with the results. I wanted the color out asap, but did not want to bleach twice in one week. The Johnson’s baby shampoo got over 95% of the color out and did not destroy the quality of my hair.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  70. You’re very welcome :)

  71. Hi,
    I am 52 and have permanently colored for years. I am originally medium/dark brunette who started going grey at 30. I started to grow it out and I am 75% white or more! Have not colored at all since October and then only roots. I have used temporary when we go anywhere otherwise a hat. My color is partially that brassy, reddish that occurs and white. Will the baby shampoo help with the brassy? I have thought if it works and the brassy is still a problem finding the blue conditioner. Any help is appreciated as I would prefer NOT to look like a calico cat for the next couple of years!
    Thank you.

  72. I don’t believe baby shampoo would help with the brassiness as it has no pigment. The blonde toner shampoos work as they have purple pigment which counters the orange tones, keeping blonde hair a whiter ‘cleaner’ looking blonde.

    Not sure what a purple shampoo would do on reddish brassy hair. But I’d probably recommend trying one of the Revlon colour bombs (nutricolour?). I use the 600 on my bright red hair and it is a really nourishing treatment that refreshes the colour. They have a large range of colours. Bit pricey but WELL worth it. I buy mine off eBay.

  73. hi, so 4 months ago i bleached my hair and then colored it turquoise and now it’s like green and i’m kinda tired of it so if i use head & shoulder to speed it up, can i then color it blonde (my natural hair) without having green shades in it?

  74. Teagan Brown says:

    I have dark dark brown hair and it looks black I wanted dark brown but my stylest messed up I guess any tips on how to get it out faster ?

  75. hey,
    i have natural sandy blonde hair and have dyed all different colours pink, purple, blue, green. At the moment it is baby blue and is slowly naturally fading but i want to fasten the process up, do you think the baby johnson shampoo will take very long for lighter shades?

  76. Hey there,
    Sunday morning I dyed my hair deep purple and it looks more black, ugh. So, I was just wondering if the shampoo worked on getting it out for you? I used the new Vidal Sassoon luxe color and it said 48 washes on it and then permanent on the bottom of box, so I’m not sure if that means semi-permanent. What do think? Thanks in advance for you help. :-)

  77. Hi, I’ve been dying my hair dark reddish brown for four years using ion demi hair dye. My natural hair color is strawberry blonde, and I am desperate to have my natural hair back. I haven’t dyed my hair in about 6 months, but my hair is not really fading–only my roots are growing with my natural color. My question is.. Does it matter how LONG you’ve been dying your hair? If it has been 6 mo since I’ve dyed my hair, will the Johnson’s Baby Shampoo still work?

  78. It’s most likely NOT going to completely remove it, but it WILL help speed up the fading. Depending on what you’re natural colour/colour under the deep purple is, will affect the end result. If it said permanent on the box, then it would be permanent.

  79. It works faster on veggie-based kinda dyes (eg manic panic, special effects etc) but the time it takes will depend on your hair condition and what other colours you’ve got in there. If the shampoo on its own doesn’t work, and you want it lighter to redye it, try the bleach bath (DON’T do this if you want it back to your natural colour underneath the dyes as it contains bleach so will strip your colour).

  80. Yes, any of the tips in my blog post.

  81. For complicated colour questions I’d recommend asking a hairdresser, I only go off my own experience.

    I would imagine it would still work, but would take longer. As, if you’ve been dyeing it a long time, there will be more colour built up.

  82. just wondering have you ever used “splat” hair dye? I used the blue and i’ve heard this is a direct dye, well a few months having this color and now im sick of it. My ends are maybe 3″ along with my long bangs are previously bleached. So now i used color oops, it did really well at taking out the color but after washing my hair it now has a tint of green/mint color on the bleach. How should I try and remove the tint without bleaching or using another box of color remover cuz my hair has been damaged and that stuff stinks.

  83. I dyed my hair about 5 months ago and it was fine while it lasted but my roots are coming through and my parents made the decision that i can’t dye my hair anymore. My roots make my hair look disgusting.
    Im just looking for a way to remove the color fatser to get it back to my natural color. Will Johnson’s baby soap help with this? Like will it get it back to my normal color?
    Thanks – Kayla

  84. Baby shampoo (or anti dandruff shampoo) are just that; shampoo. They aren’t a bleach or colour remover. They will do what a shampoo will do, only they do it a bit faster. So instead of shampooing 20 times to fade some color, they may do it in 10 (depending on your hair etc).

  85. How many washes does it take to remove thedye with the johnsons baby shampoo? And does it remove it completely?

  86. I Know Black Is Hard To Get Out. I Am A Natural Blonde Who Went Black( Never Again) I Have Tried Just About Everything Short Of Bleaching What Else Can I try

  87. I’ve brown hair I dyed green and then dyed back brown my hair looks multicoloured so I was just wondering if the baby shampoo will clear some of this green

  88. I bleached my hair a few months back and dyed it pimpin purple ( by special effects). It had begun fading into a bright pink color and I was in the process of finding a job so I got this deep red box color from the store and it turned my hair a BRIGHT red, almost fire engine red. I ended up going to the salon to see if they could get the color out. They used a stripper and it barely took any of the color out so they just used a very dark brown over it and left it that way. Which made my hair have weird purpley red streaks. I have left it that way for a few months, and I decided it was time to get rid of that color too. I picked up a few boxes of bleach and started bleaching my hair tonight. Now my hair is back to that bright pink color, I just want my hair to be a normal color, preferably a medium blonde color. I am going to try using the baby shampoo and dandruff shampoo in a few minutes to see if I can get some more of the pink out before my next bleaching session tomorrow morning. Hopefully that works. If anyone has any feedback or tips they would be greatly appreciated.

  89. Try doing a bleach bath instead, as it will be less harsh on your hair than a straight bleaching, and may be all it needs.

  90. Okay so yesterday was my first time ever bleaching or dying my hair. I used splat and got it red, how do I get the red out of my hair ASAP.? Or go to my original color brown? Please help me. I’m really not liking this color at all.

  91. Omg… so I had to come write here after reading posts about my disastrous night. It’s 5 am and I couldnt even sleep due to the monstrosity my hair had become with the dark purple SPLAT. I recently did the blue and was in love with it, I was ready for another color (I have several I purchased to try), and was concerned about the blue /black the was left in my hair. A lil back story, I did the blue on my natural color then decided to bleach the front strands and a small part of my underhair. The blue hadnt washed out yet so I decided to rebleach the front and under hair, and like an idiot, decided to bleach the rest of my hair for a quick 10 minutes to get the blue out completely. Well I definitely effed up the bleaching all over but was like Screw it! I’ll dye it the purple, no1 will notice! Holy hell balls it was horrific! I’m not sure if it was the purple, the bleach job or god telling me your to old to dye your hair, but it was a mess! I wish I had a pic but I was bright purple in the front and underhair and a very strange cranberry pink/purple for the rest! So after trying to go to sleep, failing miserably!, I started looking up how to get this out. .. being that splat is a direct dye, most things dont work. I tried color oops earlier to get the blue out and that did nothing. I figured my only hope was either washing my hair vigorously for days or re bleaching it again… and my hair is thin, I knew it would break off if I did. So ive been researching and what I tried was 
    * johnsons baby shampoo
    * a little hydrogen peroxide
    * some baking soda thrown in
    * and I used a tablespoon, maybe more, of the base for the bleach that comes with splat. 
    To be more specific, not the packet of bleach, but the bottle of oxide you ADD the packet of bleach to.
    I brushed it over the front and under hair for 10 minutes and then did rest of my hair. Put a cap on my head and left it for 15- 20 minutes. 
    Lemme tell you folks,,, about 80% of the color came out! !! If not more! ! The front and underhair that i bleached blonde is now a lavenderish color and the rest of my hair is back to the light brown color from when I bleached for ten minutes. .. still a mess.. BUT holy crap what a difference! ! Much better then what I started off with lemme tell you! I really wanna do something with whats left but instead put on a deep intensive conditioner and im leaving it on for a few hours. Hopefully this helps for anyone else with the same issue!

  92. Hi guys I’ve very dark brown hair I suppose black
    And I dip dyed my hair a caramel colour and I have
    Very very long hair which I wouldent like to lose
    And since there is bleach in the dye I can’t get it out
    So do any if yee think the Johnsons baby shampoo
    Will work

    Rlly need some advice

  93. Hi I have naturally dark chocolate brown, almost black hair. And I got it dyed way too light, a light brown which gives off blonde tones. Any idea how to go back to darker hair or to darken the colour without using more hair dye?

  94. Hi my daughter has natural dark brown hair, which she bleached and dyed blue, parts of it are a nice blue, others greeny blue, others green. She wants to get it back to brown. I have been researching and think fading it with anti dandruff shampoo or baby shampoo is the best way. Then put a redish brown dye over the top. My question, how much do we need to fade it before redying?


  95. Hit I have a nice almost platinum blonde and I was doing a root touch up at tried using a ash blonde to remove the brassy tone from my roots and it turned a little part of my blonde a purple tint. Will baby shampoo help fade that or will bleach get rid of it?

  96. Can you help my hair is a purple colour I used it twice I used the permanent live colour I’m naturally blonde and I want to go back to my natural colour what would you suggest thanks maddie xx

  97. Washing up liquid also works I dyed my hair purple and wanted to go back blonde so the hairdresser said use washing up liquid to bring the colour out and lighten it, I did and it worked. I then had a dark brown almost black put on and used the same thing and im now back to blonde :) it took a few months but I got there

  98. I’m glad that worked for you. Dishwashing liquid can be quite damaging and drying as it isn’t designed for hair and is a harsh chemical, so if you already have damaged or dry hair I’d avoid it.

  99. If the baby shampoo isn’t working, you could find that colour remover stuff (“colour oops” I think it’s called?)

  100. Just think of it kind of like paint. The colour you fade it to is going to be your “base coat”. So obviously the more you can fade, the more true to colour your “top coat” will be.

  101. Bleach is removing colour, so shampooing won’t help.

  102. was almost silver says:

    I went to the salon to have my hair dyed purple. It came out lavender. The stylist did a plum rinse . I did not like it then I don’t like it now it has been over two weeks. I been washing it with Head and Shoulders. How long before I can get the plum out , and dye my hair silver

  103. Without knowing exactly what they did and used, then I have no idea.

    If the hairdresser didn’t do what you asked for you should go back to them and get them to fix it.

  104. i had my hair ombre and i didnt like it so i dyed over it with dark brown and almsot looks black, if i use heads and shoulders how long will it take for the colour to fade?

  105. I used paintbox fudge in the colour purple haze. I bleached my hair prior. The colour came out disgusting and i hated it at first sight. I washed it a couple times with head and shoulders and it turned blue in places!!! Lol. Now it looks wayy worse. Im going to try a bleach bath but i may have to get a trim after this. My poor hair. Ill never touch paintbox fudge ever again because obviously my hair doesnt like it.

  106. Colour stripper works but you would have to do it 2 or 3 times. I did it once and my hair was really dry. I ended up going back dark. Atleast now i know what to do and not to do next time.

  107. My natural hair is dark brown, but i wanted it to be lighter and it turned out to that dark blonde, i want my natural haitr color back so will the dandruff shampoo work??

  108. My natural hair is dark brown, but i wanted it to be lighter and it turned out to that dark blonde, i want my natural haitr color back so will the dandruff shampoo work?? P

  109. I am attempting to get my natural hair color back without having to wait for my hair to grow the color out but I have a mix of blonde, black and red. What is the best way to get rid of the three colors I have without damaging or causing harm to my hair???

  110. I have natural dark brown hair and a month or so back, I got bleached streaks in my hair, I dyed those streaks teal and I liked it for a long time but now I’m getting tired of it and want the bleach streaks and the natural brown back, what do you recommend me to do to keep my natural brown AND the bleach streaks BUT take out the teal off the bleach. I have tried dandruff soap (head and shoulders)
    And it isn’t really working that much, it is taking to same amount of time for it to regularly come out, but how can it come out faster?

  111. AnnMarie Kelly says:

    Went through this phase of wanting my hair a kinda purple. She suggested plum so she did it and it is literally as purple as you can get!!! I’m so sick and tired of people making stupid little comments about it and getting looks everywhere I go! It is a bright enough colour so how long will it take to tone down? I’ve only started it today, going to the hairdressers tomorrow aswell

  112. Just yesterday i dyed my hair honey with blonde highlights and i hate it. I’m okay with the honey color but not the blonde highlights. I think that the blonde does not match me. I don’t want to re-dye my hair. Is there another way? I’m graduating in 2 days and i’m hoping that there’s a miracle. Thank you

  113. Hi, I just dyed my hair brown and it came out too light on top. How do I darken it?? My hair was originally dark/ brown-black

  114. how long would it take to get back my natural hair color

  115. Hey I have died my hair a permenant red about two months ago it has grown out a lot and faded quite a bit will baby shampoo lift the rest of the dye or will I need to strip it with Coles hair stripper and if I do strip it will my hair be my natural hair colour x

  116. I have got streaks done…it changed to orange. So now i got it colored to black. Now my hair shines black and part of streaks shine as Burgundy. The hairdresser left a streak by mistake that looks brownish orange. How do i remove that? What if i use baby shampoo? Does the entire hair color including the previous streaks get removed?? Please help

  117. Blue is the hardest to get out of your hair besides black. It is much harder especially if it is semi permanent. I’ve heard the best way to remove semi permanent hair dye is to crush up 1000mg of vitamin C and mix with head and shoulders and leave it in your hair for 1hr-10hr etc…

    I tried the One N’ Only color removal kit on my blue/teal hair it didn’t strip very well but it did lighten it. Also you can use it up to 3 times depending on how long your hair is.

    Permanent hair dye is a lot easier to remove. So if you want blue hair reminder it is the hardest to remove.

  118. So I have the hair color splat lucious raspberry in my hair and I’m trying to remove it so I tried bleaching it our but that only made it look like a reddish pink considering the fact that it only bleach around my hairline now it looks horrible so I went to Walmart and got this kit called color oops but that didn’t work neither any suggestions and I’ve tried the baby shampoo it didn’t work

  119. Hey I just dyed my hair, Clairol’s Natural Instincts Medium Cool Brown. It says it lasts 28 shampoos but I really want it out now, don’t really like it. But I was wondering since it is a semi permanent if the baby shampoo will take the color out or not? Thanks

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