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Ash-blond hair is a medium-blond hair color with cool tones. When your new permanent ashy hair color doesn't look right with your skin tone, the best solution may be to remove the hair color. A hair stylist can use chemical processing at a salon but this method of dye removal is expensive and can be harsh on hair. Instead, you can remove most of the color yourself at home.

Pour 1/4 cup of clarifying shampoo into a bowl and add 2 tsp. of clear dish washing detergent. Stir the two ingredients together to mix well.

Wet your hair and shampoo your hair with the dish washing detergent and shampoo combination. Suds up the shampoo thoroughly and be sure to scrub your hair from the roots to the ends. Allow the mixture to sit on your hair for two to three minutes.

Rinse your hair thoroughly under warm water to remove the shampoo and detergent mixture, as well as the hair color dye.

Apply a deep-conditioning cream or oil treatment to your hair. Cover your head with a plastic shower cap to keep the heat close to your head. Place a bath towel around your head and the shower cap and let the deep-conditioning treatment sit on your hair for 30 minutes.

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Rinse away the deep conditioner and allow your hair to air-dry.

Tip

Always test a new hair color dye first on a few strands cut from the underside of your hair.

Warning

This process may have to be repeated a few times before the color is completely gone.

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Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.