How to Remove Permanent Dark Hair Dye With Detergent

By Ginger Yapp

Permanent hair dye can be a pain to get out should you decide you are unhappy with your new color, as permanent hair dye is not meant to wash out or gradually fade like most semi-permanent or temporary dyes. One way to go about removing hair dye from your hair at home is by shampooing your hair with laundry detergent while taking a shower. This method must be carried out carefully, as laundry detergent is incredibly strong and can damage your hair.

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Laundry detergent can be used to remove permanent hair dye from your hair.

Step 1

Wet your hair with warm water while in the shower.

Step 2

Dispense a small amount of laundry detergent into your hand.

Step 3

Lather the laundry detergent into your hair, making sure to cover all of your hair with the detergent.

Step 4

Rinse the detergent from your hair.

Step 5

Remove excess water from your hair with a towel.

Step 6

Check your mirror to see if you have achieved the desired effect.

Step 7

Repeat if necessary, but do not leave the detergent on too long. If the permanent hair dye is too strong and does not fade at all, consult a hairdresser and do not repeat.

Step 8

Follow up with a leave-in conditioner to soothe your hair from the harsh detergent treatment.