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Help! How do I fade hair dye?

(22 Posts)
ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Sat 11-Feb-17 17:59:57

Got my hair coloured today. I hate it. It's far too dark for my skin tone and makes me look like a ghost. Is there a way to fade it or do I just need to sit it out?

Fuzzypeggy Sat 11-Feb-17 18:24:57

Head and shoulders can fade hair dye a bit

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 11-Feb-17 18:27:18

Alternate washing with head and shoulders and fairy washing up liquid

Gingerbreadmam Sat 11-Feb-17 18:27:58

washing powder.

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Sat 11-Feb-17 18:28:20

Washing up liquid?!

Will it damage my hair? I don't want dried out horrible coloured hair!

Flanderspigeonmurderer Sat 11-Feb-17 18:29:31

Wash it every day

preciouspig Sat 11-Feb-17 18:29:40

Head and shoulders

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 11-Feb-17 18:30:43

It shouldn't do! After all, it doesn't dry out your hands when you wash up.... I've only needed to do it once but this did work for me.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 11-Feb-17 18:31:20

If you google fairy liquid hair dye lots comes up about it, including previous threads on here.

Imnotaslimjim Sat 11-Feb-17 18:33:54

Anti-dandruff shampoo. Washing up liquid will work but can dry out your hair. You can fix that with a deep conditioning treatment. Soak your hair in any conditioner, wrap your head in a carrier bag and sit under a hot shower for 10 minutes then rinse with cool water

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Sat 11-Feb-17 18:35:54

Okaaaaaay. I'm off for a shower with a bottle of fairy.

Nospringflower Sat 11-Feb-17 18:39:26

I would wait. Often it is just the initial reaction and then you get over it. I had this recently when I got mine done and thought it was too dark.

phoebe2016 Sat 11-Feb-17 18:42:18

The best way to fade hair colour is with vitamin c and head and shoulders shampoo. Finely Ground up 2 or 3 large dispersible vitamin c tablets (put them in a food bag and crush with a rolling pin) then mix the powder in a bowl with a good old dollop of the sampoo, it will go all frothy. Wet hair and apply the mixture, massage in and then put a shower cap on. Go about you business for 30-60 mins, then rinse out thoroughly and condition your hair well. It really works and can be repeated again and again until you are happy with the result. Good luck!

StrawberryStar Sat 11-Feb-17 18:47:14

Vosene worked a treat at stripping my colour out.

neveradullmoment99 Sat 11-Feb-17 18:50:34

Crushed vit c tablets mixed with ant-dandruff shampoo. Its on you tube. Worked to lighten mine.

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Sat 11-Feb-17 19:16:33

I've tried the fairy. It's not seeming much lighter. I guess I'm going to have to live with it.

Would it be okay to call the hairdresser and ask them to put a note on my profile saying this colour is to dark so I don't accidentally get it again in future?

Eliza22 Sat 11-Feb-17 19:45:08

Can't you go back? They'll want you to be happy (or happier) with their work. There WILL be a way for them to lighten you a bit. Don't damage your hair.... that'd be self defeating. Seriously, go back to them.

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Sat 11-Feb-17 20:04:26

I'll give them a call on Monday and see what they say. Now I've washed it and styled it myself I can tell I like the cut and I like how shiny it is but it's too dark near my face. I'm wondering if a few highlights might lift it a bit.

ivykaty44 Sat 11-Feb-17 21:12:17

Head and shoulders stripes colour as it has such a high pH

Dontsayyouloveme Sat 11-Feb-17 21:36:58

Scott Cornwall colourb4! I have darkish brown hair, diy dye and it came out sodding jet black. I used this and it stripped lots out and left a nice chestnutty colour! Read instructions carefully though to check you can use it. Not sure it will work if you've e we dyed it blonde...

Dontsayyouloveme Sat 11-Feb-17 21:37:25

Ever dyed it blonde..... obvs it's not blonde now smile

Tarbert Sat 11-Feb-17 21:41:15

My hairdresser recommends head and shoulders for striping out hair dye. (Or, put it the other way, not using Head and Shoulders if you want to keep the colour).

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