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How To Remove Semi-Permanent Hair Dye

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Wash your hair as much as possible

In normal circumstances, we would recommend washing your hair as little as possible as this prolongs the color in your hair and keeps it looking vibrant. However, if you’re looking to fade the color, we recommend washing it as often as you can. Each wash will help the color fading process and the more you do it, the more it will fade.

Ditch your regular shampoo

When washing your hair, we suggest using a strong shampoo. There are many options including clarifying or anti-dandruff shampoo, or a shampoo for greasy hair. When looking to fade hair, we’re breaking hair coloring best practice, so avoid shampoo for dry, damaged, or colored hair.

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Use a deep conditioner

As you’re using a strong shampoo, it’s important to keep your hair hydrated to replenish nutrients. Using a deep conditioner will keep your hair healthy while still fading the unwanted color.

Hot water

Using warm/hot water will open the hair follicles and is guaranteed to speed up the fading process. As the hair follicles open, the color will be stripped out and will result in faster fading. Make sure the water is at a comfortable temperature to avoid burning yourself!

Return to the salon

Our best advice would be to return to the salon and get a professional hairdresser to remove the unwanted hair color. Treatments done in the salon will likely be stronger and will be able to get more color out than if done at home.


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