Q: Grandma, I naturally have medium blonde hair with red highlights. It came out orange-red hair then turned light when I dyed it. The Orange is fading but I still have light red hair.How do I get the red color out,but keep the blonde? I don’t have the money to go to a hair stylist.
A: Dear D, Having a bad hair day is hard to avoid, especially if you are the type of person who always uses chemicals to fix your hair. Changing hair color isn’t a crime but, before you use a specific hair color treatment, you need to make sure that you know how to use it and what is going to be the effect.
The color sample on the boxes of the hair colors isn’t always like that. The effects of these colors are going to depend on your natural hair color or the current color of your hair. Another problem with using hair color is that the hair gets dry and damaged.
HOME REMEDIES FOR COLORED HAIR
1. Olive Oil and Rosemary – Rosemary can help stimulate new hair growth and it can also protect against additional breakage. And olive oil, on the other hand, comes with a lot of nutrients. To use it, heat ¼ cup rosemary oil but make sure that it’s only warm and not hot. After that, add a few drops of oil and then apply it smoothly on the air. With the use of a shower cap leave it on for at least 20 minutes and after, rinse with water. (1)
2. Soap Mixture – To remove the red hair color, mix liquid dish soap with clarifying shampoo. Take a shower and wash your hair like no problem has happened. This type of home remedy is great in removing the fake hair color you put. You still need to remember that the red hair dye isn’t going go away in just one wash so better do the washing once, everyday.(5)
3. Vinegar – Vinegar can help eliminate buildup of hair color. Chemical pollutant buildup on the hair can make the hair look dry and dull. There is a need for the buildup to be removed so that the true color can be really seen. Mix some vinegar with a bit of water for best results. It is best to use spray bottle to soak hair with the mixture after shampooing. Comb the hair and leave it on for at least five minute; wash with shampoo and conditioner. (2)
4. Bananas and Avocados – Bananas and avocados both contain nutrients that can help fix color-damaged and dry hair. Better results are going to be seen if the bananas and avocados that are going to be used are soft and a bit rotten. Mush these two fruits and apply it on your hair, shampoo and rinse after.
5. Yogurt – Every time before you shower, apply yogurt for at least thirty minutes. This acts as a natural conditioner for your hair. (3)
6. Beer – Beer actually brings back shine to color-treated hair. Though women once washed their hair with beer, it is true that using it as a setting spray really works better, and it isn’t going smell once it dries. Put some beer in a clear spray bottle. After shampooing, spray the beer on your hair to let it set.
7. Honey – Mix some honey and olive oil. If your hair is dry, use more olive oil. Use the mixture as a coating; after that, rinse it with lukewarm water. If the hair is extremely dry due to too much use of hair color, use the mixture at least once every week. (4)
8. Chamomile Tea – Chamomile tea is best for people who have blonde hair color. Brew five to ten teabags of the said tea with 3/4 of a cup of water. Cool mixture with ice cubes. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice. Transfer the mixture in a clear spray bottle and after that, spray it on the hair. For better results, moisten a hand towel and heat it inside an over or microwave, then wrap it around the head.
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