The following can all contribute to the removal of hair colour:
Hot Oil treatments
Alcohol based hair products such as hairspray, gel or mousse.
Washing hair with strong shampoos such as anti-dandruff, deep cleansing, clarifying and all-purpose varieties.
Sprinkling a teaspoon of baking soda into shampoo and gently knead into your hair with warm water.
Darker colours may take a longer time to fade and can leave behind a tint during the removal process. The results of hair colour removal and fading varies from person to person.
Consult the advice of a professional hair stylist or the manufacturer before using non Manic Panic hair lightening and colour removal products.
If your hair was pre-lightened before adding colour then it will return to that shade as bleach is permanent.
Last Resort Soap Cap
As a last resort, here is a trick used by Manic Panic Dyehard Gooby and her hair stylist to remove unwanted dye. It is recommended, however, that you always get advice from professional hair stylists when removing hair dye.
Mix in a plastic bowl:
- 3 tbs Developer
- 2 tbs Lightener Bleach
- 2 tbs Clarifying Shampoo
- 2 tbs Dry Hair Conditioner
Then you must:
- Wear a pair of protective gloves.
- Apply the mixture to wet hair, starting an inch away from your roots.
- Quickly knead the mixture into your hair, working from the ends and towards the roots.
- Massage the mixture into the hair for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Rinse out with clean and warm water
- Deep shampoo and condition.
The processing time of the "Soap Cap method can vary from person to person and its always advised you seek professional advice for colour removal.