Stubborn blue dyeby jess99Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Hey there, wondering if someone can help shed some light on what to do.
I'll upload pictures when the lighting is better.
Been trying to get blue dye out my hair for months now. Tried bleaching multiple times, tried many shampoos, natural remedies and all sorts but I just can't get it out and losing all hope with it now. I was blue/green/purple for about a year. Do you think there's any chance to get it out or should I just cut my losses and cover it up?
Please and thank yous xxxxxx
by RaiinPosted 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Edit: I recently found out that dawn dish soap might help since it acts as a mild bleach. Just don't use it excessively as it's been known to strip the natural oils from your hair and it can dry it out. So if you do use it just don't do it too much or too often.
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by AndyaPosted 2 weeks, 6 days ago
What brand of blue dye was used? What was the color of the hair before dying the hair blue?
These questions are asked because they are important. Some brands of blue semi-permanent dye are easier to get out than other brands. Also, some blue dyes of a certain brand are easier to remove than others. For instance, Joico True Blue is much easier to completely remove than Joico Peacock Blue. Arctic Fox Poseidon is much easier to fully remove than Arctic Fox Blue Jean Baby. Punky Color Ocean Blue is a little easier to fully remove than Punky Color Midnight Blue. Alos some brands are listed as semi-permanent when in my opinion should be listed as permanent. Brands like ION and Splat were very very very hard to mostly remove from the hair and led to hair breakage. In an attempt to go light blue with ION Sky Blue, because ION stains quickly my hair resulted in a medium blue to very small strands of dark blue. I used 40 volume bleach twice for 45 minutes each separate application to end with light green hair as a result.
The Articles section has an article on ten methods to remove color. One of these methods could g help. Definitely not going to remove all the blue at once, so suggest time and patience. was a medium blue with pieces a dark blue.
After lathering the hair with a clarifying shampoo, I saturate the hair with regular shaving cream. Then mix the lather of the shaving cream with the lather of the clarifying shampoo very well. Then rinse out with very warm to hot water. Hot water helps to open the plates on the hair shaft and release color. Liquid laundry soap instead of shampoo works much better than shampoo alone. Both of these color removal methods do dry the hair. I always suggest let the hair sit and air dry.
The color of the hair before dying the hair blue will also influence how easy or hard it is to remove color. White hair that has been dyed blue will take longer to fully remove the color then if a blue hair dye was applied to dark brown hair. In dark brown hair there is already a lot of color present, and the blue dye cannot hold onto the hair strand as easily.
If the blue used to dye the hair was a semi-permanent, then do not suggest a color remover or malibu treatment. Color removers are for removing hair color from a dye that required a developer, and those are demi-permanent as well as permanent dyes.
These are my suggestions and opinions based on a few decades of non-professional experience.