How To Bleach Blue Dye Out Of Your Hair

Blue hair looks trendy and it is a dream for many to wear this hair color. However, bleaching blue hair is the only option if you want to change your hair color. But how can you bleach the blue dye from your hair? The blue dye is a highly pigmented color and it can be challenging to remove from the hair. But do not worry. This article discusses how to easily remove the blue color from your hair. Follow these 7 easy methods to bleach blue color from your hair.

How did you bleach your blue hair dye?

1. Bleach bath for paint removal

A bleach bath is the most effective way to remove blue dye from your hair. It is prepared with bleaching powder and shampoo. Bleach is a harsh chemical and you need to take some extra precautions while using it. Also, you will see better results if it is done by professionals. If you want to bleach your hair yourself, follow all instructions carefully to avoid damaging your hair.

How do you

  • Mix the bleaching powder with 20 volumes of peroxide in a ratio of 1:1.
  • Mix the same amount of shampoo.
  • Wet your hair and remove any excess water with a towel.
  • Apply the mixture from the tips to the roots.
  • Cover your head with a shower cap and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with water.
  • If you feel like your hair is too dry, add some extra moisture with a conditioner or hot oil treatment.
Tip: Be sure to wear gloves when handling the bleach and don’t let the bleach sit on your hair for more than half an hour.

2. Rinse your hair with anti-dandruff shampoo

Anti-dandruff shampoos have brightening properties that can easily remove hair color without causing damage. When you mix it with baking soda, the combination works well to get rid of all the color stains from your hair. So it is a great way to speed up the removal of blue hair dye from your locks. It takes between 10 and 15 washes to fade all the color from the hair. Therefore, use this mix every time you wash your mane to quickly remove blue hair dye.

How do you

  • Make a semi-thick paste using half a cup of baking soda with some water.
  • Wash your hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo, but let the shampoo sit in your hair for 5 minutes before rinsing it out.
  • Apply the baking soda paste on your head.
  • Leave it in your hair for at least 10 minutes.
  • Rinse the paste out with lukewarm water.

3. Wash your dyed blue hair with white vinegar

Washing your dyed blue hair with a mixture of white vinegar and warm water is the best natural method of removing hair color. Whiter vinegar is acidic and helps break down the hair dye, which in turn gradually removes the dye from your hair until it fades.

How do you

  • Make a mixture of white vinegar and water in equal parts.
  • Saturate your hair with the mixture by pouring it over your head.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and condition it with a deep conditioner.
Tip: Do not use apple cider vinegar in place of white vinegar, as ACV is less acidic and ineffective at removing dye from your hair.

4. Wash your hair with clarifying shampoo

Washing your hair with a clarifying shampoo works best if the blue dye in your hair is a semi-permanent one. It thoroughly cleanses your hair and removes stubborn product build-up from the scalp. Make sure to apply it all over your head and leave it on for a few minutes to dissolve the dye. The number of washes it takes to remove the dye will depend on the concentration of blue color you applied. Also, apply a deep conditioner after rinsing your hair to prevent your locks from drying out.

Remark: It takes 10 to 15 washes to remove all the dye from your hair. In the meantime, also limit the use of heat styling tools to prevent further damage.

5. Use detergent or liquid

Dishwasher soaps or liquids contain alkaline compounds with cleaning properties that can remove dirt and debris. Dish soap can remove a lot of color from your hair.

How do you

  • Make a mixture with equal parts shampoo and dish soap.
  • Apply the mixture to your wet hair and leave it on for at least 10 minutes to allow the mixture to work on the blue dye.
  • Dishwashing detergents contain high levels of sulfates that can cause your hair to break. So rinse with lukewarm water and apply a conditioner that provides the essential moisture your hair needs.

This mixture requires multiple applications to completely fade the color from your hair.

6. Vitamin C Tablets For Removing Blue Dyes

You can use vitamin C tablets or gel to prepare a mix that will help fade blue dye from your hair. The citric acid in the vitamin C tablets/gel breaks down the hair dye and ensures that it comes out of the hair easily. It works best on semi-permanent dyes and lightens the shade with each wash.

How do you

  • Make a paste of ground vitamin C powder with 3 to 4 tablespoons of shampoo.
  • Apply this paste to damp hair and cover with a shower cap.
  • Leave the paste on your hair for about 20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Apply conditioner to moisturize your hair.

This method also requires multiple applications to completely remove the blue dye from your hair.

7. Expose your hair to the sun

The most natural way to remove blue dye from your hair is to expose it to the sun. However, it is the slowest process with the lowest success rate. This process works best if you didn’t bleach your hair before dyeing it blue, and if you have darker locks. You will notice a significant difference in color after a few days of sun exposure. Apply sunscreen when going out to avoid sunburn and don’t cover your hair with a scarf or hat.

Key learning points

  • You can use a bleach bath to remove blue hair dye from your hair.
  • An anti-dandruff or clarifying shampoo can also remove blue dye from your hair.
  • White vinegar or dish soap can also help remove blue dye.
  • You can use vitamin C tablets to remove blue dye from your locks or just stand in the sun.

Blue is a highly pigmented hair color that is difficult to remove. But you can try bleaching blue hair to make it lighter. The most important thing to keep in mind when bleaching blue hair is that you don’t want to damage it. The best options to try, as mentioned above, are a bleach bath, an anti-dandruff shampoo rinse, a white vinegar wash, a clarifying shampoo, using dish soap or liquid soap, or vitamin C tablets. The best hair lightening method of this is the bleach bath. It effectively removes the blue hair color pigment without damaging your hair. You can also try sunbathing to lighten your hair, but it is not as effective as the other methods.

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