How to Fix Bad Hair Color
If you do your own hair color, you might run into issues where the color doesn’t come out the way you want. This is how to fix those issues.
Hair color too dark? This is the most common “bad hair color” problem. You have several options here. 1.) You could wash your hair with Dawn soap a few times, or use other non-drastic methods of lightening your hair color. Using Ojon Restorative Hair masque can actually fade hair color rapidly, as strange as that sounds. Also, any hot oil treatment will fade hair color. Doing these regularly can help speed up the fading process. 2.) You can use a less damaging color remover like Color Oops, which will shrink the dye molecules so that they will wash out. However, it’s important to wash your hair thoroughly at least five times after this process or your hair will redarken. Also, when you re-color (you might have to, since Color Oops tends to turn hair orange), choose a shade 2 shades lighter than you actually want. 3.) You can also use a bleachy color remover, like L’Oreal Color Remover or Colorzap. These are more damaging, but they will lighten your hair to a light orange or yellow, making re-coloring really easy because your hair will be light and ready for new color. Make sure to use a good deep conditioner after this process.
Hair color too light? This is so simple to fix, luckily. Deep condition your hair, and then use a semi or demi-permanent hair color over it to darken it. Try Clairol Natural Insticts–it actually leaves your hair in great condition and there is a wide variety of choices.
Hair color too orange? You could ask a colorist to tone it, but that will be expensive. Instead, go to a professional beauty supply store and ask for a hair dye with a “blue” base. Blue counteracts orange, so a blue base will neutralize it. If your hair is too red, get a green base, and if your hair is too yellow, get a purple base.
Hair color too green? This is different from your hair color turning orange because green can sometimes be the result of over-porous hair. You’re going to have to live with the green for a little while, but make sure to do lots of protein treatments followed by moisturizing deep conditioners to fix the internal structure of your hair. After that, dye it with a red-based dye, like an auburn or reddish brown.