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3 Effective Method To Fix Dyed Hair That Turns Grey

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From time to time, natural gray grows out from the root or a shimmering silver exposes its undertones.

Whether the hair has turned ashy and needs to be color corrected or a gray strands need to be temporarily re-colored, there are options to consider after first restoring and protecting bleached hair.

So if you notice your fresh-colored hair that turned grey, then luckily we have explanation for your concern in this article.

Why your hair turned grey after dying?

When you bleach hair, you are effectively stripping out color including red tones.

Platinum hair after all is the absence of color. So when we attempt to throw a brown dye on top of nothing, only green, blue, purple  and grey tones stick leaving us with ashy color tone.

How to fix bleached hair turned grey?

Things you’ll need


  1. Step 1: Bleach your hair with the kits. Remember to follow the recommended amount and allow enough time for the hair to restore itself to prevent follicle damage. (two weeks is usually enough time for natural proteins in the hair to restore itself)
  2. Step 2: Choose a darker or warm pigment such as a deep red, brown or even a golden blonde that the hair will more readily take on.
  3. Step 3: condition your hair to moisturize and balance your strands

How to prevent bleaching gray hair?

To prevent bleaching hair again, opt to naturally cover gray roots or hair in the meantime. Natural solutions can be performed at home to keep things in order until hair is strong enough to dye again.

Things you’ll need

  • A pot of strong black or sage tea


  1. Step 1: Rinse your hair with warm water, shampoo it well before getting to the job.
  2. Step 2: Rinse your hair with tea several time, the tea will darken gray hair.
  3. Step 3: Rinse your hair as a final step with warm water.

How to fix dyed ashy gray hair

Hair that has been bleached for color treatment can sometimes turn an ashy or dull gray. While there should be a reprieve from bleaching hair too often, the color can easily be corrected

Things you’ll need

  • Fading shampoo (for semi-permanent dye) or color removing shampoo (for permanent dye)


  1. Step 1: Wash hair with shampoo to gradually wash color away. For a natural home remedy, use food coloring to neutralize the gray tone.
  2. Step 2: If hair has been dyed silver or gray, blue or yellow tones may be present due to sun exposure or the minerals in water. 
  3. Step 3: Use a small dot of blue food coloring to cancel out yellow tones or a dot of red to be rid of blue tones.


Gray hair can be tricky to deal with. But with the remedies we just mentioned above, we hope that you can find a suitable one for you, conduct it without damage to your hair and simultaneously restore your appearance.

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I’m Aida and this is my blog where I write mostly about beauty and make up related stuff, but I like to spice it up a bit with lifestyle and photography posts. Or with whatever that comes to my mind. Hope you will enjoy the reading enough that we will ‘see’ each other more often!