How to Remove Semi-Permanent Hair Dye From Bleached Hair

Semi-permanent hair color is a gentle dye that lightly coats the hair shaft, resulting in a color that will gradually fade over time.

Sometimes you have this feeling that you want to remove semi-permanent hair dye from your bleached hair because you don’t like the color, or you’re ready for a new look, or maybe the dye is starting to fade, and you want to refresh your color.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your semi-permanent hair color and return to your natural shade, there’s no need to panic. With a little time and patience, you’ll be able to say goodbye to your semi-permanent hair color and hello to your natural hue.

Baking soda and clarifying shampoo

Combine the baking soda with a strong anti-dandruff shampoo in a mixing bowl.


Next, dampen your hair with hot water (not soaking wet) and cover your hair with the baking soda mixture, massaging it into your scalp and the locks.


Leave the mixture in for about 20 minutes, and as before, cover with something so that it doesn’t drip. Once the 20 minutes is up, wash the mixture off with warm water.


Afterward, condition your hair thoroughly as it may be lacking moisture. A quality hair mask or deep conditioning treatment can work wonders.


Preventing semi-permanent hair dye from staining bleached hair in the future is possible by using a color-safe shampoo and conditioner. Be sure to wash your hair after each time you dye it, and avoid using hot water.

Prevention and Care

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