Don't panic. Here are 3 at-home, environmentally safe options for removing unwanted hair dye.

Dyeing our hair different colors is a fun way to experiment with our look. But sometimes, we may not fall in love with the color we wanted or it doesn't turn out quite like what we hoped for! Before you label your new hair color a disaster, there are a few different ways you can remove hair dye at home. Sure, you can always go buy a "hair dye removal" kit, but those are full of chemicals and can lead to really bad damage to your precious locks. "Shopping" your kitchen to remove the hair dye is a safer and more gentle alternative.

Bonus...these options are inexpensive and safe for the environment!

Baking Soda

This is a gradual process and may not give instant results, but you can safely repeat it until you reached your desire goal and not have to worry about damage.


  1. Mix the baking soda with your favorite shampoo (If you use a clarifying shampoo, that would be especially good. My favorite is the Ouidad Superfruit Clarifying Shampoo)
  2. Use approximately 1 tablespoon of baking soda mixed with 1 tablespoon of your shampoo (depending on the thickness of your hair).
  3. Lather the mix into your hair and scalp; let it sit for a couple minutes then rinse.

The baking soda will help lighten your hair and won’t remove the dye completely after the first try. Wait a few days and repeat the process as needed.

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Diane Mary

Just a girl passionate about beauty, a big hair product junkie who tries to keep her naturally curly wavy hair as healthy looking and nice as possible.