How To Remove Color With Baking Soda

Nothing is worse than a dye-job gone wrong. Washing your hair to get a result that is the farthest thing from what you wanted, can throw you, head-first, into panic mode. But calm down. Now, take a deep breath because there is a solution – Baking soda.

Note: These methods will help fade semi-permanent hair colors. If you’ve used permanent hair color and are unhappy with the results, please consult a hair specialist.

 

  1. WASH HAIR WITH BAKING SODA TO REMOVE HAIR COLOR

You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 5 drops Fragrant Essential Oil (whichever you prefer)

Prep Time: 2 Minutes | Process Time: 10 MINUTES

Process

  • Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with half a cup of water.
  • Wet your hair and apply this mixture to it.
  • Work the mixture into your hair and leave it in for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with water.
  • Combine the vinegar, water, and essential oil in a jug and pour it through your hair as a final rinse.
  • Do not rinse your hair any further.

How Often Can You Do This?

3-4 Consecutive Days

How Does This Work?

Baking soda and vinegar are excellent cleansing agents. This mix is likely to dry out your hair a little but it will also help fade your hair color to a certain extent.

 

  1. DISH SOAP AND BAKING SODA TO REMOVE HAIR COLOR

You Will Need

  • 3 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 4 tbsp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  • 1 tbsp Dish Washing Soap
  • Shower Cap/Plastic Bag

Prep Time: 2 minutes | Processing Time: 20 minute

Process

  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Apply the mixture onto dry hair until it is completely saturated.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap or a plastic bag and leave the mixture on for about 20 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with warm water.
  • Condition well.

How Often Can You Do This?

2-3 consecutive days

How This Works

This method effectively fades semi-permanent hair color. The dish washing soap’s harsh detergents will considerably strip color after the first wash.

 

  1. BAKING SODA AND SHAMPOO TO REMOVE HAIR COLOR

You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.

Prep Time: 2 minutes | Processing Time: 20 minutes

Process

  • In a bowl, combine the baking soda with a strong anti-dandruff shampoo.
  • Dampen your hair with hot water and then shampoo your hair with the baking soda mixture.
  • Leave the mixture in for about 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water.
  • Condition your hair well.

How Often Can You Do This?

3-4 consecutive days.

How This Works

Anti-dandruff shampoos have strong clarifying properties which will help strip the color from your hair. In combination with baking soda, it will remove a considerable amount of color without causing as much damage as bleach would.

 

  1. BAKING SODA AND LEMON JUICE TO REMOVE HAIR COLOR

You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Baking Soda

Prep Time: 2 minutes | Processing Time: 20 minutes

Process

  • In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Apply this mixture onto the colored parts of your hair.
  • Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with shampoo and condition well.

How Often Can You Do This?

3-4 consecutive days.

How This Works

Lemon has strong bleaching properties which will help strip your hair of color. In combination with baking soda, it will help clarify your hair while also fading the color.

 

  1. EPSON SALT & BAKING SODA TO REMOVE HAIR COLOR

You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup Water

Prep Time: 2 minutes | Processing Time: 20 minutes

Process

  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl until they’re well dissolved.
  • Saturate your hair with the mixture and leave it on for about 20 minutes.
  • Shampoo your hair and condition well.

How Often Can You Do This?

3-4 consecutive days.

How This Works

Using epsom salt is one of the most effective ways of stripping color from your hair. This method will help strip away a considerable amount of color.

 

  1. VITAMIN C AND BAKING SODA TO REMOVE HAIR COLOR

You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  • 5-10 Crushed Vitamin C tablets
  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda

Prep Time: 2 minutes | Processing Time: 30-60 minutes

Process

  • In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
  • Apply the mixture to damp hair until it is completely saturated.
  • Leave it on for about 30-60 minutes.
  • Wash off and condition well.

How Often Can You Do This?

2-3 consecutive days.

How This Works

Using crushed vitamin C supplements is a popular way of stripping hair color. The presence of anti-dandruff shampoo and baking soda in this method make it all the more effective.

 

  1. BAKING SODA AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE TO REMOVE HAIR COLOR

You Will Need

  • 6 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 3 tbsp 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 1 tbsp Conditioner
  • Shower Cap

Prep Time: 2 minutes | Processing Time: 1 hour

Process

  • In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Apply this mixture onto your hair and leave it on for about 60 minutes.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap.
  • Wash your hair with shampoo and condition well.

How Often Can You Do This?

1-2 times a week.

How This Works

Peroxide is a bleaching agent which will effectively strip most of the dye’s color out of your hair. While this process can dry out your hair, it is not as harsh as using strong hair bleach.

 

Now that you know how to remove hair color with baking soda, what are you waiting for? Getting rid of an undesirable hair color is no longer a major problem. All you need is one simple ingredient from your pantry—baking soda.

 

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9 comments on “How To Remove Color With Baking Soda

    • Mix baking soda and shampoo with a 1-to-1 ratio of baking soda and shampoo. Lather the mixture into your hair, and then leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing it out with hot water. Do this for a few days or until the dye completely fades.

  1. I’m not sure what dye I used but I dyed my hair black and it hasn’t come out in over a month. I want to dying my hair but I don’t know how to get the black out first.

    • You can try and see if any of these methods would work. Black is a strong, dark color so it will be difficult to fade it. If it was a semi-semi-permenant color it will also fade out on it’s own.

      • Alexandra Loftlin

        I used Colorista Pink color(semi permanent) and I have been using the Baking soda and dish soap combo and let it sit for 40 minutes and In one go mostly all the color came out.. I have Afro hair and this method works the best for me

    • I dyed my hair black once. Never again! I tried EVERYTHING to get it out. Finally had to just go get a chemical stripper done and even then, I had to do 2 sessions. I just thought red was the hardest color to get out. Boy was I wrong!

    • Margaret Carlson

      My purple hair has recently turned green since the red dye has faded and the blue undertones have held causing the bleached hair to be a bight green color (you can imagine I’m happy to be quarantined). I used a baking soda/ developer vol 10 / dish soap mixture and left it on for 30ish minutes. It certainty doesn’t come out on the first try but it did make it significantly lighter minty green color. I recommend trying it with a hair mask at the end.

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