How To Fade Haircolor Fast

I'm sharing this fading treatment I did to remove most of the color out! The blue was created with 3 different dyes awhile back and hasn't budged. I only had an issue with fading near my roots and ran out of dye so I thought why not go back to pastels?

I have a post about how to keep color long lasting. I needed to lift this quickly before bleaching because walking around with weird uneven colors is a nope.

Here's what I used:

Color Fading Mask:
2-6 capsules of Vitamin C powder
1/2 cup of clarifying shampoo
1.5-2 teaspoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (or more)

Additional Add In's:
 1-2 tablespoons of 10-30 volume developer
Dish soap
1 tablespoon honey
Anti-dandruff shampoo

The baking soda should dissolve first with a small amount of warm water otherwise it'll foam up the whole bowl.  Vitamin C can give some people reactions from it so start off small like 2 or 3 capsules. I use the capsules I can twist or cut open. There's also pills you can crush up with a spoon. Mix it into the shampoo and apply onto dry hair.

I added the oils to help condition AND also pull out color. Never use oils on freshly dyed hair. I left mine in for a hour or two. I kind of lost track of time. If you use developer in your mixture then limit it to under a hour .

The dull result! It couldn't remove anymore but it's still a great faded color to bleach on. It's best to condition your hair first and wait a day for your natural oils to soak your scalp if you have sensitive skin.

Use a conditioning mask with protein and no sulfates. Avoid using shampoo especially if it contains sulfates because the dryness will double!

Vinegar rinse is ideal because it'll help restore the pH of your hair. Mix some into a bowl of good conditioner and keep it on your head for a few minutes then rinse with cold water.

Products that have silicones will coat your hair and give you a smoother texture. Think Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle.

Now it's onto fading hair extensions! It's going to be difficult to get this color out without damage.  I did vitamin C masks twice and used the recipe above. It faded a few shades.

I don't recommend doing this if you can help it.  I personally don't want to spend hundreds on a new set and I'm aware of the possible results.

Vinegar rinse after each mask. It's important that you do this delicately and make sure it won't get ratty while it dries. Never try to brush while it's wet or even slightly damp.

I left coconut oil on these for 6 hours before putting diluted bleach on it. This is after one bleaching session. Green is pretty stubborn!

 I did another bleaching session with VERY diluted bleach and left it on for under 20 minutes:

It was mostly blonde with pale green. The colors I'm putting on will cover so it's fine. I did trim the ends and the extensions are thinner than before. This will most likely happen if you do it too!

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Fading + Bleaching Aftercare
Red to Teal without bleaching
How To Safely Bleach Your Hair With Coconut Oil

2 comments so far

  1. I few years ago I dyed my blonde hair black (!!!!!!) and it faded to this light brown colour that I really hated and it just would not budge, even after about half a year it was still that colour. In the end I bought a hair dye remover could Colour B4 - seriously that stuff is amazing, it got the colour completely out. Would definitely recommend!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

  2. That vinegar tip I wish I would have used back when I dyed my hair! Love your colorful locks.

    - Harlynn


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