When using temporary hair color, you can expect hair color to only last from 6 to 8 weeks. If you want to speed up this process, you can when you wash out hair color. Washing out hair color is a better solution than using hair color remover products. It is less abrasive on your hair, and it's easier to do, too.
The nice thing about temporary hair color is that when it leaves your hair, it doesn't leave it dry and damaged as much as permanent hair color can. It fades out gently, and when it does, it simply reveals your natural hair color. This is why it is only advisable to use temporary hair color when you want to lighten or darken your natural hair color by one or two shades. This way, it won't cause a drastic and noticeable change as the color fades out over time.
For hair color mistakes involving temporary hair color, you always have the option of waiting it out. When you wash your hair, some of the hair color will naturally wash off and you can expect all the color to be completely out in about 2 months. But if you want to fast track this process, here are some tips on how you can wash out hair color faster:
1. Use regular shampoo instead of color safe shampoo. This will dry out your hair a bit, but it will also cause the color to wash out faster.
2. Use clarifying shampoo. This type of shampoo will be harsher on your hair, but it will also remove hair color quicker. Compensate by applying conditioner on your hair.
3. Use dish soap. Dish soap will strip your hair of hair color faster, but it will also strip off moisture from your hair much more severely. Again, make sure you apply conditioner on your hair after washing it with dish soap to protect your hair.
4. Wash your hair more often. The more you shampoo, the more color will leave your hair, the faster for all the color to be washed away.
To keep your hair and scalp healthy while using these methods to wash out hair color, you should remember to use a good conditioner on your hair. Applying a moisturizing mask on your hair once a month will also help to help you hair regain the moisture it lost.
Another tip to keep your hair and scalp healthy after washing out hair color is to let it rest from hair color. Repeatedly applying hair color and stripping it often can leave your scalp and your hair dry and damaged. Dry scalp is prone to dandruff, and brittle hair is prone to breakage.
Finally, using natural and organic hair color is a good way to update the color of your hair without the harsh chemicals found in regular hair color. Natural hair color like henna can give you hair a vibrant color which leaves your hair healthier too.