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How To Fade Hair Colour
« on: 28 Mar 11 / 01:07 PM »
If you want to change your hair colour but it needs to be faded as much as possible before lightening or using Colour B4 then here's some tips I've picked up through the internet throughout the years in an effort to fade hair colour as much as possible before lightening hair to get a better effect. Feel free to add to this list with any you know of yourself, fading hair colour is something we try to avoid so you may find you do it accidently and it can be put to some good use for a while when you want a change.

Shampoo
Anti-Dandruff, for example Head and Shoulders/Vosene.
Treseme Deep Cleansing.
Neutrogena T/Gel.
Lush I Love Juicy.
Tea Tree Shampoo
Scott Cornwall B4U Colour

Other Methods
You can also clean your hair with shower gel, washing up liquid, hand soap.
Crush up some strong vitamin c tablets into a fine dust, mix with shampoo and lather into hair then leave in for 15-20minutes.
Swimming! The chlorine in the water can strip colour.
Spraying hair with hairspray then leaving it to dry and washing.
Covering hair in shaving foam, leave then rinse and shampoo. (MoonFairy)
A teaspoon amount of baking soda with lots of warm water, mix until it disolves then rinse hair without scrubbing as this can aggrevate the scalp.
Run a hot bath and fill it with bath salts then sit back, relax and soak your hair in the water.
Covering hair in warm olive/coconut/jojoba oil and leaving then washing out. (can vary fading)
Fairy Liquid, Head and Shoulders, Bicarbonate of Soda and Lemon Juice. Mix and leave on for an hour. (Pippa and KHSusan)

Remember all these methods are drying to the hair as you are opening the hair cuticle, letting the dye leak out so always condition lots afterwards.

I will be updated this with all your suggestions as they come so that they can all be seen on the first page :)
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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #1 on: 28 Mar 11 / 04:07 PM »
As you can see from the picture, my son and daughter both have black hair, i warned them it was a drastic colour to go for and a bummer to reverse, but they have both decided Black is enough and they want to revert.....
I was reading the instructions for colour B4 and it does say it will help with light to medium shades, So i am going to try a few of your home remedies first to see what happens, have only just registered today and flicked on a few topics and found alot of helpful stuff here. Many thanks x Angie x
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #2 on: 29 Mar 11 / 05:26 PM »
Oh wow, that was a close one! All I have is clarifying shampoo. Should have known it would fade color..
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #3 on: 01 Apr 11 / 03:10 AM »
anti dandruff shampoo (head and shoulders) works well.
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #4 on: 02 Apr 11 / 11:13 AM »
Yeah, that one was first on my list! It's famous for it along with Dove shampoo but I think they changed thier ingredients now.
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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #5 on: 02 Apr 11 / 03:03 PM »
head and shoulders removed my crappy chemist bought blue hair dye which turned my hair brown in 2 washes. it also made my bright yellow bleached hair duller. I recommend it but I am noob in the world of hair dyeing so there might be better products out there. all this was in the last 2 months.
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #6 on: 02 Apr 11 / 08:32 PM »
Great tutorial Kitty =] although ive gotta admit the best fading technique for me is bleaching, but then again most people dont wanna result to that, but yeh head and shouldiers ide recommend too =]
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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #7 on: 02 Apr 11 / 10:30 PM »
Thank you! I just figured it's best to try these first as they are the least damaging and then bleaching and Colour B4 will work better on very faded hair :)
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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #8 on: 05 Apr 11 / 03:50 PM »
I'd like to add honey lightning. It's most commonly mixed with lemon juice.
Leaving oil in really long helps fading too. Olive oil is probably the top choice.
Adding some cinnamon helps too, but some people are sensible to it on their skin.
Rich organic leave ins have worked well for me so far. Not 100% organic, but still faded the blue a lot was Lush R&B. I used it only for my tips, so I could see the difference to the roots very well.

eta: wash out olive oil, jojoba oil, castor oil and other sticky/rich oils with conditioner. Works better than with shampoo.
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #9 on: 05 Apr 11 / 03:56 PM »
Thank you for your contribution :) I have noticed if I leave coconut oil on for too long then some colour does come out
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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #10 on: 07 Apr 11 / 06:00 PM »
jojoba fades hair colour?
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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #11 on: 07 Apr 11 / 06:06 PM »
I wonder if it's all oils that can fade hair colour?
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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #12 on: 07 Apr 11 / 06:13 PM »
I'll get my bottle of jojoboa back from my mums and ill try it next week
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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #13 on: 07 Apr 11 / 06:24 PM »
I wonder if it's all oils that can fade hair colour?

Not sure about that, but I would not use any "dry oil" like thistle oil.
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #14 on: 07 Apr 11 / 11:13 PM »
I'm thinking probably moisturising oils strip colour out best as they penetrate hair. It forces the dye out as the dye sticks better to hair that's more porus?
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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #15 on: 08 Apr 11 / 01:17 PM »
Thank you thank you thank you. I managed to get without trying a cupcake pink like colour on the back of my head and atomic like pink on the front. Probably due to me leaving one section in longer than the other, like I was stupid and washed the back first, and then obviously that left the front with longer to develope. Tehe... i'm a fruitcake! Oh well, have ordered some cupacake pink, so shall be stripping the atomic pink and then redoing it >.< Lovesh xxx
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #16 on: 15 Apr 11 / 09:00 AM »
thanks! i am sure to try those! :D
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #17 on: 26 May 11 / 11:27 PM »
Great Thank you. I am a newby and Im just looking through the great informative posts for extra help. This helps alot, will be trying some of these soon =)
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #18 on: 27 May 11 / 01:53 AM »
I tried colour b4, my hair turned green coz the dye stained it. ive gta bleach it nw lol
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #19 on: 08 Jun 11 / 05:47 PM »
think im going to try the dishsoap ... dawn is supposed to work really well at stripping color
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #20 on: 08 Jun 11 / 06:26 PM »
I also tried fairy liquid, washed my hair with it, didnt leave it in. It left a NASTY smell in my hair which has put me off, i wont be trying that again.
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #21 on: 11 Jun 11 / 12:00 AM »
I have to try that shaving foam stuff, I've tried nearly everything mentioned so far and I an losing hope :P
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #22 on: 29 Jun 11 / 05:16 PM »
Scrubbing your hair with washing powder and shampoo works too :)
 

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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #23 on: 29 Jun 11 / 07:06 PM »
I leave head and shoulders on my head for a couple of hours under a cap, wash it out (yuck, tangles), slap on a deep conditioning treatment and do the same cap treatment. Usually by that point it's faded quite substantially
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Re: How To Fade Hair Colour
« Reply #24 on: 30 Jun 11 / 01:43 PM »
Thanks so much KittyLost :)
I've recently bleached my hair for a show but the some of the Carnation Pink doesn't seem to want to leave me. I shall try each method in the next fortnight... then probably get bored and do it again.
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