If you are an at home Hair-Colorist, you may have gotten colour results that you were not happy with. Even if you had you hair professionally coloured in a salon, the colour may not be right for you or the change was too drastic. colour is a great way to keep a youthful appearance, revive dull colours or even become the blonde you have always dreamed of being. Unfortunately, you may end up with bright orange hair instead of blonde or the result maybe too dark for your colouring. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to change the colour. It is easier to correct a colour that is darker than your natural shade rather than trying to darken blonde shades. If you plan on getting Hair-coloured in a salon, tell the colourist immediately that you don’t like the colour. Don’t wait until you get home and try to fix it yourself, let the pros handle it. If this was a box of colour gone wrong, take these steps to get yourself back to looking and feeling beautiful.

Removing Hair Dye That Is Too Dark, Too Light or Just Wrong

After you blow dry hair or let it air dry, always check the colour. The faster you determine the colour is wrong, the greater chance of successfully removing the hair dye. Don’t wait a day or two or three to see if it grows on you, fix it now!

L’Oreal colour Zap

Run, don’t walk to your nearest beauty supply store and get L’Oreal colour Zap. L’Oreal colour Zap strips out the Hair-colour even if you used a permanent dye. Follow the enclosed directions and you will be ready to re-dye your hair the same day.

Oops Hair-Color Remover, Extra Strength

Another product that can be found at your local drug store or pharmacy. Color Oops strips away the dye and leaves hair pretty close to its natural color depending on how dark the dye was. It may take two applications to remove the too dark Hair-Color.

One 'n Only Colorfix

One ‘n Only Colorfix can also be bought at your local beauty supply store or drug store.  Colorfix works to strip the dye out of hair, regardless of how long ago the original dye job was done. You may have to buy two boxes and repeat the procedure for best results.

L'Oreal Paris Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover Hair Treatment

Colorists Secret Strips out too dark or wrong Hair-Colors. Leave the product on for 20 to 60 minutes while monitoring the hair dye removal process.  Your hair will go through a variety of color stages that may involve blue or bright coppery orange depending on the color dye you used – don’t panic—this is normal. Wash your hair as usual and you will be ready for a new color the same day.

Rusk Elimin8 Color Corrector 

If you colored hair just a little too dark, apply the Rusk Elimin8 Color Corrector and it will lighten the dye one to two shades. No need for perfect timing or re dyeing. This is a great product as long as you are happy with the family of color.

L'Oreal Colorist Secrets Brass Banisher Color Balancing Gloss Treatment

Uh oh – did you end up with too light hair, orange or brassy tones or an overall oops that color is just plain wrong. This glossing treatment tones it all down for a more natural color and hopefully the color you were looking for.

CLAIROL Professional The Uncolor System Permanent Haircolor Remover

Clairol does uncolor hair, but only if the color you ended up with is darker than the color you started with. It won’t correct colors that are lighter than your natural hair shade.

Ardell Unred Hair-Color Additive Hair-Coloring Products

Dyed your hair blonde and now you are sporting a brassy orange color – Unred takes all that away and leaves you as a cool blonde. Mix the powder with a heavy conditioner, spread through your hair and leave it in according to the directions. When you rinse your hair, you will be able to take a sigh of relief.

Ardell Red Gold Corrector Plus

If you want to go blonde, but always end up with too many golden streaks or too much all over reddish tones, red Gold Corrector Plus strips them away for the perfect blonde you were after.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Color Renew Tone Correcting Shampoo

If the blonde highlights or all over blonde color is just not right – too brassy or too gold, shampoo your hair with Tone Correcting Shampoo and calm the color down. It will take three to four washings to.

get the full effects. No more battle of the brass.

Goldwell Elumen Hair-Color Remover

Take the permanent dye out of your hair and restore the natural color without harming the original color. Works best on dark colors and reds. Easy to use, no mess and restores your Hair-Color.

Pravana Part 1 - Artificial Hair-Color Extractor  

Restores your pre-dye Hair-Color with harming your hair or making it brittle and prone to breakage. This will remove dark, permanent Hair-Colors.

Demi-Permanent Dyes

If you used a demi-permanent dye – one that fades over time – you may have an easier time of removing the color.

Wash, wash, wash and wash your hair to remove the bad or wrong color.

Try a clarifying shampoo. Clarifying shampoos wash impurities out of your hair and demi-permanent dyes too. It will take more than just one washing. Try Head and Shoulders Dandruff shampoo, which is a bit harsh on color treated hair. An old remedy is to mix equal amounts of Tide laundry detergent and shampoo and scrub your hair clean or wash your hair with Palmolive dish soap. Use extreme care so as not to get the detergents in your eyes.

Too Light Colors

Have your hair recolored by a professional. Bleach strips away the color of your hair during the lightening process, which makes it prone to brittleness and breakage. Adding color can damage your hair. This hair fix really does call for a professional.