How to remove some colour from your hair colour

How to remove some colour from your hair colour

Posted by Charmaine on 3rd Mar 2017

Our organic hair colours are super amazing, not just because they are 100% certified organic and made with raw plant ingredients, but because they have staying power. These products are great for long lasting colour and for covering those greys but not so great if you wish to chop and change your colour especially lightening.

If you have never used our colours before we always suggest that you first perform a strand test. the strand test gives you a good indication on how your hair takes on the natural colour and can help you decide on the amount of time to leave the product in your hair. We suggest the strand test to take out the guess work and stop the need for fix ups.

If you do happen to use one of our colours, especially the reds and find them a little too vibrant or dark there are a few things you can do to adjust your colour.

1. You can use a toner to take the vibrant red out. This is where you use Indigo to create a blue toner and take the edge off the reds. It will tone the vibrancy down and depending on the red can give it an ever so slight brown undertone. You can read more about this method here:

2. You can use some natural ingredients from your cupboard to lighten the shade slightly

Please keep in mind that plant dyes are strong and they do like to stay in your hair so you may need to do a gradual lightening over time and the colour may not fade from your hair completely. Different factors will influence this from how many times you applied to the condition of your hair. These methods will work better with some colours than others and we can not guarantee that these methods will work for everyone. 

Here are some guides for you if you wish your colour to fade quickly

Method #1

Use an oil to help pull the colour. apply the oil to your hair and leave in overnight. Then shampoo out in the morning.

Most effective oils:

Olive oil

Black cumin seed oil

Coconut oil

Method #2

Honey & yoghurt.

Mix 3 to 4 tablespoons of honey with a small amount of natural yoghurt. It will be easier to combine if the yoghurt is not cold. Apply to your hair and leave for 1 to 5 hours. Rinse You can use shampoo and conditioner to wash out but it is not necessary as the treatment will make your hair feel good anyway


Method #3

Honey & Chamomile

Mix 3 to 4 tablespoons of honey with chamomile tea. Rinse through your hair a few times and leave in over night. Rinse out and condition.

Method #4

Honey & cinnamon.

Mix 3 to 4 table spoons of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon. Add a bit of water if needed and apply to the hair. Leave for 4 to 5 hours and then rinse. Please note some people may have irritation from cinnamon so please keep this in mind. If you are super sensitive please use another method

Method #5

Chamomile tea 

Brew a strong chamomile tea and rinse through your hair. Leave in overnight and rinse and condition. This can be repeated every day for a week. The lightening may be very subtle and more applications may be required.

Method #6

Lemon Juice

This one is super harsh and not recommended unless you don't mind having dry hair. Mix diluted lemon juice with water and honey and apply to your hair. Sitting in the sun will create a bleaching effect on the hair. Do not leave in for more than 3 hours. You may need to counteract the acid in the lemon. Do not use if you have damaged or dry hair normally. Apply only once a week to once a fortnight. Do a patch test first to make sure your hair is ok with the harshness of the lemon juice.