To lighten hair color that is too dark, wash it several times with clarifying shampoo, condition it and apply a dye-lifting treatment. This process takes about 3 hours and requires clarifying shampoo, nourishing conditioner, towels, a wide-toothed comb, latex gloves, a dye-lifting treatment and shower access.
- Wash your hair with clarifying shampoo
Comb your hair, and wash it with clarifying shampoo. Use a lot of shampoo, scrub your hair vigorously, and rinse with hot water. Shampoo and rinse three times.
- Condition your hair
Saturate your hair with a nourishing conditioner. Leave it on your hair for at least 3 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. Wring the excess water from your hair, and wrap it in a towel.
- Comb your hair
Remove the towel, and gently comb your hair.
- Prepare the dye-lifting treatment
Don the latex gloves, and prepare the dye-lifting treatment according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Apply the dye-lifting treatment
Apply the dye-lifting treatment, and leave it on your hair for the length of time specified in the instructions.
- Rinse and condition your hair
Remove and discard the latex gloves. Rinse the dye lifter from your hair until the water runs clear, and then apply conditioner. Give the conditioner 5 minutes to work, and rinse your hair with lukewarm water.