Hair dye can only be removed with bleach, so to remove permanent hair dye, apply a soap cap. If necessary, tone and re-color the hair. Removing permanent hair dye takes roughly 45 minutes plus re-coloring time and requires shampoo, hair bleach, conditioner and protective gloves. If re-coloring the hair, food coloring and hair color are also needed.
In a color bottle, mix equal parts shampoo and hair bleach. Shake well.
Begin with damp hair. If the hair is very long, segment it into three sections. While wearing protective gloves, use the color bottle to apply the soap cap evenly on the hair. Work the soap cap through the hair.
The exact processing time depends on the color of the permanent dye in the hair. Process for 10 minutes, then check a strand to see if the hair is lightened to the desired level. Keep processing, checking every five minutes, until the permanent dye is removed.
Wet the hair again, and lather the soap cap. Rinse until the water runs clear. Condition as usual.
After conditioning, towel dry the hair. Check the color. Red and orange tones are common when bleaching permanent color out of the hair. For red tones, mix a pea-sized amount of green food coloring with shampoo. For orange tones, use blue. Apply the toning shampoo, and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse until the water runs clear.
Toning may be enough. However, for more even hair color, apply a permanent hair color at the target shade. Mix and process according to manufacturer's instructions.
Milk, combined with a little honey, is a good conditioner for dry, fragile hair. It is especially useful on fine or thin hair that becomes weighed down by commercial conditioners and treatments. Cream or whole milk works best on coarse hair, while fine hair responds to low-fat or skim milk.Full Answer >
Hair grows approximately one-half inch in a month. This breaks down to about one-half millimeter of hair growth each day, and approximately 6 inches per year. Hair grows faster or slower based on factors such as age, genetics and the state of hormones in the body.Full Answer >
To promote hair growth, use a protein-rich moisturizing mask made out of egg yolk, olive oil and vodka. Massage the mask into your scalp, cover it, and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing the mask out. Repeat the process weekly.Full Answer >
Hair shedding caused by finasteride, more commonly known by its brand name Propecia, typically stops by the end of the third month of taking the drug. In some cases, shedding continues for up to six months. Anyone experiencing shedding after six months of taking Finasteride should consult a doctor.Full Answer >