Scrub your hair -- again and again -- with clarifying shampoo. Work the shampoo into your dry hair and let it sit for five minutes before rinsing it out. Shampooing your hair several times within the first couple of days of getting it colored will help to fade out some of the dye. Just make sure to load up your locks with conditioner; excessive shampooing is very drying on the hair.
Massage your locks with baking soda. Yep, it's not only good for scrubbing sinks and baking cakes. It can actually help fade your hair color. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda into four cups of warm water. Pour it into your hair, then work it in. Leave it there for a few minutes before rinsing it out with warm water. Do this as often as you want until you hair color is where you want it. Shampoo and condition your hair after using the baking soda.
Lather up your locks with dish soap. Just add three or four drops to the regular amount of shampoo you use and massage it into your wet hair. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse it out. Repeat as many times as needed. Condition your hair after each use to keep your hair hydrated.
Fade your hair dye with laundry detergent. Sure, it sounds a little weird, but it works. Massage a nickel-sized amount of bleach-free, high-quality laundry detergent into your wet hair. Really work it into your mane before rinsing it out. Repeat several times until you are satisfied with your hair color.
If the color isn't budging (maybe because it's a permanent hair dye rather than semi-permanent or demi-permanent), you might have to resort to a color remover. Pick up a bottle from your local beauty supply store and follow the manufacturer's instructions for using the product.
Soak up some sun or go for a swim for some other ways to help fade out your hair color. The natural rays of the sun work wonders at fading hair dye, and the chlorine in swimming pools is also a good way to make the color fade. Shampoo your hair a couple of times after the coloring job before jumping into a pool.
Give your hair a hot oil treatment once a week to help fade hair dye.