Soak hair in hot water as soon as you decide the color is not for you. It's best to start the dye removal 48 to 72 hours after dying for optimal results. Agitate your hair and rinse the water through.
Apply a dandruff shampoo to your hair, lather and rinse. Dandruff shampoo can help to remove dye.
Squirt a coin-sized amount of laundry detergent into your palm, and then apply it to your hair. Lather and rinse. Laundry detergent is designed to remove stains so it may be effective in drawing out the Kool-Aid color.
Apply several drops of dish detergent to your hair, massage in, and rinse. Dish detergent works in a similar manner to laundry detergent; it lifts and strips stains.
Examine your hair to determine if the color is faded to your liking. If not, you will need to use a color fix kit.
Mix the home color fix kit as instructed. Apply the dye removal lotion to your hair and leave on for the designated time period.
Rinse the color remover from your hair.
Apply the olive oil to your hair and massage it in from root to tip. Leave the treatment in your hair for about 10 minutes before rinsing. Not only will the oil moisturize your hair after the dying and dye-removal trauma, but oil is also effective in removing dyes from the hair.