How to Lighten Dyed Haircolor

Lighten your hair color if it's too dark.

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Hair emergency! If you've accidentally dyed your hair too dark, don't panic. There are several ways to lift your hair color and make it lighter and more natural. You can go to a stylist and spend big bucks on hair color removal, or you can try more inexpensive methods to lighten the color yourself.


Take a shower with hot water. While the water shouldn't be scalding, but it should be as warm as you can stand.


Wash your hair with dish soap. Squirt some into your palms and work it into your hair like shampoo. Work the soap into a foamy lather and rinse completely out.


Get out of the shower and towel-dry your hair. Do not add any products to your hair.


Pour olive oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds.


Remove the bowl from the microwave and quickly apply the oil to your hair. Place a shower cap over your hair and wrap a towel around the shower cap. Let the oil sit in your hair for at least 15 minutes.


Take off the towel and shower cap and step back into the shower. Before turning the water on, place some shampoo in your hands and rub it into your oily hair. Turn the water on and rinse the oil and shampoo out. Allow your hair to air-dry.

Things You'll Need


1.Dish soap

3.1/4 cup olive oil

5.Shower cap


2.Dye remover




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