How to Get Manic Panic Hair Dye Out

Manic Panic fades and hair grows back, but sometimes not quickly enough.

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Pink and purple hair may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but if school is starting or you've managed to score an interview for that awesome job, the Manic Panic dye job may just send you into a major panic. Manic Panic is a semi-permanent hair dye, and allowing the dye to fade naturally is the best solution. If you don't have time to wait, however, bleaching is the way to remove the dye. Fortunately, it's possible to remove the Manic Panic at home, then re-dye your hair to a more normal color.

1.

Purchase an at-home dye removal kit. Read the instructions carefully. Purchase an at-home hair color kit in a shade near your natural color. Set the second kit aside for a few days, then use the dye removal kit to remove the Manic Panic from your hair.

2.

Use a comb to divide your hair into four approximately equal sections. Clip three of the sections out of the way.

3.

Apply the dye remover to the unclipped hair, using the applicator provided with the kit. Start at the roots of your hair and work your way to the ends. Continue until you've applied the dye remover to all four sections of hair.

4.

Place a plastic shower cap over your head, or you may end up stripping the color from your clothing, furniture and anything else your hair may touch. Leave the dye remover in for the length of time suggested on the instructions, usually 40 minutes.

5.

Check your hair color. If you hair isn't white, leave the dye remover in for an additional 10 minutes.

6.

Rinse the dye remover from your hair, then shampoo your hair and apply conditioner. Pat your hair dry with a soft towel.

7.

Wait at least four to five days before dying your hair a more normal color. Over-processing your hair can damage your hair and may even cause loss of hair. Use the at-home hair dye kit according to the directions included in the package.

Things You'll Need

 

1.At-home dye removal kit

3.Comb

5.Plastic shower cap

7.Conditioner

2.At-home hair coloring kit

4.Hair clips

6.Shampoo

8.Towel

 

Tips & Tricks

 

The best solution for a dye job gone bad is to get help from a professional hairdresser.

 

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