How to Get Your Natural Hair Color Back Without Dyeing It

Ashley Tisdale was a blonde for years before deciding to go back to her natural color.

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So you've had your fun being a dye-crazy girl and now you want your natural hair color back. Maybe it's been so long you can't remember what your natural color even is. That's OK; you can get your virgin hair color back, no problem, and without dyeing it and causing even more damage. Just realize it's going to take some time and a lot of patience because unless you've been using magical dye, that stuff isn't going anywhere fast.


Shampoo your hair with a really thick, sudsy, clarifying shampoo. Repeat this at least a few times a week. This is going to help fade your color fast and get you back to that natural shade.


Condition your hair after each shampoo and deep condition at least once every two weeks. With all the shampooing you're doing, your color will fade, but so will the moisture from your pretty locks. It's important to give a little back to your hair while going through this process; for the best results, look for a conditioning product with gentle, nourishing, natural ingredients like aloe vera and avocado oil.


Trim your hair once a month. Even if you're trying to grow your hair out and don't want to see a lot of hair hit the floor, a quick trim is going to make a huge difference in helping you get that natural hair of yours back. Getting your hair trimmed regularly also helps speed up the hair growth process. If you've been using permanent dye, the only time you're actually going to get your true natural shade back is after new growth comes in.

Things You'll Need


1.Clarifying shampoo



Tips & Tricks


To help keep sheen and shine in your hair while growing it out, if you're only against chemical-based dye, you can use a natural semi-permanent dye -- like Henna -- or rinse in the same shade as your natural hair once a month. This helps the dyed portion of your hair look better as your natural color grows in.


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