Use a home bleaching kit with a gentle bleach, such as a 20-volume peroxide, to remove the blonde dye from your hair. Although this won't bring back your natural hair color, it will strip out the permanent dye deposits. Before using your home bleaching kit, apply a small amount to a few hidden strands of hairs to test the effects of the chemicals. Stop and consult your stylist if your test strands feel gummy or sticky.
Apply the bleach to your entire head of hair starting about an inch from your scalp and ending about an inch or two from your ends. Follow the instructions on your bleaching kit, saturating the portions of hair nearest your scalp and ends last. Rinse after the recommended amount of time.
Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo to remove all traces of the bleaching chemicals. Rinse the shampoo out with lukewarm water. Skip the conditioner and very gently smooth your tangled tresses with a hair pick. Pat your hair dry with an absorbent towel. Removing the blonde toner can make your hair appear tired and lackluster. Don't worry, a couple more steps will help provide your passport back to pretty.
Apply a protein filler to your hungry locks of hair. This beauty product will discourage your chemically treated hair from gobbling up excessive amounts of fresh color. Use your fingertips to work the filler through your damp hair. Wrap your hair in a towel and let the filler absorb into your hair strands for about 10 minutes. Rinse your hair with warm water and pat dry with your towel.
Mix up your semi-permanent hair color and apply to your prepped hair, starting with the middle of the strands, moving on to your scalp section and ending with the tips of your hair. Match this color to your original shade of hair. Although a semi-permanent color washes out after several weeks, it can keep your hair looking its beautiful best while the chemically processed hair grows out.
Use a deep conditioner weekly to help moisturize your chemically-treated strands.
Avoid using harsh hair stripping products intended to remove dark shades from hair. Gentle bleach is usually strong enough to remove blonde colors, especially in individuals who wish to return to a naturally shade of dark hair.
Depending on the existing state of your hair, stripping out permanent hair dyes may cause frightful frizz. Don't attempt to strip your tresses if your hair shows signs of severe stress, such as splitting, breakage and extreme dryness.