Do you miss your old hair color or you are just more satisfied with your current color? No need to go to the hairdresser, it is possible to do discoloration at home by using natural ingredients that will not damage your hair. Here are 3 ingredients you already have at home that can serve as natural color remover.
Due to sudden urge to change the hair or try something new, the change of hair color is not an easy decision. If some manage to take the plunge, others wary, which is quite normal. Dyeing can go wrong and give not very flattering results! But apart from the aesthetic side, coloring can damage the hair or even worse, harm the health. Indeed, dyeing products contain different ingredients that can be toxic and thus represent a real danger.
The ingredients that are mainly singled out include aromatic amines, including the para-phenylene diamine (PPD), which is found in large quantities in the darker chemical dyes. This can’t be eliminated during washing and may be absorbed through the skin, sometimes causing serious allergic reactions, irritation or eczema. Another ingredient which may also be responsible for different allergies is resorcinol.
However, women that use chemical dyes are not the only ones in danger; hair professionals may also be affected by serious health problems. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the trade of the hairdresser brings a big risk to his health, including bladder cancer, because of the amounts he is exposed to and regular contact with the dye products.
Beyond its health hazards, coloring by use of chemical dyes permanently damage the hair! Aggressive ingredients in these chemicals weaken the hair and affect the scalp. That is why it is advisable to prefer natural alternatives to color the hair. There are many recipes based on natural ingredients and have no adverse effects on the health.
To remove the hair coloring, there are also numerous tips that use natural products. No need to go to the hairdresser to bleach your hair with harsh chemicals. Know that you can get the same results with ingredients you have at home!
Here are three, easy to find, ingredients that you can use to help you get back your natural hair color:
Thanks to its high acid content, vinegar is effective for bleaching. It will help to remove the dye without irritating the scalp, but also to clean the hair and make it smoother and shinier.
Mix equal amounts of vinegar (apple cider vinegar or white vinegar) and water. The amount used will depend essentially on the length of your hair.
Apply the mixture on your wet hair and wrap it in plastic wrap. Leave for 15-20 minutes.
Repeat this trick several times for best results.
Vitamin C is ideal for bleaching dark hair.
In a bowl or mortar, put 5-10 tablets of vitamin C and add a few drops of water. Finely crush the tablets into a powder.
Then apply it on your wet hair and wrap it in plastic wrap. Let it act for an hour, and then wash your hair with your usual shampoo.
In addition to using vitamin C as a “mask”, you can also mix it with your shampoo. Take the same amount of tablets, crush them and then mix the powder with your shampoo. Let the preparation stand for 30 or 60 minutes on your hair wrapped in a shower cap or a plastic film, then rinse.
Baking soda is used for hair care. It allows to clean the scalp and helps get rid of excess sebum in the scalp as well as the hair. Besides, this is the basis for many recipes of natural shampoos.
In addition, the cleaning properties of baking soda can help to remove the unwanted hair color.
Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with one tablespoon of your natural shampoo and apply on the hair, then rinse.
Repeat this trick after two or three days.