Process your color
Depending on what process you’re trying to do, this method can help or hinder you. If you want to remove your red hair color completely, then this is the one for you!
This quick procedure removes the pigment that causes red hair colors to come out. Unfortunately, it does not remove synthetic chemicals such as those used in bleaching processes.
However, removing the pigments before they have time to attach themselves to your DNA should boost the effectiveness of your treatment.
In addition to that, multiple studies show that clarifying shampoo helps reduce melanin production after stimulation with UV light, which may prevent future sunburns and skin cancer.
Choose a clarifying shampoo
You can find these in drugstores, online retailers or other retail stores.
They are different from regular shampoos because they contain molecules that bind to dirt extractives called dye compounds so you can remove them when you wash your hair.
Clarifying shampoo is made for washing dirty or stained hair. It contains special ingredients that clean out any impurities that have accumulated along the scalp surface as well as inside the strands of hair.
These include surfactants which help by separating the pigment from the keratin in the hair shaft after cleaning The melanin present in the keratin helps produce the color we perceive as black. When there’s hardly any melanin, white becomes the result.
It also works with vitamin B–2, an essential amino acid found in many foods. This boosts the natural browning process, resulting in darker colors.
[substeps] Vitamin B–3 has similar properties. It acts like folic acid, which promotes smooth muscle contraction around the hairs in order to prevent distension.
Wash your hair
If you think your colored hair is not setting well, you may need to reduce the amount of clarifying shampoo you use or give up on coloring your hair altogether.
When clarifying shampoos are used in combination with colorants, they buffer the colors from each other. In order to achieve the desired effect, you must calculate how much of each product to use.
Do not mix them together before applying; doing so can interfere with the effectiveness of one or the other.
If you do not have enough hairspray to cover everything, don’t worry–you can still get rid of the red! –but try to limit yourself to only two coats.
Apply the shampoo to the hair
There are many different ways to use clarifying shampoo, but the two most common methods is direct wash and multiple-wash. The difference between them lies in the amount of water you use.
With the direct wash method, you wet your hair, apply the detergent mixture, and then rinse it off. You can find mixed formulas that include both dry and liquid formulations for washing like this, although it’s usually better to separate these steps out and do each one separately.
The second way to use clarifying shampoo is via sequential wash. For this approach, you start by rinsing out as much color as possible with plain water, then follow up with a formula containing dye together with regular shampoo. Only when there’s no more color coming from your black hair can you get rid of the redness.
Rinse the shampoo
Once you notice that your hair is becoming dull, or when you see those first strands of dry color, it’s time to change your clarifier.
Most drugstores now carry clarifiers for colored hair. They usually cost about $20; made here are three to choose from.
The one I like best is called “Definity,” because it holds up volume very well. It has titanium dioxide in it, which gives a nice cast without looking matte.
Put some into your palm and run it through your dry hair before applying it to your scalp. Then put the rest of the product in your hair, working down toward your roots.
Next, squeeze out as much water from your hair as possible, and gather it all together at the base of your head. Keep your hair separated with these two sections while you get rid of the rest of the dirt.
Once that’s done, work the remainder of the shampoong onto your other section of hair, repeating steps 2 and 3 once more.
Then rinse both areas again until the water runs clear.
Dry your hair
Even if you’re only running out to buy shampoo, it is important to start by drying your hair. Residual water can stick to the already-dry hair skin in your scalp needs to rest so that acne results from dryness.
If you don’t have access to a shower (all-day showers are recommended for best result), at least do some quick rolling around in your front garden after washing.
That will help drain excess water off of your head!
Also, make sure any tight braids or twists are removed before going out into the sun. If they’ve been in your hair all day, then removing them now will prevent additional stress to your hairstyle.
Apply a neutralizer
After washing your hair, you’re going to need to find a moisturizing product that is safe for your dry scalp. You can buy special clarifying shampoo for white hair, but it can be expensive. It also contains some ingredients that may interfere with your hairstyle, so try to stick to regular shampoos instead.
If you don’t want to spend money on a clarifying shampoo, there are several options available for white headbands. A few companies make specialty products containing proteins that bind to black fragments in your cuticles to help spread natural oils throughout your hair.
These products leave your hair feeling shiny and vibrant again. Make sure that the protein-rich items are certified organic because animals cannot ingest certain substances without being exposed to pesticides or other toxic chemicals.
Rinse the shampoo
Once you have washed your hair, make sure it is dry before handling anything else.
You will need to use strict hygienic precautions while removing the color from chlorinated water. If at any time during the process of removal you notice that the discoloration is not going away, then move onto the next step.
At this point, there is no way of knowing if you are dealing with internal sources of chlorine or external exposure. Either way, you should rinse the area with cool distilled water for several minutes.
If needed, add 1/2 cup (80 ml) of plain tap water to help dilute the residue.
Next, put some hydrogen peroxide into the bucket of water you’ve prepared. Swish the solution around until all of it has been dissolved. Then, add in as much cotton swab filtrate as necessary to clean off the residual salt. Repeat this process two more times until the water becomes cleaner.
Lastly, run a silicone-based drain cleaning agent through the pipe attached to the sink. Let it sit overnight, then repeat the process if the gray scale remains.
Create a mixture
You can make your own clarifying shampoo by combining one part liquid dish soap (you may already have a favorite, or you could use water as the base) with 1 part apple cider vinegar. Then, add some salt for its natural astringent flavor, which will help reduce dark colors in your hair. This combination is a universal cleaner that can remove color from all types of fabrics, metals, stones, and plastics.
But most importantly, it’ll help get rid of that dye stain right away.