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How To Remove Red Hair Dye Naturally With Products

How to Remove & Fade Red Hair Dye Naturally & Gently.

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If you read my blog or follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently went bright red magenta - see my post here:  How to Dye Damaged Hair Bright Magenta Red DIY.  I loved this color, but it was bleeding - loosing red color - like crazy, and staining my shirts, towels, and pillows.

I already knew that removing my bright red magenta was not going to be easy.  Given that my hair was already very damaged and fragile, I was pretty nervous about it.  Since my red was so new, I knew that I needed to fade the red a little bit more before I stripped it.  I still had so much red hair dye in my hair, so I had to get all that extra loose red pigment out.  I found two great shampoos that really stripped and faded my red color without damaging my hair further.

As I mentioned above, I had bright red magenta hair, very freshly dyed.  Here is what my hair looked like before I used the products I am about to talk about:

How To Dye Damaged Hair Bright Magenta Red

 You can read exactly how to get this hair in my post: How To Dye Damaged Hair Bright Magenta Red DIY.

1. Kinky Curly Come Clean Natural Moisturizing Shampoo Sulfate Free 8 oz

I originally bought this product because I was noticing build up on my scalp and wanted something to get my scalp super clean without drying it out too much.  Kinky-Curly Come Clean Natural Moisturizing Shampoo has all natural products - including sea salt and willow bark - and does a great job cleaning your head and removing build up.  When I tried Kinky -Curly Come Clean on my red hair, my water was literally red, meaning that it pulled a ton of red dye from my hair. 

2. Charcoal Detoxifying Shampoo

This is a relatively new product by Hair Chemist.  It feels really silky and smooth for a shampoo.  The best part is that it pulls tons of red from your hair without making your hair feel super dry.  If you are trying to fade your red hair and fade it fast, but also gently, buy Charcoal Detoxifying Shampoo and you will not be disappointed.  

If I had to choose between Charcoal Detoxifying Shampoo and Kinky Curly Come Clean Natural Moisturizing Shampoo Sulfate Free 8 oz, I'd probably choose the Charcoal detoxifying shampoo product to strip the red because its a little less drying than the first product is.  I think this is because it has added moisturizers in it.  Both will do a great job though.  Interestingly, both of these products have willow bark in them and I wonder if this is the secret ingredient that strips red pigment.  

Once you have faded your red hair a few times, you will probably be ready to strip it.  Be warned that you will have very orange hair after you strip your red, there is just no way around this.  This is why most red heads either go dark brown or platinum blonde after removing the red, because you either have to hide the orange with dark colors, or you have to bleach the orange out, hence going blonde.  Be aware of this and decide what color you plan to go before you get rid of your red.

Since my hair was so damaged, I chose not to go darker or lighter.  Luckily, ginger hair went well with my complexion.

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