Vegan Hair Care

How to Remove Vegan Hair Dye. The Right Way!

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Vegan hair dye can be tricky to remove if you don’t know what you are doing.

Being a vegan myself and having dark hair, I’ve faced this problem plenty of times.

Here is a simple step-by-step guide to removing the vegan dye and looking great afterwards!

How to remove vegan hair dye

This is a guide to how I removed the vegan dye from my hair.

This was a 4-step process that took about 5 hours in total, but all of it was pretty easy.

Step 1: Shampoo and baking soda

First, I shampooed my hair with regular shampoo. There were still some stubborn bits of dye on my hair, so I used baking soda and water to scrub my hair and get the rest off. This was pretty easy, but it was a bit messy. I recommend doing this over a towel or something similar since it can get on your clothes if you’re not careful. If you have long hair, you might have to do this step more than once.

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Step 2: Vinegar rinse

This next step is optional, but it helps remove any residue that might be left behind by the baking soda.

Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar with 1/2 cup of water, and apply it to your hair as you would a conditioner.

Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse out. This can be drying on your hair, so make sure to follow up with your regular conditioner afterwards.

Step 3: Apply color remover

After washing out the vinegar with shampoo again (and another rinse), I applied some color remover from Beautiful Color.

This step is crucial because it contains hydrogen peroxide, which will actually lift the hair-dye molecules from your hair shafts.

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If you don’t use any type of remover at all, you will not be able to successfully remove hair dye.

Step 4: Wash and rinse

After letting the remover sit for 10 minutes, I rinsed it out with warm water, then washed my hair with a clarifying shampoo. This not only gets rid of any remaining color remover but also strips away any product buildup.

Vegan hair dye removal tips

Vegan hair dyes contain ammonium hydroxide or thioglycolic acid.

These compounds react with protein, which is found in the shaft of your hair.

The reaction weakens the bonds that hold your hair together, causing it to fall out.

The most important step to removing vegan hair dye is to thoroughly rinse out all traces of it before it has a chance to react with your hair.

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This is especially important if you’ve recently used a color remover because both products contain ingredients that strip color from your hair while they strip the dye from the strands.

Wash your hair as often as possible during the first few days after dying it.

Use an herbal shampoo or a deep-cleansing shampoo instead of a regular one, because vegan dyes tend to stain and linger in the fine hairs on your head more than chemical hair colors do.

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