There are a lot of options when it comes to color stripping your hair. You may have seen the commercials on TV that promise amazing results in one easy step. Heard of hair color remover?The truth is, they’re lying. There’s no such thing as an easy hair color-stripping process.
The best way to strip color from your hair is through a professional service. This blog post will discuss how to strip hair color and what you can expect, including pre-consequences and safety precautions.
Why you want to strip your hair
Let’s say you got that new job you were dreaming about. Now is the time to get that professional look but you were young and used blue hair dye or green hair dye. The reason to strip hair color is typically because you want to go back to your natural hair color. As time goes on, your roots may start growing out and the older brown on top could have a different shade. In order to ensure that the color is even, it’s best to strip it all off and go back to your natural color. Another reason for stripping hair color is because it fades over time. The dye keeps fading until there’s nothing left in the hair follicle or scalp. Staying with one shade can be very limiting, as well as expensive if you need dye every two months or less.
Some people might also want to change how their hair looks, but they don’t want to do something drastic like going blonde or brunette since they still want their natural look. Going back to your natural color can refresh your look without changing your identity too much.
What the process is like
There are four steps to stripping hair color. First, shampoo your hair with a clarifying shampoo. Second, condition your hair with quality conditioner. Third, blow-dried your hair, yes really. Fourth, strip your color from the hair.
Each step is important for removing color from your hair and restoring your natural hair color. Conditioning is important for repairing any damage done to your scalp by stripping your hair of its natural oils. Blow drying and styling helps remove any unwanted residue left on the strands of your hair after washing it out with soap or shampoo. Finally, you’ll want to take care of any leftover tint with an at-home stripping kit that includes bleaching powder and developer cream.
You may get a little bit of color on your skin and clothes while stripping your hair. However, this will wash off in the shower or with fresh water at any time it is exposed to air. This effect isn’t permanent because you should be using non-permanent dyes anyway; so what’s one more step?
This process will remove all of the color from your hair. Depending on how dark your hair is, you may notice a difference in your natural hair color. It will take a few weeks for your hair to grow back to its normal length and thickness. You may also notice that your scalp is discolored if you have been using hair dye for a long time. You can help prevent this by using deep conditioning treatments.
If you are going to strip your hair color at home, there are many safety precautions to take. The first is to use gloves while doing the process. You’re going to be using chemicals and water, so it’s important that you protect yourself by wearing gloves.
The second safety precaution is to work in a well-ventilated area. It might seem counterintuitive, but the more air you can get around the chemicals, the less chance of getting a headache or being irritated by the smell of the compounds.
Thirdly, try not to let any hair dye come into contact with your skin. This can happen if your skin is wet from washing or sweat from working out. If it does come in contact with your skin, wash it off immediately with soap and water.
Fourthly for adults only: Be aware of how long you leave this process on for. Leaving hair color on for too long can cause damage like breakage and permanent discoloration of your locks. Younger children should not attempt this process on their own. Their thinner hair and less developed skins are more susceptible to irritation and discoloration.
Who should do it?
The process of stripping hair color is not for everyone. If you have short-term goals, such as getting your hair back to its natural color before an event, it’s best to wait until after that event and let the natural process do the work for you.
But, if you want to go lighter or darker than your current hair color, then it’s a good idea to strip the previous color before applying a new one. Imagine having a green or blue hair dye.
There are many reasons why people may choose to remove their hair color through the process of stripping. For example, they may want to gradually go lighter or darker over time. Stripping your previous hair color can help you achieve this goal more easily by taking away some of the old color without drastically changing it.
It’s also necessary if you want to change your hair color completely but don’t want your old shade mixed in with the new one. For example, if you want black hair but want red highlights throughout, then you would need to first strip all black from the strands before applying red. Lastly, people who have been told not to dye their hair may also need to get rid of their current color before going blonde for an upcoming event for instance.
How long does it last?
The length of time that a hair color lasts is going to depend on how close the hair is to its natural state. If you are starting out with extremely dark hair color, this should be stripped much sooner than if your hair was blonde and has been dyed black for a year.
In general, if you want to get rid of your whole head of color, then you will need to strip it at least every six weeks. The more often you need it in order for it not to come back, the sooner you will need to do it again.
If you’re looking for a way to go back to your natural color or change it up for the summer, you might want to think about stripping your hair. But before you get started, there are a few things you need to know:
First, before you strip your hair you should understand the process and what it entails. It’s not as simple as just bleaching your hair and then washing it out especially if you have green or blue hair dye on.
Second, it’s important to take safety precautions if you are going to do a DIY bleach job, and make sure you’ve done your research before getting started.
Finally, who should strip their hair? If you want a temporary change, anyone can do it. But if you’re looking for a more permanent change then be prepared to go through the process at least two or three times to get the desired result.
So now that you know everything you need to know about stripping your hair and why you might want to do it, what are you waiting for?