Completely Botched Hair ColorHow to fix it at home: Trygstad says most of the time when we mess up our hair color it ends up too dark. To lighten it (or remove a color you're not happy with), shampoo your hair as soon as possible, using the hottest water you can stand and either a clarifying shampoo or dish soap. This will help strip the color.
When to visit a salon: If shampooing with dish soap a couple times doesn't work, head to a salon for color correction (even if you dyed it at home). Trygstad says that trying anything else (like re-dying it) without a professional can just cause more damage to your hair and create an even bigger emergency.
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