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When it comes to switching up your beauty look, you can count on a stunning hair color to deliver. There’s a reason why hair color will never go out of style, and that's because it’s the perfect way to add some pizazz to your strands. A fiery red hue especially can transform your look and even give you a boost of confidence. However, when it comes to red hair, there is a downside—how hard it can be to get rid of. The color clings to your strands, even when you’re ready for a new shade. But lucky for you, there are a few steps you can take to leave red hair in the past. Intrigued? Follow along to learn how to get red out of hair so you can get back to your natural color.
We totally get it—you’re ready to leave your red hair color behind. While removing hair color is possible, it’s important to consider what type of hair color you used so you can take the best hair color removal steps. If you’re working with temporary hair color, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray and L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color, you can wash out the formula whenever you’re ready and start fresh. Easy, peasy!
For semi-permanent hair color, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color, the color will gradually fade over time, but a little bit of the red hue may linger.
Permanent hair color comes with a different set of rules. Sure, you can use quick techniques such as hair color removers, correctors, and other color-treated hair products to help get red out of hair, but you may not be able to restore your natural hair color—at least not as quickly as you may like.
Ready to say goodbye to those red tones? Follow our five tips below to learn how to get red out of your hair.
Contrary to popular belief, once you commit to a red hair color, you’re not necessarily stuck with it until it fades. Like we mentioned above, there are a few solutions to get rid of red pigments, and the first one you should get acquainted with is hair color remover.
The L’Oréal Paris Colorist Secrets Hair Color Remover works wonders to remove permanent hair color all in one step. While this hair color remover won’t restore your hair to its natural hue, it does prep your strands for new hair color. Just be sure to have an at-home hair color kit handy so that dye your hair its next shade and pull your look together perfectly.
Searching for another method for removing red hair dye? Try hair bleach! While you may have used hair bleach in the past to lighten up your strands, it’s also great at removing unwanted color from your hair. It’s easy to think that you have to leave bleaching hair to the professionals, but you can totally bleach your hair all on your own. All you need is the right hair bleaching kit to transform your strands. Give the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach All Over a go. Just make sure to follow the instructions on the box to get the desired results.
After you’ve bleached your hair, you can leave your locks as is, or you can always go over them with another shade.
While giving your red hair color time to fade or grow out may be the last thing you want, it doesn’t hurt to give it a try. With semi- and demi-permanent shades, the color will fade out over time. For permanent dye, you can wait for your strands to grow out if you’re open to rocking a rooted look for a while.
If you’re contemplating a darker hair color for your next mane makeover, you’re in luck. Coloring over your current hue shouldn’t be too hard. You can use a box dye over your red hair to overhaul your look. Keep in mind, it may be best to stick with warm-toned browns and blacks as those will play with the undertones of your red hair best.
When your hair isn’t totally red but has red undertones, you can turn to the color wheel for help. You know, that rainbow-hued wheel from elementary school? If you need a refresher, the color wheel is all about identifying contrasting colors that sit across from each other. With that knowledge, you’ll be able to fix or correct any color job. For example, when it comes to hair with red tones, you’ll want to use a green product, like a green shampoo to neutralize those tones. Add a green shampoo and conditioner to your hair care routine to see the magic this hair care product can work.
Next up: Now that you know how to get red out of hair, it’s time for another hair color lesson. Head on over to our article, 6 Tips to Help Prevent You Hair Color from Fading, to keep your new hair color intact.
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