3 Easy Tips On How To Remove Splat Hair Dye
A hair color change comforts me in the toughest moments of my life. I have had highlights, dip dye, and permanent and semi-permanent coloring wherein the shades range from brown to neon purple. But one risk I have never dared to take – not even in my teenage years – is staining my locks with Splat.
Ah, I can still recall that day when I tried to help my little sister get rid of her rainbow Splat! She wanted it gone fast, so we had to bleach it and use a pigment that’s closest to the original tint, similar to what this mother did for her son:
Although it worked, there are various ways on how to remove Splat hair dye that can cause less damage than the bleaching technique. Weigh your options after analyzing the processes below.
Method #1: Nourish with Vitamins
Materials You Need
These are the items you should have:
- Vitamin C tablets
- Water (warm)
- Anti-dandruff Shampoo
- Hair Conditioner
If you have heard of scrubbing lemons to bleach your hair, you will not be weirded out if I say that putting crushed vitamin C tablets can lighten up the stain. Since it is technically an acid (ascorbic, that is), it can lift the color off cuticles so that you can have your natural locks back.
Your chances of removing the Splat hair color may rise once you rinse the mixture with warm water. The higher temperature lifts the dye off the thing that it has attached itself to. This idea more often applies to the stains on clothes, but it is also acceptable for your tainted locks.
An anti-dandruff shampoo has unique ingredients that will aid the vitamins in removing the Splat dye. It can also keep your scalp safe from flaking, which is a bonus.
The moisture locked in the hair may get lifted off along with the color. Thus, it is recommendable to finish the process with a good hair conditioner that can prevent your mane from drying.
How To Start?
Ascorbic acid is still an acid. A few milligrams of it is good for the body, yet it can hurt like you-know-what once it touches your eyes or scalp. Be mindful of these words as you follow these steps:
Step 1: Pulverize the tablets.
Place your vitamin C tablets in a solid container to transform it into a powdered form. The job will become easy when you have mortar and pestle. If you do not have the duo, however, you may improvise with a ceramic bowl and a metallic spoon.
These vitamins are quite effortless to crush, but do it with caution still to avoid creating a mess. The first step is complete once you see no large granules in the vessel.
Step 2: Mix with the shampoo.
Take the pulverized tablets and pour the powder in the anti-dandruff shampoo of your choice. You can shake the bottle or use a spatula to ensure that the vitamin C will combine well with the hair product.
Step 3: Massage the mixture into the hair.
The third step is almost similar to how you lather your mane up. The difference now that there is an acidic vitamin in the shampoo is that you are not supposed to apply it directly on the roots. Otherwise, it may result to tipping over the pH balance of the scalp and giving you a skin irritation.
Leave the suds on your locks for 60 minutes.
Step 4: Wash off with warm water.
For precautionary purposes, try to keep the suds away from your eyes. If the regular shampoo stings when it accidentally goes into the eyes when washing the hair, it will feel worse when the shampoo with vitamin C touches them.
Step 5: Condition your locks.
Pour an ample amount of conditioner into your hands and massage it into your mane. You have to do the fifth step without the product being in close contact with the scalp. Otherwise, you may cause irritation on that area and add up to the main Splat problem. Just go with the flow of your hair, and let it be for up to 10 minutes before clearing the suds away using warm water.
Step 6: Air-dry it.
Rubbing those locks thoroughly with towel cannot rid the stubborn stain. Using the blow-dryer, meanwhile, can only fry the strands in the long run. To encourage the odds to favor you, allow the natural air to dry the hair. This is a slow but sure process to remove the Splat color.
Method #2: Have a Shampoo Combo
Materials You Need
Below are the necessary products:
- Baby Shampoo
- Anti-dandruff Shampoo
- Moroccan Oil
We consider a baby shampoo as mild because it does not cause the infants to shriek in pain if and when the bubbles go in their eyes. The reason is that it has been formulated to have the same pH level as that body part. The thing is, once it’s applied to the hair, the strands can swell and release the pigments lodged in them, hence making it an acceptable color remover.
The second half of this two-washing process is the anti-dandruff shampoo since it can act as a support system for the previous one. Any dye that the baby shampoo may have missed, the former can ideally get rid of it.
I’d suggest using the Moroccan oil for a normal hair care, but more so if you have stains to remove from your locks. Remember, your strands will get stripped off of color twice in each wash, so you truly have to invest on a good product to revive it.
How To Start?
Due to the gentleness of the shampoos involved here, the process may be most suitable for people whose stains are fairly new.
Step 1: Know your hair type.
The initial step is to find out whether you have dry or oily hair. The answer to this question will help you decide later on if your mane requires additional moisture or not. After all, the dye may continue to damage your crowning glory the longer it stays embedded on your locks.
In case it’s dry, then deep conditioning is a must. If it has always been oily, that extra step becomes optional.
Step 2: Lather with baby shampoo and anti-dandruff shampoo.
Commence with your typical bathing routine, but once you get to the shampooing part, you need two kinds of shampoo: one that babies use, and another that people with dandruff need.The combined strength of these hair cleansers has the ability to get rid of the excess substances that may be protecting the stain; that’s why it seems difficult to remove it.
Start with the baby product so as to prepare the locks for the next kind. Since it is a gentle type, this may not be able to suck the moisture out of your strands totally. Then, wash it again with the anti-dandruff shampoo. Do it on a daily basis.
Step 3: Clear with warm water.
After every shampooing, rinse the hair using warm water for the best outcome. This is the only hot thing that can touch your mane in a while, however, because the others may destroy your stained strands. The curler, the straightening iron – you need to take them out of your mind for some time until your hair is back to its full glory.
Step 4: Apply the oil.
You’re probably wondering how much oil you have to put on your locks to keep it nourished? That depends on the length that you will be working on. For instance, if it’s just above your shoulders, three thumb-sized drops will do. As you gain another inch, you add two more drops. It may be less difficult to measure in case the oil comes with a pump.
Step 5: Repeat the steps for as long as necessary.
The stain will come off gradually, but not overnight. You most likely have to perform this washing technique for several weeks until the color begins to fade. It is basically a waiting game, so just be patient with the routine and do steps 1 to 5 in a cycle up to the time when you can no longer see any trace of the pesky Splat on your head.
Method #3: Take The Long Way
Materials You Need
Here are the stuff required for the procedure:
- Olive Oil
- Heat Cap
- Clarifying Shampoo
- Hair Conditioner
- Water (Warm)
You will be working with heat in this technique; that’s why you have to let only the best kind of olive oil to get seeped into your hair strands. It is not too far from giving yourself a hot oil treatment, to be honest.
The ultimate source of hot air is a heat cap. In case you have a portable bonnet or an actual hooded hairdryer at home, though, you may put that on as an alternative.
As the name implies, this type of shampoo can purify your hair and eliminate most of the chemicals that may be on it. You should only wash with a clarifying shampoo, however, if you wish to remove pigments or other styling products since it cannot distinguish a stain from a perfect dye.
You have to condition your mane several times throughout this method to replace the coloring with moisture. It is up to you whether to get a clarifying one or use the hair conditioner you already possess.
The warm water just aids all the products in ensuring that your hair can be free from stains faster than expected.
How To Start?
Apart from the materials listed above, you also need patience because the entire process can take no less than an hour.
Step 1: Soak hair in olive oil.
Apply a generous amount of olive oil on your hair. Massage in as much of the liquid as you please. Measuring it is not essential because you want the grease to cover even the scalp. Be sure to give your locks no more than 10 minutes to absorb the oil.
Step 2: Utilize the heat cap.
After the greasing step, the strands are now ready to take in more of the olive oil. You can help them with this task by wearing a heat cap. The warmth coming from the tool enables the hair to enclose the substance and possibly replace the stain with moisture.
Step 3: Put on the hair conditioning product.
Similar to what has been mentioned on the first method, you may use a conditioner, yet it is not supposed to reach your scalp. Despite of that, you are free to apply a lot of the product on your hair at once as it should get soaked with the compound for a few minutes.
Step 4: Go under the heat cap again.
Without washing the conditioner off of your locks, use the heating equipment to push the nourishing chemicals deep into every strand. You can estimate the time that your name needs to soak up all that goodness. As a rule of thumb, of course, longer hair needs longer time. When it feels warm enough to the touch, you may proceed to the fifth step.
Step 5: Rinse with warm water.
Clearing the oil and the conditioner has to be done in three different stages. The first phase asks for you to pour a small amount of warm water on the hair, enough to produce a foam. Rub your locks vigorously in between five and 10 minutes.
Once that’s done, dispense a bit of warm water on your head to lather it up again for the same period. For the third stage, massage conditioner to your mane for five minutes before washing it with warm water. If you have followed the steps well, you should notice some color on the bubbles now.
Step 6: Apply the clarifying shampoo.
Look for a clarifying shampoo and allow it to foam up on your hair. After five to 10 minutes, wash it using warm water.
Step 7: Re-condition your hair.
The final step requires you to condition your locks for the third time. Leave it on the strands – not the scalp – for 10 minutes. When you have finished rinsing it, towel-dry your hair.
How to remove Splat hair dye from your head? The simplest way is to cover the neon pigments with bleach and another shade that’s the closest to the new color you wish to rock. You can see above that there are more ways to do so for long-term effects, and they do work in time. Patience, my friend, is the virtue you have to possess at this point.
If you know of other techniques to get rid of Splat stain, share your comments below.