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    Default Hair dye disaster on my 5yo!

    Completely my fault. She had a crazy hair night at school, all the hair colour spray was sold out, so I bought one of those "live" colour rinses which was a reddish colour. It said it would wash out in 8 washes, and her beautiful blonde curls are now a pinkish red. After about a dozen washes in everything from dandruff shampoo to dishwashing detergent and bicarb soda, the colour is fading but is still there. Any advice? She is naturally a light blonde and I foolishly thought those colours were easily washed out. Thanks.

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    When I was a teen, I attempted to die my blonde hair brown - and it turned out bright crimson. The lady in the chemist had told me that if I didn't like it, it would wash out in a dozen washes (the bottle said six) but that didn't work.

    I had to use medium ash brown hair die every six weeks (to tone it back to a more natural looking red) for eighteen months until it grew out. Colour just takes very well to blonde hair.

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    Take her to a hairdresser

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    Yes, I probably will give the hairdressers a call tomorrow.

    However, in the meantime....does anyone know if I leave cheap conditioner in her hair for an hour or so, that might help strip the colour out? Admittedly with all my furious washing today, it has gone from a fairly bright pinkish red, to a more strawberry blondeish colour, so it's kinda working. I am embarrassed and upset that I didn't realise I would wreck her hair like this. She has the most beautiful long blonde curly hair. I just will die if I can't get it out. Poor little sweeheart thankfully seems to like it at the moment.

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    Hi, I'm a hairdresser. Been doing it now for 8 years

    The problem with rinses and how they claim to "wash out" in X amount of washes is it doesn't take into consideration if it's applied to light/blonde hair, blonde hair will be stained by any rinse ect that you put in it.

    If you take her to a hair dresser they could use a really good deep cleansing shampoo and pop her under the hair dryers so it can try and work the last bits of that color out.

    Or they could do a color eliminator (or you can get them for about $11 at hair house wear house, price attack ect) there a 2 part mixture and DO NOT HAVE BLEACH in it. They pretty much work by opening up the hair cuticle and force artificial color out. They won't damage the hair in any way. Some brand names these come in are MYHD and Juicce.

    If you havn't tried already go to your laundry isle in your supermarket and pick up some "sunlight soap" (they just look like soap bars)
    Wet your daughters hair and shampoo it with that, wash it out and shampoo again but leave the soap in for about 20mins and cover with a shower cap.
    I use to have crazy blue, red, and purple fudge colors in my hair, Sunlight soap was the best thing ever to strip it from my blonde hair

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarabelle View Post
    Yes, I probably will give the hairdressers a call tomorrow.

    However, in the meantime....does anyone know if I leave cheap conditioner in her hair for an hour or so, that might help strip the colour out? Admittedly with all my furious washing today, it has gone from a fairly bright pinkish red, to a more strawberry blondeish colour, so it's kinda working. I am embarrassed and upset that I didn't realise I would wreck her hair like this. She has the most beautiful long blonde curly hair. I just will die if I can't get it out. Poor little sweeheart thankfully seems to like it at the moment.
    Conditioner closes the hair cuticle so it could lock the last bits of color in, I would just use cheap shampoo (home brand or any thing that says for "oily hair" as it strips more)
    But try the sunlight soap in the mean time.

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    Deep cleanse shampoo is my professional opinion as well! Good luck!

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    Thank you all.

    Rachelle, that sounds like just the stuff I need. I live in a rural area, do you know if they sell that at coles or woolies? We don't have any warehouse hair places.

    Thanks!

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    Have you tried mixing putting some bicarb in shampoo? We would often use that to deep cleanse..

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    I agree with the bicarbonate and the sunlight soap options.... U can also get tea tree shampoo from the supermarket which is what I used to use to strip mine took a couple of shampoos but it would come out.
    Just don't try household bleach or anything like that... I had a client use that on her child once poor little thing.
    You can get the sunlight soap at the supermarket
    Good luck for future reference if you can get hold of bright colored clip in extensions for next time that's what my SIL uses in niece who has white blonde hair


 

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