In the pink, and need to get out of it...
January 3, 2010 9:53 AM Subscribe
Help me get rid of my pink hair quickly!
posted by raspberry-ripple to clothing, beauty, & fashion (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a teacher, and over the Christmas holidays I traditionally dye my normally dark gingery-blonde hair a nice unnatural colour. Two weeks ago I dyed it a lovely reddish pink with La Riche Directions' Pillarbox Red, which I got from a website that claimed it would come out in 6-8 washes. School starts again on Tuesday and I really need to get rid of my still-pink hair by then.
I've washed it over and over again in the last few days (I normally wash my hair every day anyway), sometimes leaving the shampoo in for 20 minutes or so at a time; I've used clarifying shampoos, Vosene, lemon juice, even vitamin C, and although it is now obviously faded, it still looks distinctly unnatural and nothing seems to get out large amounts of colour in one go. I don't really have the time or the money to go to a salon to get it fixed, and I don't know whether you can get colour-stripping products easily here in the UK (Boots does a brilliant one, apparently, but according to their website they don't have any in stock).
As far as I can see, I can either use a soap cap to semi-bleach out the remaining colour, or I can dye over it. Is a soap cap safe (the idea of using bleach at all troubles me)? Is there a shade I can dye it that will look more natural (I can't go too dark as I'm very pale)? Can anyone help me at all?!