Mayo mom shares a hack to remove sloppy hair color using dish soap

If you’ve ever tried dyeing your own hair at home, you’ll know that it comes with risks, like going too dark, too light, or totally uneven.

Maybe you imagined yourself with pretty Emma Stone strawberry blonde hair, only to end up looking more like the clown from It.

This can even happen when you pay to have your hair done by a professional, because the hairdresser doesn’t always understand what you’re looking for – or an idea you’ve had turns out not to suit you at all.

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So what do you do when you hate your hair color and want to get rid of it fast?

A Mayo mum who has been dyeing her hair for years told RSVP Live that she used dish soap to remove the color whenever it was too dark.

Ann Kilroy told RSVP Live: “I once dyed my hair at home and it had to come out sort of chocolate brown but it was almost black. It was awful – I looked like a witch!

“I washed it straight away with dish soap. I left it on for a few minutes before rinsing it out. It removed most of the color and it looked much better.”

Dishwashing liquid is designed to remove grease and oils from dishes, so it will do the same for your hair, but that means it will also remove the natural oils your hair needs to stay healthy.

So if you use Ann’s dish soap hack, you need to deep condition your hair right after to rehydrate the strands. (You might not want to tell your hairdresser about this either, because he’ll probably be horrified!)



Failed hair color

You should also be careful not to get dish soap in your eyes, as this can cause serious eye irritation.

Other tips for removing hair color include dandruff or clarifying shampoo, or baking soda.

You can also buy specific bleaches in pharmacies.

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