How to remove red highlights from your hair
To apply red highlights on the hair is easy but to remove the red highlights is very difficult. By applying natural shades, pigment locks the red color of each strand and makes it difficult to remove the red highlights. If you are victim of red highlights and now wants to remove the red highlights in order to have back natural color of hair it is little challenging and quite expensive. Here are given few tips that will certainly help you to get rid of red highlights and get back your natural hair color. Now, donât wait, go ahead and enjoy beauty of natural hair.
Complexity Level: Moderately challenging.
Time required: Two hours.
Resources required: Shampoo hair conditioner and branded oil.
Estimated Cost: $10-15
1. Use shampoo and hair conditioner: Use shampoo and hair conditioner several times on the hair to fade away the red highlights. If you have applied the red highlights on the hair within 72 hours, the red color has not fully covered the hair strands and will fade away by regular washing. If the color has faded lightly then rewash the hair continuously for few days to remove the red highlights completely.
2. Visit a salon: If few days have passed then you have to visit a professional salon colorist that can remove the red highlights from the hair by combination of specific hair removal products. It requires enough time and is quite expensive way to remove the red hair highlights.
3. Use color reversal kit: Purchase a color reversal hair kit from the market. These kits are also known as color removal kits and are available at any local store. Its price varies depending upon the brand. A well drafted document is inside the product with full instructions given on how to apply this kit for removal of red highlights.
4. Use vitamin E oils: The vitamin E oil is also a nice treatment for fading the red color. The vitamin E possesses a specific constituent that reacts with the pigments present in the red color and remove the red color up to some extent not fully.
Frequently asked questions:
Q. How to highlight red hair?
A. Red hair is rare, beautiful and comes in unique and gorgeous shades. The different shades of red reflect different highlights. Dying the hair makes it look fashionable and trendy. Highlighting is expensive because after every six weeks you have to highlight the hair. Trying to highlight the hair is a bit hectic but at the end it looks gaudy. Firstly, put old towel on the shoulder to prevent clothes from stains and cover the hands with fresh gloves. Wear the highlighting cap that covers all the hair and scalp. Fix the cap so that it may not loose. The cap is marked with dots and you have to pull the hair through these dots, which forms a map like structure on the scalp. Use hair puller to pull the hair from these dots marked on the entire cap. Now, be ready for dying the hair. Mix the hair dye components that come with the hair dye. Use the manual for instructions that guides you to the whole process of how to mix and how much to use. Now, apply the hair dye very carefully on the hair strands that had been pulled by hair puller through the cap. Leave the hair colored strands for drying. The time of drying varies depending upon the weather. In hot sunny conditions it dries up in few minutes while in cold weather it takes more than an hour. Wash the hair after drying and use conditioner to make the hair soft and silky and sharpen the brightness of red highlights.
When trying a new color, first experiment with a temporary color then with a permanent color.
Try to use limited amount of hair removal products because excessive use can cause potential damage to hair along with the scalp.
Things to watch out for:
Always use fresh gloves when you have to apply hair dye because of strong chemicals present in them.