How to get pink out of hair

Pink dye comes in a variety of colors, ranging from hot pink to rose pink. And I must say, these colors are a must-try! 

But before you take the pink leap, you should know a few things.

Regardless of how much you enjoy your new pink color, you’ll probably want to change them up along the way.  So now, you might wonder, “how do I remove pink from my hair?” Well, worry no more!

In this post, you’ll discover how to get pink out hair. So read along to know more!


How to get pink out of bleached hair

How to get pink out of bleached hair

First things first! Getting pink out of bleached hair requires a lot of patience. So be sure you’re ready for the lengthy process.

You’ll need a clarifying shampoo, bleach, green toner, and green shampoo

Start by applying the clarifying shampoo to your hair and wait 5-10 minutes before rinsing. 

After rinsing, check whether all the pink is gone. If not, reapply the clarifying shampoo.

The next step is bleaching. Make sure your hair is dry and detangled before applying bleach to your hair.

Simply combine the bleaching powder and developer in a container. Mix until you reach a creamy mixture. 

Next, apply the bleach mixture from roots to ends and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and dry right after. 

Combine the green toner and a 20-volume developer in a bottle. Work your way from the ends to the middle and finally to the roots. 

Wait for 10 minutes and rinse. And tada, no more traces of pink! 

Also, pink is a stubborn color — it may reappear despite all your efforts. So use a toning shampoo for maintenance. 

Simply replace your usual shampoo with a toning shampoo and wash daily. 

Let the shampoo sit for 5 minutes, and then rinse.


How to get pink hair dye out of hair

Removing pink hair dye can be done in several ways. You can use bleach or home treatments such as crushed vitamin C, baking soda, vinegar, and baking soda. Hair color removers provide immediate results too!

How to remove pink hair dye with bleach

Aside from the methods already mentioned, bleaching also removes pink hair dye. However, this can potentially damage the tresses because of their potency. 

Simply mix equal amounts of developer and bleach powder and combine the mixture with a shampoo.

Apply this to your tresses and leave it for 30 minutes.

Rinse with shampoo and apply a deep conditioner to repair and revitalize the hair. 

How to get pink out of hair without bleach

How do I remove pink hair dye naturally? Well, here are some techniques that do not require bleaching:

1. Crushed vitamin C

Vitamin C tablets help remove pink hair dye from hair. 

Simply fill a basin with 15 crushed vitamin C tablets. Squeeze some shampoo into the mixing bowl and combine it with the crushed tablets. 

Apply the mixture to the hair and let it absorb for 5-10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Don’t forget to deep condition afterward since vitamin C dries out the tresses.

2. Hair color remover

Hair color remover is the "go-to" solution for removing undesired colors. 

Begin by washing your hair with a clarifying or anti-dandruff shampoo. This eliminates any oil and hair product buildup.

Next, air dry your tresses. Once dry, evenly apply the color remover to every hair section. Then, cover your hair with a shower cap and let it sit for a few minutes. 

Lastly, rinse with a regular shampoo. Do this repeatedly until no traces of pink are left. 

Also, don’t forget to deep condition to help replenish lost moisture and nutrients.

How to remove pink hair dye with baking soda

Baking soda also does the trick, but only for semi-permanent colors.

Begin by combining 2 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 ½ cup water. Apply the mixture directly to your tresses and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. 

And for your final rinse, apply a mixture of vinegar, essential oil, and water. 

You may also pair baking soda with dish soap, vitamin C, lemon juice, shampoo, Epsom salt, and hydrogen peroxide. 

1. Baking soda with dish soap

Simply mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 4 tablespoons of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of dish soap in a bowl. Apply the mixture to dry hair and massage thoroughly.

Cover your tresses with a shower cap and leave them on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and condition afterward. 

2. Baking soda with vitamin C

You may also mix 2 tablespoons of anti-dandruff shampoo, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 5-10 crushed vitamin C tablets. Mix until it turns into a smooth paste. 

Next, apply the mixture to damp hair and massage it thoroughly. Leave it on your tresses for 30-60 minutes and wash and condition afterward.

3. Baking soda with lemon juice

Another option is mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda with  2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Simply apply this mixture to the highlighted areas of your hair. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and then shampoo and condition thoroughly.

4. Baking soda with anti-dandruff shampoo

Baking soda also works with anti-dandruff shampoo. Combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of anti-dandruff shampoo. Apply the mixture to damp hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and condition well.

5. Baking soda with Epsom salt

Epsom salt also effectively removes color from the hair. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt, and 1 cup of water. And stir thoroughly. 

Next, apply the mixture to your tresses and wait for 20 minutes before shampooing and conditioning. 

6. Baking soda with hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide strips out hair color, but this technique may dry out the hair. So be careful!

Begin by mixing 6 tablespoons of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of  3% hydrogen peroxide, and 1 tablespoon of conditioner. 

Apply it to your tresses and leave it for 60 minutes. And don’t forget to put on your shower cap! Once done, shampoo and condition the hair. 

How do you remove pink hair dye without baking soda?

If you run out of baking soda, just use an anti-dandruff shampoo

Simply apply it to your tresses and let it penetrate the strands for 5-7 minutes before rinsing.

Note, however, that this technique only works with semi-permanent hair dyes. 

How to remove pink hair dye with vinegar

Vinegar safely removes temporary pink hair dye from the hair. Most people use apple cider vinegar because of its pleasant fragrance. But white vinegar also does the job. 

Apple cider vinegar

Simply combine 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups of boiling water. Let it settle for 15 minutes, allowing it to cool down completely.

Shampoo beforehand and rinse. Next, apply the apple cider vinegar mixture to your hair and leave it for 10-20 minutes. Don’t rinse afterward — leave it as it is.

White vinegar

Begin by mixing an equal amount of boiling water and white vinegar. Allow the mixture to cool down.

Next, wash and rinse your hair before applying the vinegar mixture. 

Leave the mixture on your tresses for 15-20 minutes and cover it with a shower cap. 

Once done, rinse with warm water.


What color cancels out pink hair?

According to the color wheel, light green cancels out pink hair. However, the darker the shade of pink, the darker the green should be.

What color cancels out pink hair

Will pink hair color wash out?

Yes! Pink hair color gradually fades and washes out within 3-4 weeks. Your tresses eventually turn less pink within this time frame. 

It also fades over 3 washes, but the color may remain intense and vibrant.


How do you fade pink hair fast?

If you feel like the 3-4 week time frame is too long, don’t worry! 

Thankfully, some techniques make pink hair fade faster. And the good thing is, you can do this in the comfort of your own home. Here are the methods you can try: 

Dish soap 

Dish soap has sulfates which cause color fading. 

Simply apply the dish soap directly to your tresses. Don’t forget to condition as this dries out the hair. 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C fastens fading too! Begin crushing 20-30 vitamin C tablets. Mix it with shampoo or dish soap and apply to damp hair. Make sure to coat every strand from root to tip. 

Next, put on a shower cap and wait for a few hours. Then rinse thoroughly. 

Green-based dye

As mentioned before, green neutralizes pink. So applying a green-based dye is another option.

You can try using semi-permanent green dyes since they are less harmful to the tresses. 


Bleaching pink hair

Bleaching pink hair

Can you bleach out pink hair? Of course, you can! 

But have you ever wondered what happens when you bleach pink? 

Well, the outcome varies depending on the developer you use. 

Using a 40-volume developer makes pink hair go blonde. On the other hand, a 10-volume developer darkens the tresses. So from pink hair to brown. 

Bleaching pink hair to blonde

Bleaching away the pink also means ruining your hair because you’ll need to low-level bleach your tresses twice and color it afterward with a semi-permanent dark-ash blonde. 

And not just that! After 6 weeks, you’ll also need some root touch-up and silver toning. 

So yep, bleaching pink hair to blonde causes irreparable damage. 


What happens if you put the blonde dye on pink hair?

Ideally, it neutralizes and covers traces of pink. 

But to do this, you must fade out the pink first by using a clarifying shampoo or a coconut oil mask. Otherwise, your hair may become Fuschia, red, or orange.


Final thoughts

Coloring the hair pink is fun and exciting. But sporting the color for a long time gets a little boring.

Fortunately, several methods of removing pink from your hair include baking soda, vinegar, dish soap, and vitamin C.

Bleaching is also one. However, this is the most harmful method, so make this your last resort. 

So are you now ready to take on the pink leap? 

Last Updated: July 13, 2022

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