How Do You Get Rid Of Purple Hair Dye After The Color Has Faded In Your Hair?

Here are three (3) DIY methods you can try to help you get the undesired purple color out of your hair.

How Do You Get Rid Of Purple Hair Dye After The Color Has Faded In Your Hair?



Use this method if you're looking to just fade your purple without bleaching your hair.

What you'll need to remove your purple dye: 

  • Coconut oil
  • One cup of Dandruff shampoo
  • Olive oil
  • Essential oil
  • ⅓ ammonia-free bleach powder
  • Plastic cap
  • Conditioner
  • Vinegar oil


You can get through with the process in one day. It's okay to prepare your mixtures and keep before you begin to work on your hair.

Step 1  

You go ahead and melt the coconut oil in a bowl using a heater or the Bain Marie method but do not microwave it.

Then rub coconut oil into your whole hair and allow your hair to absorb for two hours.

Step 2  

Mix together one cup of dandruff shampoo with one spoon of coconut oil and two big spoons of olive oil. Add any essential oil of your choice, like argan oil. And mix them thoroughly.

Now put in ⅓ cup ammonia-free bleach and stir properly into the mixture for about one minute.

Put the mixture in your hair to sit on the coconut oil, ensuring that your hair is completely saturated with the mixture. Scrub it in the same way you'll scrub if you want to shampoo hair.

Step 3  

Now cover your hair with a plastic bag. Apply heat to your hair and scrub for 5 minutes while wearing your plastic bag. Repeat the process at least twice, scrubbing your hair for 5 minutes each time.

Remove the cap and wash your hair using hot water and shampoo. Apply your conditioner.

Step 4  

Finally, mix together the same quantity of water and vinegar in a bowl – one part water and one part vinegar.

Put it in your hair and allow to stay in for one minute, then rinse with cold water and put in conditioner.

Water and vinegar help to balance the PH in your hair.

Now you have your faded hair. But keep in mind that you may need to repeat the process before you achieve your desired result, depending on your hair and the product you used to dye it.

This method does not damage your hair but it's always better to wait a couple of days before repeating the process if you still want to fade your hair some more.


Use this method if you want to fade your hair to blonde.

For this method, you'll need the following items:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Dandruff Shampoo 
  • Ion Repair (reconstructor)
  • 10vl developer (Bleaching solution)
  • Wellaton 8 (blonde dye)
  • Purple shampoo


This method will take a couple of days to complete, more like 5 days. The spacing manages any form of damage that your hair could suffer in the process of completely fading your purple hair.

Day 1 

Microwave the coconut oil for one minute and apply it to your entire hair. Allow the oil to sit in your hair for 1½ hours and then wash it off with a shampoo. Don't add any conditioner or other oil.

Day 2 

Add shampoo to your hair. Spread it across your dyed strands and rub it in properly. Leave it on your hair for 20 minutes, more or less, and then wash it out.

Now mask your hair in Ion Repair and leave it for 10 minutes before washing it out. Ion repair helps to reconstruct your hair.

Allow your hair to rest for at least two days and do not apply anything to it within this period.

Day 5 (or more, depending on you)

You want to lighten your hair a lot more before bleaching so that you increase your chances of completely removing the color in your hair.

So put some shampoo in your hair again and allow it to sit for a while before washing off. 

If you want lighter roots, then you can bleach your roots first after which you apply the 10vl developer all over your hair. 

Wash it off after 

Furthermore, you can wash your hair with purple shampoo and apply the Wellaton 8 to your hair to give your hair that really blonde color.


Ever thought of a bleach bath? Yes, bleaching isn't very good for your hair but you can use coconut oil to tame the effect. Again, coconut oil helps to remove the color quickly so you don't have to bleach your hair again.

Here's what you need:

  • 3-4 big spoons of Coconut oil
  • Bleaching powder
  • Developer 
  • Shampoo


Step 1  

First, you need to melt the coconut oil in the microwave for about 1 minute 45 seconds. Then put it on your hair, rubbing in completely and in every part of your hair. And allow it to sit for one hour.

Step 2 

Prepare your bleach mixture with shampoo.

Add the developer to the bleaching powder and mix it thoroughly. The mixture should be thick but not a lump.

Add your shampoo to the mixture and put it in your hair. Cover your hair with a nylon cap and leave it for 30-45 minutes then wash it off.

Step 3  

Soak your hair in a mixture of coconut oil and other oils of your choice overnight. This helps to replenish some of the oils stripped from your hair because of the bleach solution.

This process takes one day to achieve and strips your hair off 98% of the color.

It also helps you achieve an overall blonde color so that you can put on any new color that you want.

Just so you know

You can check out how to use Vitamin C to get color out of your purple hair. However, the Vitamin C method is not as effective as these methods listed here. 

Plus it takes a lot more repeats to achieve your desired results.

After a while, one gets tired of having the same hairdo no matter how nice it looks. Sometimes, it's that you didn't get the shade you intended for your hair. And that's really frustrating! The other side of the story is how you can get the color out of your strands.

So which of these methods here appeals more to you? Go ahead and try it out. 

Rock your desired look.

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Sky Hoon
Hair Lover, Idea Starter. He started HairQueenie, which is ranked #27 in the FeedSpot Top 40 Hair Care Blogs and mentions in ManeAddicts and Tempest. Hair is not everything but something. He started Hairqueenie to share great hair products. Over time, he found there are more value to share answers to hair problems that cannot be found easily.
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