How Do You Get Semi-permanent Pink Hair Dye Out Of Blonde Hair?

Having your hair altered frequently without a lot of damage requires using a semi-permanent dye. Semi-permanent hair colors are free of ammonia and developer so they do not easily seep into the hair shaft. This feature also makes it easy to get the color off your hair.

How Do You Get Semi-permanent Pink Hair Dye Out Of Blonde Hair?


Usually, a semi-permanent color lasts about 4-8 weeks in the hair before it's typically washed out depending on how often you wash it. And will often require a few skills to get it completely out of your hair.

But a pink dye is typically difficult to get out of the hair. Even with color removers, it's not easy to get it off your hair.

If you're trying to get your hair back to the blonde color it's possible that you find your hair is still slightly toned pink, even after you've managed to pull all the color out.

There are a number of methods to try out when ridding your hair of pink color. Being able to rock a new hairstyle and color makes the trouble worthwhile.

Here are 6 methods you can try out to get the pink off and have your blonde back. 

How effective each method will depend on your hair and the product you have used to dye your hair.

Method 1  

Use Vitamin C   

The Vitamin C method draws out any unwanted color tone from your hair. For most people, this method lightens the hair shade but may not get you the desired blonde color. It prepares the hair for other methods to be more effective.

The ingredients you need are 12 big tablets of Vitamin C tablets and Dandruff shampoo.


Crush the Vitamin C. Put it in a bowl and add a generous dose of your dandruff shampoo. Mix them thoroughly and put in your hair.

Massage gently into your hair strands, sharing your hair in parts to achieve the process.

Afterwards cover your hair with a nylon cap and leave it for 30 minutes. Then wash it out.

Vitamin C is acidic and will possibly strip your hair of oil, causing dryness. You should have a deep conditioner handy to deep condition right after the treatment. 

Method 2

Warm water and bleach powder   

This isn't fully bleaching because you have to replace the peroxide with warm water.  So, for this method, you'll need warm water and bleach powder. 

You'll have to use 2 parts of warm water with 1 part bleach. Incorporate the mixture into your hair and leave it to sit for 10 minutes. 

Add some heat to your hair as well as covering your hair with a nylon cap and towel.

The hair lightens slowly using this method. You have to be careful when using this method because of the bleach powder. Conduct the strand and sensitivity test before using the bleach.

Method 3   

Bleach bath

This is more effective if your hair color has washed out considerably. You need to conduct a strand test before you can use this method as well. See, you're bleaching your hair except that the mixture is not as strong as this your regular bleach solution.

What you need:

Bleach powder, 20vl developer, and shampoo.


Add an equal amount of bleach powder and developer and stir. Then add the same quantity of shampoo to the mixture.

Apply the bleach mixture to your hair and wait 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it out and place some conditioner on your hair.

Be careful when dealing with bleach. Ensure that you avoid contact with your clothes, eyes, or even your skin.

Method 4   

Dish soap       

The idea here is that dish soaps are meant to break up oil on dishes. In effect, it will break up the oil in your hair which may leave you with very dry ends.

But it's also effective in removing all that color from your hair. 

What you need:

Dish soap, baking soda (optional)


If you want, you can add baking soda to your dish soap. Rub it into your hair thoroughly and allow it to sit for a while, then wash it off.

You'll need to do many washes using dish soap. This also means drier ends, so remember to keep your conditioner handy for each wash. 

You may want to space out your washing so that your hair can breathe.

Method 5  

Anti-dandruff shampoo   

You're probably thinking 'shampoo?'  Yes, shampoo. And it works great.

An anti-dandruff shampoo will lighten your hair shade considerably. You will have to use it repeatedly to achieve your desired result.

Clarifying shampoo. It speeds up the fading of your hair color.

What you need:

Anti-dandruff shampoo or Clarifying shampoo


Apply the shampoo all over your hair and allow it to sit for about 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off.

Shampoo washes the hair too dry so you'll need to deep condition generously after each use. You can also treat your hair with coconut oil after each wash to restore the essential oils to your shaft.

Method 6


Hey, bleach isn't good for your hair. But it's often the most effective and easiest way to get that pink out of your hair and restore your blonde.

It's usually the last resort if all other methods fail.

What you need:

Bleaching powder, Developer, Ion repair (optional)


In a bowl, mix the bleaching powder with the developer in a ratio of 1:2. Make sure the mixture is lump-free as well as consistent.

Apply the mixture all over your hair and cover with a plastic cap.

Wash it off after 45 minutes or if you begin to feel a tingling sensation.

Remember to take all the necessary precautions like strand tests, wearing gloves, and avoiding all contact with your skin.

If you've just put some fresh color on your hair and want to get it out, bleaching isn't really a good option. It'll mostly change the shade of your hair.

For example; if you bleach fresh purple dye on your hair, you may end up with pink hair.

Again, it may cause your hair cuticles to open up so that the color sinks into your shaft. This will make the color very difficult to get off.

It's always best to lighten your hair with other less damaging methods. Only resort to bleaching when every other method has not produced your desired result.


What methods have you used to get your semi-permanent pink out and restore your blonde?

Semi-permanent to blonde is an interesting hair journey but the fashion thrill is worth the stress. 

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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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