How to Remove Permanent Hair Dye With Olive Oil

How to Remove Permanent Hair Dye With Olive Oil

Olive oil is a multi-purpose oil, it has come in handy in food preparation, skincare, and hair care alike, and the fact that it is easily accessible makes it a favorite of many.

One of the best things about olive oil is its versatility, it is known as an easy fix for many skin and hair problems but “ is it true that permanent hair dye can be removed with olive oil?”

Yes, permanent hair dye can be removed with olive oil using a simple DIY hot oil treatment that protects your hair from damage as a result of chemical hair dye removal products.

If you know your essential oils well then you’re aware that olive oil is a nutrient-packed oil that offers a ton of benefits to the body and hair alike. 

The knowledge that it can also serve as a non-toxic remedy for getting rid of permanent hair dye is good news for your hair because you do not have to worry about risking chemical damage during the hair dye removal process.

How to Remove Permanent Hair Dye With Olive Oil

DIYs have proven to be the real heroes of the day countless times, and this “hot oil” treatment that helps remove permanent hair dye, is one of such heroes.

From the comfort of your home, you can remove permanent hair dye from your hair with olive oil while ensuring that the health of your hair is not compromised by toxic chemicals, it would also take just over an hour to complete but you can always play some music so time goes by gracefully.

We must point out the fact that olive oil is also cheaper than the salon appointment you would book that would include the use of chemical products.

Before you get into it, the first try would appear as though you have merely toned down the hair dye if it is not due to naturally fade out yet.

But after you have repeated the process once every 7 to 10 days, your hair will be completely free of the permanent hair dye.

What you will need; 

  • Heated virgin olive oil
  • A Shower cap
  • Your hampoo
  • A Leave-in conditioner.

Step 1: Heat up some virgin olive oil

The first thing you will need to do after gathering the necessary items needed for this process is to heat some virgin olive oil. Get half a cup of virgin olive oil and heat on a stove or in a microwave for not more than 10 seconds.

Watch it closely if you are heating it on a gas stove to make sure it does not start boiling since you only need it to be warm.

Step 2: Run hot water on your hair to fade out the hair dye

Next, you need to attempt to get rid of as much dye as possible by rinsing your hair in hot water for as long as you can. This is a trusted and proven way to help open up your hair follicles and make it easier for the olive oil to penetrate your hair and get rid of the rest of the hair dye.

Step 3: Massage the heated virgin olive oil into your hair 

Now, gently yet thoroughly massage the heated virgin olive oil into your hair. Begin massaging from the tips to the roots of your hair, or massage from your roots down to your hair tips- use whichever is most convenient for you. 

Step 4: Allow the olive oil sit in your hair for 30 minutes

After you have massaged your entire hair with olive oil, and you are certain that every end has been covered, you can proceed to cover your hair with a shower cap. Allow the olive oil to penetrate your hair and break down the hair dye by letting it sit under the shower cap for 30 minutes. 

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Step 5: Wash the dye out of your hair 

To complete the hair dye removal process, wash out the olive oil and faded dye in your hair with a thickening shampoo instead of a regular shampoo.

“Why a thickening shampoo?” you might wonder, the reason all boils down to the ability of thickening shampoos to further open your hair cuticles and aid in the removal of any hair dye left.

You can also opt for a clarifying shampoo if you do not have a thickening shampoo.

Provide your hair with new moisture to replace the one that was lost during the hair dye removal process by applying a generous amount of leave-in conditioner and essential oils to your hair. 

After the process is completed and you get your desired results, you need to give it time before you dye your hair again.


Now you know that olive oil also acts as a reliable means of removing permanent hair dye without risking any form of hair damage afterward.

It might not be a solution that yields immediate results but it is best because your hair has already been exposed to the toxic chemicals in permanent hair dye and should not be subjected to further harm by a chemical hair dye removal product.

With consistency, you will eventually get all the hair dye out of your hair in a natural, cheap, and healthy way.

We’re certain that the process gets fun each time you repeat it, so do not be discouraged by how long it takes but that the results do not jeopardize the health of your hair ultimately.

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