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How to Remove Grey Toner From Hair

If you’re looking for tips on how to remove grey toner from hair, you’ve likely had a hair mishap recently.

But there’s no reason to despair. In this article, you’ll find some useful suggestions on how to fix your problem without needlessly spending more money in a salon.

Furthermore, we’ll provide a brief explanation as to why your hair turned grey so you can avoid this mistake in the future.     

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Why Did My Hair Turn Grey After Dyeing?

Every woman has had at least one hair disaster in her life, especially when dyeing is involved. In fact, some colors are simply more difficult to achieve than others, which is why these disasters happen in the first place. 

The main issue most people have when dyeing their hair blonde is the toning process. Once your hair is lightened, you will see some yellow or orange undertones.

Unless you want to leave it as-is, the next step is applying a toner. At this point, two things can go wrong:

  1. The toner could be too dark for your hair
  2. It may have been left on your hair for too long

Overall, it’s important to note that toner doesn’t lighten your hair, but rather neutralizes the yellow in it. Ultimately, if the toner is too dark, there’s a good chance the grey will transfer to your hair and leave it ashy.  The same will happen if you leave it in for too long. 

Fortunately, toner isn’t like hair dye — it will wash out in approximately 6–8 weeks. But if you’re in a hurry to get it out, you will need something stronger than regular shampoo.

Blonde Hair Turned Grey — How to Fix it

There are three effective solutions for correcting hair color gone awry, and they are all safe to try at home:

  1.  Removing grey toner using a clarifying shampoo
  2.  Adding baking soda to your regular shampoo
  3.  Adding lemon juice to your conditioner 

Clarifying Shampoo to Remove Toner

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Clarifying shampoo works as a deep-cleaner to get rid of oil, dirt, and even product build-up in your hair. In this instance, it’s also strong enough to lighten your hair if you’ve dyed it a dark color. 

The process is simple: instead of your regular shampoo, apply an ample amount of clarifying shampoo onto your hair, and scrub thoroughly.

Rinse out the product and condition your hair.

From here, you can choose to dry your hair and repeat the same process tomorrow, or you can go in for another round of shampooing, conditioning, and rinsing. 

Keep in mind, though, that depending on the darkness of the grey, it may take several washes for the toner to fade.

Add Baking Soda to Your Regular Shampoo

If you don’t have any clarifying shampoo at hand, you can add some baking soda to your regular shampoo. For reference, 1tbsp is more than enough.  

Scrub your hair as usual, and rinse it thoroughly. Afterward, apply plenty of conditioner, as baking soda will dry out your hair.  

Unfortunately, if you have a sensitive scalp, this method isn’t the best option for you, as baking soda can cause skin irritation. Instead, try the clarifying shampoo method, or the “lemon method” which we’re about to explain. 

Correcting Hair Color With the “Lemon Method”

The “lemon method” is most effective if you let it work overnight. You will need approximately four lemons, a conditioner, and a hair cap

Squeeze the lemons, and mix the juice with plenty of conditioner. Then, carefully apply the mixture to your hair. Wrap it, and leave it to sit overnight or at least 3 hours

Basically, the acid from the lemon juice should strip the toner from your hair and lighten it, and the conditioner will keep your hair moisturized. 

Once you decide to take out the lemon and conditioner, rinse your hair, then apply shampoo and conditioner as usual. 

The Conclusion

A woman’s hair is the hallmark of her brand and requires plenty of maintenance — even more so when dyed. Ultimately, when something goes wrong, it can be devastating if you’re not sure whether or not the problem is fixable.

But, if you follow our tips on how to remove grey toner from hair you’ll be a blonde bombshell in no time.  

On a final note, use plenty of conditioner after every wash. Ultimately, dyeing, toning, and stripping your hair leaves it dry and damaged, and it will need all the help it can get to stay smooth and silky.

We also recommend treating your hair with argan oil lotion/conditioner or caviar lotion. These products contain all the essential oils and fatty acids needed to restore dry, damaged hair. 

Frequently Asked Questions

✅Will grey toner wash out?

Yes, grey toner will wash out over time.

Depending on the darkness of your toned hair, with regular shampoo and conditioner, it
takes approximately 6–8 weeks for grey toner to wash out.

The best method is to wash your hair with clarifying shampoo, but if you don’t have any, you
can add baking soda to regular shampoo. You can also add lemon juice to your conditioner
and leave it in your hair for 3 or more hours.

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