Available in numerous vibrant colors, Splat hair dyes are very popular amongst men and women of all ages. I too gave into a light blue Splat shade which did look great initially but refused to fade out even after four months of application.
A few of my friends faced the same issue, especially those who only wanted to keep the color for the duration of a few weeks but ended up struggling to remove the color for months together.
However, if you are currently facing the same issue, don’t lose hope. I will share with you an effective way to remove Splat hair dye from hair in a short time. I have personally used the same method to successfully remove color from my hair, and so have many friends of mine.
What You Will Need
In this guide, I will share two simple but highly effective ways to get rid of Splat hair dye. Depending on the resources readily available with you, you can choose either method.
- Good quality olive oil.
- Hairdryer / Heat Cap.
- Hair conditioner of your choice.
- Clarifying Shampoo.
- Clean, dry towels.
- Warm water.
- Generic Vitamin C Tablets.
- Clarifying Shampoo or Conditioner of your choice.
- Clean, dry towels.
- Warm water.
Most of these items are easily available across leading supermarkets, your local grocery store or even online.
I would again like to mention that both methods discussed below are equally effective in removing Splat hair color. You may choose to go with any method that seems more convenient for you.
The first step involves an olive oil soak for your hair. Start by applying liberal amounts of olive oil to your hair and scalp.
Don’t hold back on the amount of oil that you are using – make sure that your hair and scalp are well greased and soaked in olive oil. You can take 5 – 10 minutes to properly massage the olive oil into your hair.
After applying the olive oil to your hair and scalp, use a heating agent to warm your hair. If you have a hair dryer or heat cap, you can use either to warm your hair.
If you have neither of these options available to warm your hair, you can also use warm towels. All you need to do is wrap your hair in Clingfilm and warm towels and leave the setup for at least 30 minutes. The longer you leave the film and towels on, the better.
Next up is a conditioner soak. Pick any conditioner of your choice and saturate your hair with a lot of conditioner. But remember not to apply any conditioner to your scalp – only along the length of your hair.
Most people use very small amounts of conditioner during a routine hair wash. However, in this case, you will need to be a little more liberal and use more conditioner that usual to soak your hair with.
After the application of conditioner, you will need to go in for another round of warming your hair. You may use a hairdryer or a heat cap for this purpose.
If neither is available, you can use Clingfilm and warm towels just as in Step 2. Ensure enough time is given for the hair to warm up properly.
This step requires you to be patient. You first need to pour a little warm water on your hair – not enough to wash off the conditioner – but just enough to make it foam. Then, lather aggressively for about 5 to 10 minutes.
At this point, pour a little more warm water and repeat the same actions. After this, use warm water to rinse your hair.
After rinsing off the conditioner and oil completely, apply more conditioner to your hair and massage for about 5 minutes.
At this point, you should see the conditioner lather turning colored (blue in my case). Rinse again with warm water.
After rinsing the conditioner from your hair, shampoo your hair using a clarifying shampoo of your choice.
Massage your hair with the shampoo for about 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing. In case you are unable to find a clarifying shampoo anywhere, you can also use any good quality anti-dandruff shampoo.
After shampooing your hair thoroughly, condition your hair one last time. Again, massage properly for about 5 to 10 minutes, and remember not to apply the conditioner to your scalp. Rinse with warm water and pat your hair dry with a clean, dry towel.
Do not rub your hair violently with the towel – this will not help remove any color and will only damage your hair. Just pat gently and let the hair dry out naturally.
There is no fixed time period for this method to remove the color from your hair, but it may take a few weeks for your hair to be completely back to normal. This method can be repeated any number of times as it does not damage your hair or your scalp if all steps are correctly followed.
First take a handful of generic Vitamin C tablets and crush them in a small bowl till you powder forms.
You can do this using a small metallic rod or even a spoon. Once you have crushed these vitamin tablets, keep them aside and move to Step 2.
In this step, you will need to choose any generic anti-dandruff shampoo and mix it with the Vitamin C powder you formed in the previous step.
If you do not have any anti-dandruff shampoo available, you can also mix the vitamin powder with any conditioner of your choice.
Apply the mixture of the powder and the anti-dandruff shampoo to your hair and massage thoroughly.
You may want to apply most of the mixture along the length of your hair and very little directly to your scalp as it may cause a slight irritation on the scalp for few people. After applying the mixture, leave it to soak for about an hour.
Now use warm water to wash off the mixture of Vitamin C powder and shampoo from your hair. Be careful not to let the shampoo enter your eyes as the vitamin powder can cause a severe burning sensation and leave your eyes red and watery.
If possible, you may wear protective eye gear before washing off the shampoo.
After shampooing your hair, apply any conditioner of your choice and massage along the length of your hair. Remember not to apply any conditioner to your scalp as this may cause irreparable damage. Massage for about 5 – 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Use a dry, clean towel to pat your hair dry. DO not rub your hair aggressively with the towel as this will not help rub the color out – it will only cause damage to your hair. Just pat gently and let the hair dry out naturally.
This method, too, will take few weeks to remove the color completely guaranteed continuous repetitions of the steps mentioned above in a proper manner.
Removal of Splat air dye may have hounded you for weeks and even months, but not anymore. Use either of the two simple and cost-effective methods discussed above and your hair should be back to its natural glory in a few weeks’ time. Remember to choose only high quality shampoos and conditioners to avoid any kind of hair damage.
I hope this guide will help you remove the Splat dye from your hair after all. If you have any questions or suggestions to share, please feel free to use my comments section.