Surprising ways to get green out of your hair

Struggling with greenish locks when on vacation? Here are 4 relatively health-friendly and surprising ways to get green out of your hair!

  1. Reddish Dye

If your locks have turned green, try to neutralize the tint with the reddish dye. It can be a strawberry blond, coppery shades, or a temporary coloring rinse. These solutions won’t be exactly permanent, but they can fix your problem for some time. Unfortunately, it is not recommended to use permanent dyes, because the chemical reaction can worsen the situation instead of fixing it. Opt for temporary dyes and coloring herbal rinses instead. You still might need to cut off the worst of the damage, though.


  1. Ketchup

This method is less durable but is very effective if you need to mask the undesired hue quickly. Pour a generous amount of ketchup or blended tomatoes on your locks and leave the mixture in for an hour or so. Wrap your hair with a plastic bag or put on a shower cap to avoid creating a mess. Rinse the mixture out with cool water.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

This kitchen staple can help you to strip some of the color from the hair shafts. Combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and soak your mane in the concoction. Leave it in for an hour before rinsing out with warm water. You can use straight vinegar if the tint is particularly stubborn. Repeat the procedure until the greenish hue is out. Apple cider vinegar is generally beneficial for your locks. It contributes to their health and beauty, making them as soft and shiny as if you got them pampered at a New York hair salon. Be careful, though, the frequent usage of vinegar can dry your hair out.


  1. Dish Soap

Just like apple cider vinegar, the dish soap from your kitchen can be helpful when your need to get the unwanted color out. Use it to cleanse your strands just like you would your regular shampoo. Do not overuse this trick to avoid excessive dryness.

Try out these tricks from next time your locks turn green after your vacation!