If you don’t get rid of the hair dye completely, your hair will appear limp and dull.

There’s a chance that your hair colour appears differently than what you wanted to achieve. Perhaps you were hoping for a light brown hue however, if you don’t rinse out the dye properly, it will leave your hair dark brown.

This is why it’s crucial to rinse out the dye from your hair completely. For this, you need to make use of warm water and create an emulsion. Do not worry, in a minute we’ll tell you more about what this is all about.

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It is also recommended to shampoo your hair to ensure there isn’t any trace of hair dye that remains.

If you colour your hair, you are prone to make a lot of mistakes.

The resulting shade might not be uniform as you did not spread the dye evenly.

Perhaps you did not adhere to the exposure times that indicated, and the hair’s fibers didn’t absorb the pigments appropriately. This means that the colour will not appear as you would expect.

When you make mistakes, there will normally be consequences. It’s the same in the event that you do not completely wash off the colour residue after colouring your hair.

The results will be an opaque hair.

It also has very little movement as it still has some traces of hair dye. This makes the hair heavier.

Then, you’ll have the consequence of your hair which will smell bad.


It is important to remember that hair dyes contain ammonia, a chemical that has the most unpleasant and strong smell, regardless of how hard they try to conceal it under scents of herbs or florals.

In the same way that you should adhere to the time of exposure specified on the label of the hair dye, you also have to be aware of the fact that you need to eradicate any trace of hair dye out of your hair.

If you’re still doubting about the importance of getting rid of the dye in your hair, then stay with us, as we’ll clarify further:

How do you properly rinse your hair in order to get rid of any hair dye left

What would you do if you weren’t able to completely remove the hair dye?

We’ll bet on that. After you read everything, we’ll discuss you’ll discover that rinsing the dye properly is just as important as the application.


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You must answer “no” or “yes” to the questions below. Don’t panic. This isn’t a test, and you’re not at risk of getting the “bad mark”.

Have your towel ever become stained during wiping of the hair after you wash your hair?

Have you coloured your hair yesterday, and now you see it’s as limp and hard as the barbs of a porcupine?

While using your hairdryer do you feel like there is a peculiar mist escaping from your hair, similar to a burning candle?

Do you notice an unpleasant odor the next day after you’ve coloured your hair?

For any one of these questions, if you said “yes”, then we are going to inform you that you did not wash your hair in a proper manner after having dyed it. So, there are remnants of hair dye remaining.

This isn’t a good thing. If there are still hair dye residues, the hair cuticles will no longer absorb the colour.

What is going to expect to happen is that your hair will be smelling awful. It will appear limp and even greasier than before, especially around the roots.

It all boils to one factor: you should take your time applying the dye but you should also make sure you have spent enough time to rinse it off after applying it to hair.

Are you aware that when you colour your hair at the hair salon, rinsing the hair is a very important ritual?

The expert hands of a hairdresser will gently massage your hair, including your scalp, time and time until they are able to wash away all dye completely.

It is also evident that they apply shampoo more than one time and then eventually, they apply conditioner to the hair.

We don’t do it because we are trying to justify the cost of the treatment. However, we do it so that we can confidently ensure there’s no colour left on your hair.

Don’t be suspicious. There’s a solid method to remove the hair dye completely. It is known as the E.S.C. method, which stands for Emulsion Shampoo and Conditioner that comprises three steps.

Let’s start with the very first step.



Remember to make sure you use warm water for washing at all times so that if you wash hair with cold water, you may not be able remove the dye effectively and hair will become dull and dry.

The emulsify process is probably the next most important step to effectively eliminate hair dye from your hair. The process is called emulsification.

What is the steps for a emulsification ?

Before rinsing, it is recommended to moisten your hair by using warm water. When we refer to moisturizing, we mean applying a small amount of water and then start massaging your hair and scalp area in a strong but gentle, but not harsh manner. Start rubbing well around the hairline and then the middle and the nape region.

Make sure to massage your hair and scalp for around 5 minutes. No kidding!

This emulsification process can eliminate traces of the hair dye and it can also remove staining that might remain on your scalp as well as the skin around your face and your ears.

When you’re sure that you don’t have any colour left on your locks, you’re ready to go to the next step, shampoo.


After you’ve finished emulsifying the hair, put it under the water and allow it to run. As the saying goes, bring water to the sea.

In this scenario, the goal is to eliminate all dyes you have employed in the emulsion.

If you observe that the water is clean and clear, without any trace or colouration, then it’s the time for you to put on the hair shampoo.

Prior to the shampoo application (please make sure to use a shampoo that is sulphate-free!), soak your hair thoroughly and then focus on five specific areas.

The main areas to focus on are the sideburns or two sides, the fringe region and the crown of our head, just above the occipital bone, and then the nape.

After you’ve put on the shampoo, massage and rub thoroughly and strongly using your fingertips.

If your fingertips are feeling tired, rinse your shampoo thoroughly using warm water once again.

It is now time to move onto the third step, which is the hair conditioning.


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You might have noticed that the colouring kit comes with little packages, which usually contains the term “post-colourization” printed on it. Some brands call it post-colour hydration.

It’s a conditioner that is effective and it will not be able to remove the colour pigmentation you’ve put on your hair.

Apply the conditioner to your hair, as it makes your hair shiny and soft.

Finally, wash using cold water in order to make sure the cuticles are sealed.


If, a day later, after having dyed your hair, you find there’s still some trace of the hair dye then quickly grab the bull’s horns.

What is the meaning of this?

You can just run to the bathroom then wash the hair in the same way as we’ve already told you!

You have sufficient time to get rid of the dye to ensure that your colour looks beautiful.


The process of washing out hair dye is just as important as the hair dye application.

To achieve this, you need to comply with three basic steps to achieve this: emulsion which is to moisten the hair only, the shampoo application which is messaging the areas that are indicated as well as the application of your post-colour treatments.

When you adhere to these important procedures, then you’ll be able to have shiny hair with movement, and the ideal colour you have selected.

Do you notice that the hair doesn’t appear great following colouring? Do you think it could be due to the fact that you didn’t fully rinse out the colour?