Removing hair dye

How to Remove Crepe Paper Dye

Alice T Breeze
By Alice T Breeze. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Remove Crepe Paper Dye

The latest craze in hair fashion is to dye your hair temporarily with crepe paper. Especially if you have light hair tones, crepe paper will allow you to dye your hair in bright colors for a short period of time.

However, if the result isn't as good as expected or you decide that bright pink is not quite the color that suits you, then chances are you may want to get rid of the color as soon as possible. This is why, at, we'd like to tell you how to remove crepe paper dye easily, you'll see it isn't too hard to do!

Steps to follow:


The first thing you should know before you learn how to remove crepe paper dye is that this method is very temporary anyway. Thus, the dye will only stay intact for a couple of days, then it will start to fade pretty quickly. For more permanent ways to dye your hair purple, check this article.

If you can wait, wash your hair with PH neutral shampoo more often and you'll notice how it will soon fade completely.


However, if you want to get rid of the crepe paper dye immediately, then there is a pretty simple method that will not only get rid of this dye, but other stronger temporary dyes such as those done with food coloring.


The first thing you need to do is to get some anti-dandruff shampoo and use it on your hair to wash it. Rinse it well and do a second round of washing by mixing the same amount of anti-dandruff shampoo than baking soda in a bowl (the amount will depend on the length of your hair). Make sure you stir them in properly so you get a homogeneous mixture.


Once you have this mixture, apply it on the dyed areas of your hair. Begin at the root if your whole hair is dyed and spread it down the hair with your fingers.

Leave the shampoo on your hair for at least 3 minutes.


After this time has passed, wash it off with lukewarm water, making sure you rinse it all off properly.

The last step will be to shampoo your hair for a third time with just the anti-dandruff shampoo.

How to Remove Crepe Paper Dye - Step 5

Rinse off once again after a couple of minutes and use some conditioner on your hair to make sure you hair will then be soft and silky once you have dried it.

Once dry you'll see absolutely no trace of your crepe paper dye!

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Aurelia wandfluh
So crepes paper dye is not permanent?
Justine Hidson
Help, I did it exactly as the instructions and still can't remove the tissue paper colour from my daughter's hair. It's been there about 6 weeks now and can't get it out. Any other tips?
Hi, I have the same problem, did it come out? What did you do I'm in alot of trouble
Hello dear, I have the same problem here did it come out?
Justine Hidson
It's not completely come out. I tried white vinegar and bicarb of soda which helped a bit but daughter hated it. I now use head and shoulders every wash and it has faded loads but can still see a green and orange tinge in it.
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