Let’s talk about how you can use vitamin C as a natural color remover!
Vitamin C offers countless benefits to our health. It boosts our immune systems, detoxifies our body, promotes cell healing, fights the common cold, and much more. The list can go on for days…
What you probably didn’t know is that you can also make a super cool color remover out of vitamin C. This awesome product will safely and naturally remove the color from your hair without all the added damage of a color stripper.
How Does It Work?
The vitamin C does not strip hair color as bleach does.
It penetrates into the hair shaft and oxidizes the color molecules and neutralizing the pigment inside the cortex. This process is what makes your hair lighter.
Is It Safe For My Hair?
Of course, it is. Vitamin C is acidic, which is good for colored hair.
Most chemicals you use (like hair color) are alkaline in nature. Therefore, when you use acidic products, it will neutralize the pH of your hair. Many people use apple cider vinegar for a conditioner because the acidity closes the cuticle.
Many hair products, especially for colored hair also contain acidic chemicals for the same reason. However, I always recommend using a good deep conditioner when you are done. It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Masque is my favorite.
How Light Will It Make My Hair?
I can’t tell you first-hand since I have blonde hair, and no need to try this method.
However, most people have reported that it lightens your hair about two shades per process. It is safe to do more than once.
How To Make a Vitamin C Color Remover:
- Take some vitamin C tablets and put them in a zip lock bag.
- Crush them with a hammer until they are powder.
- Mix some shampoo in the bag with the powder.
- Apply to your hair (this concoction goes a lot further if your hair is damp) and let it sit for 30-60 minutes with a shower cap. Really make sure you have all of your hair covered evenly, otherwise, the end result could be a disaster.
- Rinse your hair completely and shampoo and condition like you normally do.
- Bam! Your hair color is now lighter.
Your Turn: Have you ever tried using a vitamin C color remover? What was the end result? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section below…