How to Remove Halloween Colored Spray from Hair--advice from a Hair Stylist
Oh no! The green hair color spray that you used for your "Joker" Halloween costume is still in your hair! Sometimes when you use those colored sprays, they do leave some leftover residue. This is because your scalp is very sensitive and will soak up any color, and the your ends of your hair are so porous that the color just sticks to the ends of the hair like glue. When washing out Halloween hair color out of your hair, you have to wash it at least 2-3 times to make sure all the color spray is gone, but even then you may notice the Halloween color spray is still on the ends. Don’t panic - I will help you remove all of that green - or any color - Halloween hairspray from your hair.
Make sure before you wash your hair that you have all of the right products. You will need a mild clarifying shampoo like Suave Clarifying shampoo, baking soda, mayonnaise, apple vinegar, water, and a pair of latex gloves. If the color stain isn’t too bad, then you will only need the first 3 products. Mix a little bit of clarifying shampoo with a few drops of Ajax, and a sprinkle of baking soda into a bowl. Take a spoon and mix this mixture up. Put on latex gloves and apply to the hair. Allow this to remain on head for 20 minutes. Then rinse off with cool water.
If the Halloween hair color is still there after this procedure move on to the next step: mix some apple cider vinegar from Bragg with lukewarm water in an applicator bottle. Shake it up. Then apply to the entire head. Leave this on for 10 minutes. Then rinse out, first with warm water, then followed by a cool rinse to close up the pores. This should take out all of the Halloween hair color quickly.
If you still see some color stains on your scalp or ends, wait a day. Then make a mayonnaise hair treatment. Use about 2 scoops of mayonnaise. Place it into the hair. Rub this good until all of the hair is covered. Leave it on the head for 15-20 minutes, and rinse out.
Halloween hair-color spray can be really fun, but on some it may cause stains. If you have blonde hair and you want to apply a green, purple, or pink Halloween spray onto your hair make sure the next day you have a bottle of lemon juice to get the stains out. Lemon juice also works great to remove unwanted color stains from the hair.