I read an old request for taking the yellow color from white hair and one person recommended using peroxide mixed into conditioner. Has anyone tried this and what amount should I use? Thanks.
I am an ex hairdresser that used to tell my clients with this same situation to use laundry bluing ( Mrs. Smith's ) dilute to 30% strength1 ounce of bluing to 3 ounces of warm water disolve and add to your favorite shampoo. Shampoo your hair as normal leaving on an extra minute or two then rinse as normal and style, this may take a couple of washings but it will bring the white out and the yellow will be sent on vacation.
Could it be that you are outside a lot? Sun can easily yellow white hair. Certain medications can also yellow your hair and of course being around smokers does the same thing. The blue/violet shampoo will help some, but not always enough because some hair is more porous than other. Do you let it sit on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing it out? If not, try that.
You can neutralize the yellow by means of neutralizer, ask your hairdresser or get yourself some at the drugstore.
If absolutely nothing helps, the only thing left is to dye your hair I'm afraid.
Good luck, Roxanne
Am also a former hairstylist ;-)
It could be medications causing the yellowing. In any event, I don't know if the product is still on the market but call a local beauty supply and ask if they carry Roux Ultra White Minx Color Rinse. You put it on after shampooing and leave it in. It doesn't affect the texture of the hair, it just 'blues' it. You may or may not need to use for every shampoo depending on the amount of yellowing. It smells good, too ;-) Oh, and keep using your violet blue shampoo, too!
The bluing shampoo and rinses turns hair green, remember the color chart? Blue and yellow makes green? I frosted my hair (bleach), then put on a roux toner in my color choice, sand beige. Great color, texture is great also. Hope this helps someone else. pk
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I have complete white hair. I would like to know how can I clean the yellow stains from it. In other words, bleach it without using chemicals, if possible.
Zelda from Sao Paulo, Brazil
Next, Loving Care has a very good line of products that might tone the yellow out.
Hope you find something that works for you. (09/10/2006)
Good Luck. P.S. Try an older grocery store chain ie Acme, Pathmark, or even K-Mart. (09/10/2006)
Best of luck, I too have the salt and pepper colored hair. It's a natural frosting (smile). (09/13/2006)
By Carol in PA
5 minutes max on dry hair then rinse out. So comb in, rinse out. If it happens to tinge your hair purple or if any toner or shampoo does, try something like head and shoulders. Most vegi dyes and toners can't hold up vs dandruff shampoo :) Myself I'm a punky girl but I can appreciate the desire to have your hair color pure natural or not. (12/04/2007)
Use White Blue or Clear shampoo (shampoo colors do stick to white hair). Remove the deposits in your hair with baking soda mixed with your shampoo and rub the hair for a minute or two, then rinse. This can be drying, so I only do once a week. And I use a rinse of 1 TBSP Vinegar to 1 Cup filtered water.
I've tried it all and this works. The bluing shampoos are nice on occasion, but only after you have removed the yellow stain. (01/29/2008)