Bleaching Yellow From White Hair

September 10, 2009

An older woman with white hair.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.


By Heide


September 13, 20091 found this helpful
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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.

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September 13, 20091 found this helpful
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Hello Heide,
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

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September 14, 20091 found this helpful
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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!

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December 16, 2018

Can I use hair bleach to get rid of the yellow in my natural white hair?


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December 17, 20180 found this helpful

The yellow is probably from your water. Mix some baking soda with your shampoo and rub in for a minute or so. Rinse

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December 18, 20180 found this helpful

My friend had the most beautiful white hair I ever saw. She used the vinegar treatment described here once a month (it says once a week, but she only did it monthly).


She was model beautiful until the day she passed. Sadly we lost her much too young. I miss her!

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September 10, 2009

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.

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