Dying my roots blonde – IT TURNED BLUE! (& how to get rid!)

If you’ve just dyed your hair, it’s turned out blue and you really can’t be arsed to read my story on my disgusting hair, skip to the bottom points to see how to get rid of it! If you’re just here to laugh at me, proceed! 😉 |

I just remembered the time I dyed my hair blonde and it turned blue… I was literally Kate Hudson having a meltdown! (Well, Liv from Bride Wars – great film if you haven’t seen it!) I used Perfect 10 in the shade lightest blonde, that was fine – always is. But it constantly goes a yellowy colour; not so good. So I started using toner afterwards and it went the perfect light blonde I was after… (Never want to bleach my hair so i’ve stuck with dyes.) Then one day I used ‘Garnier Nutrisse Truly Blonde Super Lightner 111+’, do not EVER use this product haha! This is me below once i’d washed it out-

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My hair was BLUEEEE. Not that blue, but unmistakably, hideously blue. I turned to the internet being too scared to leave the house. There were quite a few people that have had this problem, funnily enough. (I’m not the only one that can’t afford to get it professionally dyed every month – phew.) But some people were suggesting stupid things to do, and most were saying to get it professionally corrected. I was debating scrimping for the rest of the month and paying to get it done at a hairdressers, but I was really hoping for some magical quick fix to correct it at home, not having to leave the house with a blue fro.

Then I saw someone’s comment saying to use ketchup – it’s supposed to cancel out the blue, supposedly. It seemed utterly gross, but having a big bottle of ketchup (asda’s own, by the way) in the fridge I thought it was worth a go! So I hopped in the bathroom with my ketchup, full of skepticism I might add, and lathered it all over my head. I like ketchup, that and mayo is perfect with some chunky chips – but when it’s covering your lovely locks in a disgusting vile-smelling slime it definitely puts you off.

Anyways, I left it on for about half an hour, if I remember correctly. I then jumped in the shower and spent forever scrubbing at my head. Another tip I read was to use anti-dandruff shampoo to get the blue out – I have absolutely no idea why this should work but as there was a bottle in my bathroom, I used this about three times to wash out the ketchup. Once I got out the shower it was honestly like some miracle bird had shat on my head. How this worked I have no idea, but the blue was GONE. And better yet, my hair actually turned out such a nice colour!

So, I don’t know whether it was the ketchup or anti-dandruff shampoo that worked (or maybe a mixture of both,) but whatever it was I was left with the hair I originally wanted! So to cut a long story short, here’s what to do if your hair dye screws you over and gives you blue hair:

  • Lather a shit load of ketchup all over your hair, it’s gross but it’s worth saving the money on a hairdresser! I used ASDA’s own as it’s what we had in the fridge but i’m sure it won’t make too much of a difference what one you use!
  • Leave that on for at least half an hour, and then wash multiple times out with any anti-dandruff conditioner. (Head and shoulders recommended – the strong fragrance also helps to get rid of the ketchup smell.)
  • Dry out your hair and voila!

I want to add that this doesn’t work to get out actual blue dye, only blonde gone wrong by the looks of it. I told a few of my friends about this atrocious story and one of them tried to use ketchup to get rid of her blue dip-dye… Didn’t work! I really hope this helps someone in a crappy situation like me, but if you’re all way too clever to get into this mess, feel free too laugh and my idiocy instead.

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18 Comments

  1. keilly
    28/02/2017 / 12:42 PM

    oh my god…..thankyou Emma….the ketchup worked….wasnt sure as i only had fat free ketchup….but it worked and im so pleased…..I must admit it wasnt very pleasent very cold and smelly….but 45 minutes later i was back to very light blonde…..used normal shampoo……thanks again…

  2. keilly
    26/02/2017 / 1:15 PM

    this really sucks girls…..i didnt use asda dye …but i am a very very light blonde …trying to save a few bucks decided to buy a half decent box of dye as my roots where becoming a joke …..(dark)….gonna try the kechup thing as soon as a finish work today…..will keep you updated…..KB

  3. Marte
    08/01/2017 / 10:42 PM

    Right now I´m sitting in the dark, hiding, with my freshly colored, non-intended, blue hair. After som googling I found your blog, and now my small dorm-room smells like ketchup. Crossing my fingers and praying that this will work! Thanks for the tip. I was not keen on showing up for first day of semester tomorrow with blue hair (it only turned blue in the front, looks like I did a sad attempt on getting those Christina Aguilera 2002 highlights).

  4. 05/02/2015 / 6:07 AM

    I couldnt stop myself from laughing at you while reading this article 🙂
    now i know what to do if i end up in blue hair nightmare

    • 05/02/2015 / 1:20 PM

      Ahha I’m glad my massive failure brought you a laugh! 😉 You do indeed! Thank you for your comment!xxx

  5. 05/02/2015 / 6:07 AM

    I couldnt stop myself from laughing at you while reading this article 🙂
    now i know what to do if i end up in blue hair nightmare

    • 05/02/2015 / 1:20 PM

      Ahha I’m glad my massive failure brought you a laugh! 😉 You do indeed! Thank you for your comment!xxx

  6. 26/01/2015 / 10:23 AM

    Oh wow you absolute babe! It worked. Happy shopper ketchup from the corner shop and a 2 rinses with head and shoulders.

    • 26/01/2015 / 10:42 PM

      Such a shame about the hair dye – loads of people have had this problem so I don’t see why they don’t discontinue the product – they’ll give themselves a bad image! I’m really glad this worked for you though! Much cheaper than a hairdressers ay? 😉

  7. 26/01/2015 / 10:23 AM

    Oh wow you absolute babe! It worked. Happy shopper ketchup from the corner shop and a 2 rinses with head and shoulders.

    • 26/01/2015 / 10:42 PM

      Such a shame about the hair dye – loads of people have had this problem so I don’t see why they don’t discontinue the product – they’ll give themselves a bad image! I’m really glad this worked for you though! Much cheaper than a hairdressers ay? 😉

      • Molly
        04/02/2017 / 11:34 PM

        Hair dye from a box is amazing! I love the way it looks. A mess up now and then happens….mess ups with hairdressers happen more.

  8. 26/01/2015 / 9:13 AM

    I used the same dye and will try the ketchup method right now! Never will I ever buy hair dye on sale in Asda again!

  9. 26/01/2015 / 9:13 AM

    I used the same dye and will try the ketchup method right now! Never will I ever buy hair dye on sale in Asda again!

  10. 12/01/2015 / 1:12 PM

    wull … i’ve never had blue
    hair and i don’t intend to have
    blue hair but
    just in case i
    do have
    blue hair it’s nice to
    know what to do
    about the
    blue hair … ks !

    • 12/01/2015 / 2:27 PM

      Ahha I love this comment – I promise you I didn’t intend to have blue hair either! 😉

  11. 12/01/2015 / 1:12 PM

    wull … i’ve never had blue
    hair and i don’t intend to have
    blue hair but
    just in case i
    do have
    blue hair it’s nice to
    know what to do
    about the
    blue hair … ks !

    • 12/01/2015 / 2:27 PM

      Ahha I love this comment – I promise you I didn’t intend to have blue hair either! 😉

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