What Does Pink Hair Fade To? How Long Does It Take for Pink Hair to Fade?

Nothing lasts forever and so does your glossy and rosy pink! Pink hair shades are a dream to many and if you have done it too, we bet you have flaunted those looks before they fade.

We all must have read oodles of articles on hair color. Most of us know that the more we expose our colored hair to shampoos, conditioners, and other chemical-based hair products, the pink or any dye tends to fade.

The only difference is different colors fade into different shades. The same rule applies to pink hair shade too on fading!

We will discuss what shades of pink fade too as the results may vary depending on the type of pink and level of pink shade applied.

Not everyone is aware that pink is a combination of red and white. Thus, the darker you put pink, the red it will be in the final result. The fading color will show results accordingly.

How long does it take for pink hair to fade?

If you are applying semi-permanent pink hair dye, your color should last for about 1 to 6 weeks.

However, if you have applied a semi-permanent pink shade (with no ammonia and peroxide) on non-bleached hair, your pink shade will leave you in 6 to 8 washes themselves. You may have to go for a re-touch or a total re-color.

The life of pink shade can be extended or shortened through various ways that you may check-in other articles on the web. In this article, let’s focus on the factors that are responsible for fading of pink color.

Factors responsible for the pink hair fade:

  • Type of your hair
  • Original color of the hair
  • Frequency and type of shampoo and conditioner used
  • The period taken to leave the dye on hair
  • Type of chemicals and hair styling products

All the above may give different results on pink hair shade fading.

What does pink hair dye fade into?

There are two ways to differentiate the pink dye: Permanent and Semi-Permanent. A permanent pink color dye gives you pale pink on fading.

Semi-permanent pink dye results back to your original hair color on fading. In short, semi-permanent pink dye makes your hair look the same color as you had before coloring on fading.

Here are some more variations on fading in pink color:

  • Hot or bubblegum pink will fade to pastel pink.
  • Rose pink hair dye fades to pale pink.
  • Pastel pink hair shades give you vintage pink or leave you with just the base color with little reflection on pink when these fade.

Wishing back for the pink shade again can be fulfilled in various ways:

  • Renew your hair dye to pink again
  • Renew with another pink shade
  • Go for regular re-touches

Some women choose fuchsia pink as a hair dye, which is a stronger pink shade. Fuchsia falls in the shades of violets and purples.

However, when you dye fuchsia pink, it will leave back purple or blue tones on fading. Thus, those not looking for such tones on fading must avoid going for fuchsia pink. There are innumerable shades of light pink that you may pick from.

Will purple shampoo fade pink hair?

Some women love the idea of purple shampoo. Purple shampoos are mainly used to lighten or fade out unwanted tones of blonde, bleached, or pink hair shade. The components in purple shampoo enhance the pink shade making it look just perfect.

Despite its wonderful results in some cases, most hair experts will not recommend you to go for purple shampoo to fade pink hair. It is because in most cases, this may result in terrible color.

Moreover, it doesn’t change the hair color at all in some cases. If you ask some of the experienced hair experts, they will also state that purple shampoos neither make your hair healthier nor shinier.

To fade out pink hair shade, a light shade of green is a better option. To get rid of darker shades of pink, you may use darker shades of green in hair dyes.

Check if your hair quality and hair shade will go with green. It also depends on whether you have dyed your hair pink on blonde, black, or bleached hair.

How do you fade pink hair? [Step by Step Process]

There is a waiting period that you need to follow if you want to fade out the pink shade. The ideal time to wait is 3 to 4 weeks. The dye pigments are habitual of washing off with each hair wash. This is the most natural way of removing pink hair color.

If you wish to skip the waiting period, then applying a daily anti-dandruff shampoo will help you speed up the fading process.

In about 4 to 5 washes, you will notice your pink color turning pale. Anti-dandruff shampoos wash out the pink pigments in the dye and help you see the fade results faster. Also, washing daily with anti-dandruff shampoo will make your pink fade faster.

Ensure that you apply a good moisturizer or hair oil so that daily shampoo doesn’t dry and damage your hair. Coconut oil massages are the best and most preferred.    

You may find out some good hair masques or moisturizers to keep your hair hydrated and lustrous.  

We recommended the following shampoos for toning down the pink shade faster:

Final Words:

Now that you know that you can wait for the color to fade out or apply an anti-dandruff shampoo to fade out the pink shade from your hair, you don’t have to worry much about what shade it fades to.

For any confusion, you may also check or consult your hair specialist. Try also choosing a lighter pink shade always so that you get rid of the hair shade faster when you don’t need it any longer.