Anyone who's ever been on a colour run, to Holi festival or experimented with hair chalk will know what a pain it can sometimes be to get rid of - especially if you've got highlights or fair tresses.
While the technicolour trend is all the rage right now, when you don't want pink/green/blue/orange hair and it just won't budge, all hell can break loose in the bathroom. Perhaps you shouldn't have tried out rainbow colours two days before that all important job interview.
However, before you reach for the dye bottle to mask those unwelcome hues try these tricks I tested out for myself on my very own head.
1. Soap/washing up liquid. Shampoo's great and all but in my experience I've found it can lock in unwanted shades of pink and green.
I'd suggest passing on the Pantene and hitting the hard stuff. Well, washing up liquids and a plain old bar of soap anyway.
I lathered up my hair with Fairy Liquid (but any brand will do) as if it were shampoo and three rinse and repeats saw most of the colour down the drain. However, this stuff really dries out your ends and I was in desperate need of a deep conditioner afterwards.
I mixed one part regular bleach (yes, the stuff you find under the sink) with four parts warm water, put on some medical gloves (you can buy them at Boots) and scrubbed the formula into my dry unwashed ends, left for about ten minutes before rinsing out thoroughly.This did the trick, but left me fearing my hair would fall out in my sleep so I would only ever recommend this method if all other hope is lost.