How To Remove Hair Dye from Skin

So you were being nice and supportive to your friend who wanted to have her hair dyed dark brown. But you forgot to put on some gloves, and now your hands have dark brown dye all over them and you need to go to work tomorrow. What are you going to do?

Hair dye is really difficult to remove from skin but it's not impossible to do. There are some skin types that have no trouble at all removing hair dye – oily skin types seem to have less difficulty in removing hair dye stains. People with dry skin, however, have a more complicated time discovering which tactic is best in removing hair dye stains on their skin.

There are so many ways to remove hair dye. The challenge is finding out which method will work for you. Below are some tips on how to remove hair dye from your skin. Hopefully, one of these will be THE solution to your problem.

  • Hair dye. Yes, it sounds quite silly, but most professional hair stylists recommend that you apply the hair dye that you used to the stain on your skin. All you have to do is apply the hair dye (preferably when you are bathing) and rub it on the stain. When you wash off the hair dye with soap or shampoo and rinse it away with water, the dye comes out together with the soap and shampoo.
  • Toothpaste. Yes, toothpastes are good, not only for cleaning your teeth, eradicating bad breath and soothing burns from spattering hot cooking oil. Toothpaste, when rubbed on the skin with hair dye can actually remove the stain. A lot of people have tried removing the stain on the back of their ears and neck, and even their hands with toothpaste, and they swear that it can really work wonders on skin stained with hair dye.
  • Baking soda and dishwashing liquid. Who knows why this works but mixing together equal parts baking soda and dishwashing liquid, and rubbing this concoction on skin stained with hair dye will remove the most stubborn stains – at least it will, according to the people for whom this technique really works.
  • Cigarette ash and shampoo. Well, now you can say that cigarettes have a purpose. Cigarette ash when mixed with shampoo and rubbed on the skin stained with hair dye can remove the stain immediately. A lot of people swear by this treatment and have tried it many times – nothing else works for them.
  • Commercial hair dye remover. Of course, if all these inexpensive and home-based techniques fail to remove that stubborn stain on your skin, you could always buy a commercial hair dye remover from your local beauty products supply store. Just be sure to follow the instructions closely so that your stain gets removed, and so that there are no untoward incidents arising from your misuse of the product.

Hopefully one of these items got that hair dye stain off from your skin. In the future, maybe you could wear gloves before dyeing your friends’ hair. And just to be sure, rub some conditioner or baby oil on the back of your friend’s ears and neck. They say if you make the surface oily enough, the hair dye won’t stick to the skin.


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