How To Get Hair Dye Off Skin
- 1 How to Remove Hair Dye From Your Scalp
- 2 How To Remove Hair Dye Stains From Your Hands
- 3 Preventative Tips
- 4 Final Thoughts
With all the time spent indoors and bored during quarantine, many people have experimented with hair dye and mixed up their look when they knew they didn’t have to go anywhere. But, with a new hair look comes new care and handling.
Maybe your quarantine look left you with hair dye on your skin or maybe you want to plan ahead so that your hands aren’t left looking the same color as your hair. Handling hair dye can likely end up leaving you with stained hands or a stained scalp which is why it’s important to know how to remove hair dye stains from your skin with simple and safe methods.
How to Remove Hair Dye From Your Scalp
Soap & Warm Water
Another remedy for removing hair dye from your skin uses rubbing alcohol. Simply pour some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball or pad and gently wipe at the skin around the hairline to remove the dye stain from your skin. Once you have finished wiping the dyed skin, make sure to rinse with more soap and water.
This is another dye removal method that is easy to do at home and doesn’t require a lot of expensive products. However, rubbing alcohol can be a bit harsher on the skin so this may not be the right method for people who suffer from dry or sensitive skin. If you do use this method to remove hair dye from your skin, it is important to use some moisturizer or petroleum jelly on the skin after in order to repair or remedy any damage that the alcohol may have caused to your skin cells.
Olive Oil or Baby Oil
Crazy enough, olive oil is another liquid that can be used as a form of hair dye remover. Olive oil has natural cleansing properties that can be used to clean stained skin from hair dye. For this method, all you have to do is pour a small amount of olive oil onto a cotton ball and gently rub the dye on your skin. However, this time, instead of rinsing with soap and water, right away, you will have to let it rest for a few hours. Leave it on your skin for up to 8 hours and then rinse your skin with warm water and soap to remove any oily residue left on your skin.
If you don’t have this on hand, you can also try baby oil. Baby oil is very safe for your skin cells and still has the cleaning properties that can be used to remove tough stains left from dyeing your hair.
How To Remove Hair Dye Stains From Your Hands
Dish Soap & Baking Soda
Nail Polish Remover
One last technique that can be used to get hair color out of your skin is by using laundry detergent. Again, the detergent is a cleaner and can work at removing the dye from your hands. Use a small amount of detergent and rub it on the dyed skin. Then, wash it off and use some moisturizer to help your skin heal from any damage the liquids might have caused. Detergent can even be used to remove hair dye from your hair itself as well.
If all else fails, the stain will fade with time and will slowly go away naturally.
Wear gloves & old clothes that you won't mind getting stained
Wash or wipe away the dye on your skin as you go
Rub petroleum jelly around your hairline for easier removal
Coloring your hair can be a fun and creative way to express yourself and change up your look. If you end up with skin stained from the color, you can use these techniques to get hair dye out of your skin and prevent a possible stain from occurring.