How to Get Hair Dye off Skin Fast

Changing hair color is not only fun but also one of the easiest ways to alter your look. Unfortunately, the art comes with a challenge,  as you will most probably get hair dye stains at the end of the exercise. That being the case, you need to familiarize yourself with different ways of how to get hair dye off skin with ease.

Modern hair dye is quite effective at its work, meaning that, should it come into contact with your skin, it’ll have the same effect as on your hair strands. In this article, we’ll explain ways to remove the stubborn dye stains from your skin.

Ways on How to Get Hair Dye off Skin Fast

1.

Soap Water

Using warm soapy water is one of the methods that can help remove the stains from your scalp, neck, and hands as well. To succeed in this method, you need to wipe the dye off as you go on. Note that soapy water will not be effective if the dye has already dried up and stained your skin.


If soapy water fails to get rid of the dye, move on to the other methods on the list.
2.

Toothpaste

Do you consider toothpaste as only effective in removing teeth stains? If yes, then you are absolutely wrong. It’s a great hair dye remover from the skin as well. Toothpaste contains baking soda granules that act as a mild abrasive. It, therefore, serves as an effective dye remover.


Get a non-gel toothpaste and apply a small amount onto a cotton swab and gently massage over the stained area. You can use a toothbrush or your fingers to carry out the process as well. Repeat the process for as many times as needed. After scrubbing, rinse with warm water.

How to Get Hair Dye off Skin Fast with Liquid Detergent
3.

Liquid Detergent

Although perfect, liquid detergent might not be the best method to use on your face now that face skin tends to be more sensitive. It might cause irritations and thus works best on your hands. Also, ensure that the detergent doesn't come into contact with your eyes.


To get rid of the stains using this method, apply a small amount of the liquid on the stained area using your fingers to rub it in. To effectively scrub off the dye, add warm water to the area or use a clean wet washcloth.


Let the detergent soak in your skin for around 30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Do not over scrub. Also, avoid using detergents with fragrances as this will only do you more harm than good.

4.

Baking soda and liquid detergent

If you have any liquid detergent at home, combine equal portions with baking soda to get rid of the stains. The cleanser works by lifting the stains off the skin while baking soda adds an abrasive effect. Apply the mixture to the dye-stained skin and then use a cotton swab to scrub it in.


Repeat the process for as many times as possible until you get the expected results. The stained area will appear lighter with each round of cleansing. However, should you feel any discomfort, be sure to stop. Also, avoid contact with eyes.

Baby oil/Olive oil
5.

Baby oil/Olive oil

Although oil may not work as fast as other corrosive options (not fast enough), it still acts as an effective hair dye remover. The method is actually one of the best options for you if you have extremely sensitive skin. 


To use the method, coat the stained area with oil and rub it with your fingers. Let it sit on the affected skin for at least 8 hours. Rinse your skin with running water and apply soap or shampoo to remove the oil and dye entirely.

6.

Petroleum jelly

If you can avoid hair dye stains in the first place, the better. Before you start dying your hair, coat your hairline with petroleum jelly. Also, petroleum jelly acts as a stain removing agent and might help you get rid of the stubborn stains.


Rub petroleum jelly into the stain and then massage it with your fingers. Carry out the exercise until you see the stain disappearing. You can also use a makeup remover to apply the petroleum jelly to prevent the dye from transferring to your hands.

Nail polish remover
7.

Nail polish remover

You have to be extremely careful when it comes to this hair dye removal agent. It can cause burns and thus the need to rinse it at the slightest sign of discomfort. Also, like with most methods mentioned herein, ensure that the nail polish remover doesn’t get into contact with your eyes.


To get it done, start by soaking a cotton ball with the remover and then dab onto the stained area. If no sign of irritation, rub the cotton ball over the stained skin in a circular motion. Avoid exposing your skin to the removing agent for more than a minute. You don’t want your skin to suffer from any form of irritation.

8.

Liquid Detergent

Although perfect, liquid detergent might not be the best method to use on your face now that face skin tends to be more sensitive. It might cause irritations and thus works best on your hands. Also, ensure that the detergent doesn't come into contact with your eyes.


To get rid of the stains using this method, apply a small amount of the liquid on the stained area using your fingers to rub it in. To effectively scrub off the dye, add warm water to the area or use a clean wet washcloth. 


Let the detergent soak in your skin for around 30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Do not over scrub. Also, avoid using detergents with fragrances as this will only do you more harm than good.
9.

Rubbing alcohol

Since rubbing alcohol can be harsh to the skin, you need to use it sparingly and will a lot of caution. If you have sensitive skin, go for another option instead. To use it, simply pour a small amount onto a cotton pad or ball and gently dab it on the affected area.

Rinse your skin with warm water once the dye gets off.

10.

Regular shampoo

You actually don’t have to spend much of your time in search of a hair dye removing agent if you have shampoo in your home. Regular shampoo is quite skin-friendly and works awesomely when it comes to eliminating stains off the skin.


Rub a generous amount of the shampoo on the darkened skin without diluting it and let it rest for about 20 minutes. Rinse your skin with clean water afterward to remove the shampoo. 

Cigarette ash

Weird huh?

Yes, cigarette ash works miracles as well when it comes to hair dye removal. What you need to do is mix the ash into a paste with warm water. Apply to the affected area and rub it over with a cotton swab or your fingers for some time. Wash it carefully and ensure that the paste doesn’t come into contact with your eyes.

How to Remove Hair Dye from Skin With Easy Step Only 5 Minute

Conclusion

The next time you color your hair, how to get hair dye stain off your skin should no longer be a problem. You can also try to prevent stains by wearing gloves before you start the exercise, wiping dye spills as you go, or applying a thick line of a moisturizing cream along your hairline before applying the dye. 


Should you try all the above-listed methods, and fail to get positive results, visit a professional colorist at a salon for help.

Sources:

Bonnie J. Morris
 

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