Looking to remove hair dye from your skin?
If you’ve got a bit messy while dyeing your hair, your second thought after how good your hair looks may be “how do I get this dye off my skin”.
There are a few ways to do this, all of which we’ll look at in this article. 🙂
If your skin is currently stained with dye, go right ahead and jump to the removal suggestions.
But, if you’re thinking about dyeing your hair for the first time – or reapplying – let’s talk a bit about hair dyes and how they affect the removal process.
Consider The Type Of Hair Dye You’re Trying To Remove
Hair dye comes in all colors and categories. The dye used to change your hair’s color will largely determine what is used to remove stains from the skin.
Temporary hair dye, as they only sit on the surface of the hair, may take a few washes (maybe 3 to 6) to be removed from the hair. This obviously would take a lot less effort to remove from the skin, even when dried. Semi-permanent dyes may be removed with 6 to 10 washes, while demi-permanent may need up to 20. Permanent dye is the most widely used hair coloring agent. It requires more effort to remove from the hair and, by extension, from the skin, especially when dried.
So, if you cannot seem to catch a break with a particular hair dye, but another falls off like molten ice-cream, that’s because they differ in resistance and category. This is perfectly normal.
But, whichever hair dye you choose to work with, preparing in advance could reduce how much stain you’ll have to tango with.
With that said, let’s look at how to remove hair dye from the hairline.
How To Remove Hair Dye Around The Hairline
If you took precaution and used a hair barrier, simply use a cotton ball and wipe the hairline. But, if you’ve gone through the process of coloring your hair without using a hair shield, here are a few things you can use to remove dye stains.
Baking Soda And Olive Oil
Baking soda has stood the test of time. It’s a staple in most households, so you probably have it tucked away in one of your kitchen cabinets.
The natural hardness and mild abrasive element of baking soda makes it a powerful stain remover and cleaner; it can surely do a world of good cleaning dye from your hairline.
To use, combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 10 ml of olive oil. Blend together until the mixture is creamy. Dip a cotton ball – or pad – into the paste and apply around the hairline, while scrubbing in a gentle motion.
Toothpaste And Cotton Ball
If you thought whitening toothpaste was only good for your smile, think again. It’s flooded with chemical stain removal properties that may deal a harsh blow to hair color stains.
When you’ve made a boo-boo, stretch for your whitening toothpaste and apply it to affected areas of the hairline. Allow the toothpaste to sit on the stain for a minute to loosen it. Thereafter, damp a cotton ball with water and scrub the area. As the toothpaste comes off, so will the dye.
Your hairline will be left squeaky clean, and dye-free.
Hydrogen Peroxide And Cotton Ball
Hydrogen peroxide needs a shelf of its own in your household. This wonder in a bottle is an awesome bleaching agent and cleaner, with its active properties perfect for removing hair color stains when you’ve made a mess.
To use, dab hydrogen peroxide onto a cotton ball and apply to the stains; allow to sit for a minute. To another cotton ball, add some more hydrogen peroxide and clean the area. The first application of the peroxide was to loosen the dye; the second is to clean it. Repeat the process as needed.
How To Remove Permanent Hair Dye From The Skin
Permanent dyes give the most trouble, but they leave your hair shiny and full of life. Because these coloring agents are so widely used, they’re probably the ones you’ll be working with.
Removing permanent dye from the skin takes a lot more work, but with a bit of patience, you can make it happen. Here are a few things to do.