How to remove hair dye from skin of forehead, neck & hand?

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Hair dye staining on the forehead, hands and hairlines is a common experience faced by people, while dying hair at home. This can occur, even if proper precautions are taken to avoid it. However, you don’t need to be afraid about these unwanted hair marks. You can easily remove these hair color – both commercial and homemade – stains from skin using some easy home remedies. Let’s see some tricks on how to remove hair dye from skin using some inexpensive and ordinary household products.

How to remove hair dye from skin through washing

  • To get rid of the hair dye stains, you need to start washing the dye off your skin right after you have finished hair-dying. If the hair dye sits on the skin for longer time, then those stains will be harder to remove.
  • Apply soap and water on the skin and rub gently. Then, scrub the stains off the skin.
  • You can also try other products like, hair spray, facial cleanser, etc. on the dye stained skin area to get rid of the stains.

These are the simplest ways to get rid of any hair dye stain from skin within a few minutes. However, if these usual methods don’t work, then apply some special home remedies for removing the hair dye marks from your skin. If the stains are very deep and made through strong chemical hair color, then you can also consult with a dermatologist to get suggestions about how to remove those hair dye stains from your skin using any other effective method.

Remove hair dye from skin by Detergent

Liquid detergent is one of the most common household products that we all have in our home. Lets see how liquid detergent removes hair dye stains.

How to prepare the solution:

Initially, you can take about 1 tsp or 5 ml amount of liquid dishwasher detergent or laundry detergent. After starting the process, you can apply more or less amount of detergent on the stained area according to the status of stains.

Cautionary Facts:

  • Remember that this method might work effectively for removing hair dye from skin of your hands.
  • You should be very careful about not applying the mixture on your face, as the facial-tissues are more sensitive and might face reaction due to the chemicals of the detergent.
  • While applying this process, you need to keep the liquid away from the eyes.
  • It would be better to use dye-free and fragrance-free detergent for removing hair dye from skin; because it will help you to keep away from causing irritation or any further problem on your skin.

How to Apply:

  • At first, take a small portion of liquid detergent and put it over the stained area.
  • Now, use the fingers for rubbing the hair color spots over the skin.
  • You can also soak the stained area using lukewarm water.
  • Then, soak a piece of clean rag with the lukewarm water and rub continuously for removing hair dye from skin.
  • You can also apply a soaked makeup remover pad made of cotton for rubbing.
  • After that scrub the blots gently, until the stains start fading.
  • Finally, place the stained-area under your sink faucet and wash it with adequate amount of water.

This is an easy home remedy to strip off the unwanted hair dye marks from your hand-skin. Conversely, if the dye-stains fade, but do not disappear entirely, then apply some more detergent to remove the left over stains. However, if the first trial of detergent fails to remove hair dye from skin, then you can try the other methods stated in this article. You can also take the advice of a dermatologist to get an easier but effective medical treatment to remove hair dye stain from skin.

Remove hair dye from skin by Baking Soda

You can also try another household product [highlight] Baking Soda for removing hair dye from skin [/highlight] .

How to prepare the solution:

At first, combine equal portions of baking soda along with liquid detergent. At next, you can mix up about 10 ml or 2 tsp baking soda along with with 10 ml or 2 tsp laundry detergent or liquid dishwasher. Then, stir the mixture properly until it amalgamates completely. This solution is now ready to remove the unwanted hair dye stains from your skin.

How it works:

The abrasive effect of baking soda can easily scrub off the layer of dead skin-cells spread over the hair dye stained skin. Thus, it helps to reveal the underneath layer of clean skin. In other words, the particles of baking soda can attract the molecules of dye and remove those from the skin. Thus, it works for removing hair dye from skin.

Cautionary facts:

  • If possible, choose a fragrance-free and dye-free mild detergent for the mixing. It will cut the risk of skin-irritation.
  • Keep the mixture away from your precious eyes.
  • This mixture is safe for applying on the body-skin like hands, but it should not be applied on the face.
  • If you can feel any kind of irritation, like tingling, itching, or burning, then stop using this solution.

How to apply:

  • At first, take a little portion of the mixture and rub it over the stained skin through a circular motion.
  • Continue the massage for about 30-90 seconds. However, stop rubbing at once, if you can feel any kind of of irritation, like tingling, itching, or burning.
  • Apply a cotton-made makeup remover pad to scrub off the hair dye-stained skin through gentle pressure.
  • You can also apply a cotton-made ball or a piece of clean rag for scrubbing.
  • After scrubbing off the dead cells of the dye-stained skin, you can rinse the area with lukewarm water.
  • Then, clean the area using a soggy washcloth to remove the baking soda solution from the skin totally.
  • You can also feel comfort to wash the skin through running water.
  • To get better result, you can rub the area tenderly, using your fingers. It will loosen the particles of baking soda from the skin.
  • Continue washing until the dye stain is removed.

You can effectively get rid of unwanted hair dye stains from skin following this easy home remedy. If you find that the stains have become lighter, but have not gone completely, then repeat the whole process. However, if the baking soda solution doesn’t work properly for removing hair dye from skin, then try a different method suggested in this article. Besides these, you can consult with a skin specialist to take advice on [highlight] how to remove hair dye from skin [/highlight] using more active medicines or products.

Remove hair dye from skin by Toothpaste

We can’t start our day with a toothpaste. Believe it or not, a usual toothpaste can get off hair dye marks from skin easily.

How it works:

Toothpaste is another home remedy for removing hair dye from skin of the face, hands and other parts of the body. Toothpaste includes a mild abrasive into its ingredients that scrub off the dead cells and contributes in removing hair dye from skin.

How to prepare the solution:

  • Only take as much amount of toothpaste, as required for creating a thin layer over the hair dye stained skin.
  • Any toothpaste might work for removing hair dye from skin; however, the toothpaste containing baking soda as ingredient might work more effectively due to its larger granules.

Cautionary facts:

  • You can apply the toothpaste on dye stained skins of the face, hands and other parts of the body, but keep away from your valuable eyes.
  • Use white toothpaste instead of the gel toothpaste for removing hair dye marks from skin.

 How to apply:

  • Take small amount of toothpaste and put it over the dye stained skin evenly.
  • You can apply with your fingers or a piece of fresh cotton ball or a cotton-made makeup remover pad for spreading the toothpaste on the skin.
  • At next, rub the layer of toothpaste over the stained area for about 30-60 seconds through circular motions in a gentle way.
  • After that scrub off the toothpaste from your skin through your fingers.
  • You can also apply a toothbrush (that you don’t use) for removing the toothpaste particles from the skin.
  • After scrubbing off the toothpaste layer from the dye stained skin with fingers or cotton ball/pad, take the skin area to a running water source (water tap) and rinse the area with adequate amount of lukewarm water.
  • If the toothpaste layer becomes dry and sticks to the skin, then rub the toothpaste particles off through your finger tips or a piece of clean washcloth, while rinsing the stains.
  • Continue rinsing and rubbing until the toothpaste particles are totally removed from your skin.
  • Once you have removed the layer of dead skin cells over the hair dye stained skin area, then the underneath layer of clean and fresh skin will be visible.

Thus, a regular household product can help you to wash out the hair dye from skin without much effort. If you discover that the hair color spots have been faded, but are still visible, then repeat the process to get rid of the left stains. Nevertheless, if the toothpaste treatment does not work to get rid of those unwanted hair dye marks from your skin, then apply another method. You can also discuss with a dermatologist/skin specialist about how to get rid off hair dye marks using any other medicine or balm.

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How to remove hair dye from skin of forehead, neck and hand

Remove hair dye from skin by Petroleum Jelly

The petroleum jelly is one of the most available products in our dressing table or travel bag. Interestingly, you can use a regular petroleum jelly to flush away hair dye marks from skin.

How it works:

It can be applied on the face, hands and other parts of the body. The sticky nature of the jelly tints the hair-dye particles from skin in an effective way.

Cautionary facts:

Keep the petroleum jelly away from the eyes. However, if the jelly somehow enters into your eyes, then wash the eyes with adequate amount of clean and cool water right away.

How to apply:

  • At first, take a small portion of petroleum jelly and dab it onto the dye stained skin area.
  • Now, massage the jelly on the hair color marks through mild circular motions using your fingers.
  • It would be better, if you apply a cotton pad or cotton-made makeup remover pad for rubbing the petroleum jelly on the stain. It will prevent the hair color particles to enter your eyes, if you bring the dye stained fingers near your eyes accidentally.
  • However, if you think that the petroleum jelly is being soaked by the cotton, then use your fingers cautiously.
  • Continue rubbing the jelly on the stains, until you observe that the stain has been starting to go away.
  • When you notice that the hair color marks have been almost eradicated, then take a piece of clean, fresh and wet cloth to wipe the petroleum jelly and the remaining dye particles off your skin. If necessary, then scrub the skin gently to wipe off the stains.
  • If the dye stain has been removed totally, then stop here.

Thus, you can get rid of the hair dye stains from skin. On the other hand, if the dye stains have been lightened, but some stains are still visible, then continue the following steps.

  • If you notice that few stain of hair dye are still visible, then create a thin layer of the petroleum jelly over the dye stained skin area.
  • Then, allow the petroleum jelly’s layer to sit over the dye stained skin overnight or about 5/6 hours.
  • If you worry that the dye stained skin might come in contact with your pillowcase and bed-sheets unconsciously during sleep, then cover the stained skin with breathable and clean cotton bandages. Instead of bandages, you can also cover your hands with disposable and clean gloves.
  • After several hours, take a clean and soggy rag to wipe off the petroleum jelly as well as the remaining dye particles from your skin.
  • If necessary, then scrub the skin gently to wipe off the stains.

In this way, a regular skin-care product can easily remove the hair dye stain from your skin. Nonetheless, if the Petroleum Jelly treatment does not help you to get rid of hair color spots from skin, then try another home remedy. You can also take advice from a dermatologist on how to remove the deep-seated hair dye marks from your skin.

Remove hair dye from skin by Baby Oil

If you have kids, then baby oil would certainly be available in your home. Yes, baby oil can remove hair dye stain easily.

How it works:

Especially, if you are looking for an efficient home remedy to remove the hair color marks from skin of face, forehead, ears, hands or any other sensitive area, then try baby oil. The sticky nature of the mild oil dilates the particles of hair dye and helps to wash out from skin.

Cautionary facts:

You can apply the baby oil on the face, hands and other parts of the body, but keep away from the eyes. However, if it enters the eyes, then flash out the oil right away applying enough clean and cold water.

How to apply:

  • At first, take a small portion of baby oil and dab it onto the dye stained skin area. However, do not take so much amount of oil that it overflows the skin or drips over the other parts of your body.
  • Now, massage the oil on the unwanted hair color marks through mild circular motions using your fingers.
  • It would be better if you apply a cotton pad or cotton-made makeup remover pad for rubbing the baby oil on the stain; because, the dye might transfer onto your eyes, if your dye stained fingers touch the eyes by accident.
  • However, if you think that the baby oil is being soaked by the cotton, then use your fingers cautiously.
  • Continue rubbing the oil on the stains, until you observe that the hair color marks have been started to go away.
  • When you notice that the dye stains have been almost removed by the baby oil, then take a piece of clean, fresh and wet cloth to wipe the oil and the remaining dye particles off your skin.
  • If necessary, then scrub the skin gently to wipe off the stains.
  • If the hair dye spots are wiped away totally, then stop rubbing.

In this way, you can remove the hair dye stains from the skin. However, if the hair dye spots have been partially removed, but some spots are still remaining, then continue the steps stated below.

  • If you notice that the oil cannot wear off the stain anymore, then again put a thin layer of the baby oil over the unwanted hair color spots on the skin.
  • At next, allow the layer of oil to sit over the hair color spots overnight.
  • If you are concerned that the hair dye particles and the oil might stain the pillowcase and bed sheets during sleep, then wrap the oil-covered skin area with a breathable clean cotton bandage. You can also wrap your hands using disposable & clean gloves.
  • After about 7/8 hours, rinse the stained skin area with lukewarm water. If possible, then can place the skin area under the running water.
  • While washing, scrub the skin area gently using the fingers or cotton pads to wipe off the stains.
  • However, if you feel that the skin feels oily, then use a little amount of soap or liquid hand wash or shampoo to wash out the remaining oil from your skin.

This is a simple but effective home remedy for removing the unwanted hair dye from skin. However, if the baby oil treatment could not work properly to strip off the hair dye particles from skin, then apply another method. You can also consult with a skin specialist to take advice on hair dye removal issue.

Remove hair dye from skin by Nail Polish Remover
 

If you are a girl, then you will most probably use nail polish as well as Nail Polish remover most frequently. why don’t you try your nail polish remover to strip away the hair dye stains from skin?

How it works:

The acetone based nail polish remover works effectively to remove hair dye from skin, due to the abrasive effect of acetone. This element can easily remove the layer of dead skin cells from the top of the dye stained skin area. Then, the underneath layer of fresh and clean skin-cells would come out with a spot-free appearance. Thus, a nail polish remover can wash out the unwanted hair color marks from skin.

Cautionary facts:

  • Don’t bring the nail polish remover in contact with your eyes. However, if this liquid enters into your eyes by accident, then wash out the eyes with huge amount of fresh and cool water instantaneously. Otherwise, it will cause irritation in the eyes.
  • This method can be risky to apply on the face, as facial tissues are quite sensitive. But, you can apply the nail polish remover on the other parts of your body, including neck, back side, hands, arms, etc. to get rid of unwanted hair color marks.
  • After applying this method, if you feel that the skin has started prickling, burning or irritating, then stop at once. And rinse the nail polish remover soaked area with huge amount of water without delay.

 How to apply:

  • At first, choose a nail polish remover that contains the Acetone, as an active ingredient.
  • Then, take a fresh cotton ball or a cotton-made makeup remover pad and soak it with a few drops of nail polish remover.
  • At next, remove the excess amount of nail polish remover by squeezing the cotton ball/pad using your fingers.
  • After that, wipe the soaked cotton ball/pad over the dye stained skin through a circular motion in a mild way.
  • Don’t try to scrub off the unwanted hair color marks; as this attempt can send the acetone deep inside your skin and cause harm to the skin in the long term.
  • Continue rubbing for a few times.
  • You will notice that the dye particles are wiped off smoothly without delay.
  • Then, place the skin area under running water and rinse it with cool or lukewarm water to wash out the remaining of dye particles and the nail polish remover.

By following these easy steps you can remove the hair dye stains from your skin. However, if the dye stain does not go away after using the nail polish remover, then you should try out another method for removing hair dye from skin. You can also meet a dermatologist to get suggestions on hair dye removal problem from skin.

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