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How To Remove Hair Dye From Skin at Home?




Coloring hair is an age old trend. Be it modern day fashion or an old age necessity, dying hair is an integral part of our lives. But doing it at home can get extremely messy and all those drips and stains can look awful. We all think of seeking professional help, but not every time we land a the salon. Because of the easiness of applying dye at home, we tend to experiment it all by ourselves. Sometimes we can be flawless, but usually doing it without a stain on the skin needs skills. Let us read to know some effective home base methods on how to remove hair dye from skin.

How To Remove Hair Dye From Skin?

Though we take the basic precautions to avoid all that stain, sometimes it just doesn’t work and we get inked for all the wrong reasons. Dye on the skin can cause various allergies for a few individuals if it remains on the skin for a long span of time. Rather than just having it on like a patch on the skin, putting in effort and removing it will always be a good option. So despite all that effort, if you have dye on your skin then follow these tips and remove that hair dye from skin easily.

1. Baking Soda and Dish Soap to Remove Hair Dye from Skin:

You’ll need:

  • baking soda
  • dish washing liquid
  • cotton pad
  • warm water

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

How to do:

  • Take a equal amounts of baking soda and dish washing liquid and mix thoroughly to make a smooth paste
  • Apply this paste onto your hair dye stain.
  • Gently rub stain area using cotton pad to exfoliate your skin and remove color.
  • Do this couple of minutes and finally wash the stain area thoroughly with warm water.

Note: Keep it mind don’t let the baking soda or dish wash soap come in contact with your eyes.

[ Read: How to Remove Hair Dye Using Baking Soda ]




2. Lemon Juice to Remove Hair Dye from Skin:

You’ll need:

  • one lemon

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to do:

  • Cut a lemon into pieces
  • Gently rub the lemon on hair dye stain area for couple of minutes
  • Wait for a few minutes until the juice absorbs the skin
  • Finally wash your face with warm water and soap.

Note: Lemon has acidic in nature when you rub on skin it can sting. If you’ll feel too much sting immediately wash your face with warm water.

[ Read: How to Lighten Hair with Lemon Juice ]




3. Olive Oil to Remove Hair Dye from Skin:

Olive oil is a good stain remover too.

You’ll need:

  • few drops of olive oil

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to do:

  • Apply olive oil around the hair dye stain and gently rub.
  • Apply the oil on all the patches and leave it overnight.
  • It would soak in all the color and the next day you could just rinse it off with water.
  • Apply a mild shampoo around the area to remove the oil completely.

Note: Avoid getting this and all the above into your eye as it might cause severe irritation. 

4. Vinegar to Remove Hair Dye from Skin:

You’ll need:

  •  baking soda
  • apple cider vinegar

Preparation time: 3 minutes.

How to do:

  • Take a equal amounts of baking soda and apple cider vinegar and mix thoroughly to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste hair dye stain area using your fingers or cotton pad and gently rub
  • wait for 5 minutes then wash your face with warm water.

[ Read: Harmful Effects of Dying Hair ]




5. Petroleum Jelly to Remove Hair Dye from Skin:

You’ll need:

  • petroleum jelly
  • cotton pad

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to do:

  • Take some petroleum jelly and
  • Rub onto the hair dye stain using your finger tips/cotton pad for couple of minutes carefully.
  • After you’ll notice the stain disappearing.
  • Finally wash your face with warm water

6. Hydrogen Peroxide to Remove Hair Dye from Skin:

You’ll need:

  • hydrogen peroxide ( 3% Peroxide Solution)
  • Q-tip

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to do:

  • Take some hydrogen peroxide in a bowl and dip a q-tip
  • Dip one end of the q-tip in the peroxide solution.
  • Gently scrub the area with the dry end of the q-tip.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes and then wash off with warm water.

Note: if your skin starts to sting or burn while using hydrogen peroxide immediately wash your face.

[ Read: How to Bleach Hair with Hydrogen Peroxide ]




7. Makeup Remover to Remove Hair Dye from Skin:

You’ll need:

  • makeup remover
  • cotton ball

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to do:

  • Take some makeup remover in a bowl and dip a cotton ball
  • Gently rub the cotton ball on hair dye stain carefully
  • Rub for about 5 to 10 minutes till the stain becomes lighten.

Note: If you are using an alcohol-based makeup remover to remove hair dye stain, ensure to moisturize afterwards as these can dry out your skin.

8. Nail Polish Remover to Remove Hair Dye from Skin:

You’ll need:

  • nail polish remover
  • cotton ball

Preparation time: 3 minutes.

How to do:

  • Take some nail polish remover in a bowl and dip a cotton ball
  • Gently rub the cotton ball on hair dye stain for couple of minutes carefully
  • Finally wash your face with warm water.

Note: Remember not to let the nail polish remover stay on your skin for more than a minute and do not let it come in contact with your eyes.

[ Read: How to Use Honey to Lighten Hair ]




9. Alcohol to Remove Hair Dye from Skin:

You’ll need:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton ball

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to do:

  • Take some rubbing alcohol in a bowl and dip a cotton ball
  • Gently rub the cotton ball on hair dye stain for couple of minutes carefully
  • Finally wash your face with warm water.

10. Toothpaste to Remove Hair Dye from Skin:

You’ll need:

  • toothbrush/cotton pad
  • Non-gel toothpaste
  • Washcloth
  • Warm water

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to do:

  • Take some non-gel toothpaste and rub on hair dye stain are using your fingers
  • If you have a sensitive skin rub the non-gel toothpaste using soft bristled toothbrush or a cotton pad
  • Wait for 5 to 10 min then wash your face with warm water using wash cloth.

Note: Use new tooth brush only for the above process and also use a toothbrush with soft bristles.

11. Try WD 40 Spray:

  • This in fact is the most successful product in removing dye stain from the skin.
  • But this is just not meant for the face.
  • Facial skin is soft and tender and can easily get damaged with the use of these chemicals.
  • So except the face WD-40 can do wonders.
  • Spray some of it in a cotton ball and apply it around the patches.
  • Wipe it off and your patch will vanish.

12. Get Professional Help:

  • If you are unable to tackle this issue all by yourself, then the best thing to do is seek professional help.
  • They would know how to remove the stain without affecting the skin or hair.

Now, that we wind up with these methods of removing the dye from skin, we hope you can avoid all the staining in the best way you can. And just in case you get inked, you can stop the struggle and get the dye off from your skin right away with our remedies!

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If you have dye on your skin doing it without a stain on the skin then follow these some effective home base methods on how to remove hair dye from skin.

Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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