Will black permanent hair dye wear off the skin? If so how long will it take? Otherwise how can you get it off?
By Maryanne from Rockingham, WA
There's a product you can get at Sally Beauty Supply called Roux Clean Touch. Just put some on a cotton cloth and rub gently. I used it for the entire thirty years I was a hairstylist.
And, yes, the color stain will eventually go away if you don't do anything because we slough skin cells daily, but it takes awhile for the stain to be completely gone this way. (11/20/2009)
If you still have the box, call the toll-free number on it and they should be able to give you suggestions. (11/20/2009)
Rubbing alcohol and a rag. On heavy, really heavy areas it will only lighten. Daily scrub with a loofa sponge. (11/22/2009)
I just finished using one of the suggestions I read and it worked for me. I used the toothpaste on a brush with tiny bristles without water. I washed that off then used it again with a tiny bit of water (not so much that it suds) and voila. It's gone. Toothpaste is abrasive and tingled a bit so I used a wash rag with lots of water to gently wash the skin. Good luck. (11/30/2009)
Probably depends on the brand of hair dye, but I used tea tree oil, worked straight away, no issue no fuss. (12/01/2009)
My daughter just died her hair bright blue and it was all over her ears, face, hands, and neck. I took a teaspoon of toothpaste, cigarette ashes, and shampoo mixed it all together and applied with a tooth brush. It required very little scrubbing and it all came off. 30 seconds was all it took and it was a dark stain. (02/04/2010)
By mother 0f 8
If you're like me and broke till payday and dyed your hair and need something around the house. I used blue/black permanent dye and got it everywhere this time. Now I have it all over and the worst is my left hand, it's so bad my nails are completely stained black and the skin is gonna take along time to completely get off. I first tried the bleach method "seems to be most popular" Clorox brand. Soaked my hand and scrubbed for over 5 minutes.
This helped slightly, but I barely noticed a difference and 15 minutes later my hand was hurting, red, and felt hot. I just irritated it. Next I tried Cutex nail polish remover. It works, but not that great I had stains on arms and legs too. It just got rid of surface dye, but the deep penetrated staining had to go. I searched through the posts. If I had had a Magic Eraser I may have tried it, but like I said on a budget at the moment and needed something.
My final attempt here I read about the Lysol Disinfectant Wipes. My right hand is completely clean. They work, you have to rub them for a bit "over 5 minutes for hard stains" but it works at least. Made my skin slightly more irritated, but they are non abrasive and cleaned everywhere else nicely. I showered and washed with soap twice. My left hand is still shaded and so are the nails. When it calms down I'm gonna do more wipes again. Everything I had was around the house didn't have to buy anything. Good luck. (02/06/2010)
I dyed my hair and I usually can wash if off, but this time I had dark spots on my face and neck. I ended up trying the Mr. Clean Eraser. It did work, but it is burning my skin currently. I guess maybe it feels like a derm abrasion. (02/28/2010)
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