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How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin
I was dyeing my friend's hair black and I didn't have any gloves. So now my hands are blacker than ever, even my nails were stained black. I've tried toothpaste, Germ-X, Dawn dish soap, and cigarette ashes. And I'm supposed to getting my nails done tomorrow. Can anyone help?

By Shelby from Golden Meadow, LA


How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

Hello All, use the following: half spoon each toothpaste, lemon juice and dish wash liquid. Mix ingredients together and apply on the skin. Wait for 5 minutes. Apply vaseline, nail polish remover in cotton, scrub the areas where you have earlier applied and wash with water. Sounds funny but believe me it worked. (06/13/2010)


By joross

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

When I dyed my hair the instructions said to use peroxide to remove dye from your skin. (06/13/2010)

By maliboo99

How to Get Hair Dye offof Skin

Try soaking in bleach and lemon juice. Be careful if you have any open cuts as it will sting. (06/15/2010)

By Amy3e

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

Soak in hydrogen peroxide, wash and repeat. If may not get all of the stain off (black is difficult to remove) but it will get most of it off. In the future if you don't have gloves, use a large plastic baggie ;-) (06/15/2010)

By Deeli

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

Magic Eraser is an abrasive, so be aware that you are scraping off a layer of skin when you are using it. That is why it is stinging. It looks so soft, just like a sponge, but it is an abrasive, which is why it works so well on soap scum! It is NOT meant to be used on skin.

Note: do not use combinations of these suggested things. Bleach and vinegar, for example, might be toxic. Certainly you are not supposed to mix an acid or a base with bleach, as some combos can release chlorine gas, which is poison. Other combos with only cancel each other out, such as vinegar and baking soda.

It is often better to use products that are formulated for use on the skin rather than laundry products. (06/15/2010)


By louel53

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

I always use nail varnish remover. Smells awful but works quite well. (06/15/2010)

By Timid Tulip

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

You know when you cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin? Well the toner takes off the hair dye like magic and is safe and non toxic to use. Any toner will do. (06/15/2010)

By cazpumpkin

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

Try clorox. It's worked for me when I get some in front of my hair line. (06/15/2010)


How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

Try using Nair, yes the hair removal cream. I found out this worked when Nair pretty much removed not only the hair on my legs, but the sunless tanner too. Since then I have used Nair many times to remove mistakes from sunless tanner, until my friend had purple hair dye all over her hands. I told her to try Nair and, no more purple hands! (06/22/2010)

By jenh22

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

I used the comet liquid cleaner on my arms, nails, and hair line. I got my black hair dye all over. Lol. It removed the dye from my arms and nails but not my hairline. So I used Brugal (my dad recommended it). Brugal is a rum from Dominican Republic. (06/26/2010)

By sugarsnapsify

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

I've dyed my hair black numerous times, and while it's processing I take a sponge soaked in Dawn dish detergent and it works like magic to get all the dye off. Before I found this I used everything from bleach to scrubbing bubbles to cigarette ashes. It's so simple it's stupid.

So yeah, for a cheap way to get hair dye off your skin use Dawn and a sponge. You don't even have to scrub hard at all. It simply vanishes from your skin! (07/09/2010)

By bibbityorsie

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

I found these awesome towelettes at my local Walgreens. Made by Fanci-full, simply called Haircolor Stain Remover Towelettes, I paid $2 for 2. They actually took hot pink dye off of my scalp and hairline. I had literally tried every home remedy listed here and nothing even faded this stuff. The towelettes took it off with only minor scrubbing. Highly recommend trying this before you scrub off layers of flesh. (07/19/2010)

By MrsCraft

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

My 2 year old got into some black hair dye that was left in the container and decided to rub it all over her body. To my surprise when I was changing her diaper I swiped the baby wipe across her leg and no more hair dye. Huggies cucumber melon baby wipes removed any traces of the dye! (07/31/2010)

By corrine7

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

There are a few products out there for this actually to put on before coloring. I saw one in a salon called Prep Skin Guard. Seems to work quite well. I believe you can order it online. Hope this helps. (08/02/2010)

By schnur23

How to Get Hair Dye off of Skin

I dyed my step moms hair a reddish brown color this afternoon. My hands looked like they had blood all over them when I was done, because I do not like using the gloves. I got online to try and find an at home remedy because I had already tried fingernail polish remover, magic eraser, baking soda and peroxide. Even the dye remover pads you buy from Sally's.

So while I was looking online I tried a couple of the things mentioned by people on this site and they worked, but only a little. Well I got to thinking what if i mixed them together? So I mixed toothpaste, cigarette ashes, dawn dish soap, baking soda, fingernail polish remover, vinegar, and lemon juice together. I applyed the mixture to my hands and scrubbed till it was a lathery paste. I let that sit on there for about five minutes. I applyed the paste twice, and it removed all of the dye almost perfectly. It left some around my nail bed but I had a liitle of the mixture left over and I just applyed it to each finger nail. Then scrubbed with an old toothbrush, and voila! Perfect hands! (08/05/2010)


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