I was skeptical of using cigarette ashes, but I tried a few other things that didn't work. The ashes worked wonders. Who knew they were good for something! (11/19/2006)
One thing that I think would work is paint thinner but be very careful.
By Pan Man
The toothpaste and baking soda worked great! (12/12/2006)
By I just about dyed
I took my mothers ash-tray and I mixed some shampoo with them and began scrubbing my hands.After about 3 minutes I saw a very big diffrence. I started scrubbing again. finally it was off. It took about 6 minutes. TOPS!
By Sexy smart simone
I tried everything, but the only thing that worked for me was the cigarette ashes with shampoo. All the black hair dye came off! (01/04/2007)
Ashes didn't work. (01/08/2007)
I used veet hair remover and left it on for 2 or 3 minutes and it worked really good (01/08/2007)
I used bleach with a cotton ball to remove Jasmine Hair dye and it worked miraculousy. There was no color on the cotton ball. I repeated to my my girlfriend that was on the phone with me, "No color on the cotton ball, this is amazing." (01/11/2007)
Try nail polish remover, put s small amount on a cotton ball. use the kind that contains aloe, works like a charm! (01/14/2007)
well we tried using the cigarette ash wit da shampoo and made a thick paste applyied it and left for 3 mins then we scrubbed, it kinda worked I mean we got pretty much al;l of it off excpt for a bit aye, lucky we had some around whu smoked (01/14/2007)
By staceyanne + sarah
Well I guess my skin is much different from the rest of you all cause nothing was going to get this black dye off my hands. NOTHING! I tried everything, I tried the toothpaste and lemon, colour on coulor, the astringent, nail polish remover, and ashes. I thought I was doomed! lol. but I read about the bleach trick, so I tried that, and even that took more than 5 minutes of scrubbing to work, but that was what worked the best for me. It does burn a little especially when you've already scrubbed all your skin off. lol. but ya, good luck. I'll definately be more careful next time. geeez.
Editor's Note: Please keep in mind that some chemicals react with other chemicals and can be very toxic. Please, anything you use, give it some time between trying another method. (01/19/2007)
I use a Mr. Clean magic eraser, 5 minutes of rubbing it on, and it's gone! it works wonders on me! GOODLUCK!
By blackie 4 ever
I have recently colored my hair and eyebrows dark brown, I got hair color on my hair line and around my eyebrows, I used color removal, ciggerette ashes, whitening toothpaste, and nothing work, in fact everything really erritated my skin, so I read all your comments and I found that the best thing that actually worked in SECONDS was the MAGIC ERASER! best yet! (02/03/2007)
I used the magic eraser, and while it did work, my skin is now raw and it hurts alot. Word to the wise: dont squeeze ALL the water out before you use it. Xp
Not too good. But good enough. (02/09/2007)
I died my hair a dark brown color and it was all over my forhead and on the side of my face..so I used bleach..it worked pretty well..it kind of burned though..I'll be more careful next time. (02/14/2007)
ok i've tried everything!
and still nothing, now what? (02/25/2007)
ok I just tried the toothpaste and lemon juice and although it didn't take it off all the way it did help a lot. By the way my skin is of olive color so it may not work on all skin types. (02/26/2007)
I've dyed my hair a gazillion times, and I hate using gloves because I always miss spots since I can't feel it. I use bleach usually at first, but it does burn a bit, and it doesn't completely get the job done. It usually wears off in about three days, with regular showering. I've been wanting to try the ashes and shampoo trick, maybe next time. (02/26/2007)
I had dark brown hairdye all over my hands, wrists, legs, (seeped thru my long-john's), and on my back! Ya know what worked for me when all else failed?? VIM Cleanser! Took it right off immediately. no burning, nothing! Truly a miracle and lifesaver! :) (03/06/2007)
I use "Fantastik w/ bleach" on a cotton ball and it comes right off. (03/06/2007)
toothpaste with baking soda freakin fantastic (03/08/2007)
how did someone come up with this ashes and shampoo lol (03/08/2007)
I tried using ashes and water, that worked some, but i'm still hesitant to go to work tomorrow with redish brown hands. The other option was to use shampoo in the ashes? does it matter what kind of shampoo? (03/18/2007)
Use Oxy pads, It really works! (03/19/2007)
I tried everything to get dark hair dye off my hands, I came on here and saw someone write about veet hair removal so I grabbed my nair., and it worked! I was shocked but it is a life saver. (03/23/2007)
The magic eraser is MONEY! I used it and saw results within seconds. This is the solution to all of your skin "dye-ing" problems. (03/31/2007)
I HAD BROWN HAIR DYE ON MA FOREHEAD N HANDS. I HAD NO IDEA OF HOW 2 GET IT OFF I TRIED EVERYTHING, WASHIN' IT OF PUTTIN' CREAM ON SUDOCREM N THEN I TRIED TOOTHPASTE N LEMON JUICE IT WORKED LIKE MAGIC! (04/02/2007)
I tried everything, peroxide, toothpaste, shampoo, and after reading this page I was skeptical but tried the Magic Eraser, and it worked! Hurts a bit but the black dye is gone! (04/04/2007)
Well, try baby oil and washing up liquid and keep scrubbing. That works!
I tried the toothpast and baking soda and it didn't work. I found what worked for me was nail polish remover and a pumic stone. (04/07/2007)
Best thing that worked for me is bleach but it burns :S I tried everything else and it didnt work but I didnt try the ashes and the magic eraser
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) Bleach is very harsh and the fumes are toxic so if you use this tip, dilute the bleach and use with care. Try not to breathe in the fumes. (04/07/2007)
By Died my Hair Black
I just dyed my 15 year old son's hair BLACKEST OF BLACK and he has stains all over his neck and head, ears, etc., he has to go to school like that tomorrow and I've tried everything to get it off, nothing has worked. Told him if he was too embarrassed at school to go to the nurses office sick and I'd pick him up and we'd go to a "real" hair colorist. Not to mention he looks like a corpse, lol, a cute corpse. At any rate, I suppose it depends also what type of color you are using because this stuff is all over my hands and all over his poor little ears, etc. I tried comet cleanser, lemon juice, acetone, alcohol, peroxide, baking soda, vinegar, soap, toothpaste, and various combinations of these (first on my hands to make sure I didn't give the poor baby some kind of chemical burn). He was laughing, saying the skin was going to peel off my hands, but - it didn't. And the color didn't come off either. We're doomed. At least until it wears off. (04/08/2007)
I just tried oxy pads like that one guy suggested and it worked pretty well but didn't get everything off. um, I should mention that somebody thought it was pretty funny to paint my face with blue hair dye while I was asleep, and that it's been on for several hours. (04/09/2007)
I too just dyed my son (14) and nephew (18) with black dye. Well, one is on the purple side. I too also tried alcohole, nail polish remover, wd40, paint thinner, oxyclean spot remover, pumice scrub soap and acne bleach. No go. then I saw the idea for mr.clean eraser. It worked! yes a little pain, but it really worked. (04/09/2007)
By mom of teen
Instead of all that scrubbin why not put "Vaseline" around your hair lines and neck plus ears it doesn't stick and rubs right off which means NO MORE SCRUBBIN LOL (04/13/2007)
i mixed exfoliating face scrub and toothpaste and then scrubed it with a nail file it got the dark brown dye off nicely! (04/17/2007)
i dyed my hair black and it was every where my arms neck eras forehead everywhere and I used baking soda and dish soap and it came off with a little scrubbing (04/18/2007)
The Mr. Clean Eraser does work, but it BURNS the skin like no other! So - yes you get the hair dye off, but you are in pain afterwards :) (04/19/2007)
I just tried toothpaste (Crest Pro-Health) and that worked. I just put a little on my finger and wet it and scrubbed in a circular motion around my hairline. I did it twice and it took it all off. (04/22/2007)
Colour removes colour (04/22/2007)
I spilled black dye all over my body. LOL. I used spray and wash. That did not touch it. I used Rembrant whitening toothpaste to no avail. I saw the post on color on color. I took the rest of my dye- said a prayer- and rubbed it in while in the shower. I had to get out to see if it worked. I was shocked. In all my dripping glory- I was no longer a blotchy mess. I had it on my chest- my hairline- my armpit. You get the picture. IT was bad. The color on color works. Also, rubbing conditioner or vasaline or even a lotion along the hairline keeps it from sticking. This is the first time I have forgotten to do it. Good Luck. Now if only I could get it off of the wall and counter. (04/26/2007)
Baking Soda and Toothpaste -- Look no further. (04/28/2007)
yeah I tried the toothpaste and dish soap, didn't work as I hope it would just blended the color some. I mixed in some baking soda in as well to see if it would do the trick, but nope! oh well i'll just have to sleep on it. (05/01/2007)
Washing powder with warm water works well, with a little rubbing and it also gets fake tan off your hands after applying too. (05/02/2007)
Ok, (b)don't do the Magic Eraser method(/b) to get the dye off your skin. I used it on my face around my hairline and back of the neck and it worked. yea it worked. BUT! what I didnt realized that it wasnt really taking off the dye, but it was taking off the skin that was dyed. As soon as all the dye was off my face, my skin turned red and started to burn. I looked at other websites and they said that doing this way can cause chemical burns. it sucks really bad so dont even try this way. (05/02/2007)
my hubby got dark black dye all over his neck and ears and face, he used baking soda and dish soap to get it off and it worked well! use more baking soda than dish soap to make it more pasty and abrasive. (05/05/2007)
There is a new product on the market called SkinWear that can be used to protect your skin before you do any dying. It works great. You simply apply it to the skin surface around the hairline. The dye comes out with a few strokes from a wet sponge. No abrasive soaps or endless scrubbing. I have been using it for a few months. Love it. (05/07/2007)
To get haircolor off the scalp, all it takes is haircolor remover off the scalp. (05/09/2007)
By LayLay James
I dyed my hair dark black and got it all over my face, specially since I was dyeing my eyebrows as well. I had to go out to an appointment and it was EMBARRASSING to be walking around with dye all over, I than had to go to work but came home first, I tried to clear it up with many things, but toothpaste and dish washing soap with baking soda did it. I only had a very light spot left, but it made it much better.
DISH SOAP, TOOTHPASTE AND BAKING SODA!
TRY IT.(b)(/b) (05/10/2007)
My Daughter got hair dye on her finger, tried magic eraser, baking soda and dish soap but what worked perfectly was "bleach". she rubbed in a little and it all came out. (05/10/07)
By JOY (05/10/2007)
Hair relaxer (perm).
Gets it right off. No need to use anything else. (05/11/2007)
mr.clean magic eraser works great. my friend scrubbed way to hard when she removed it so it bured like crazy. if you place a wet, NOT DAMP, paper towel over it, the burn decreases. this should work, I dyed my hair pure black and it came right off.
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) Although the Magic Eraser work, it is an abrasive. Be kind to your skin and use some vaseline all around the hair line and on your neck so you don't have to remove the dye. (05/12/2007)
I dyed my hair tonight and forgot to put put vasaline around my hairline, on top of that the dye seeped through the gloves I was wearing in between my fingers. I just so happened I also permed my hair. Someone suggested using perm so I gave it a try. I let it sit for about 5 seconds and scrubbed it with a warm wet towel and rinsed. It worked and I dyed my hair red and I am light skinned. Thanks for the suggestion who ever you are.(i)(/i)(i)(/i)(b)(/b) (05/15/2007)
DON'T USE A HAIR RELAXER! I once used a hair relaxer 3 weeks after dying my hair (even though it said on the box not to use the product w/in 30 days of hair dying) and my hair liquified. I had to completely shave my head. It was a nightmare. (05/16/2007)
What I used to get hair dye off my skin was (u)STRIDEX(/u) skin cleaner! it works pretty good., (05/20/2007)
i just dyed my hair red and had dye all over neck ears and hair line. tried toothpaste., didnt work., baby wipe worked a tiny bit but the best ever i`ve found is plain and simple kitchen cleaner., doesnt sting either (05/23/2007)
i just died my hair black and it was all over my face I took magic eraser and dial soap and it came right off my face burns a little but just put after shave on it and it goes away (05/25/2007)
thanx for the great tips I tried the bleach tip just rubbing a lil on the spot and it worked great it burned a lil but u can handle it, thanxs for the advice. (05/26/2007)
OMG - I couldn't believe it , I had JET BLACK all over my face and hairline., Tried lemon juice and toothpaste it didn't work at all and it STUNG.
Though when I combined Smoke ASH & Shampoo it removed it LIKE MAGIC., Thanks Guys you are a LIFESAVER., The power of INTERNET!
ALSO NO PAIN! MUAHH (05/28/2007)
By Linda .
I tried the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and it definately got the dye off of my skin. However, it also ate away the skin with the black dye and I barely scrubbed the area. So unless you're willing to have severe burns on your face like mine, DO NOT use this method. You're better off just letting it fade, trust me. It's been 4 terrible days of not going out in public and the burns will still need about another 4 days to completely heal! Don't use the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. (05/29/2007)
The only thing I found that really works is BLEACH! I took a cotton ball and put the bleach directly on my skin. It tingled slightly but I would not call it a burning sensation. After leaving the bleach on a few seconds I wiped it gently with a wet wash cloth and then reapplied as neccesary. Then after I was happy with the results I got into the shower and washed my body. (05/31/2007)
(b) I Used Eye-Make Up Remover and/or Tonifying Lotion. Yoo Have Too Rub A Bit But It Works! (/b) (05/31/2007)
alot of people have said mr clean magic eraser
DONT use this
they all have formaldihyde in them,
thats the stuff used to preserve Bio stuff
what isnt said is that it is a cause of cancer!
it preserves the skin it touches and does alot of damage
So, do not use it on skin and wear gloves when handling it
i learned all this in my Chem class and it just kind of stuck in my head (05/31/2007)
i sit here typing with one hand as I have covered my other hand with hair bleach. seems to be working well. it's going through the colour scales (as it would in hair) and seems to be working really well. once it's changed through red, orange and gold it should start to disappear completely. I figured it's hair dye., the only way to get hair dye out of hair is to bleach it. house hold bleach does work on hair so why should it work on skin either. mix some volume with hair bleach powder. takes half an hour or so. depending on the colour your trying to remove. no scrubbing required.(b)(/b)(b)(/b) (05/31/2007)
I used a knock-off "Magic eraser", it worked perfectly, no pain at all. I had tried shampoo, tooth paste, and bleach they didn't work. .The eraser did though. Just use a moisturizer afterwards. Good luck:) (06/02/2007)
Well, from now on Im going to buy vaseline with my hair dye. But this time I didn't use anything. and I have very long hair. I was covered, face, neck, shoulders, arms, back and chest. and leaving on vacation tomorrow. Anyways, after reading everything here, and not willing to risk anything harsh, I tried the cigarette ash and shampoo. Worked great, got 80% off scrubbing for a minute. My only problem is that I just cleaned and am running low on ashes LOL. guess I'll have to smoke more :P Good Luck (06/08/2007)
Use STRIDEX pad and mix shampoo & ashes & it comes off like magic (06/11/2007)
I dyed my hair jet black. Use rubbing alcohol on a washcloth. You have to rub a little but it works. It actually worked better on my hands and face, than on my hands and arms. (06/14/2007)
i just dyed my dark brown. My mom got it on my forehead
and I used the lemon juice and toothpaste. It got most of it out but im still scrubbing. (06/18/2007)
Used toothpaste didn't work.
Used nail varnish remover didn't work.
Used lemon juice didn't work.
Used Daz mixed with a little cold water and it worked like magic =) (06/19/2007)
I tried mr clean magic eraser and nail polish remover. Mr clean worked GREAT but it is harsh! The black dye went away but my skin was eaten away. Nail polish remover is okay but it ruined my manicured nails. (06/20/2007)
I had none of the products that people had already mentioned on here and I really needed this black dye off so I could go to work. I found Lysol disinfectant wipes under my sink and thought what the heck. They worked awesome. I had to rub really hard in some places and it still didn't hurt or burn, my face didn't get red where I rubbed it either and the oddest part of the whole thing, my skin is super smooth in the spots I used it, WEIRD.
(It was "green apple" Lysol wipes, don't think it matters but thought I'd mention it in case). (06/22/2007)
best and safest way is eye makeup remover if it takes mascara off it will take dye out and it's safe enough for your eye area so it won't burn or irritate your skin it worked for me YEAH! (06/23/2007)
The correct answer is ABSOLUTELY 100%, CLEARASIL (or Stridex). DO NOT USE THE MAGIC ERASER. I imagine eye make up remover would work, that was next in my arsenal. You will have to scrub a bit though. Things that did not work, Soap, Shampoo, Milk, Lemon Juice. (06/24/2007)
Although I did put vasaline around my hairline and on my neck before dying my hair, some dye managed to beat the barrier on my neck and stain it. It wasent increadibly bad but not something I wanted to go to work with. To my suprise clearasil face pads worked amazingly! I watched the color come right off. As crazy as it sounds I kinda wanted more to clean off.
CLEARASIL FACE PADS (06/24/2007)
i tried the mister clean magic eraser & it burned very bad! don't use it! The baking soda, dish soap & toothpaste didn't work either! (06/27/2007)
I dyed my hair black the night before my friends wedding which I was a bridesmaid in. ( I know stupid) I used this powder with water and got it on my skin. so I tried using bleach, finger nail polish remover, toothpaste, baking soda, eye make-up remover, baby oil, cold cream( wich the instuctions said to use), face mask, dish soap, lysol cleaning cloths, rubbing alchohal, peroxcide, cigarette ashes, and actual color remover for skin from salon store NOTHING! then I used sally hensen hair remover ( like nair) and it all came off unfortunatly so did bits of my skin from all the stuff I tried before. next time I will just use it! (07/07/2007)
I put perm on my hands and the hair dye came right off. I tried bleach and soap, & alcohol and it didn't work. (07/07/2007)
I just colored my hair black, and got it ALL OVER me. I did the bleach, and it is so amazing how it took the color right off, it did burn a little, but I mean just a tiny little. (07/07/2007)
the things on here about cigarette ashes and shampoo are right.
my sister helped me dye my hair black, and she got it (b)all(/b) over her hands, and it got most of it off.
we are trying other things on here,
and thanks god for this site or my sister would have black hands ! (07/07/2007)
okay well lets see. i just read this tonight!. i am 16 and this is the first time ive dyed my hair myself. and me being 16 and a clutz I got hair dye all over myself! but I read all of the posts and ive found that with the resources I have at my house and it being 1:30 am in IN that dawn dish soap and baking soda mixed together work pretty good for not having anything else. but may I suggest that before you use bleach make sure your not allergic to it because I used the gel bleach toilet cleaner (yea pretty gross) and I broke out in a rash wherever it touched me so yea make sure your not allergic first.
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) Yes, gel bleach would be very harsh to the skin and is NOT recommended. (07/11/2007)
This might sound crazy but I was very desperate and
was waiting in my friends car while she tried to buy me some clearisil as suggested and I used her car ambi pur perfume spray and baby wipes and it worked really well. dries out the skin tho so make sure you moisturise well afterwards (07/13/2007)
I had dye all over my hairline. The ashes and shampoo worked great!
Odd as it sounds, try Skintastik bug repelant. This stuff also works like magic on getting ink out of clothes. (07/15/2007)
veet hair removal cream worked for me, however it did leave a burning sensation which was annoting but worth it mind u thats probably because I tried like 50 other things first lol (07/16/2007)
Try Tea Tree Oil on a Q-tip. It also works great with long wearing lipstick. (07/20/2007)
i have used everything and I still have black hands, I used solvent that stuff guys use to get nasty things off their hands in the garage, I tried gas, wd40, soap, windex, scrubbing with soap. and nothing has worked! I have black hands! what do I do? (07/21/2007)
I used the Magic Eraser. it did work actually, I fully recommend it, even for orange tanning spots on elbows and knees. but be gentel, it does sting a little afterwards. but as we all know pain is beauty right? good luck
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) This is not a good idea! Magic Erasers are not made to be used on skin: http://kerflop.com/2006/11/02/chemical-burn-original/ (07/21/2007)
Like everyone was saying the ash and shampoo worked :D:D yay lool xx (07/23/2007)
i tried absolutely EVERYTHING. toothpaste, nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol, baking soda & dish soap, stain remover, kitchen cleaner, Clean & Clear pads. NOTHING worked. then I tried bleach, which was suggested on here quite a few times. IT WORKED PERFECTLY and when I say my hands & arms were covered, I mean covered! thank you ever so much! (07/25/2007)
I always use the vaseline, on my hair line, works great! (07/26/2007)
i dyed my moms hairs with out gloves (i know now it was stupid) had dye all over me, I used almost everything, I use comet, soap and water. vinegar, then I got on here and I tried vinegar it didn't work, nothing worked, But then I tried nair hair remover and some nail polish remover and water, It worked! So good! And my hair were blacker than black! So try it! (07/27/2007)
Yea I died my cousin's hair jet black and then we could not get anything to work to get the black hair die off our skin. What I used is hair removal cream and nail polish remover!
1. take the hair removal cream and put it only on the spots where the dye is and let sit for a min.
2. take the nail polish remover and put it on a cotton ball and rub were u put the remover at until the black turns brown
3. then wash your skin w/ soap and water after..
4. repeat if necessary
if u get some one your face DO NOT use the hair removal cream and nail polish remover it will burn ur skin., I would prefer that u wash ur face and put vaseline on wherever the spots are, (07/29/2007)
Okay so I just Dyed my hair black for the 10th time and started talking to my Boyfriend on the phone and Whoops spilled some on my back so I tried everything untill I saw one that said Vinagre, Dish soap, and toothpaste. so I used Dish soap, toothpaste, body soap, Baking POWDER and alcohol. mixed them together and Walla it worked. (08/03/2007)
I dyed my hair and got black on my neck ears and hairline, my friend janine suggested coke and it actually worked really cheap so try it! (08/04/2007)
By Justine and janine
Soft scrub-with bleach. It'll work. (08/14/2007)
While I was coloring my hair dark brown, the gloves tore, so I took them off. I had black/purple hands when I was done. I tried everything from bleach, comet, toothpaste, nail polish remover, bleach again, sos pads, then came to the internet and found this site. I then tried nair hair remover, WORKED! Now I can go to work tomorrow. (08/15/2007)
HMM after reading all this, I am convinced that nair hair removal will work! I don't want to buy a whole bottle!, so during my break at work tomorrow im gonna run over to zellers and rub some on! in the mean time, I think I'm gonna put a huge bandaid on my middle finger :P (08/18/2007)
Okay, check out www.skinwearsd.com This is a new product just hitting the US Markets. You put it on your hands and scalp line before you color your hair, then you wipe off the excess dye off your hands and scalp line with a damp cloth or sponge and just rinse with water and the dye comes right off. Loreal is going to start carrying SkinWear in their color kit boxes. Email me and I can get you better pricing then the website. doug AT skinwearsd.com (08/21/2007)
i used mr. clean magic eraser. it worked but burns horribly. it's a very bad method!
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) Please DON'T use this method. Magic Erasers are not meant for skin! (08/21/2007)
Tried a hair remover (not Nair, but store brand) and WORKED great! Apply with a cloth soaked or run under warm water then excess water wrung out. Apply the hair removal to cloth and rub well. (08/22/2007)
Did NOT work soap, toothpaste, Goof Off, eye makeup remover, and nail poilish remover (did a tiny bit). I bought bleach and Nair but never had to use the Nair as the bleach worked great.
That nair (b)seriously(/b) just worked (08/25/2007)
I used a magic eraser as well and I noticed that it only burned in the places that were already raw from trying to get the dye off with a cloth. I only use this method when I dye my hair before I have to be somewhere. Otherwise just let it wear off on it's own. If you have sensitive skin, I DO NOT recommend this. (09/01/2007)
i used biotene mouthwash (the kind recommended after you get tongue ring) and a sponge, and that worked great. After a little scrubbing, I got pretty much all of it off with no burning. (09/02/2007)
Use Ponds cold cream. (09/08/2007)
Just got the dye off my neck using vinegar. It worked! (09/09/2007)
Baby wipes work great. (09/11/2007)
Does she mean rubbing alcohol or drinking alcohol? I'm so desperate I have green hair dye on my hands, back and face. I need something quick and easy.
I tried everything until I saw one that said vinegar, dish soap, and toothpaste. So I used dish soap, toothpaste, body soap, Baking powder and alcohol. Mixed them together and Walla it worked. (09/12/2007)
My mom dyed my hair and she says I cant dye it again. My real hair color is so ugly. I want to dye it AGAIN! (09/15/2007)
Nair works period. Palmolive and Nair hair remover. (09/15/2007)
nothing works., (09/18/2007)
I see that I can put vaseline or something on the hair line to prevent it from sticking but my problem is that it sticks to my scalp under my hair. What can I do about that? Is there anything to prevent it from sticking to my skin but not my hair?
Also I used the magic eraser to remove the black dye. It kind of works but I'm too scared to scrub any harder. No pain or burning yet though. Kinda scared that it will keep working so I'm going to shower. If tomorrow I'm ok then before my shower I'm gonna do a little more erasing. And keep doing it everyday until its gone. I couldn't get the dye off of my cuticles though. (09/19/2007)
well soap and water did not work but maybe bleach will (09/20/2007)
I see that I can put vasaline or something on the hair line to prevent it from sticking but my problem is that it sticks to my scalp under my hair. What can I do about that? Is there anything to prevent it from sticking to my skin but not my hair?
Also I used the magic eraser to remove the black dye, sure it kinda works but I'm too scared to scrub any harder. No pain or burning yet though. Kinda scared that it will keep working so I'm going to shower. If tomorrow I'm ok then before my shower I'm gonna do a little more erasing. And keep doing it everyday until its gone. I couldn't get the dye off of my cuticles though. (09/20/2007)
Use nailpolish Remover. Smells really bad but it works. Washcloth to scrub it. Soaking in soapy water too helps a bit. (09/21/2007)
The hand cleaner from Snap On gets it off but you have to rub it good to get it off. (09/22/2007)
Mouth wash worked best for me. (09/23/2007)
By mr c.
If you go to Sally's Beauty supply or any other beauty supply in your area, they have special anointments to help remove hair dye. Also, wear gloves when coloring hair. (09/25/2007)
Nair worked! Holy Cow! (09/29/2007)
My girlfriend dyed my hair jet black and I got stains all over my ears and around my hairline. Nothing worked and I mean NOTHING! nothing mentioned here worked. My last resort was to call a local hair salon and I did ., the lady told me to get my butt in the hair salon as soon as possible. I went there and she removed the stain in like 2 minutes! MY ADVICE: GO TO A HAIRSALON ., to make it even better the lady did it for free regular charge was 10 dollars.
Take my advice! (09/29/2007)
By Andy Padure
I decided to dye my hair blue black by myself. I thought I was doing a good job till I saw black spots all over my face, neck and arms. I was going crazy to take it off. Nothing worked. I googled "Remove permanent hair dye off skin" it lead me here. I thought using nair would be the craziest thing but I said hey everyone is going to laugh at me anyway so I tried it "Life Saver" then I used acetone to remove the dye off my scalp "Genious". Thanks ladys.(b)(/b)(b)(/b) (10/01/2007)
USE A TIDE-ToGo PEN! It's fast, cheap & so easy! (10/02/2007)
USE NAIR--IT WORKS! (10/03/2007)
Nair works but -DO NOT RUB IT IN. I got the dye off but now I have a chemical burn., sucks But it worked WAY better than the 1st 100 things I tried.
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) Please remember, this is your skin. It will not put up with too many chemicals and anything you use WILL be absorbed into your body. Please use caution and please, use vaseline on the hairline so the dye just wipes off. (10/04/2007)
I tried (b)EVERYTHING(/b) then I finally realised that I didn't try soap and water. It ended up that that worked the best! It may of been the fact that all of the other stuff softened my skin, but soap and water worked the BEST! (10/08/2007)
Lysol sanitizing wipes worked for me (10/08/2007)
ok, I usually look things up on line but never actually post anything but I thought this one was worthwhile. I just put black dye in and got the usual marks on the neck and ears and hairline and after looking up this page - lo and behold! - I just happened to have some Nair in my bathroom and gave it a go. It actually worked however, I would like to advise that I wet part of a towel and put it onto that and rubbed it in and nearly immediately used a separate wet towel to wipe it off. Even still, I think my neck (being the more sensitive area) got a bit of a burn, its red and a tad sore. so the moral of the story is - Nair works, but be careful using it, especially on the softer areas of skin! Thanks gals, you really helped! (10/09/2007)
Soap and water works and just scrub. (10/10/2007)
I dyed my hair jet black and got it all over my face and hands. I took soo many showers, my face has cleared but my hands are blue and I have a wedding to go to. I've tried everything except bleach, I'm allergic to it. What should I do (10/11/2007)
I recently dyed my boyfriends hair and I found that this site was very helpful.Thank you all but I found that soap and water helped a lot better than the nair did.., but thank guys and girls for all your input. (10/15/2007)
Ashes, like cigarettes ashes. My mom has been a hair dresser for 20 years, and it's like the best kept secret. (10/16/2007)
Use Nair! I just got done helping my daughters kindergarden class tye-dye t-shirts green., I looked like I was turning into the Hulk! I came home and tried the Nair and my hands are not only green-free they are softer as well! I can't believe how well it worked. Thanks for the info! (10/18/2007)
By Mommy of four!
OMG, hairspray is a god when it comes to taking off hair dye. I just put blue in my hair and tried everything including soap and water to get it off my hands and decided I'd try hair spray. Sprayed a little on my hands and it was gone like the wind., (10/18/2007)
By Steffy Love
I just dyed my friends hair and we didn't have any gloves(bad idea I know) I can't seem to get the stuff off of my hands at all. I have tried the bleach, toothpaste and soap, olive oil, salt scrub, hairspray, rubbing alcohol, eye make-up remover, lotions, just soap and water(dish soap and hand soap), age spot gel. It WONT come off at all. What do I do now. I saw the cig ashes, but I don't smoke and the nair, but I am staying at my moms. (10/20/2007)
I just tried the magic eraser and it worked! Thanks everyone. (10/24/2007)
By Ms D
nair is the dumbest thing ever to use I used it and it burned my skin bad and I have bad scars now too (10/30/2007)
Oxy pads triple action medicated it works! I am a mother who dyes her teenagers hair and always get it on her skin you need to do it twice but it WORKS! (10/30/2007)
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