I dyed my hair and forgot to put the gloves on, now my nails are black. How do I get the color off my nails?
By Marilyn J Ference06/07/2011
Though it's not my thought, but one that I came across in another 'helpful' web site, try rubbing your nails with whitening toothpaste. Presumably if it gets teeth white(er), then it should remove the stains from your nails. Hope it works!
Try soaking in hydrogen peroxide.
You can soak them in 40 volume hydrogen peroxide (that you purchase at a beauty supply) then wash well and apply a hand lotion to counteract any skin drying effect. I wouldn't recommend chlorine bleach because, not only is that bad for the environment and bad for your lungs, but newer studies are finding that bleach seeps through your skin and into your body that can cause a few internal diseases.
You can also wear a nail polish color that will hide the stain whether it be French manicure style polishes or simply a couple of coats of any color you like the most.
By Louise B.06/06/2011
Your fingernails are dyed, just like your hair, and so this is going to be quite a problem. You will need to use something that removes color. Bleach is what comes to mind, and what I would try first. But it is just a suggestion. I have not tried it; I am sure it would be quite hard on your nails if you used it full strength. Perhaps some of the retired hairdressers on here will have some good suggestions.
By Frances Adams06/04/2011
Try scrubbing hands with a thick paste of baking soda and water, then putting a thick coating of petroleum jelly, leaving it on for a few minutes, then scrubbing with an old toothbrush or nail brush.
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Hot water and soap. It may take a day or so for the full effect to come off.
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