Applying hair color at home is convenient and more affordable than visiting a salon, but a problem that most of us have encountered with a D.I.Y dye job, is getting the product on your skin! Tinting stains along your forehead and sides of your head and neck are not cute. That familiar feeling of dread when you realize the blotches of color are spread around your face can send you into a state of panic. Fortunately, I have found simple, but effective tricks to prevent and get rid of hair dye from your skin. Utilizing a few ingredients in and around your house and rubbing these stubborn stains away, are quick and easy.
Avoid excessive foundation to camouflage marks, scrubbing your skin away or using harsh products to remove hair dye stains from your skin. It will cause more irritation and at the end of the day, you will be left with the blotches.
A great hair color performed at home can leave you feeling spectacular, but when those red, purple or blue stains peak out across your skin, it can quickly ruin that “stepped out of a salon” feeling. This can be made worse if you have an important event to attend or work commitments the next day. To avoid walking around with a strange complexion or stained hands, these steps can help eliminate hair product problems:
1. Baking soda, I got Baking soda!
The first tip to get rid of hair dye from your skin is to look in your pantry for baking soda and dish washing liquid. Create a mixture of baking soda and the dish washing liquid until you achieve a smooth paste. Apply the paste to the skin and work in until it produces a soapy consistency. Gently rub at the stains in circular motions and you should notice a gradual disappearance of the stain.
2. Alcohol, anyone?
Try rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover and lather mild soap onto the affected skin. Dabbing the alcohol based products on cotton wool and slowly rubbing the skin can reveal a smoother and cleaner complexion. Exercise precaution when using any chemical based product near your eyes and rinse immediately should it cause stinging or burning sensations.
3. Why not anti-dandruff shampoo?
You could try an anti-dandruff shampoo by massaging it onto the stains into a lather and then scrubbing until the product is barely visible. Work dishwashing liquid into a soapy solution and scrub at the marks or use vinegar on cotton wool.
4. Lets avoid it all-together
Prevent color stains by applying a layer of petroleum jelly along the forehead, temples, ears and neck. Always use a good nourishing moisturizer after applying harsh solutions or scrubbing away. This will help protect these areas and leave you feeling refreshed. Simple D.I.Y hair dye removal solutions can eliminate stains from your skin.