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How to Get Hair Dye off Skin

If your neck or forehead got splashed with dye at the salon, there are many household products that can quickly and effectively remove the dye once you get home.


  • Step 1: Apply cuticle remover, found at most drug or beauty supply stores, sparingly to the stain and work it into the skin until the dye comes out.
  • Step 2: Try rubbing cigarette ashes into the stained area. Then add a few drops of water and use a cotton ball to massage it into the stained area. Make sure you wash and rinse the area afterward.
  • Step 3: Buy a commercial hair dye remover at a beauty supply store if the previous method fails. Follow the package directions for removing the dye. Then people will concentrate on your hair rather than the telltale dye marks around your neck and forehead.
  • FACT: According to a 2010 Cosmopolitan poll, 71 percent of men said they didn't care whether a woman styled her hair the same way every day.
  • Step 4: Dilute bleach in water and apply it to the stain for five to seven minutes to remove it. If the bleach starts to irritate your skin, though, remove it and flush the area with water.
  • TIP: Toothpaste works best on lighter colors.
  • TIP: Only use rubbing alcohol in small areas, and never around your eyes.
  • Step 5: Apply petroleum jelly liberally to the area, massaging it into the stain until the dye comes out.
  • Step 6: Squeeze a dab of toothpaste onto your finger and scrub at the dye. Toothpaste contains abrasives that can slowly remove the stain.
  • Step 7: Dissolve the dye by soaking a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wiping it across the stained skin until the dye lifts. Then wash the area with soap and water and rinse it clean.

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