If you have the habit of dyeing your hair by yourself, at home, by now you’ve had enough unpleasant accidents with hair dye, and you know that you can irreparably stain surrounding items and even clothes, if you are not careful.
So what to do when staining your skin with hair dye?
Hair dye stains are difficult to remove from your skin if you don’t know exactly what to do.
An efficient way to get rid of hair dye stains off of your skin is to use detergent.
This trick is only to be used on your hands. Do not use this cleaning method for your face! The skin on your face is more sensitive than the one on your hands and it can get seriously irritated, regardless of the type of detergent you use.
To remove hair dye stains off of your fingers, apply a small amount of liquid detergent on the stained area and rub gently until clean. Use a white, unscented detergent to avoid skin irritation. Do not apply this method if you have wounds on your hands, eczema, rashes or other kind!
Rinse the area with water and dry it while gently wiping it with a cotton towel. Repeat the method if necessary.
You can also cleanse your skin of hair dye stains by using baking soda.
This method involves the use of detergent again, so only use it for your hands. Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with two tablespoons of dishwashing liquid or laundry detergent. Mix well until you get a homogenous mixture. This method is considered to be efficient because of the abrasive properties of the baking soda, and also because it is known for removing dead skin cells. The detergent attracts the dye molecules, and in combination with the baking soda, it will leave your skin stain-free.
Rub the mixture onto the affected areas using a cotton pad and circular movements for 30-90 seconds. It goes without saying that you need to remove as soon as possible the mixture off of your skin if you feel itching, burning or other signs of irritation. Rinse the area thoroughly with warm water. Repeat if necessary.
Of course, for the stains on your face, you can use makeup remover or even micellar water which is known for its deep-cleaning properties.
To avoid this kind of accidents in the future, wear gloves and apply face cream along the line of your scalp before starting the hair dyeing process.