Getting a new hair color is always exciting, but dyeing your hair at home tends to be a messy process—and if you’ve done it, then you’re probably familiar with that special brand of terror that comes when you can’t figure out home hair dye to get the excess hair dye off your skin. So what are we supposed to do when we want to color our hair at home but not deal with dyed skin, too? Prevention is key, plus you can use some products that you can find in your own home to get rid of the dye.
Follow the tips below to learn how to get hair dye off your skin and you’ll never be afraid of a DIY dye job. MORE: Geode Hair Is the Next Hair Color Trend to Sweep 2017 Before Dyeing Your Hair Apply baby oil or petroleum jelly to the hairline and surrounding areas like your ears and neckline. While Dyeing Your Hair Keep as much skin covered as possible with towels or shirts you don’t mind ruining. Also, make sure you’re wearing a pair of plastic gloves to keep your fingers protected. Apply some leftover hair dye to stained areas of the skin, rub it in and use soap and a washcloth to wipe it off. Reactivating the hair dye will help to make it removable. Rubbing alcohol and soap is another way to tackle dye stains.
Wet a cotton ball with some rubbing alcohol and soap, rub it gently onto the affected area, and rinse when done. Mix baking soda and dishwashing liquid, applying this soapy mixture to the affected area with a washcloth. If possible, use a dishwashing liquid that contains lemon. Dip cotton wool in a bowl of vinegar and rub around the stain. This product works to gently remove dead skin cells, exfoliating away the skin that was dyed. 47 0 0 0 13 6.
DIY hair dyes can be tricky, so we enlisted the help of celebrity hair colorists Sharon Dorram and Kelly Van Gogh so you can get a salon-perfect hue at home. Click through our gallery to see the eleven tips you need to know before heading to the drugstore to pick up a shade. Here’s to perfect at-home hair color today, tomorrow, and forever! People with warmer base tones, like Emma Stone, who is a natural blond, can take on different colors than someone with a cooler starting hue.