You know that horrible hair dye stain you mostly get on your forehead? Well, there are a few options when it comes to safely removing hair color stains from your face and neck.
Not everything you find in Google search is true. Especially the fact that nail polish remover is one way of removing that dye! Because the skin where dye tends to fall is delicate, you want to use the most gentle method possible.
While a professional product designed to remove dye stains is the easiest and most effective option, you most likely don’t have access to one at home. Instead, try putting laundry detergent, dish soap, baby oil or olive oil on a damp wash cloth and gently rubbing the skin. Detergent will work the fastest, but those with sensitive skin may want to use an oil, which softens the skin and helps break up the color.
A more experimental route – and an old wives’ tale in salons – is cigarette ash rubbed on the stain.
But avoiding stains in the first place should be your primary goal. Before dyeing your hair at home, rub a layer of Vaseline or baby oil around your hairline to prevent the dye from transferring. Always wear the plastic gloves that come inside the hair dye box to prevent staining your hands and nails. Finally, moisturized skin won’t soak up dye as easily, so make sure your skin is plump and dewy before getting to work