Hair dyes are one of the best things that happened to hair styling; there isn’t one household where people do not use it – either to conceal the fact that their body isn’t as young as their heart is (!) or to play with the colourful palette that dye companies offer. They would even dye their own hair at home, if the need arises, rather than spend some money at the beauty salon or spa. However, we do end up getting frustrated when we get dye stains on our hands, arms and sometimes forehead, which are very difficult to get rid of. These stains take a long time to wear off and may even enter our system if we eat with the same hand that is stained. Thus, it becomes absolutely relevant that people remove it at the earliest. Here’s how to get rid of hair dye stains from skin.
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Getting Rid Of Hair Dye Stains
Here are some ways in which you can get rid of stains of hair dye from the skin, especially the hands:
The ‘That Sounds Easy’ Solutions’
There are some products available in the market or can be bought at hair salons and hair beauty supply stores that were created specifically for this purpose. If you are too embarrassed to ask for these products from shopkeepers and salon owners, there are many home remedies that may work. If you are in no hurry, one of the simplest methods is to rub some Vaseline or baby oil on the stains and leave it on overnight. The stains will be eliminated by the next morning. Some people who have often faced this issue have recommended the use of just warm water and an anti-bacterial soap or the normal everyday cleanser to get rid of the stain. All you need to do is to splash the area with warm water, apply your cleanser or soap and scrub. Rinse again with warm water and repeat until most of the stain has left.
The ‘You’ve Got To Be Kidding’ Solutions
This rather queer way of removing dye stains from skin has been used for more than three decades and most hair stylists swear by it. If you know someone who smokes and keeps an ashtray in his house, run to that person’s house for help. Next, either dampen your finger or get a wet cloth and dip it in the ashtray. Then rub the finger or cloth onto the stain. You may need a few rubs to complete the task. Another out of the box method is to use toothpaste. Squeeze a little toothpaste onto your finger and rub it on the stains. Toothpaste doesn’t even do much harm to sensitive skin. Two other solutions that seem a little strange but are worth the effort are rubbing the stains with a cotton ball soaked in regular milk or rubbing the stains with one’s own hair.
The ‘Are You Sure?” Solutions
Though the following solutions work wonders, not many would vouch for them, for safety reasons. Some people have found success in rubbing the stains with nail polish remover, most of which contain acetone. Another solution that has been advised is to apply hydrogen peroxide to the stains. Again, it is strongly recommended against the use of these last solutions. If all other methods of removal fail, contact your local hairstylist and ask for advice.