How to Get Rid of Hair Dye Stains
Hair dye stains are not simple stains at all. Just imagine that these products can change your hair’s color permanently. They have unique chemicals that make the color stay on your hair. However, would it have the same results if it would go to our skin or your clothes? I hope not. Just imagine your hairline or your ears with dye stains. Now that’s not pretty.
Aside from being very careful when dying your hair, there are certain tips on how to get rid of dye stains of ever you will have this kind of stain accident. Lucky for you, there are still ways to remove those hideous stains and just enjoy your new hair color.
On your skin (forehead or ears)
Stains on your forehead after using or applying hair dyes are sometimes inevitable. One way to prevent this from happening is to apply petroleum jelly across your hairline, your ears and nap area. This stays as a protective shield from the unwanted dye stains on those areas. However, if the damage has been done, here are some quick, somewhat weird but effective tips to try:
- DYE TO REMOVE THE DYE: Yes. Wash it off with another dye. All you have to have is a cheap hair dye that has the same or similar hair color with the one that you had. Then, wet the affected areas. Put a small amount of the dye and gently rub it on the affected areas. Remember to avoid touching your hair as it may change the color of that as well. Continue to rub it in a circular motion until you will observe that the previous stains have already loosened up. Rinse with tap water and pat dry.
- CIGARETTE ASHES: This may sound a little weird but believe it or not, the ashes actually loosen the stains away from your skin. All you have to do is to collect ashes from your friends who smoke. You don’t have to smoke to collect this. If you don’t have friends who smoke, simply light one stick and wait for the fire to consume the cigarette—then collect the ashes. Mix the collected ashes with warm water enough for it to make a paste. Apply it to the affected areas and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes (this depends on the gravity of the stain). Wash it off thoroughly and pat dry. If you feel the need to reapply, just do so.
On your clothes
- RUBBING ALCOHOL: Using a clean and soft cloth, put a small amount of rubbing alcohol and work your way to the stain on the cloth. Just gently dab as much of the stain as you can. If you cloth is made up of cotton or wool, continue dabbing the stain with a lighter fluid or turpentine. If the cloth is made from synthetic fabric like polyester, use hydrogen peroxide to remove the stain.
- HAIRSPRAY: Now this trick is for new stains. As soon as you notice the dye stain, spray with any kind of hairspray. The chemicals of the hairspray will slowly saturate the stain. After that, wash the cloth normally and you will notice that the dye stain is gone.