Safely Remove Hair Color Stain on Skin


Hair coloring can be a messy process so I wanted to share the best hair color remover methods. Hair color can get all over your clothes and worse your skin. Before applying hair color the smartest thing to do is to drape your clothing to protect it, and if a little color drops on your clothing, you can just throw your clothes in the machine anyhow. Also, you can keep hair color stains on hands to a minimum by wearing protective gloves. Still, what do you do to remove the residual color that is visibly often left at the hairline? Many hair color manufacturers actually make stain removers to get rid of stains on the skin post color application. You can go spend a few extra bucks to buy one of those products or try one of the DIY cheapo options I have listed below. There are several ways floating around on the internet but some of those include methods I would not recommend for your face. It can be harmful to the delicate skin of the face. However, these are 3 methods I have shared are ones I use to remove hair color stain on skin most frequently after applying hair color because you can use on face and hands.


At the sink while rinsing out the color, take some of the hair closest to the hair closest to the hairline that has been rinsed free of color and rub the the area where hair color stains remain on the skin. Yes this works! Just carefully rub the color stains with a few strands of hair and watch it fade away. I find this method works better with lighter hair color stains. Still works on deeper shades but not as effective as methods one or two. For deeper shades use a little shampoo around the hairline and rub with a warn towel or fingers. The secret to this is to get to the stains before they set.


Alcohol is a cheap method to remove hair color stains from skin


Rubbing alcohol is a cheap way to remove color from the skin. Using either an alcohol pad or a bit of alcohol poured onto a cotton ball, gently rub the area where there is any visible hair color stain on skin. This is my fave method because it usually remove all or most of the color and alcohol can be purchased inexpensively just about everywhere. This method is frequently used in the salon.


Another favorite is Baking soda. It is an inexpensive item you probably already have at home and has multiple uses in addition to its reputation as a powerful stain fighter. But yup, now you can use it to remove your hair color stains as well. Make a paste by mixing it with a some dish washing liquid. Remember to always rub an area gently. The skin on the face is sensitive and Baking soda has exfoliant qualities and can be abrasive if one rubs to aggressively.

Using a lubricant is also a very effective way to remove hair color stains from skin. Petroleum jelly (vaseline), Coconut Oil and Olive Oil can all be used for this method. A few drops on a cotton ball should do the trick.
Color Stain Removers often have alcohol as a secret ingredient and are usually manufactured by companies who also manufacture hair color products. Use as directed on the label.

I hope you have liked the ideas I have shared and can use them. If you have any suggestions or comments on the information, please share them in the comments section.

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