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  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 25 Feb 2022, 16:48 IST

Get Hair Dye Off Your Skin

Did you know that you can remove dye from the skin using toothpaste, olive oil and rubbing alcohol? Take a look!
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 25 Feb 2022, 16:48 IST
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Have you ever tried dyeing hair at home while looking into the mirror? You would understand the hassle of getting stains on hands, forehead, neck and ears. Does it bother you? Does the colour come off right after washing? Don’t fret! We have got answers to all your queries.

Can Hair Colour Impact Your Skin Adversely?

One thing is sure hair dyes contain chemicals. These ingredients get absorbed in the skin in small amounts. However, they have hardly caused any harmful reactions. But hair dye can often make the skin itchy, swell or red. Therefore, you must prevent the hair colour from staining your skin.

How To Get Hair Dye Off Your Skin?

Apply Greasy Product To Prepare The Skin

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The best way to get hair dye off skin is to grease it well before applying the colour to hair. Products like petroleum jelly, leave-in hair conditioner and hair gel do not allow the chemicals in the dye to get soaked in the skin.

Thus, even if you get the dermal layer stained, you can easily scrape off the colour without much hassle. This trick is perfect when you have to apply dye by yourself. In case, you do not have these products at home, use a damp towel to wipe off the couple. However, you must be careful to not soak any dye from your hair.

Dab The Stain With Rubbing Alcohol

Another good choice of ingredient to remove the hair colour from the skin is rubbing alcohol. Put a few drops of it on a cotton ball and dab the stained area with it. It works similar to removing nail paint.

However, you must understand that rubbing alcohol is harsh and can make your skin itchy. Therefore, you must instantly rinse the area with warm water after removing the colour. 

Rinse With Soap And Water

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This is one of the first approaches that everyone takes. Rinse the stains with warm water and apply gentle soap until it lathers. Pat and dry the skin after rinsing and apply moisturisation. This works best when you follow these steps right after the hair dye has stained the skin.

Apply A Non-Gel Toothpaste 

We bet you did not know about this trick. Remember to use a non-gel toothpaste and pour some on a cotton ball. You can also use your fingers to apply it to the stains. 

Massage the toothpaste on the skin and leave it there to work for 5 or 10 minutes. You can use a damp tissue or cotton soaked in makeup remover to get rid of the stains on your skin. 

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Rub Baby Oil Or Olive Oil

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The best thing about baby oil is it harmless for your skin. It is one of the most gentle products you can apply to your skin without worrying about any side effects. Just dab the stained area with oil and rinse it off using soap and water.

Olive oil is the best choice for people with sensitive skin. Take a few drops of it on a cotton ball and gently rub the area with it. Leave the oil for 6-8 hours to absorb the hair colour. You can rinse it off with warm water.

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Use Makeup Remover

Like oil, you can use makeup remover. It shows effective results. Pour some drops into a cotton ball and gently rub it on the stain. Leave the product on the skin for 5 minutes and rinse the area with lukewarm water. 

Did you like our tips? Share some of your hacks to remove dye off skin in our Facebook comments, and stay tuned with HerZindagi for more such hacks and tricks.


Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com