So, if you are one who prefers to color your hairs at home instead of spending money in the parlor, you must have experienced this issue more than once in your life. Getting your hands and skin stained with hair color is the worst part of coloring hairs at home. These color stains on skin do not only look odd but also shout to everyone that you have just colored your hairs, which is really awful. Thankfully, there are some ticks that can help you to get rid of the hair color on your hands and skin quickly.
However, to tell the truth, these tricks are not often very mild on your skin, but when the need is so important it calls for even desperate measures. The good thing here is that, it is most expected that you have got the hair dye stain on a minimum part of your skin, which you can easily moisturize afterwards to get rid of the dryness caused by the color removing measures. It is best if you start with the more milder techniques and move to the harsher ones only if needed. Here is a bunch of tricks that can help you to remove hair color from your hands and skin quickly,
When you have hair color on your hands and skin, olive oil can be actually effective to get rid of the stain. The best thing about using Olive oil for removing the hair color stain is that it will not dry out or harm your skin in anyway and hence you can repeat using the oil as many times as you want till you get a satisfactory end result. You can also repeat the process with in-between gaps in order to ensure that your skin is not harmed.
Soak some olive oil in a cotton ball and dab the oil on the stain. Now let it stand for 1 minute and start rubbing gently with the cotton ball, until the color starts to fade. Once you see some colors coming off, clean the oil with a dry and soft piece of cotton cloth and repeat with the olive oil again. Once the stain has faded considerably you can finally wash off the area with soap and follow with a moisturizer.
Instead of Olive oil you can also use baby oil for removing the stain. The baby oil works in the same way as olive oil to remove the stain. You will have to put in the oil directly on the problem area and let it seep in before starting with the rubbing. Rub in circular motion with a cotton ball soaked in the baby oil for 3-4 minutes and as you see the stain coming off, remove the oil from the area with a dry, absorbing piece of cloth. Repeat the process till the stain has faded considerably and finally wash off with soap, pat dry and follow with a thick moisturizer to prevent drying of the skin of the area.
Another quick fix to remove dye stains from your shin can be the high quality makeup removers. The best thing about using makeup removers for removing the stain is that it is not harmful for your skin and can be used safely even on the facial skin. However, the problem here is that, even the best quality makeup removers might not be able to remove old stains from the skin. Hence you need to opt for this measure as soon as you get the stain. Soak a cotton ball in the makeup remover, dab the liquid on the affected skin and rub on lightly. Leave it on the stain for five minutes before washing off with water.
Petroleum jelly can also be helpful to remove the stains of hair color from the skin without reaping it off from all the moisture. Apply petroleum jelly to the affected area in excess and rub on for 3-4 minutes with it. Then remove with a cotton ball as you see the colors coming off. If it does not remove the colors completely, apply the petroleum jelly again in excess and leave it on for the whole night, preferably covered with a non-absorbing piece of cloth. In the morning rub off the skin with a clean cotton ball and wash off with soap and water.
Lemon with sugar
A lemon and sugar scrub can be effective to remove hair color stains from the skin and if you have got the stain near your hairline, this one might be the best option to go with. Mix 1/2 spoon of small granules of sugar in 1 spoon of fresh lemon juice and lightly scrub the skin of the affected area with this mixture for 2 minutes. Let it set for 1 minute and then scrub again before removing with a cotton ball. Follow with a moisturizer.
Hair spray is the other product which might be effective to remove the hair dye stains from your skin. However, it is said the effectiveness of this product to remove the hair color stains from the skin depends mostly on how quickly you apply it after getting the stain. So, if the stain is still fresh just apply some hair spray to the area in excess with the help of a cotton ball, let it set for 2 minutes before rubbing it off. Follow with water wash.
Baking soda and liquid detergent
This technique for removing the hair color stain from hands and skin is more harsh and hence it is important that you try out this method only after the above techniques seem not to fade the stain a bit. Baking soda is known for its abrasive effects and can scrub off the dead skin efficiently. However, in the process it is sure to leave your skin dry too. On the other hand, the detergent attracts the molecules of the dye and the oil on the skin helping to lift the stain off.
Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of laundry detergent. You can increase or decrease the amount of both the ingredients maintaining the same percentage depending on the total affected area. Apply this mixture to the affected skin in a light coat and then rub in gentle circular motion. Keep in mind if you are using it on your facial skin, you need to be very cautious to not to put much pressure as that can actually harm the skin cells. Continue rubbing for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then remove with a clean cotton pad. Wash off with plenty of water and follow with a moisturizer. Do, not use this treatment for removing hair color stains from near the eyes and always opt for a patch test in case you are going to apply it to a wider area on the skin.
A non-gel toothpaste can be effective to remove or at least to fade the stains of hair color from the skin. While it can be a milder way to remove the stain from the skin of your hands, it is not certainly that friendly for your facial skin. Apply a light coat of the toothpaste onto the affected area of the skin and scrub lightly with a tooth brush. If you are using it on the facial skin, it is better to opt for a soft bristled tooth brush and scrub the skin lightly with a bit of gaps in between. Do not rub for more than 1 minute and then remove the toothpaste with a wet cotton ball and wash off with plenty of water. Do not forget to follow with a moisturizer.
Even if you hate smoking, this is the one time when cigarette, or to be more accurate, the cigarette ashes can actually help you. The cold askes of cigarettes have the ability to scrub off the dead skin and remove the color stains. To use cigarette ashes for removing the stains of hair color from your hands and skin, take some cold cigarette ashes and mix them with a few drops of water to make a thick paste. Now rub the affected skin with this paste lightly, let it set for 10 seconds and then again rub for 30 seconds, before removing with a wet cotton ball and washing off with plenty of water. Follow with a moisturizer, because the cigarette ash has drying effects on the skin.
Nail polish remover
Nail polish remover can be really effective to remove the hair color stains quickly from your hands, but they are not certainly a good option to be used on the facial skin due to their high abrasive nature. Soak a cotton ball in excess nail polish remover and rub the stain on the skin with the cotton ball. You will see that the color will come off on the cotton, just as the nail polish comes off. Once the stain has been removed you should wash the place thoroughly with water and follow with a good moisturizer to restore the natural pH of the skin of the area.