How to Remove Hair Dye Stains on Skin

That perfect hair color looks great on your locks—not so much on your forehead, neck and cheeks. If you accidentally get hair dye on your skin, fix it quick with common household ingredients. Hair dye stains may seem stubborn, but all you need is a little careful rubbing with the right ingredients. Don't give up—this is a minor setback to a more glamorous you. Here are our favorite tips on how to remove hair dye from skin.

Step 1

Soak a cotton ball with nail polish remover and dab this onto the hair dye stain. Rub gently and you should see the dye begin to lift off your skin. Isopropyl alcohol works in the same way.

Step 2

Use a non-gel toothpaste on an old toothbrush to scrub at the stain.

Step 3

Lather up some Lava soap with water and scrub at the stain. This super-scouring soap is good on many stubborn stains, and might just do the trick on hair coloring.

Step 4

Mix baking soda with enough dishwashing soap to make a paste. Rub this into the hair dye stain and work it in well. Rinse off the paste and your skin should be clean.

Step 5

As a last-ditch effort, try WD-40—but, please, not on your face! Squirt a bit onto a cotton ball and dab at the stain lightly. Rinse it off well and wash your skin with soap after you finish.

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