How to remove hair color from skin

Dyeing your hair is a great way to completely transform your look without actually ‘transforming’ your look. The choice of so many colours might make it difficult for you to choose, but the one thing that is common to all is the stain that they leave on the skin. Hair dyes are made up of quite strong chemicals which are suitable for the skin.

Here are 5 home remedies of how you can remove an accidental hair colour stain from your skin.

Petroleum Jelly

Ingredients Required: Petroleum Jelly, Makeup remover pad, wet towel.


  1. Apply a little petroleum jelly to the stain.
  2. Using a makeup remover pad, or your fingertips, gently massage the jelly over the stain until the jelly starts taking the colour of the dye.
  3. Leave the stain for half an hour before washing it with a wet towel or washcloth.
  4. You can also apply the petroleum jelly to the stain and leave it overnight if it doesn’t come off after the first try.

Laundry Detergent

Ingredients Required: Mild Liquid Laundry Detergent, cotton pads.


  1. Put some liquid laundry detergent on the stain or on your fingertips.
  2. Keep the affected area under a flow of warm water or wrap it inside a warm towel after rubbing the detergent on the stain for 5 minutes.
  3. Let the warm water do its job and set it aside for about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the towel and then scrub off the dye from the area using a cotton pad.
  5. A mild detergent can do wonders in removing the dye stain but can also leave your skin abrasive and rough if you over scrub the area. Keep it away from your eyes or other sensitive areas.

Baby Oil

Ingredients Required: Baby Oil


  1. Pour a substantial amount of baby oil on the stain and the surrounding skin as well.
  2. Although baby oil is safe for skin and face, try not to put it in your eyes.
  3. Gently massage the area with your fingertips and leave the oil to set for 8 hours.
  4. You can cover the area with cotton bandages or gloves, if it’s your hand, and go to sleep.
  5. Wash the oil with warm water and soap so that the oiliness is removed completely.

Lava Soap

Ingredients Required: Lava Soap, Cotton makeup remover pad.


  1. Lava soap is made for removing heavy-duty stains from the skin.
  2. Due to its hard nature, you should lather the soap first and then apply it over the stain.
  3. Using the cotton makeup remover pad, gently massage the lathered soap over the stain until it is fully removed.
  4. Rinse the soap with warm water.
  5. This is a very hard soap, so you should avoid getting it in your eyes or your hair.

Baking Soda

Ingredients Required: Baking soda, Liquid detergent, cotton makeup remover pad.


  1. Make a mixture of equal parts liquid detergent and baking soda.
  2. Apply the powdery liquid mixture on the stain and rub it gently for 5 minutes using the cotton pad.
  3. Don’t scrub it too much as it may make the skin abrasive and cause itching.
  4. Immediately wash off the mixture with warm water to see the stain removed from your skin.

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