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Do or Dye!

If you are in a ‘dye’ situation and want to get rid of those stubborn dye stains from your skin, read these simple and easy techniques.

Admittedly, the pandemic has many of us discovering new and hidden talents. While some have become experts at hobbies like cooking, baking, painting, writing, blogging, etc. some have gone down the adventurous route. With the salons shut for many months, many took the scissors and lopped off their own locks or those of a family member, and turned into amateur hairstylists. Some even tried turning hairdressers by colouring hair on their own.

If you happen to fall into this category you might have realised that colouring hair on your own can be a very messy affair. Especially because you don’t have the required expertise for it. Dyeing your own hair can have its pros but one of the cons is the disastrous situation of getting your sensitive skin stained with the dye.

What to do in such a situation? Keep calm and read on.

  • Massage petroleum jelly on the stained area until the stain marks go off completely.
  • Dab some make-up remover on a cotton ball and rub till the stains disappear.
  • Lather a mix of baking soda with laundry detergent and wash the dye stains away.
  • Swipe nail polish remover on the stained area gently and with caution.
  • Rub vinegar onto the stains to get rid of them easily.
  • If the stains are being stubborn, apply oil onto the area and rub in circular motions till the stains are no longer visible.

How to protect your skin from hair dye:

  • Always prep your skin before colouring your hair.
  • Wear gloves to prevent your hands from getting stained.
  • Use a cloth to cover the neck area and apply petroleum jelly or lip balm around the hairline, on your ears and the back of your ears before colouring.
  • Remove any spills right away with cotton swabs, while you are colouring to prevent stains.


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