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AIBU to think it shouldn't take forty bastarding minutes to rinse this twatting hair dye out of my hair?!

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NoIsNotACompleteSentence Thu 18-Jun-15 11:58:16

Especially as it welded instantly to the bath, floor, my hands, hairline and neck and won't come off these surfaces at all?!

I have been rinsing for forty fucking minutes and the water is still running pink!

I have arthritis and it is killing me. I have had to stop and wrap it in a towel which is slowly turning pink. I wore CSI style gloves but my hands are still violet.

To add insult to injury, DH will also be smug as he has been telling me for ages to go to a salon and get it done professionally.

It shouldn't be this hard should it? I have been dyeing my hair for about thirty years and I know I am not being unreasonable.

I have tried a nail brush, toothpaste and nail polish remover on my violet hands. They are still violet. The bathroom looks like I have performed a sacrifice.


gamerchick Thu 18-Jun-15 12:02:25

Turn to tap to freezing cold and rinse for as long as you can stand it. Then condition anyway.

legolegolego Thu 18-Jun-15 12:03:01

Eye makeup remover or nail varnish remover on your hands?! But no, YANBU! Google reviews about the brand, maybe? Others who have been in the same situation might have a suggestion!

gamerchick Thu 18-Jun-15 12:03:22

I use a blue and I've never been able to get the water to run clear. I get blue every time I put shampoo on.

NoIsNotACompleteSentence Thu 18-Jun-15 12:09:06


Gamerchick, which brand do you use, if you don't mind me asking? I used to use directions years ago and it was fine.

This is "crazy color" (the american spelling did ring alarm bells grin) and the staining is unbelievable. The purple colour is lovely - but not on my hands or bath!

I don't have eye make up remover, might try some bicarbonate maybe? Lemon juice?

I am meant to be going swimming at the weekend, will have to get a very good swimming hat otherwise the whole pool will be pink!

NoIsNotACompleteSentence Thu 18-Jun-15 12:10:31

And does it rub off onto your pillows?

I haven't got into bed to fume, oh no

ApignamedJasper Thu 18-Jun-15 12:12:09

I think with some hair dyes, especially the brightly coloured semi permanent type, it will never run clear as you get a small amount of dye coming out each time you wash/get it wet. Sorry sad

As for the violet hands...scrub with a mix of lemon juice and sugar maybe?

NoIsNotACompleteSentence Thu 18-Jun-15 12:14:42

The ironic thing is I had a bloody lemon drizzle cake in the oven, set the timer for forty minutes, thinking that would be plenty...

When I can get downstairs again I will take a pic of said cake and post it for your amusement.

NoIsNotACompleteSentence Thu 18-Jun-15 12:15:45

So I have plenty of lemon juice and sugar <fume>

And it is granulated so a good texture for scrubbing smile

flora717 Thu 18-Jun-15 12:16:56

I just rinse as long as I can bear it, apply a mild shampoo and go on to showering as usual.

0x530x610x750x630x79 Thu 18-Jun-15 12:17:45

i dyed mine red, i got red shampoo off at every wash for a couple of months, and red towels.
luckily it washed out

RepeatAdNauseum Thu 18-Jun-15 12:19:53

I think it depends on your hair type. I have fine blonde hair but it takes dye well - my bathroom looked like I'd been killing people in it when I dyed it red, but it did run clear after five minutes or so. Blue and purple take well, too, and I've never had any colour run in the rain or anything.

Getting the hairdye out of my hair is a different matter, though...I was finding hidden red and blue patches in the blonde for ages.

NoIsNotACompleteSentence Thu 18-Jun-15 12:23:01

Hmmm. Maybe my hair has changed. It's recently grown back in after falling out due to illness/medication.

Although I've never managed to dye the bath purple It must be this hair dye. It's evil.

helenahandbag Thu 18-Jun-15 12:25:34

I used to dye my hair bright red and the water never, ever ran clear. I used every brand you can think of but it didn't make a difference.

I use nail polish remover to scrub stained ears/forehead/neck.

googoodolly Thu 18-Jun-15 12:35:16

I dye mine red and it takes at least four washes for it to run clear. I just accept it's part of dyeing my hair and use old towels!

McKayz Thu 18-Jun-15 12:37:39

I've used that crazy Color and had purple pillows and towels for about a month. Also ruined a top in an impromptu rain shower.

BlueKarou Thu 18-Jun-15 12:39:41

I use a variety of Manic Panic blues and greens and for at least the first three or four washes I find EVERYTHING gets covered in blue dye; skin, pillows, towels, clothing, the bath/shower. It's a nightmare, but I love the colour so don't want to go back to red/pink/purple.

Manic Panic did sell some dye removal wipes, but they are tiny and massively overpriced per wipe. (Although they did work on skin, and didn't smell unpleasant)

For your skin/bathroom surfaces, try washing it with some Head and Shoulders. I find that's particularly good at stripping dye out. I wouldn't use it on dyed hair for a month or so!

BabyMurloc Thu 18-Jun-15 12:39:46

I used directions once. The colour was fab but 30 mins to wash it out and it stained the crap out of EVERYTHING. I use schwarzkopf live now and that runs clear in about 5-10 although I do use old towels. It comes out of the towels.

TheWitTank Thu 18-Jun-15 12:41:15

Use toothpaste to get it off of your skin! Massage in, leave for a minute or two and wash off. Works a treat for me.

NoIsNotACompleteSentence Thu 18-Jun-15 12:45:21

I feel comforted that it's not just me then.

I didn't appreciate my former easy to dye hair enough, and was always moaning about it's hair karma, clearly.

Look what the hair dye removal saga did to my cake too!

foxmitten Thu 18-Jun-15 12:48:32

I use directions and while it does colour things a bit, it also washes off quite easily. Water never runs clear if I do pink though, I just rinse until it's only a tinge and then give up.

Johnson's baby shampoo is frighteningly good at stripping colour out of hair (I tried it thinking it would be gentle but it was the complete opposite, I will now never use it on my babies!) so it might be good on your hands too? I use latex gloves whenever I do mine now. Also I leave the dye on for much longer than the recommended half hour or whatever it is, about four hours (just put a shower cap on over it so it doesn't get everywhere in the meantime) and I find that makes it "stick" better and gives a more vibrant result.

wowfudge Thu 18-Jun-15 13:23:10

I wash dye out in the shower - we have a shower cubicle though so it is contained. Much easier and more efficient than just washing my hair over the bath.

MeltchettsLovelyMoustache Thu 18-Jun-15 13:24:30

Crazy Colour is the worst for running and staining. Get Adore!

SurlyCue Thu 18-Jun-15 13:27:06

Oh Op crazy color will never run clear! I used it for about a year and not only did every wash produce pink lather but it also doesnt last and you have to reapply every week or so. Also, it destroyed my scalp. It came out it sores and still 3 years later is extremely sensitive. I would avoid tbh and go to the salon.

McKayz Thu 18-Jun-15 14:37:14

How do you find a salon that will dye your hair fun and crazy colours? My salon say they're contracted to Wella so have to use their standard colours.

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