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Arrgh...anyone know how to get hair dye off skin?

(11 Posts)
Wanderingsheep Tue 21-Jul-09 20:17:05

I've dyed my hair and got some on my face and neck. It won't come off! Help!

squirrel42 Tue 21-Jul-09 20:25:31

Toothpaste is supposed to work quite well - since it's gently abrasive. Lots of gentle rubbing!

For future reference putting vaseline around your hairline is a good tip to prevent you having to de-stain your skin.

MrsJamesMartin Tue 21-Jul-09 20:26:18

Nail varnish remover

Wanderingsheep Tue 21-Jul-09 20:36:01

Thankyou! Will try both smile

bebesequin Tue 21-Jul-09 20:49:39

I will second nail polish remover worked on with flat cotton woolpad -Use it to removes traces behind my ears after dye jobblush

Jux Tue 21-Jul-09 20:55:50

You're not going to like this but a hairdresser in Harrods told me this: get some cigarette ash and mix it with water and then rub it into your skin and wash it off.

He said that when there was a bit of overflow on a scalp he would tell the client to wait while he got his magic mixture, pop into the loos, have a fag, mix it up in a nice Harrods dish and voila!

harleyd Tue 21-Jul-09 20:57:51

never heard of using fag ash grin

but deffo nail varnish remover works

Wanderingsheep Tue 21-Jul-09 21:04:05

It has faded but not come off completely. Might have to try the fag ash (yuck). The only person I know who smokes is my mum and she's given up!

Jux Tue 21-Jul-09 21:11:17

Go down the local pub and beg the guys hanging about outside!

missblythe Tue 21-Jul-09 21:39:45

Clearasil works like magic. I had this very issue a few months ago, and a charitable Mnetter suggested it.

I've resorted to Domestos in the past, tbh.

101handbags Wed 22-Jul-09 10:03:57

methylated spirit works.

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