How to Get Black Hair Dye Off of Your Hands

Black dye looks great in your hair but not on your hands.

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So, you dyed your hair a sexy shade of vixen black but forgot just one little thing -- the gloves! Black hair dye on your tresses is hot. Black hair dye all over your hands -- not so much. Luckily, there is a remedy to help fix this very unattractive problem. It may take some time, but you will eventually be able to remove the black hair dye and see your skin again.


Wet your hands with warm water from the sink. Open a box of baking soda and sprinkle a quarter-sized amount into your hands.


Rub your hands together. The feeling of the baking soda rubbing against your hands may make you feel like you want to jump out of your skin, but that gritty texture is what is going to get the black hair dye off your hands.


Keep rubbing the baking soda into your skin, even if you don't want to. After a few minutes of scrubbing, run your hands under warm water again. If there is still some black hair dye left on your hands, repeat the process until it is gone.


Give your hands a final rinse with warm water after scrubbing and pat your skin dry with a soft towel. Your hands may feel a bit dry from the baking soda and hair dye combination, so massage a hand cream into your skin to make them feel better.

Things You'll Need


1.Baking soda

2.Hand cream


Tips & Tricks


If you are in a bind and don't have any baking soda, grab a tube of toothpaste. Wet your hands and squeeze a blob of toothpaste into your palm. Rub your hands together. Keep rubbing until the hair dye dissolves, adding more toothpaste and water if you have to.

If your hands begin to burn while scrubbing with the baking soda, stop scrubbing immediately and rinse your hands under cool water. If burning persists, call your doctor.


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