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So you decided to give yourself an at-home coloring job, but by the time you are finished, the dye is on more places than just your hair--including your skin. Sure, you saved some money by opting to turn your bathroom into a salon, but now you're left with a mess on your hands--literally! Your hairstylist days don't have to be over just because you got permanent hair dye on your skin. Despite the name, permanent hair dye will come off. Grab your supplies and get busy. You'll be back in business coloring hair in no time!
Wipe off as much of the hair dye as possible with a warm, wet rag. If the dye is fresh, this will likely take a lot of it off.
Grab some toothpaste (no, not to brush your teeth) and use your finger to spread it onto the parts of the skin with permanent hair dye. Take an old toothbrush and gently scrub away the dye from the skin. Wipe off the toothpaste with a wet rag.
If the dye is still on your skin, use nail polish remover. Moisten a cotton ball with nail polish remover and gently rub the dye from the skin. Be careful if the dye is on the skin around your eyes. Getting nail polish remover in your eyes is not pleasant. Wash the skin with a rag and warm, soapy water after using the nail polish remover.
Mix equal parts baking soda and dish soap in a bowl for another way to remove permanent hair dye from your skin. Use this mixture and a washcloth to gently scrub the dye from your skin. Rinse your skin with a rag and warm, soapy water.