Acrylic paint is commonly used for painting or craftwork. Although acrylic paints are generally water-based, they can cause some trouble if they get on your hair. Acrylic paint dries very quickly, so you should try to rinse it off as soon as the paint gets on your hair. Below are some tips on how to remove acrylic paint from your hair without harming your scalp.
Method 1 of 2: The Shampoo Method
This method is effective if the hair is not heavily soiled with dye, just a few strands.
Step 1. Dampen your hair with warm water or you can take a warm shower
Massage the part of the scalp where the hair is stained with paint. This will help soften dried paint.
Step 2. Apply a small amount of shampoo to the hair and massage gently into the scalp and hair
Leave the shampoo on your hair for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing it off.
Step 3. Take a fine-toothed comb and gently run through your hair to remove softened paint
Step 4. Once all the paint has been removed, rinse your hair thoroughly with water
Step 5. Use hair conditioner to soften your hair
Method 2 of 2: The Oil Method
If the 'shampoo method' does not work, you can try removing the paint with oil, which is most effective for dried out stains.
Step 1. Take some olive oil or baby oil
Pour the oil into your palms and rub it between your palms.
Step 2. Use your fingers to rub hair contaminated with dye
The oil should cover the hair, but not drip from it.
Step 3. Take a fine-toothed comb and try to comb out the paint
Do this gently, there is no need to brush the entire length of your hair.
Step 4. Continue brushing out the paint
If necessary, repeat the procedure using oil.
Step 5. After you remove the dye from your hair, shampoo your hair as you normally would
- After using the oil, you will get the same effect as a hair conditioner, your hair will become soft.
- The above methods will be more effective on fresh dye that has not yet dried on your hair. After the paint is dry, you can still remove it, but it will take longer.
- Alternatively, you can use peanut butter to remove dye from your hair. If you decide to use this method, follow the instructions above - "Method-Oil".
- If most of your hair is stained with acrylic paint, it can be very difficult to remove the paint without the help of a professional. Get help from a hairdresser. Otherwise, you can damage your hair even more if you try to remove the dye yourself.