Have you dyed your hair black, and with it your hands? If you act very quickly, you can easily remove paint from your hands with soap and water. However, if you didn't manage to do it quickly, then indelible stains on your hands can cause you a lot of trouble and ruin your mood. But not everything is so sad. There are several ways to remove hair dye from your hands. You will have to choose your method depending on your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, use a gentle cleanser. However, in some cases, more drastic measures are needed if you are unable to remove the stain with detergent.
Method 1 of 3: Removing paint with mild products
Step 1. Proceed quickly as soon as paint gets on your hands
You have a few minutes before the dye stains the skin. Even if the dye has already started to soak into the skin, the sooner you get down to business, the easier it will be for you to remove it.
- As you know, the skin consists of several layers. The paint, getting on the skin, will gradually stain layer by layer. If you don't try to remove the paint right away, it will stain the deeper layers of your skin and make it very difficult to remove.
- If the dye absorbs and stains the deeper layers of the skin, then you will have to use more aggressive products that can damage the skin.
Step 2. Squeeze toothpaste (not gel) onto your hands and rub the paint stains well
A toothpaste containing abrasives that removes plaque can help you remove paint from your hands. After removing the dead, stained skin cells, your hands will be clean again.
- Rub your skin for about 30 seconds and then wash off with lukewarm water.
- If you are having trouble removing paint stains, try again, only this time add a pinch of baking soda.
Step 3. Use baby oil, petroleum jelly, or olive oil
Apply and leave on your chosen product overnight. This is an appropriate method if you have sensitive skin. The oil will slowly absorb and break down the paint while softening and moisturizing your hands.
- Apply the oil to your skin using a cotton swab or wet wipe.
- You can stain your bedding with oil if you touch it while you sleep. To avoid this, wear gloves or clean socks on your hands.
- Use a cotton swab to remove excess oil from your hands and wash them with soap and water.
Step 4. Use dish soap and baking soda
Using these two products, try washing the paint off your hands. The dish soap will dissolve the paint and the baking soda will exfoliate the skin. Apply these products to your skin, rub it in, and then wash it off with warm water.
Use a mild dish soap that won't dry out your hands
Step 5. Apply a makeup remover to your hands and rub the stains with it
Since this product is intended for use on the skin of the face, you do not have to worry that it will harm your hands. If the stain hasn't penetrated too deep, the makeup remover will remove it.
- Apply the makeup remover to a cotton swab or washcloth and scrub the stain with it. Wait at least five minutes before rinsing off your hands.
- If you have makeup remover wipes on hand, you can use them to remove paint from your hands. By using a wipe, you can exfoliate dead skin cells and remove paint.
Step 6. Use a special hand paint remover
If you are not ready to use home remedies, and want to approach this issue professionally, you can purchase a special product for removing hair dye from your hands. These products are sold in the form of a solution or wipes.
Method 2 of 3: Removing paint with more aggressive products
Step 1. Spray hairspray on your hands
Hairspray is a proven product that helps remove dye from your hands. However, the alcohol in this product can dry out your skin.
- Spray hairspray on a cotton swab and then wipe it over your hands. Hairspray can penetrate deep into the skin, and a cotton swab will remove dead cells.
- Rinse the hairspray off your hands with warm water.
Step 2. Mix washing powder with baking soda
Rub the stain with the mixture. Although this product can be irritating, you can quickly remove paint from your hands using it. Baking soda contains abrasive particles that can exfoliate and remove dead colored skin cells.
- Prepare a 1: 1 mixture of powder and baking soda (mix 1 teaspoon of powder with 1 teaspoon of baking soda).
- Massage the mixture into the skin for 30-60 seconds.
- Rinse off with warm water.
Step 3. Make a paste from cigarette ash and warm water
Oddly enough it sounds, but this tool is capable of working miracles. Use only cool ash. Remember that this is not a gentle method for removing hair dye from your hands.
- Mix cold cigarette ash with warm water in a small bowl, then use a cotton swab to apply the resulting paste over the paint stains.
- Wait 15 minutes. The stain will begin to fade gradually.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Step 4. Use nail polish remover if other methods have failed
The acetone in nail polish remover can remove paint from your hands. Keep in mind, however, that nail polish remover is quite harsh and can cause dryness and other serious damage to your hands. Never use nail polish remover to remove paint in the eye area.
- Soak a cotton swab in nail polish remover and rub it over your skin. Don't rub too hard.
- If you feel a burning sensation, stop immediately and rinse your hands with warm water.
Method 3 of 3: Cleaning your nails
Step 1. Dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover
Apply the product to your nails as soon as the paint has hit the skin and has not yet had time to penetrate into its deep layers.
- There are a lot of dead skin cells on the nails, so they absorb paint very easily. Without removing the dead cells, you cannot remove the paint.
- Rub the cotton swab over your nails and you will see the swab absorb the paint from your nails.
Step 2. Trim the cuticle if it also gets dyed
If your cuticle is also the color of your hair, use a cuticle clipper to cut it off. In this case, you do not have to use nail polish remover.
Step 3. Use a nail brush or toothbrush to remove paint from under your nails
If you need to remove paint from under your nails, use a clean toothbrush or nail brush to do this.
Soak the brush in soapy water to remove any paint that has gotten under your nails
Step 4. Cover your nails with varnish if you are having trouble removing the paint
If you've tried everything and can't seem to remove the paint, you can varnish your nails. This will keep your nails looking good and will also mask the unsightly stain.
- Cover your hands and skin around your face with petroleum jelly if you know they might be stained with hair dye. The petroleum jelly will act as a barrier and keep the paint from getting on your skin.
- Wear gloves when dyeing your hair to avoid getting paint on your hands.