I know that the process of dying your hair or clothes is a relatively messy one, but of course, the final outcome will always make the process totally worth it!


Talking about the process being messy, I’m sure there are times when we’ve all been rather clumsy and got the dye all over our hands or clothes and wondered at first thought “Will it come off?” and the answer to that question is a big yes! It will. Let me tell you how.

Here are different ways to remove hair dye from your skin:

1. Toothpaste or vaseline:

This hack can be used for skin anywhere on the body including hairline or face.

Things you will need:

  • Toothpaste (that doesn’t contain gel or granules) or vaseline
  • A cotton swab
  • A wash cloth
  • Warm water

Method: Apply a pea-sized amount of toothpaste or vaseline onto a swab of cotton and apply this over the stained area of your skin. Then, using circular motions rub the toothpaste all over the stained area and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Lastly, wet a washcloth with warm water and wipe the toothpaste off your skin, to get rid of the dye.

2. Cleansing Oil or makeup remover:

Method: Apply cleansing oil or makeup remover over the stained area of the skin and exert slight pressure, you will soon see the dye coming off. once the dye has been removed, wash the area with soap and warm water.

Here’s how you can get rid of hair dye stains from your clothes:

Well, here is an important tip you need to know and that is – strictly do not wash your dye stained clothes before treating the stain. If you do, the stain will be next to impossible to come off after wash.

3.  Laundry detergent:

Things you will need:

  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Microfiber cloth or an old toothbrush
  • Warm water

Method: Into a small mixing bowl, add in 1 tablespoon of liquid laundry detergent and dilute it with a little water and apply this mixture all over the stained area of the fabric. Then using a microfiber cloth or an old toothbrush, scrub the stained well, until you begin to see the dye stain loosen up and become lighter. Continue to scrub until the stain lightens and then, apply little more of the laundry detergent to that area and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Lastly, rinse off the area with warm water.

4. White vinegar or Hydrogen Peroxide:

Things you will need:

  • White vinegar
  • Water

Method: Into a basin of water (enough to submerge the stained cloth), add in ¼ cup of white vinegar and soak the stained fabric in the solution for 30 minutes. Then rinse out the vinegar from the fabric with plain water, before washing it with laundry detergent.

Pour your hydrogen peroxide on the stain and let it soak overnight.

Well, I am going to end this article with a common hack that can be used to get rid of a dye stain from your skin or even your clothes – the infamous baking soda hack!

Things you will need:

  • Baking soda
  • Warm water
  • Microfiber cloth or an old toothbrush

Method: Into a small mixing bowl, add in ½ a tablespoon of baking soda and mix it with a little warm water until it becomes a paste-like consistency. Then, apply this mixture over the stained skin or fabric and using microfiber cloth or an old toothbrush, scrub the area until the stain comes off.  Remember to be gentle while scrubbing the baking soda paste on your skin, as its mild abrasive properties may bruise your skin. Lastly, rinse off with warm water.