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Hair dye emergency

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I need help. This morning I coloured my hair, using a dye and brand I have used many times with no problems. But when I looked in the mirror after combing it I saw that it has left a brown ring around my forehead! I followed all instructions and carefully washed my face etc. I have tried ordinary soap, dish soap and white spirit and can't get it off. This would not be so bad, in an ordinary way, but tonight I am meeting a guy for the first time, with whom I have been corresponding online for some months! Please, please, does anyone have any ideas what I can use? I can't cancel the date as he is on his way from the UK.
post #2 of 24
Dab some makeup remover on a cotton ball and see if that works. If not I will make an emergency call to my salon to see what they use.
post #3 of 24
Jenny i just use soap and water until it's eventually faded. Is it a permanent dye?
post #4 of 24
auw jees. what a nightmare. don't panic DON'T PANIC!!!
i know how to prevent this from happening...but hhmm....let me see what i can come up with...
after a google search..i read "toothpaste never fails" worth a try?! (it doesn't work for everyone but it is one of the top things for removing dye)
there are some hair dye removers out here...maybe nip out to the pharmacy?
it was suggested, in the shower, to rub some of the leftover dye (if you've got any left over) as you would soap in a circular motion then rinse well...
you could also use Baking Soda and Dishwashing Liquid....

~shrug~

let me now how you get on...if i find anything else out i'll let you know...
post #5 of 24
oooh Jenny - it would happen today wouldn't it! I know I have seen a product that has made it to the supermarket shelves in the UK precisely for this reason, but can't remember the name of it for the life of me.

I did a search though and perhaps some of these tips might help http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...from_skin.html

good luck
post #6 of 24
Hydrogen peroxide works well, also. For future reference, prior to coloring your hair, put a thin layer of petroleum jelly along your hairline and on your ears - this prevents staining your skin.
post #7 of 24
Oh dear, Jenny! Things like this always happen at the worst time, don't they?

I normally use either baby wipes or some cotton wool with a blob of shampoo on it!

I hope it comes off quickly and easily for you!
post #8 of 24
When I get stains from couloring my ebrows I take a hard nailbrush and dishwashing detergent and brush hard. it always goes away. yes it hurts and yes it will be red for a while. If it still is at least five hours to the date you dare to try it.
post #9 of 24
I work at a salon, and we use Windex on cotton balls. It works amazingly well. One of the older stylists swears by cigarette ashes mixed with saliva. It sounds yucky, but it works for her.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2 View Post
I work at a salon, and we use Windex on cotton balls.
"Put windex on it!" Sorry, that just gave me movie flashbacks.

Anyway... they sell hair dye remover. Not the bleach stuff you use to take dye out of your hair... its in a bottle and sort of a gel that you use with a cotton ball... takes the stuff right off skin. But if I remember correctly, one of the main ingredients in that is rubbing alcohol, so you can try that on a cotton ball and see if that works.

I dye my hair blue black and the dye remover helps get it off my skin anywhere I miss with petroleum jelly.
post #11 of 24
A Hint try putting vaseline just around your hairline before you put your color on, that way the color can't stain your skin Also for anyone who is troubled by burning when you apply the color put a little sweet and low in the color before applying
post #12 of 24
What's sweet and low?
post #13 of 24
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What's sweet and low?
Its a brand of artificial sweetener (saccharine).
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
Its a brand of artificial sweetener (saccharine).
Oh right! Thanks!
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 
What a lot of different ideas! I did try the windex (or a different brand of window cleaner) and that has helped quite a bit. I had to go out this afternoon and don't have time now to go to a pharmacy. Since I don't often use makeup I don't have makeup remover. I have brushed my hair forward and my friend says it doesn't show, so I will have to hope. I really don't understand it - I have used that brand before for years with no problem. Next time, it is definitely the Vaseline around the hairline. Thanks guys for your quick responses.
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by jennyranson View Post
What a lot of different ideas! I did try the windex (or a different brand of window cleaner) and that has helped quite a bit. I had to go out this afternoon and don't have time now to go to a pharmacy. Since I don't often use makeup I don't have makeup remover. I have brushed my hair forward and my friend says it doesn't show, so I will have to hope. I really don't understand it - I have used that brand before for years with no problem. Next time, it is definitely the Vaseline around the hairline. Thanks guys for your quick responses.
very welcome! i'm sure you look fab!


best of luck on your date!

me
post #17 of 24
Good luck. I have a date, with a new guy, this evening, too but, I colored MY hair, two weeks ago (I DID buy a new top and shade of mascara, though).
post #18 of 24
Don't keep us in suspense any longer
Did he notice? Was he nice? Did you have a good time?
post #19 of 24
tell us TELL US!!! did he notice?!?! we ALL want to know!!
post #20 of 24
How did it go?! For future reference, apparently fairy liquid strips dye out of hair.... Probably does the same for skin!
post #21 of 24
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How did it go?! For future reference, apparently fairy liquid strips dye out of hair.... Probably does the same for skin!
what's that?
post #22 of 24
Fairy liquid is washing up liquid, I think you call it dish soap?
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks - I am fine, and my 'date' is Ok though I wish it would end! What I did was go against all the rules and invite this guy I met through Yahoo Personals and with whom I have been corresponding for several months, to come and see me here. So he arrived and is here till Saturday. He is very nice and I did look him up well before I invited him, but I am bored to tears and he won't let me have any time to myself - even came with me to the Post Office! He wants to continue with it and see him in England and I can't wait to say goodbye on Saturday when I take him to the ferry. And no, there has been none of 'that' though he has made it plain he would like to. I just want to be here alone with the cats. He has been helpful though, and we sanded and painted a wall today.
post #24 of 24
Oh dear, not so good then? Try to keep busy, lots of actvities, can you go and meet up with some friends too? That would take some of the pressure off the two of you.
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