How to get hair dye off skin

1. Act quickly. The faster you address a stain, the easier it is to remove.

2. Protective barrier: Apply petroleum jelly around your hairline and ears to prevent staining.

3. Gentle soap and water. Start with a basic attempt to wash the dye away with mild soap and warm water.

4. Baking soda paste: Mix baking soda and dish soap into a paste. Gently rub on the stain and rinse.

5. Makeup remover: Oil-based makeup removers can sometimes dissolve and remove hair dye.

6. Toothpaste: Non-gel toothpaste can work as a gentle abrasive to lift dye from your skin.

7. Rubbing alcohol: Apply a small amount to a cotton ball and dab (don't scrub) the stain.

8. Nail polish remover: Use as a last resort, as it's harsh on skin. Apply to a cotton ball and dab gently.

9. Hair dye remover wipes: These are designed for this purpose and can be found in beauty supply stores.

10. Prevention is best: Wear gloves and old clothes when dyeing your hair to minimize potential stains.