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Once you have these two simple things, actually getting the hair dye off your skin couldn't be easier.

how to get hair dye off skin
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To get hair dye off your skin, pour the olive oil onto the bumpy side of the exfoliating round. You want enough oil to coat the cotton, but not SO much that it's completely sodden.

Gently but firmly rub the cotton round in small circles anywhere on your skin where you have hair dye marks. You may need to use several rounds to remove all the color, depending on the type of dye used, but you'll see it coming away on the rounds REALLY quickly.

Oh, and an important note: If you have sensitive skin or certain skin conditions like eczema, talk to your doctor before coloring your hair OR using olive oil to remove stains.

No matter WHERE those hair dye stains may be — olive oil will remove them.

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When you get your brows professionally dyed — don't do this at home! EVER! — there's always a strange "halo" of stained skin left behind. If you don't like looking like budget Thranduil while those dye marks fade away on their own, olive oil on a cotton round will be your savior.

I recently made a really major hair color change, and after each appointment was left with some pretty intense brown-red demi-permanent dye stains on my neck and forehead. Guess what got them off? Olive oil.

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Unlike expensive dye removal cloths that you can buy, olive oil is WAY less likely to irritate your skin, smell like chemical death, or require so much scrubbing that you open up cuts on your head.

Not that I'd know that, of course...

Coloring your hair is one of the great joys of life. Now go forth and rock every hair color in the rainbow, secure in the knowledge that you can get ANY hair dye off your skin quickly, safely, and easily.

how to get hair dye off skin
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Your follicular creativity is safe, as long as you have olive oil — and some scrubby pads — nearby.