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How To Avoid Staining Your Face With Hair Color While Dyeing At Home

I f you’re a hair enthusiast and like to dye it occasionally, you might have often wondered how to avoid staining your face with hair colors during the process. Have no worries, because we’re here to help. 

You might have often asked yourself these questions. How can you prevent the hair dye from overflowing to the temples and the top of the forehead? And how can you remove the colored spots left on the face? Well, read more to find out! 

When you get your dyeing done at home, you don't necessarily master everything immediately! So you’re not immune to accidentally coloring your skin at the same time. Don't panic, we’ll tell you how to avoid the stains in the first place or to make them disappear if they’re already there.

When the hair is colored, oxidation occurs. The product colors your hair. But not only your hair! If it is poorly applied, it can also color your scalp, or even the area of your face. This is because when you dye your hair at home, you’re only relying on your expertise and it's tough to replicate it the same way as an expert in a hair salon would.

So, while accidents are bound to occur… They can be prevented! You may dye your scalp but also your skin, simply because of a lack of practice. This is why you need to be careful while coloring your hair. 

Before coloring your hair, start by taking some precautions. You can use a very rich or even greasy moisturizer. And apply it all around the face at the hair implantation level. Don't forget to put it on behind your ears too! 

Some other products you can use are gel or even petroleum jelly as they more or less serve the same purpose and protect your face from stains.

Secondly, if the stain is already there, there are solutions to make it disappear. The easiest way is to take a wick soaked in product between your fingers and rub the stain with it. Don't go too hard, it's still an oxidizing product! So rub gently to avoid causing redness. Most of the stains should disappear pretty quickly. 

If your scalp is dyed, you will have to achieve what is called an emulsion. Before rinsing your hair, add a few drops of water and then rub your hair together lightly while putting your head down. It is at this precise moment that it will be easy to make the color leave. This step also brings shine to your hair. Don't hesitate to add water to emulsify again and again! For optimal results, emulsify for 3 to 4 minutes.

If you’re still confused about what to do, just remember these steps and you’re good to go! Here’s a quick recap and extra instructions for your benefit: 

To contain the dye

• Firstly, place a fairly thick layer of moisturizer around the face. Focus on the ends of the hairline and the forehead, around the temples and ears.

• You can also place a transparent plastic covering used for food or medical adhesive such as the one used to hold compresses in place. However, we don’t recommend Scotch tape and sticky paper as they can increase the risks of allergic skin reactions.

To clean stains on the face

There are several solutions that are available to you.

• You can clean the stains with a cotton ball soaked in acetone-free solvent. However, be careful not to put it in or near your eyes. Since the area is sensitive, try to use a coconut or almond oil based solvent.

• You can also use cotton dipped in cologne.

• With a cotton pad soaked in make-up remover milk (preferably for waterproof makeup products).

Another thing to keep in mind is that dye stains need to be tackled quickly and that you shouldn’t wait for the hair to be rinsed or dried.

Some hair coloring brands offer wipes moistened with a product specifically designed for this purpose. You can even ask your hairdresser! 

All in all, it can be a hassle to master the art of dyeing your hair without getting any stains on your face. 

Our tip: If you still have stains despite this, go to your hairdresser who will then use professional, more aggressive wipes. Otherwise, take your pain in patience. Only time will end up overcoming your stains! Other than that, that’s how you can avoid staining your hair with hair colors while dyeing them! 

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