lemon juice

Hair color accidents happen. Sometimes you end up with dye on your skin or the color in your hair is not what you expected. No worries: you may be able to remove hair color with lemon juice and baking soda. Lemon juice lightens the hair and removes built-up product, and baking soda acts as a mild scouring agent. Here's the trick.

Start with 2 tablespoons baking soda and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice at a time until you have a thick, but spreadable, paste.

With a soft washcloth, apply the paste to the discolored area on the skin. If you're treating your hair, then work the paste through damp hair, covering every strand. If needed, make more paste.

Let the treatment sit for 10 minutes, then scrub it off with lukewarm water and the soft cloth.


Be sure to get all of the baking soda out of your hair, or your locks will appear matted.