By LeafTV Editor

So you dyed your hair, and now you also have a dyed scalp. This is fairly common for those who color their hair at home. Luckily, there are ways to rid your skin of the color.

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How To Remove Hair Dye From The Scalp


Apply pasty toothpaste (gel will not work) to the colored skin. Let it dry. Then remove it with warm water and a clean cloth.

Rub nail polish into the affected area by applying it to a cotton ball. Rinse the area with warm water and dry it with a clean cloth.

Mix together equal proportions of baking soda and dishwashing liquid. Apply it to the dyed scalp with a clean cloth and rub it in. Allow it to sit for a few minutes. Then rinse the area with warm water. This is more likely to fade the color rather than completely remove it. So it should be used as a last resort.

Allow the stain to fade naturally as you wash your hair daily.


  • Avoid stained skin by applying Vaseline to all exposed areas.