Permanent markers can be used to darken your eyelashes and eyebrows, and even to color your hair. These markers should be used with care when it comes to using them on your body, especially when coloring your hair. Removing permanent marker from your hair poses a bit of a challenge, due to the porosity of the hair. The hair is like a sponge and will soak up just about anything applied to it.
Wipe your hair with a hairspray-soaked cloth. Run the cloth over your hair until all traces of color are gone. Pump hairspray works best in this situation, as it allows you to remove the lid and pour the hairspray onto a cloth. Re-wet the cloth as many times as necessary.
Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo. Rinse the hair under tepid water and repeat this process up to five times. Clarifying shampoos contains cleaning agents that are made to help strip build-up from the hair. They also work well in the removal of certain hair coloring products. Clarifying shampoos, however, can be tough on the hair, causing it to become dry and damaged. These shampoos can be purchased at a local drugstore or department store.
Apply a Malibu treatment to the hair. Malibu treatments help to remove minerals and other oxidizing agents from the hair. These treatments are used in many beauty salons to help strip existing color out of the hair. Malibu treatments can be purchased at a local beauty supply store or online.
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Wet a cotton ball with acetone-based fingernail polish remover and apply it to individual strands of hair that have been colored with a permanent marker.