By Anonymous - United States - Batesville
Today, I decided to change my hair color. After waiting in anticipation, I took a shower to rinse out the dye and reveal my new, blue hair. Rinsing revealed not only blue hair, but blue skin caused by the watered dye running over my body. I now look like a smurf, and it's not coming out. FML
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  Sputnikspak  |  13

67 - Nail polish remover usually contains acetone, which is actually REALLY toxic (you can buy acetone-free, I still wouldn't put it on any more of your skin than you have to while removing nail polish).

Rubbing alcohol is the way to go. I have black hair, and have been dyeing it for 12 years, I started getting a grey streak in high school, and my natural hair has faded a bit to a kind of dusty black. I also usually put chunks of blue and fuchsia in it, but I let my hairstylist do that. Rubbing alcohol is safe for your skin, and strong enough to remove sharpie and pretty much anything else.

  yoyoforpeace  |  14

Hair dye has never dyed my skin before but then again I have never dyed my hair a color like blue before. Think it might be the brand you're using OP. I would only trust a hair dresser with a drastic color like that to keep your hair healthy. Good luck

  jordanlite  |  16

Colors like blue and pink only really come in semipermanent dyes and they dye skin very easily. That's why a lot of people put Vaseline along their hairline and ears beforehand.

  sodapop83  |  14

Yo listen up, heres a story
About a little guy that lives in a blue world
And all day and all night and everything he sees
Is just blue
Like him inside and outside
Blue his house with a blue little window
And a blue corvette
And everything is blue for him
And his self and everybody around
Cause he aint got nobody to listen.

  ParisMilton93  |  15

This is why I wash mine over the shower rather than in the shower, and I usually get someone to help me by holding the shower head :) even if its just for the first shampoo and rinse, that way your body stays free of dye :)

  Saone_fml  |  27

Usually when you dye your hair, you rinse it out as much as you can, then have a shower id you wanted to take one, otherwise you will end up dying yourself. And to avoid the coloured neck/forehead/ears : babywipes and a mirror... And a person or a second mirror for the back of your neck! Or am i really the only one who thinks thats a pretty obvious thing to do?

  tikimuppet  |  11

I've been dying my hair for six years and I have never dyed my skin. And if the poster managed to dye themselves that blue they must have been doing something wrong or bought some really dodgy dye

  emilyjgraham  |  34

150, I'm the same as you, I've never experienced being dyed and I rinse whilst standing under the shower. The only time I've dyed my skin is when I get dye around my hair line from the process!

  xgetxbentx  |  13

Well, generally when dying hair it shouldn't dye that much of your skin. Around your hairline, some spots on the scalp, and your ears is normal. However that should not be enough to make op look like a smurf...
Next time op should rub Vaseline on her forehead, ears, and the back of her neck.

By  NickaPLZ  |  26

Have fun explaining that one to your boss...

  gothmo  |  8

It's easy, "I dyed my hair blue but forgot to rinse most of it out before I showered, it'll be gone in a little bit." Or, if it's where it should be (on their back/back of neck) their boss really shouldn't see it anyway... Or, another one, their boss doesn't care about dyed hair. Or, last one, they're a student/kid who doesn't have one atm. Just because one's hair is blue doesn't mean they'll automatically make their boss mad/not have a job.

  5t3ff1k4h  |  44

I regularly dye my hair not-found-in-nature colours. Trust me when I say when blue dye runs over your skin just from trying to rinse the stuff out of your hair, soap and water does not remove it.

  emag_eht  |  18

Yeah dye takes a few days to fade away from skin. I dye my dad's hair and I'm not careful with my hands so my hands get some black spots that usually stay for 3-4 days.

  leadawg75  |  12

No sploosh is permanent and hellacious to try and get out of your hair. It last six months to a year. I used it this summer, but the back of my back was as pink as my hair afterwards. My best bet is that that's what she/he used.