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Removing Unwanted Hair Dye

Ask Bella: How Do I Remove Hair Dye From My Ears or Head?

"Whenever I dye my hair myself, or sometimes even after I've had it done at the hairdressers, I always seem to get dye on my forehead or ears and it doesn't fade for a few days. Is there anything I can do to remove it as it just looks a bit dirty?!" — Tara

A great tip, which I picked up from Belinda Jeffrey — she's the award-winning colourist who's client list includes Megan Gale, Sarah Murdoch and the cast of The Great Gatsby and is also an ambassador for Nice 'n Easy so she knows her stuff — is removing it with a little bit of nail polish remover. It sounds strange, but it really works. Simply dip a cotton bud into some nail polish remover and gently sweep it over the excess hair dye. It should gently lift off.

Of course, as with anything, prevention is the best cure so next time you dye your hair, apply some Vaseline or Lucas' Papaw along the hairline and on your ears — basically anywhere that the hair dye may drip and touch. It easily washes off with warm water but it just repels the dye.

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