10 Ways to Get Tie Dye Out of Hands

There are times you get involved with tie-dye in your homes or place of work. After working, you’re left with how to remove the stubborn colors from your hands. You wash your hands with mild soap to get it to go away, but all of your efforts are futile. Isn’t it embarrassing to take your hands out in that manner? This article will show you 10 ways to remove tie-dye from your hands.

10 Ways to Get Tie Dye out of Hands

Get Tie Dye out of Hands

Mild soap might work only if you get to the sink fast enough to take off the tie dye. Wash thoroughly with soap. If not, below are 10 ways to take soaked, tough stains of tie dye out of your hands or that of your kids after having fun with it.

  • Use of a Nail Polish Remover

Nail polish remover is one of the methods used to take tie-dye out of hands. Firstly, wash off any excess dye on your hands to easily remove the stains already stuck to your skin. Then, dip the cotton balls into the nail polish remover and rub on the tie-dye stains on your hands or that of your kid. After this, rewash your hands with soap and allow them to dry.

Note: Monitor your kids during this process so they do not dip their hands into their mouths or eyes.

  • Use of Baking Soda

Some people react to baking soda, irritating skin. If you’re not sure about your sensitivity, we suggest you try this process on a small part of your skin to be sure. Baking soda is one effective substance used to remove tie-dye from the skin, and it breaks down the active constituents of the dye.

The steps on how to use the baking soda are:

  • Make a paste by mixing ½ teaspoon of baking soda with water.
  • Rub the paste on your hands to wash the stains off thoroughly.
  • Wash off with water when the stains get removed.
  • Use of an Exfoliator

This is a suitable method for your kids or one whose skin reacts to the use of baking soda. You can use a subtle exfoliator to thoroughly wash off the stains from your hands, and this method is less toxic. Finely ground sugar is a great exfoliator. A quick home-made exfoliator could be made from a mixture of sugar, coconut oil, and essential oil.

  • Use of an Oil-based Moisturizer

An oil-based moisturizer could also take off tie-dye stains. Apply the moisturizer evenly on your hands. Concentrate on the stains, leave for at least 30 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. If the stains do not get removed entirely, re-apply the oil and leave for a few minutes before rinsing off.

If your skin has really absorbed the stains, apply the moisturizer and leave it overnight. Rinse it off with warm water in the morning. This method is better and more effective than just using soap to wash your hands. A type of oil-based moisturizer is your petroleum jelly.

  • Use of Home Spray/Vinegar

White vinegar is also known for getting rid of stubborn stains. Dip cotton balls into the vinegar, and rub the surface of your skin with it. The vinegar then removes the dead skin cells, peeling the stains onto the cotton ball. Repetition of this process should do the trick. 

  • Use of Laundry Detergent and Dish Soap

One major component in the laundry detergent is the alkali present in the detergent that reacts with the acid of another substance, which it’s being worked against. Wash your hands thoroughly with the mixture, and the stain-removing action of the detergent will remove the dye. 

  • Use of Toothpaste

Toothpaste doesn’t cause skin irritation, making it one of the suitable methods to get tie-dye off your skin. There are some kinds of toothpaste that contain tiny granules that could help exfoliate the skin. Rub the toothpaste gently on the desired part of your skin and rinse off. 

  • Use of Bleach

This option should be the last you consider because of its high toxicity and reactivity, as it may cause damage to the skin. You are only advised to use bleach on adamant stains. Dip a cotton ball into little bleach. Do not make the cotton ball saturated. Remember, little. Go ahead to rub it on the part of your skin with the dye stain. Afterward, wash the area very well with soap.

  • Use of Alcohol

Alcohol is an active dye remover. Several cotton balls should be wet with alcohol, and they should be used to clean off the stains.

  •  Use of Industry Produced Tie Dye Removers

Stores that provide tie dye should have commercial tie-dye removers. Before you use it, make sure you read through the instructions stated on the remover. Be sure your skin would not react badly to the remover by trying it on a little part of your skin.

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