How to Remove Hair Dye from Nail Polish

Hair dye is one of the most common culprits that cause stains on nails. We are here to tell you how to remove hair dye from nail polish. 

We will teach you nifty tricks for how to fix nail polish that was stained with hair dye, whether your nails are natural, painted with polish, acrylic, or gel.

We all need to know how to get nail polish to last.

What This Article Covers:

Removing Hair Dye from Acrylic Nails

To remove hair dye stains from acrylic nails, use acetone-free agents to prevent dissolving your acrylics.

Here are two easy and effective nail polish hacks to remove hair dye stains from acrylic nails.

Alcohol Wipes

This simple method is not messy. Simply rub each nail firmly with the alcohol wipe. Do this as many times as necessary.

Hair spray

Simply grab your hair spray, spray it directly onto your nails, and gently rub it with a cotton pad or a cloth. Make sure to use the hairspray generously

Your hands may be sticky afterward, but a few washes with water and soap will do the trick.

Removing Hair Dye from Gel Nails

Hair dye can be removed from gel nails with the same methods as acrylics. You can use the alcohol wipe and hair spray method, as described above.

Here’s how to remove hair dye from gel nail polish. Remember to stay away from acetone agents to keep the gel polish intact.

  1. Gently rub your gel nails with a mixture of baking soda and dish detergent.
  2. Rub each nail with an isopropyl alcohol-soaked cotton ball.
  3. Rub your nails with a nail brush in the shower with water and soap.
  4. Rub each nail with petroleum jelly.
  5. Rub each nail with no-gel toothpaste.

Removing Hair Dye from Nail Polished Nails

The important thing to remember when removing stains from nails with nail polish is to avoid acetone and nail polish remover.

Here are some ways to get rid of hair dye on your nails.

  1. Try removing hair dye stains with soap and water first, before trying other methods.
  2. Apply a thick paste consisting of 2 teaspoons water, 2 teaspoons baking soda, and 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar and gently scrub the stains away.
  3. Apply and rub your nails with petroleum jelly. You can also leave the petroleum jelly on your nails overnight before washing it off.
  4. Apply toothpaste to your nails. Leave it for a minute or two before washing it off with warm water.
  5. Before going to bed, rub your nails with baby oil and leave it in. You should be able to wash the dye off the next morning.
  6. Rub your nails with cigarette ash and clean them with soap and water afterward.

Removing Hair Dye from Natural nails

Normally you would be able to remove hair dye from your natural nails after several washes with soap and water.  But there are a few other ways to remove stains.

  1. Wipe your nails with a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol.
  2. If this does not work, scrub your hands with a thick paste of water and baking soda.
  3. After scrubbing your hands with the baking soda paste, you can apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly and leave it on for a few minutes.
  4. The best way to scrub away dye is to use a toothbrush or nail brush
  5. You can also turn to cigarette ash as a last resort. Rubbing the ash onto your nails and washing them with water and soap can do the trick.

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How to Remove Hair Dye from Nail Polish (FAQs)

Why Does Nail Polish Peel Off?

Have you ever thought that you found the best long-lasting nail polish, only for it to peel off? Why does nail polish peel off? And why does nail polish crack?

Polish tends to peel off when your nails aren’t prepped before your manicure, and polish is applied too thickly. If you don’t stay away from hot water for a while after your new manicure, it may also peel.

How Long Does a Gel Manicure Last?

How long should nail polish stay on varies depending on the kind and quality you’re using.

Gel nail polish can last up to 2 or 3 weeks.

Does gel nail polish chip? It can, unfortunately. But it will resist chipping for a lot longer than normal lacquer.

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Can I Trim My Nails with Gel Polish?

If you’ve worn your gel nails for a long time you may be wondering: Can you cut nails with gel polish? Can you file nails with gel polish?

No. Cutting or filing gel nails will ruin the manicure.

How Do You Keep White Nail Polish Clean?

There is a simple trick for how to keep white nail polish clean.

To prevent contamination with darker colors, use two separate topcoats – reserve one specifically for your white nail polish.

Why Does Nail Polish Bubble?

Bubbling nail polish can be the result of applying polish in thick layers, not waiting for them to dry, and exposing them to heat and moisture.

Nail polish that is too old, thick, or of poor quality may also bubble.

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