This is the era of style. Today, style is not only limited to dresses and makeup; it has extended itself to individuality. Pampering yourself is the new style. Hair coloring is one of many facets of style. More and more people are coloring their hair and owing to the demand, more and more hair coloring products are available in the market.
Now you can easily color your hair at home too. With the perks like power to choose your own color, time flexibility and cost saving, hair coloring at home comes with a drawback too. While self coloring your hair, you might end up with staining your skin with hair color. No matter how much you may love the color you are using for your hair, you wouldn’t want your skin to be dyed too. But, don’t worry, we are here with some easy ways to color proofing your skin.
1. Barrier Cream
A barrier cream is a professional formulation used by hair stylists in salons. Owing to its name, it cats as a barrier between skin and hair color. People who prefer salon trusted products can use these creams for preventing their skin from being dyed. These are extensively available in market. However, you should test for skin allergies before using this product, just as you would test for hair color before using.
2. Natural Body Oils
Our body produces natural oils by itself. These oils, which are generated through tiny pores on our body , act as a hindrance to coloring agents, hence preventing the skin from being stained. All you have to do is avoid coloring your hair on the day you wash it. Keep a gap of atleast one day between your hair wash and hair color application.
3. Petroleum Jelly
A product readily available in all homes is petroleum jelly. Its multiple benefits include stain proofing your skin. Just rub your favorite petroleum jelly on forehead and areas around your hairline where you can stain your skin. You can also rub it on your scalp to prevent it from being colored along with your hair.
Headbands are another way to avoid staining your skin while hair coloring. Headbands of all fabric are available in market. You can choose any cotton headband and wear it around your hairline before coloring your hair. For stain proofing your ears, you can stuff some cotton around the area.
6. Moisturizer Or Cold Cream
These are yet other common household entities. Rub the moisturizer or cold cream around the stain prone areas. These products are usually formulated to provide hydration to the skin and hence acts a repeller to hair color. Dry skin beauties who have sensitive skin too, should definitely try this.
7. Lip Balms
Yes, you read it right. Lip balms can be used as anti staining products for your skin. That old lip balm, in the corner of your makeup kit, that you don’t use anymore but neither do you want to throw it out, because it is has hardly been used, yes that lip balm, can be put to a good use here. Use a generous amount of lip balm around your hairline both on forehead and around the neck. It can also be applied to region behind and above the ears.
However, while stain proofing your skin, you should take special care to not apply these products on your hair, as it may prevent the hair from catching the color.