It’s cute when your dog gets into your hair dye, but the results aren’t so cute. They’re sometimes not even the same color as your hair, either! Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to remove dog hair dye and get back to your natural look…or at least, one that isn’t quite so colorful. This article by Pet Gifts & Toys will go over the basics of removing unwanted dog hair dye from your hair, along with some more advanced methods if you really want to go for it and can commit enough time to rinse out all the shampoo and conditioner afterward.
Before you start
Preparation is key when it comes to removing permanent pet hair dye. Ideally, you should give your pet a bath before getting started; that way, if anything slips off your brush, or if there’s an accidental splatter across their body, it’ll wash away quickly. Suppose you do not have time for a bath (that’s understandable), carefully make sure any exposed areas are covered with clothing. In that case, your best bet will be something disposable like paper towels or newspapers.
Treat the stains
After you’ve dyed your hair a new shade, it’s bound to run into some trouble. Dog fur will stick on it, as will sweat and oil residue. To remove these stains and make sure your new shade doesn’t fade too quickly, wash your locks with a gentle shampoo or conditioner at least once every two days. Follow up with a quality conditioner after each shampoo. If you have time between lathers, use a cotton ball and soak it in rubbing alcohol.
Wash out the shampoo
Removing color from your dog’s fur can be a frustrating task, especially if you’re not sure what type of coloring you used. While using warm water and shampoo will wash out many dyes, it can damage or irritate your pup’s skin if left on too long. Use gentle dish soap to remove stubborn colors that just won’t come out with regular shampoo. Rinse thoroughly with warm water afterward. It may take several attempts before all traces of color are gone. You may need to shave off any damaged areas after removing excess dye with dish soap.
Reward yourself with a pet-free home
There are many choices when it comes to removing your pet’s eyes. Try these first, and if they don’t work, you can always attempt more intense methods such as cutting or shaving down your pet’s fur. Be sure to give any extreme options a try before taking them on! Here are some simple ways to start:
The best thing about these methods is that they only require simple items found around your home—they won’t cost you anything extra! If none of these seem to be working for you, take a look at our options above. Remember that every coat is different; one method may work better than another for certain colors or breeds.