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How to Get Rid of Purple Shampoo Stains on Hands

We know how annoying purple shampoo stains on your hands can be. Especially, when you have just gotten your nails done and your freshly painted, white gel now has a tinge of purple to it. However, those pesky purple stains aren’t enough to put us off using purple shampoo. Purple shampoo and blonde hair are a match made in heaven after all.

Why Does Purple Shampoo Stain Hands?

Purple shampoo contains colour depositing pigments that work to neutralise any yellow tones in blonde hair. The stronger the toning shampoo is, the more powerful these pigments are. If you are not careful, these purple pigments can stain your hands for a short while and make you resemble Violet out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


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How to Prevent Staining

When using any of our toning shampoos, whether it be the No Yellow Shampoo or the No Orange Shampoo. We advise wearing disposable plastic gloves to apply the shampoo. That way, you don’t have to deal with any unwanted pigment stains. Customers have even confessed to using washing up gloves when they haven’t had any disposable ones to use. Now that’s what you call dedication!


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How to Get Rid of Stains

So you forgot to wear your disposable gloves, and you have been left with hands with a purple hue. Now, what to do? First of all, don’t panic. The purple pigment that has stained your hands usually comes off with just soap and warm water. But, if your stains aren’t that easy to remove, try one of these other techniques:

  • Makeup remover – makeup remover or micellar water should help to lift the pigment from your hands. Apply the product to a cotton pad and gently rub your hands with the pad until they are clean.
  • Stain remover – stain remover is used to remove colour stains left on the skin after a colouring service. Therefore, this product would easily remove purple pigment stains from your hands. Use a damp cotton pad to apply the stain remover to the skin.
  • Exfoliating gloves – exfoliating gloves are available to buy in most supermarkets. Our Fanola babe Bryony Marie uses this technique to get any purple stains off her hands after using the Fanola No Yellow Shampoo.
  • Nail varnish remover – we would only recommend using nail varnish remover for any persistent stains. That don’t seem to be lifting with any of the other techniques. Apply a small amount of remover onto a cotton pad and then rub over any stained areas. Follow by washing your hands with soap and warm water. We would advise applying hydrating hand cream after this as it can be quite harsh on the skin.


Blue Shampoo Stains

If, you are searching for ways to get rid of blue shampoo stains on hands such as the Fanola No Orange Shampoo. Then just follow the same techniques we suggested above.

Just Invest In Some Gloves

The easiest way to prevent any shampoo stains getting to your hands is by wearing gloves. You wouldn’t apply your false tan without a glove, because you know the consequences. Therefore, you should use this same logic too when you’re applying your toning shampoo. Let’s face it. It makes sense.


2 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Purple Shampoo Stains on Hands

  1. I have just received my shampoo today it is brilliant I’m really impressed with it thank you

    1. Hi Jamie,

      It is great to hear your feedback on our No Yellow Shampoo! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

      Amy 🙂

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