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Ask Val: How Do I Prevent Staining My Scalp When I Dye My Hair?
A: I empathize; a dark stain around your hairline sounds like a fine way to ruin the joy of fresh haircolor. You definitely can avoid these stains, says colorist Sharon Dorram, co-owner of Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger in New York City. It's simple: Before you color your hair, apply a little Vaseline or baby oil around your hairline to prevent the dye from touching your skin.
Keep in mind:If your preventive efforts don't work completely, try roux haircolor stain remover ($7.50; sallybeauty.com).
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