Color touch-ups that are meant to solely revive your color and not lift your roots can be done comfortably at home. Many women prefer the salon to avoid the messiness, but it is possible to save your bathroom along with your time and money with at-home touch-ups. Semi permanent hair color can stain any and everything it comes into contact with. It can dye your skin, bathtub, sink, and most certainly clothes and carpet. There are different ways to clean the dye, but here are some preventive measures to ensure that your bathroom does not undergo the same transformation as your hair.

  • Wear gloves to prevent the dye from penetrating your hands.
  • Apply Vaseline or petroleum jelly to the skin to prevent the dye from staining your hairline and face.
  • Clean your bathtub or sink to prevent the dye from bonding to the soap scum. 
  • Line the sink with saran wrap and create a hole for the drain to prevent the sink from being stained.
  • Also, line the tub with a thin layer of petroleum jelly to prevent stains. Remember to wash and scrub your bathtub immediately after rinsing your color to thoroughly remove the excess dye and petroleum jelly to prevent slipping.
  • Run the water while your hair hovers the sink or bathtub to prevent the dye from setting.
  • Sleep with a towel or t-shirt over your pillowcase to prevent potential color bleeding.

What You’ll Need

  • 1-Adore Cinnamon 58
  • 1-Adore Crimson 68
  • ½-Adore Copper Brown 76
  • Disposable gloves
  • Dye brush
  • Dye mixing bowl
  • Vaseline or petroleum jelly
  • 4-Hair clamps
  • T-shirt
  • Plastic processing cap


  1. Put on a t-shirt that you do not mind ruining.
  2. Put on gloves to prevent the color from penetrating your skin.
  3. Mix all of the color in a mixing bowl with the dye brush.
  4. Start on freshly washed and stretch naked hair that is sectioned in four or more parts and secured with hair clamps. 
  5. Cover your hairline or entire forehead in Vaseline to prevent your skin from being dyed.
  6. Work in small sections by creating a smaller section within one of the quadrants and secure the bulk of the section with a hair clamp.
  7. Hold the ends taut with one hand and with the other hand use the dye brush to paint on the dye from roots to ends.
  8. Finger comb the product through to ensure that the hair is thoroughly saturated.
  9. Cover your hair with a plastic processing cap and allow the dye to sit for an hour.
  10. Rinse until the water runs clear.

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