Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

5 Ways to Care for Your Hair with Bathroom Items

Remove Hair Color Stains

If you are trying to be economical by coloring your hair at home, it can be difficult to achieve salon-quality results. The dye gets all over your scalp and may even run down your face like mascara tear stains. Don't worry about getting messy because you can clean yourself up with toothpaste.

Toothpaste can remove the hair color stains that occur on the temples, the forehead, the hairline, the neck and around the ears. Put a dab on your fingertip, rub it gently on the stain, and rinse with lukewarm water. If necessary, repeat until the stain is gone.