I was at a party last night and things got wild. Long story short I have glow-in-the-dark paint all over my dreads. What would be the best way to get this stuff out? Thanks.

Hello there- 

Oh goodness that sounds like a fabulous kind of party!!

If it is acrylic paint, you’re in for a nightmare. I hope it was something easier to remove than acrylic paint. 

Obviously, your first resort is to wash. A LOT. Hop in the shower and scrub the living pee out of your locks. Scrub scrub scrub. Wash your hair and dry it every single day for a week. When you wash it, shampoo it fully and rinse it fully 2-3 times every time you are in the shower. Scrub every last little bit of your locks. Scrub 5ever. 
Be sure that you are washing early in the day so your hair will be dry by bedtime (or use a hair dryer if necessary- just don’t sleep on wet locks).

If this doesn’t remove most of the paint, then you might have to resort to some other options. 

You could try some oil on the worst spots. Allow it to sit for a while, and then massage it out. Oil will be difficult to completely remove from your locks if you really saturate them, so use it strategically. 

Finally, you might have to brush some locks out (which will be difficult if they are gummed up with acrylic paint) and remove the paint on your brushable hair. It will slide off much more easily from brushable hair and won’t be trapped in your locks. 

In the future, please be careful to cover your hair in messy situations – especially ones involving substances that are difficult to remove from brushable hair- let alone locked hair!

Best luck!
-JR

Followers: Any experience removing paint from your locked hair? Any tips or tricks that worked for you?

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