Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Who really reads the warning labels anyway?

I have recently been sporting a brilliant shade of purple in my hair (thanks to Shannon!), and I absolutely love it. Except that I need to touch it up now and again until I get the permanent version in there. Good thing is that the touch-up can be done myself at home, bad thing is that I end up making a mess doing it. So as I finished gooping up my head in what looked like blackberry jello pudding and I noticed I had gotten some color on my neck. I went to wipe it off and the color had already set, I knew it would have come off eventually after a few days, but I had big blotches of purple on my neck in the meantime. I tried using soap and a washcloth scrubbing hard and it didn’t even fade. Then I noticed the box of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers that we had just bought; clever me figured that if it can work on soapscum it could work on hair dye. If you’ve ever used a magic eraser you know that it feels pretty soft but seems to literally erase any kind of stain. Well it does work on hair dye, rather nicely I may add. The purple blotches came right off, except immediately afterwards my neck started to burn, and it was very sensitive when I touched it. That is when I decided to read the warnings on the box: “Do not use on skin.” They might as well have added “We’re talking to you, Anita.” I put some neosporin on it and the next day it had turned into a nice obvious red rash. So I basically just rubbed off a few layers of skin, I would have been better off with a purple blotch. Eventually the rash went away, but lesson learned: magic eraser is deceptively magical.

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