Clean Up Instructions

The Spring Into Color 5K dash is the most fun & COLORFUL 5K you’ll experience! You want the memories of the Spring Into Color to stay with you forever, but if you are concerned about making sure the color doesn’t stick around longer than you’d like, here are some helpful tips.

Before The Spring Into Color 5K Dash:

If you have light colored or highlighted hair, you may want to oil your hair before the race. This will help keep the color from sticking to your luscious locks. Coconut oil or Olive Oil work best but a good leave-in conditioner will usually do the trick as well. Every head of hair is different and will react differently to the color….especially highlighted or colored hair. The pink & blue specifically have been known to stain blondes for a few days. Plan Accordingly.

If you need to insure color free hair hours after the event, wear your hair in a ponytail and consider sporting a bandana! You can use it to cover your hair, cover your mouth in the color zones, or even to help wash off at the end of the race! However you choose to use it, a bandana or scarf is pretty useful at the Spring Into Color 5K Dash!

We suggest you wear Spring Into Color 5K Dash eyewear that we provided in your race packet. This will avoid getting a lot of the color powder in your eyes.

Through the color will eventually was out of just about everything, but you may not want to bring your $500.00 running shoes!

After The Spring Into Color 5K Dash:

You just ran/walked the most colorful 5K of your life! Congratulations. You deserve a nap, but not quite yet. Take a few minutes to clean up the color.

Dust off as much dry powder as you can before you apply any water.

Cleaning your hair: Dust any loose powder out of your hair and brush through your hair vigorously. Rinse out the oil/conditioner you wisely applied before the race with COLD water. Now wash your hair as you normally would. It is not uncommon for hints of some of the color to stick around for a few washes.

If your hair is still clinging on to the color, we’ve heard that a mixture of baking soda and blue Dawn Dish Soap can work wonders!!

The color is probably not coming all the way out of your white cotton shirt. You should be proud of that! Remove all excess powder before adding water. Wash your race gear separately, with COLD water. Oxiclean, or a similar product, will work wonders on your race gear!

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