This is your step by step guide to hair dye stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery. If you didn’t listen to me when I told you to dye your hair naked in the backyard, then hair dye spots may be a major problem for you. Although hair dye stains can be a formidable mess to clean, it can be done by acting quickly. Below are solutions on how to remove hair dye stains from clothes & fabrics and removing hair dye stains from carpets & upholstery.
Hair dye is a permanent pigment used to change the color of your hair. If you’ve dyed your hair, it’s possible some of the hair dye may have ended up on your clothes or carpet. As is the case with many other dyes and pigments, it can be difficult to remove hair dye stains if they are not treated right away. Once dry, removing hair dye stains becomes more challenging.
A hair dye stain is most often found on clothes, bathroom floors and bathroom surfaces and occurs during hair dye application.
Tip: To avoid the mission of removing hair dye stains, cover counter tops and floors with old towels, sheets or newspaper to avoid staining these surfaces. Wear old clothes during the dyeing process. If you must walk around or leave the house during the dyeing process, wrap plastic cling wrap over your hair to prevent the dye from dripping and causing stains.
Hair Dye Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics
- Clothing or fabrics stained with hair dye should be washed in warm water, to which you have added white vinegar, and your normal detergent.
- Do this in a sink or container, adding about 2 tablespoons of detergent and 2 cups of white vinegar to a gallon of warm water.
- Let it soak for several hours.
- Mix ingredients of 1/2 teaspoon dishwashing detergent, 1 tablespoon ammonia, and about 1 quart of warm water.
- Soak the spot on the garment or the whole article of clothing itself in the solution for about a half minute.
- Rinse the article of clothing in water immediately after the solution has been applied.
- Rub the spot lightly with a brush once the rinsing is complete. You should also blot the spot on the clothing with rubbing alcohol.
- Rinse the article of clothing once again in water.
- Place your clothing in the washing machine as soon as it’s completely dry and clean it as normal with the rest of your clothes.
Hair Dye Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery
1. Add and stir 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of clean water.
2. Blot the stain with the solution. Dip a clean dry sponge into the solution, apply it directly to the stain and rub in a circular motion. Keep rubbing until suds form.
3. Rinse the sponge under running water, squeeze and blot the stain until the soapy residue is absorbed. Rinse again, and blot until the area is no longer soapy.
4. Pour 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol on the stain, and rub with a damp sponge or cloth. Keep rubbing for 5 minutes or until the stain is no longer visible. Blot with a clean dry cloth or sponge afterwards.
5. If the hair dye stain still remains or there are traces, apply an ammonia detergent solution. Mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid with one cup of clean water.
6. Slowly pour the solution over the stain, and vigorously scrub using a clean damp sponge for 5 minutes.
7. Leave the solution on the stain for 30 minutes, blotting every five minutes with a clean sponge and more solution.
Have you reached hair dye stain removal success? I hope so!