How to Remove Hair Dye From Carpet, Skin and Clothes
How to Remove Hair Dye From Carpet
Blot up as much of the dye stain as possible using a clean white rag or towel. Then saturate the stain with hairspray (make sure to test in a small unseen area first to ensure the acetone in hairspray does not discolor carpet). Let the spray sit for about 5 minutes – then rinse the stain and blot again with clean white towel or cloth.
Dishwashing liquid is also good for getting hair dye stains out of a carpet. Blot the stain with a clean white towel or white cloth and absorb as much of the dye as you can. Then mix ¼ teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with one cup of cold water. Blot stain with mixture and keep repeating until stain is gone. Be sure to use a clean spot on your white towel or cloth each time so as not to transfer dye you have already gotten out back into the carpet.
Vinegar – Water – Dishwashing Liquid Mixture
Immediately blot up hair dye as quickly as you can with clean white towel, washcloth or paper towel. Do not rub or this will spread dye. Mix one quarter teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with one cup of water. Dip a clean piece of the cloth in this mixture and re-blot the dye spot by working from the outer edge in so dye does not spread. Add more water to spot and blot again. Then mix 1//3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup water. Using another clean piece of rag, towel or cloth blot dye spot with this mixture – again working from the outside in. Follow up with more plain water and keep blotting until area is clean.
Astringent can also help remove hair dye stains from a carpet or rug. Clean and Clear or Sea Breeze are just two of the brands you can try. Soak up as much of the stain as possible with a white towel, white cloth or white paper towel. Then soak stain with astringent (color test in small area first to ensure you do not discolor carpet). Let the astringent sit on dye stain for about 5 minutes – then blot again with fresh white towel- rinse with cool water.
Baby shampoo works well for water-soluble dyes. Again blot up as much of the dye as possible with a white towel or white cloth – wet the stain with water and a few drops of baby shampoo – then continue to blot and rinse until the stain is gone.
How to Remove Hair Dye From Skin
To remove hair dye from skin, simply apply some toothpaste to a damp cloth and rub the area gently in a circular motion until stains are gone.
For lighter or smaller dye stains, simply add some dishwasher liquid to a damp cloth and rub in circular motion over stains until gone.
Baking Soda and Dishwasher Liquid
For stains that are a little more stubborn or cover a larger area of skin, try mixing equal parts of baking soda with dishwashing liquid, put on damp cloth and again rub in gentle circular motions. Then rinse off the paste mixture along with the dye stain with another clean damp cloth.
Lemon Juice and Dishwasher Liquid
Mix equal parts of lemon juice with Dishwasher liquid, apply to damp cloth and gently rub on dye stains on skin until they disappear.
In many cases, a little makeup remover will help get rid of hair dye stains on skin. Simply apply on clean washcloth and gently rub area in circular motions.
Use More Dye
While this may sound strange, sometimes adding a little more dye to area and washing off immediately will pick up the old dye stain as well. Simply apply more dye to the same area and wash off immediately with soap or dishwashing liquid and water (just be careful to avoid eye area).
How to Get Hair Dye Our of Clothes or Fabric
To clean dried hair dry from washable fabric or clothing saturate the stained area with hairspray. Let it sit for about 5 minutes then rinse it clean (make sure to test in a small unseen area first to ensure the acetone in hairspray does not discolor clothing).
If the hair dye stain is water soluable baby shampoo will do the trick. Simply wet the stain with water and rub in some baby shampoo. Then wash item as usual.
White Vinegar and Dishwashing Liquid
This works well if the hair dye is still wet. Simply fill a sink or basin with warm water and add 2 cups of white vinegar along with two tablespoons of dishwasher liquid. Let stained item sit for 3 or 4 hours then launder as usual.
Another way to remove hair dye from clothes is to rub stain immediately with heavy duty laundry detergent, rinse well, then fill a sink or basin with cold water. Add some ox clean (follow directions on package) and let item soak for overnight. The next day launder as usual.
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