Applying hair dye can be a difficult process and hair dye stain removal can be even worse. Hair dye stains almost anything it encounters including your skin, countertops, flooring, and furniture. Thankfully, there are cleaning tips for anything hair dye can stain.
Hair Dye Stain Removal for Skin
Hair dye can stain the skin around your forehead and on your fingers while you are applying it. You can either use a store bought removal product or make one yourself.
Store Bought Dye Removal
Store bought dye removal products are safe to use anywhere on your skin that is stained. However, follow the directions carefully and avoid contact with your eyes and mouth. Most removal products can be purchased at drugstores and supermarkets, or specialty beauty stores.
Types of hair dye stain removal products:
- Vanish Hair Color Stain Remover
- Color Oops Extra Strength Hair Color Remover
- Loreal Technique Hair Color Stain Remover
- Dennis Bernard TCS- The Color Stain Remover
Homemade Color Remover for Skin
If you would prefer to remove the stain yourself at home, a few methods have proved effective.
- Baking Soda and Dishwashing Liquid
- Mix equal parts dishwashing liquid with baking soda and apply the mixture to the stained skin with a washcloth.
- Apply toothpaste to the stained skin with a washcloth.
- Lemon Juice
- Apply one to two teaspoons of lemon juice to the stained skin with a washcloth.
Hair Dye Removal for CountertopsHair dye may cause a permanent stain to countertops if you do not act quickly, but removal is possible. If you wish to use a store bought product Clorox Clean Up or any counter top cleaner containing bleach may remove the stain. Spray the product directly on to the spot and scrub with a sponge until the stain is removed. If you wish to use a natural or do-it-yourself removal product, mix one part vinegar to one part water in a spray container. Spray the mixture on to the spot and scrub with a sponge until the stain is removed.
If your counter top is tile, hair dye can get in to the tile grout and stain it. If this happens, a Clorox Bleach Pin will bleach the stain from the grout. A combination of one part baking soda to half water will also bleach the stain in the grout. Mix the water with the baking soda to make a paste then apply the paste to the grout and allow it to sit for half an hour. Wash clean with a washcloth or paper towel.
Hair Dye Removal for Flooring
If you have tile or linoleum floors, you can remove coloring stains with a store bought product or a vinegar mixture. Most store bought products made for flooring will remove the hair dye stain, however, you may have to repeat the process several times. A combination of one part vinegar to one part water will also remove the stain. Apply the mixture to the stain and scrub gentle until the stain is removed.If you have carpet floors, a strong store bought carpet cleaner will work for hair dye removal. Apply the carpet cleaner and allow it to sit as long as possible according to the directions. This process may need repeated.
If you have hardwood floors, be careful of any product you apply on the floor. Wood floors can warp, bubble, or stain easily from cleaning products. To be safe, use a floor cleaner made especially for wood floors. A combination of one part vinegar and one part water will also work on some flooring, but should be avoided on soft woods like bamboo.
Hair Dye Stain Removal for Furniture
Removing hair dye stains from furniture is also possible. If your furniture is made from wood, a wood floor cleaner may remove the stain from the piece. A combination of one part vinegar and one part water will also remove the stain. Vinegar may damage your furniture. Apply a test spray on a non-visible spot of the furniture to see if any damage occurs before applying.If your furniture is fabric, a spot carpet cleaner may remove the stain. Follow all the directions on the carpet cleaner. A combination of one parts baking soda to half a part water may also remove the stain. Mix the water and the baking soda to make a paste. Apply the paste directly to the stain and rub gently until the stain is removed.