How to Remove Hair Dye Stains from Clothing

It is very likely to end up with a hair dye stain on your clothing during a hair dye application. Since hair dye is a permanent pigment, you may face a lot of  difficulties before the stain has been removed from the garment. The key to removing hair dye stains is to act quickly using the right supplies. Learn how to remove hair dye stains from clothing by following the few tips below.

  1. Place the stained garment on a flat surface with the stain facing up. Blot at the problematic area with a sponge slightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. Make sure to rinse off the sponge frequently, so no dye is transferred back on the clothing. Apply more rubbing alcohol as necessary until the stain has been removed.
  2. Use clean water to rinse the garment. If the stain is still visible, place the garment on the flat surface again, but this time with the stain facing down. Make sure to lay a clean, white cloth between the surface and the piece of clothing.  Next, press a sponge dampened with turpentine against the back of the stain to push the hair dye out of the fabric into the cloth beneath. Replace the white cloth with a new one when it gets stained. Continue treating the stain with the sponge and turpentine until no more hair dye comes out of the fabric, then rinse thoroughly with cool water.
  3. Mix equal parts of water and powdered all-fabric bleach into a pasty consistence. Use a clean cloth to apply the paste to the stain, starting at the outer edge of the stains and working towards the middle, as recommended by cleaners Kingsbury. Let the paste sit on the stain for about 15 minutes, and then rinse with cool water.
  4. Wash the garment, following the instructions on the care label. Add heavy-duty duty laundry detergent to the washing cycle to remove any remaining hair dye stain. Do not put the clothing into the dryer before you are completely sure that the stain is gone, otherwise the heat can set the stain, according to cleaners Kingsbury.


March 13, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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