One very annoying thing about dyeing the hair to change its color is that the hair dye often leaves stains on everything, including the body, the bathroom tiles and the towels.
Thankfully, there is an easy way to remove the stains.
A person wants to change the color of his or her hair, not the neck, hands or bathroom. Some people usually try logical methods, like using warm water, soap or shampoo, but with little success. Even when the person scrubs for a long time, the tough stain will not come out.
There are better ways to remove the stains, however.
Though some of the remedies might seem a little strange and unorthodox at first, they will certainly help, because they have been tried by many and been proven to work effectively.
They are stubborn stains, because the hair dye is very strong, which is obvious by the long amount of time that it stays in the hair when applied, despite numerous washings and sometimes daily shampooing.
If the clothes are stained and this is noticed immediately, spray the area with, believe it or not, hair spray completely to saturate it. After this is done, wash the clothes in the washing machine as usual and check to make sure that the stain has gone away completely before putting the article of clothing in the drying machine.
Also try putting vinegar and warm water on the stain. Spray a white vinegar and water mixture right on the stance and wipe it until it is completely removed.
Another way is to dab the stain with rubbing alcohol, but it is important to use a clean cloth. If the article of clothing is made out of wool or cotton, apply lighter fluid or turpentine to the stain. If it is made out of a synthetic fabric like polyester, dab the stain with a clean cloth and hydrogen peroxide.
If none of the aforementioned methods work, then take the clothes and soak them in dish detergent, water, and a drop of ammonia. This will work best with cotton clothes.
Another way of doing this is to gently brush the stain with a toothbrush using a mixture of cream of tartar and lemon juice. It is important to scrub in straight lines, not in circles, and then apply liquid laundry detergent to it.
Removing the hair dye from tiles or marble is a different problemaltogether.
For these instances, apply rubbing alcohol directly to the stain sparingly and clean the surface.
For towels or bath mats and rugs, use carpet cleaner and warm water to remove the stain.
When the dye is on the skin, use nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol to scrub away the stain. Believe it or not, putting toothpaste on a toothbrush and then scrubbing the stain will also work. Lava soap and warm water is another solution that works.
Another strange one is cigarette ash, but it works. Take the cigarette ashes and mix them with a few drops of water and then scrub the stain with this mixture.