It is worth a little blunder during the hair dyeing – and part of the substance falls not on curls, but on clothes. Do not be upset: this situation in many cases is correctable. Effective ways how to remove a stain from hair dye invented in recent years is a lot. We will try to consider most of them in detail.

It does not matter which of the described methods you choose, after any action, it is necessary to thoroughly rinse the cloth and wash it in the machine or handwash.

How to remove a stain from hair dye

How to remove a fresh stain

If the hair dye has stained the thing just now, it is necessary to act quickly:

  1. Rinse the dirt area with cold water from clothing;
  2. Remove the hair dye according to one of the proposed schemes in the table:

Name of detrgents

(active ingredient)



Soap for washing against stains Wipe with soap for 15-30 minutes

Hairspray or anti-static spray

(solvents: ethyl alcohol or non-alcohol additive)

Put a paper towel on the underside of clothing; thoroughly sprinkle a stain on hairspray or antistatic; leave for 8-12 hours.
Oxygen bleach (sodium percarbonate) Add bleach to water; area with a stain to soak in a solution of 15-30 minutes.
Vinegar (9%) Pour the stain or soak into the vinegar for half an hour.

If the hair dye was not removed the first time, repeat the procedure or select a different method. After cleaning, wash the detergent under running water with laundry soap. Wash things as usual.

Removing hair dye from white cotton clothes

It is more difficult to remove the hair dye from white clothes, since such a fabric quickly stains. Any means with a whitening effect will do.

Improvised means Procedure

Hydrogen peroxide – 1-1.5 tbsp

ammonia – 1-1,5 tbsp

water – 200-300 ml

Soak the stain with a mixture for 15-30 minutes.


Vinegar (9%) Pour on the trail from the hair dye and stand for 20-30 minutes.

Citric acid -1-1.5 tbsp

liquid detergent – 1 tbsp

hydrogen peroxide – 1 tsp

Prepare the solution; soak the dyed area for 10-12 hours.


soda – 1 tbsp

vinegar – 1 tsp.

Prepare a mixture of vinegar and soda in specified proportions. Soak to the dyed area for half an hour.

Ammonia alcohol – 2 tbsp

warm water – 0,5 l

Soak the dirty area in a solution of ammonia for half an hour.


solution of table salt (1 teaspoon per 1 glass of water),

ammonia spirit

Soak the stain in succession with glycerin, a solution of salt and vinegar. Finally remove the hair dye with ammonia.


Liquor for removing varnish (acetone, methyl ethyl ketone) From the underside of clothing, put a paper napkin; soak cotton wool in a liquid, wipe, after a couple of minutes to wash off. Repeat the procedure.

Wash off the selected detergent, wash white clothing with bleach.

Removing hair dye from colored clothes

For colored fabrics, bleach with chlorine is not used. Pre-test: the selected substance is soaked to an inconspicuous area from the underside of the clothing. The color of the fabric should not vary.

Improvised means Procedure
Vinegar (9%)

Pour the stain with vinegar for 20 minutes.


Ammonia alcohol – 50 ml

Water – 1 liter

Soak the stain of the hair dye in the solution for 30-40 minutes.

Vinegar – Part 1

liquid detergent – 2 parts

water (30 degrees) – 2 parts

Soak in solution for 12 hours.

Removing paint from woolen and synthetic products

For silk products, only the use of cold water and laundry soap is suitable.

Improvised means Procedure

Vinegar – 1 tbsp

Washing Ferri, Myth or Bioline – 1 tbsp

water – 400-500 ml

Soak the stain with warm water; soak the mixture for 20-30 minutes.



Wipe soap dirt.

• leave the synthetic product for 1-2 hours;

• for woolen – hold 1-2 minutes in boiling water.

How to remove a stain from hair dye

Household chemicals

If improvised funds did not help to remove hair dye, you will have to use stronger substances.

Name Active ingredient How to use For what things to use
Solvents Kerosene, gasoline, acetone soak on cotton swab, it is good to wipe Cotton and linen: white and persistent color; denim
Oxygen-containing bleach Sodium percarbonate (up to 30%) Soak cotton wool and rub the stain

White and persistent colored


Chlorine-containing bleach Sodium hypochlorite Prepare the solution according to the instructions, soak the stain and leave until the disappearance

White from cotton and flax


Bleach Persol


Sodium perborate In boiling water add bleach, dip the product or part of it and boil

Cotton and flax


VanishOxi Action or Sarma active Sodium percarbonate (less than 30%), hydrogen peroxide soak a cloth, gently rub, leave for 10-20 minutes.

White and persistent colored


Means for clean hair dye Hydrogen peroxide Soak a cloth, hold for 10-20 minutes.

White and persistent colored



How to remove a stain from hair dye