How To Get A Fresh Hair Dye Stain Out Of Your Carpet


If you got some dye on your carpet while you were coloring your hair, do not fret. If you act quickly, you can get the stain out of your carpet and save your carpet from forever being the same color as your hair.

Blot Up The Hair Dye

The first thing you need to do is grab a clean washcloth and blot the dye. When you blot the dye, you take the washcloth and gently dab the area, without pressing down too hard. The purpose of doing this is to absorb as much of the hair dye as you can before it seeps further into the carpet. The more hair dye you are able to blot up, the easier the rest of the cleanup process will go.

Create A Cleaning Solution & Remove The Stain

The next thing you need to do is make a cleaning solution. Using warm water, add a spoonful of liquid dish soap and a spoonful of white vinegar to the water. Stir up the water so that the dish soap and white vinegar are evenly distributed throughout the water.

Dip a new, clean washcloth into the cleaning solution that you just created. Take the cloth and dab the stain. Rinse out the cloth after it begins to pick up the dye. While blotting the area with the wet rag, be sure to also occasionally bolt the area with a dry rag to reduce the moisture in your carpet; you don't want to soak your carpet, you just want to remove the hair dye. 

Deep Stain Removal

Depending on the color of hair dye that you were using and the color of your carpet, you may need to use a few additional stain removal methods. 

If the stain is being stubborn, take a washcloth and put a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the washcloth. Then, take the washcloth and dab at the spot. The alcohol should remove the stain. Try to limit the amount of rubbing alcohol that you use; it can have a strong smell, so moderation is key here. If the hair dye stain is gone, all you need to do now is rinse the area with some cold water and blot it dry. 

If the stain is still around, as a last resort you can create an ammonia solution. In a small container, mix water, liquid soap and a few drops of ammonia; you don't need a lot of ammonia as it is a very strong chemical and has a strong odor to it. Take this solution and dab it onto the hair dye stain so that the stain is wet with the solution. Let the solution sit on the hair dye stain for at least half an hour, then come back and dab up the ammonia solution with a dry rag before rinsing the area with some cold water.

If you act quickly, you should be able to get that hair dye stain out of your carpet using the methods listed above. If one of the methods doesn't get rid of the stain completely, just repeat the method or try another one. If you can't get rid of the stain, contact a professional company such as Home & Commercial Cleaning Service.


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