Dying your hair a new colour is always fun, accidentally colouring your favourite blouse or T-shirt in the process, not so much. If you have a stain emergency you have to tackle, don’t worry, Ariel has your back. In just a few simple steps, we’ll tell you all you need to know about how to remove hair dye stains from your clothes.
6 steps on how to remove colour stains from clothes
If you still have some hair dye on your clothes, take a dull knife or a spoon and remove the excess from the garment. Don’t use paper towels, as they can disintegrate easily and can get between the fibres.
To remove hair dye stains, fill the sink with warm water and create a soaking solution by adding a powerful laundry detergent like Ariel Complete Washing Powder or Ariel Matic Washing Liquid. Leave the garment to soak in the solution for 1 hour. If it keeps coming to the top, place some towels on it to keep it fully submerged.
Without rinsing off the washing detergent, place the garment into the washer with other similar items. Leaving the washing liquid used for soaking in the garment will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power for the hair dye stain removal process.
You can use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of washing detergent. Just fill the cap with the right amount of washing liquid, and place it into your washing machine, on top of your clothes.
Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature allowed according to the fabric care label. To keep your clothes as safe as possible, always follow these instructions.
When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately. If the stain is removed, hang them out to dry. If the stain is still visible, repeat these steps.
Tips on how to remove hair dye stains from towels
Apart from your clothes, towels are most likely to get hair dye stains when you decide to change your hair colour at home. To keep the towels clean and stain-free, make sure you act as quickly as possible, as older stains are usually more difficult to remove, and follow the same steps you do with your clothes:
Soak in a solution
Load into the machine
Dose detergent correctly
Wash at the right temperature
Unload from washer
Alternative ways to remove hair dye stains from your clothes
There are a few alternative ways you could try to remove hair dye stains from your clothes, but keep in mind that you can only get the best results with the help of a laundry detergent that was specifically designed to remove stains.
Vinegar and dishwashing soap. If you mix them with water, the solution can help remove the hair dye stains locally, but we recommend using Ariel instead for maximum effect.
Ammonia and laundry soap. Mixing the two with water and blotting the stain with can help get it out of the garment, but beware, it may cause damage to sensitive materials.
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