How to Remove Hair Dye from Your Sink or Tub

Hair dye next to sink

Changing or enhancing hair color is common practice for both men and women. But there’s a dark side to the practice, one that’s all too common: staining your sink, tub, or shower doors.

Has that recently happened to you? If so, you may be staring at those colorful streaks and spots, wondering just how permanent they might be.

Don’t despair! There are several ways to remove hair dye from porcelain and fiberglass finishes, including:

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Vinegar & Baking Soda
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • OxiClean & Water
  • Soft Scrub with Bleach
  • Softsoap & Water

How to Remove Hair Dye Stains

If you spilled hair dye on a countertop or any other porous surface in your bathroom, you might be tempted to panic, and we wouldn't blame you. But before you do, give these simple cleaning tips a try. You might be surprised by how effective these DIY remedies are, and you probably have most if not all of these items at home already!

Rubbing alcohol

Apply some of this powerful cleaner to a rag or cotton ball and wipe the stain. Be careful to avoid any painted surfaces because alcohol can remove that too.

Nail polish remover

Acetone, the active ingredient in nail polish remover, also works wonders on hair dye stains. Once again, steer clear of any painted or wooden finishes. For a little extra cleaning power, try using a Magic Eraser.

Vinegar and baking soda

Create a paste with these two natural ingredients and use a sponge or old toothbrush to scrub the stains from the surface. Rinse and repeat if needed.

Lemon essential oil

Another natural cleaning option, this powerful cleaner can naturally bleach out the spots and is safe on almost all surfaces.

OxiClean and water

Mix these two substances together to make a powerful (and multi-purpose) cleaner. You may want to use a nylon brush or kitchen scrubbing sponge to cleanse the affected area. Make sure the sponge is non-scratching.

Soft Scrub with bleach

Soft Scrub has just the right combination of cleaning solution, whitening power, and non-abrasive grit to remove just about any bathroom stain. Just use a dab of water and a bit of cleaner on a sponge to scrub the spots from your tub or sink.

Softsoap and water

Another very common tactic used to remove hair soap from your sink tub is by using soap with water. This is a basic and effective way to remove the dye; however, you will need to use something to scrub the dye off. One way to go about it is by wetting a towel cloth, applying soap, and rubbing the sink.

Did it work? If so, we’re glad to be of service, just as we are for any home plumbing need you might have. For outstanding service, repair, and new installations, contact Plumbtastic – your local plumber that does it all.

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