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How To Remove Hair Dye Stains From a Sink and Ceramic Tile

By Edited Dec 11, 2013 0 1

Many people dye their own hair at home with store bought hair dye kits. Some people are unhappy with their current color because it may seem dull or maybe Mother Nature is playing a trick and turning their beautiful natural color to a silvery gray. Not that gray is a bad color, but it may be a bit premature. Hair is fairly easy to dye on your own as long as you choose the right color and type of hair dye. You apply the color, you wait for the prescribed number of minutes then rinse and condition your hair. Easy, you are done! Now you look at your sink and the ceramic tile surrounding your sink and you notice hair dye drips and spots. You turn the water back on and rinse, nope they are still there. You rub them with your towel. Uh oh they hair dye stains are still there. You wet the towel and scrub, nope still there. What do you do now? Your sink and ceramic tile looks dirty and the stains are horrible.

Removing Hair Dye Stains on Tile and Sinks

Make an equal mixture of chlorine bleach and warm water in a spray bottle. Only use chlorine bleach, avoid using color safe bleach because it will not be effective at removing the hair dye stains.

Spray the mixture onto the hair dye stains on both your sink and the ceramic tile on either the floor or walls.

Allow the mixture to sit on the surface for 15 to 20 minutes.

Spray the chlorine bleach and water mixture onto a white paper towel and wipe the sink.

The stains will be gone. If the hair dye stains are old, it may take 2 to 3 treatments in order for the remedy to work.

When dyeing your hair in the future, have a spray bottle of chlorine bleach and water handy and clean the stains immediately. The stains will not set and become permanent unless the dye drips into an area that the glaze is chipped off.

Removing Hair Dye Stains from Chipped Ceramic Sinks and Tiles

The glaze on ceramic tiles and sinks protects the finish from all types of stains. When the sink or tile glaze is chipped away it exposes the softer, porous underlying material. The material that lays under the glaze can absorb the hair dye and become permanent.

If the dye falls in chipped area, spray undiluted chlorine bleach on the area and allow it to sit on the surface for 15 to 20 minutes before wiping away. Chlorine bleach applied to unglazed tiles or sinks may discolor or lighten the color under the glaze. Lightening the color under the glaze or in the absence of glaze cannot be fixed easily.

Only dye your hair in or near glazed surfaces to prevent staining.

Hair coloring and dyes don't only stain ceramic sinks and tiles the dye can stain your skin, making the use of gloves to protect your hands a good idea. Unfortunately, your hands are the only areas of skin susceptible to hair dye stains. Hair dye can stain your face, arms, legs, hairline or neck. Avoid removing hair dye stains from your skin with chlorine bleach. There are several effection dye stain removal techniques, which are effective.

Hair dye on your clothes can be upsetting especially if the hair coloring ends up on your favorite shirt or jeans. Hair dye drips and splatters can stain your clothes even if you wear a protective cape. There are several effective dye stain removal techniques to restore your clothing and leave them stain free.

Hopefully you will be happy with your new hair color and it will give you the look and style you desire. If the golden blonde turned out to be carrot orange, don't worry -- hair dye can also be removed from your hair.





Jan 27, 2012 7:51pm
Great tips. Now I just need to go and buy some bleach. Watch out stains, I'm coming for ya!
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