Dyeing your hair at home can save you a lot of money. However, sometimes there are accidents. A common unexpected outcome of the home dye job is stains on the woodwork or cabinetry. This is a guide about removing hair dye from wood.
Here are questions related to Removing Hair Dye from Wood.
When I dyed my hair the plastic bottle went flying, and spattered the side of my bathroom wood cabinet.
By Marion H.
What is the best way to get black dye stains off a bathroom wood cabinet that is a very light wood?
By Marion from Parsippany, NJ
By Phoenix H.02/22/2014
I was in the same exact predicament just a few hours ago. I had just dyed my hair dark brown and it got on my cabinets. It had stained really badly and it was very noticeable. All I did was take an old fingernail file and file the spot, then I wiped over it with a wet cloth and it was as good as new (:This method is very good on stains that have been very set in. Hope this helps. ^.^
I left a can of hot pink hair spray on my window ledge and didn't realize it had leaked for the longest time. (It was laying on it's side) and I am unsure on how to remove it. How can you remove it without causing damage to the ledge?
By Anna from Paris, TX
By Carrol M.02/17/2014
Try using rubbing alcohol or white vinegar. The alcohol works great for regular hairspray.
How can I clean off brown hair dye from my wood cabinets that have a clear coat on them?
When I dyed my hair, I found the dark hair dye dripped onto the light oak cabinet door. It was too late when I noticed the stain. How can I remove the dye stain? The cabinets are only 3 months old and I am sick over this.
By Karen K
There are black drops of dye on my light wood table. How do I remove them?
Thank you in advance. I just love this site.
By marion 11/28/2011
Thank you so much for solutions for Hair Dye on light wood table. A soapy brillo or sos pad was the only thing that worked. Thank you again.
How do I remove dark hair dye off a light colored wood with out removing the paint?
By Louise B. 11/07/2011
If the dye has stained the wood, you may be stuck with it. If the paint is good quality, you should be able to wash the dye off with something like Dawn dishwashing soap. If the dye has stained the paint, and by that I mean, combined chemically with it, you will not be able to get it off. However, I have no problem with staining on towels that I use when I dye my hair. The hair dye washes right out in the laundry.
How do I get dark hair dye stains off my light wood bathroom cabinets without damaging them?
By Karen H. 06/05/2011
You could try Magic Eraser by Mr.Clean-it worked for me.Can buy off brands at dollar stores too,like I do & they also worked for me. Good luck. : )
How do I get hair dye out of wood bathroom cabinet? It's light maple with black hair dye. Ugh!
By Sally 07/16/2013
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Works great! Billie
How do I get hair dye out of beeswaxed wood? It is dark brown dye on light wood. First, I accidentally left kitchen cleaner on the dye which increased the area of stain. Then I tried scrubbing with baking soda and vinegar as suggested on your site, but now it looks worse than ever.
I think some of the surface wax is coming off. I can't leave it like this. I also read you can use lemon juice and vinegar. You can try to sandpaper it out, but I am worried these solutions will only make it worse again. Any ideas? Please help.
By Belle from KY
How do you remove Hair Dye from your wood trim or cabinets in your bathroom?
Kathryn from Wisconsin
By Jennifer 12/14/2006
Most likely have to sand and restain.
That's what I ended up doing years ago. But Home Depot might have a product that might do the trick. I'd go to a home improvement store first. It's always a good idea.
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