Removing Hair Dye Stains from Fabric

How do I remove Garnier dye stains from a green towel?

By Arv from India

January 8, 20110 found this helpful

If you have access to the same hair dye just dab it over the stain to soak it for a few minutes and then wash it out, it should remove the original stain. This method is used by professional hairdressers.

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January 11, 20110 found this helpful

Beadiebug, I am sure you mean well but using the same hair dye "will not remove that stain and it will only reinforce it" and I know that because I was a professional hairstylist for 35 years before retiring as were both of my parents before me!

Arv, you can try a couple of things but try it on just one small part of the color stained spots first, allow the fluid to soak for a couple of minutes, rub gently, rinse and see what happens. First, I would recommend trying drug store strength (3%) hydrogen peroxide you can buy at drug stores. If that doesn't work then try 10 volume haircolor peroxide/developer that you can get at a beauty supply. Since it's a fabric you're trying to remove the color from, and a colored fabric at that, it might be that neither of these will work but if the towel is really important to you then it's at least worth a try. :-)

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