How to Remove Hair Dye Stains from Clothing


February 11, 2017

I got a small stain of brown hair dye in my peach skirt. Is there anyway to get it out? If I have to bleach it and it goes white how can I dye it back to peach?



February 11, 20171 found this helpful
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I wear old clothes because I have never successfully removed hair dye, but I found this article and the suggestions may work for you.

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February 20, 20170 found this helpful
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You do not say what type of fabric so we can only offer generic suggestions. The main concern would be what type of material and how long has the stain been on the skirt? And - has it been dried in a dryer? These seem to be the most important factors in trying to remove a stain like this.
Here are some sites that give some suggestions - you may wish to read several before attempting any one thing:

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April 7, 2014

Will ammonia get hair dye out of clothes?

By Barbara


January 22, 20150 found this helpful

Does ammonia work on removing any kind of dye?

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

No, because ammonia is actually and ingredient in most hair dyes.

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April 18, 2018

How do you get red hair dye out of a white taekwondo uniform?


April 18, 20180 found this helpful
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There are several recommended solutions to try but I would suggest completing one method and if it does not work move on to another.

  • Since your uniform is a poly/cotton material I would not use any type of liquid bleach.
  • One method:
  • Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty liquid detergent. Rinse.
  • Soak fabric in dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach.
  • If this does not work, use a commercial color remover according to package directions. Note that color remover will take out the any fabric color as well as the stain. Launder.
  • Another method:
  • Mix one (1) tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two (2) cups of cool water.
  • Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution. Let set for 15 minutes.
  • Sponge with cool water, blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  • There are other methods but be sure they are safe for your material and if not sure, try something else.
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October 27, 2009

How can I remove hair color stains from clothing?

By tracy from Fort Scott, KS


October 29, 20090 found this helpful
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Spray it immediately with hair spray and then treat with Dawn dish liquid or Lava soap.

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Does anyone know how to remove hair dye stain from clothing? I recently was coloring my hair in the bathroom and the clothes were hanging in there to dry. I have recently had shoulder surgery and can only reach with one hand, so it was quite awkward and foolish of me to do it myself. If anyone has suggestions please let me know.

Wyla from Houston, Texas


November 1, 20060 found this helpful
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Ive had similar things happen and most of the time,if its perminant, I can't get the stain out.

But sometimes if its the semi-perminant dye. I have luck with using hand cleaner that men use in garages. I just use it like stain stick and it sometimes works. Good luck!

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August 17, 2017

How do I remove dark brown hair color from a hot pink 100% cotton tank top?


August 17, 20170 found this helpful

You can mix together 2 cups of cold water, 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar in a bowl. Use a clean cloth or sponge to dip in the liquid. Apply to the stain and blot dry.

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August 18, 20170 found this helpful

Soak in a 5 gallon pail. Use hot water. Add 2T each dishwasher powder and hydrogen peroxide. Soak overnight and wash in the morning

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August 25, 20170 found this helpful

I have a feeling that stain is there to stay. You could try soaking it in some diluted Oxiclean. Best wishes!

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October 27, 2009

I need to know how to remove hair dye from clothing. Could someone please help me?

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