How To Remove Hair Dye Stains

Whether it’s just a touch up at home with a box off the shelf, or a completely new colour at the salon, dying your hair can result in some nasty stains. No need to panic, though – Vanish can remove dye stains in no time. Simply pre-treat or soak using Vanish Gold Oxi Action Gel or Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder, and then add the formula to your wash so it can work fast to remedy any messy spillages on your clothes. Read on for more information on how to get rid of hair dye stains from a range of fabrics.



How to remove hair dye stains from clothes

No matter how many precautions are taken, your garments can be subjected to drips and spillages of dye in the hair dying process. No need to demote your favourite item to the ‘hair dyeing shirt’ though – they can still be saved. Simply follow these steps using Vanish Gold Oxi Action Gel or Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder for colours or Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder for whites, for the best results:

Step 1 — Mix ¼ scoop of powder with ¾ of water (max 40°) to form a paste or pour 2ml of the gel directly onto the stain

Step 2 — Gently rub the formula in using the scoop or the cap and leave for a maximum of 5 minutes

Step 3 — Wash as usual with your regular detergent and add another dose of Vanish

Got yourself a stain that just won’t go? Feel free to repeat these steps as many times as necessary until it’s gone.


How to get hair dye stains out of wool

Vanish works miracles on a variety of fabrics like wool, denim and silk. You don’t have to give these materials special treatment, though – just follow the steps above to wash them with your regular clothes.


Before using Vanish Oxi Action, you should always follow the usage instructions on the packaging and follow its care advice.


Speed is your friend: If possible, try and treat the stain as fast as possible to get the best results. Hair dye is designed to stick to the fibres in fabrics, so it’s easier to tackle when it has had less time to set.

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Makeup stains can be just as tricky as hair dye stains so if you’re looking to resolve this common problem, you can find out more in our ‘how to remove makeup stains’ guide.


General Advice

  • Always follow washing instructions on garment or fabric care label.
  • Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric.
  • Rinse and allow to dry.
  • After washing or treating garments with Vanish Gold, dry away from sources of direct heat and direct sunlight.
  • When using Vanish to pre-treat, use lukewarm water.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.
  • Do not use on garments requiring dry cleaning.
  • Do not pour the product on any metallic parts of the garments (e.g. buttons, zips).
  • Do not expose pre-treated or soaked garments to sources of direct heat or direct sunlight before washing or rinsing thoroughly.
  • Do not leave the product to dry on garments (maximum 10 minutes contact time).