Cleaning Hair Dye Stains From Showers & Baths: The Easy Way

Researched & Written by Craig

Is a hair dye stain ruining the brilliant white glean of your bathroom? Don’t despair! This article will show you how you can get rid of that stain.

To remove hair dye stains from the shower/bath use one of the following cleaners:

  • Washing detergent
  • Vinegar & baking soda
  • Bleach & water
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Nail polish remover

To remove the stain do the following:

  1. Rub the cleaner over the stain
  2. Leave it to soak for 10 minutes
  3. Wipe the cleaner away with water

Cleaning a hair dye stain from the bathroom doesn’t have to take ages. In fact, if the stain is fresh you could have the mess cleaned in less than 10 minutes. Are you ready to take a look at some of these steps in more detail? Then make sure you check out the full hair dye stain remover guide below!

Hair dye kit in bathroom
You can clean hair dye stains with household items you have around the house!

Cleaning Hair Dye Stains From Showers & Baths: The Easy Way

Now, this is really frustrating. You were extra careful this time. You covered your hair up with a shower cap, tiptoed around the bathroom, you even put towels down. But somehow or another, there are a few rogue drops of hair dye splattered around.

Of course, you try to mop them up quickly. You grab a damp sponge and work to remove the stain, but it streaks and leaves a mark. Now what?

Well, there is something you can do!

And don’t worry, it doesn’t involve repainting the bathroom to match the stain. Nor will you have to demolish the bathroom and start over. Take a look at the steps below. They will provide you with simple solutions to removing hair dye from your shower or bath.

Washing Detergent

Washing detergent is a great way of getting rid of hair dye stains from your bathroom. It is gentle and will not do any damage to your porcelain. But it is also tough enough to remove fresh drops and marks of hair dye.

To get rid of hair dye stains from your shower or bath using washing detergent do the following:

  1. Lather up some washing detergent on a sponge with warm water.
  2. Rub the detergent over the stain in circular motions.
  3. Leave the stain to soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Wash away with the suds and stain with warm water.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 if necessary.

Vinegar and Baking Soda

Yup, we’re back to the elementary school volcano project for this one! Vinegar is a super tough cleaner that works magic when combined with the wonders of baking soda. It is also safe for you to use on your bathroom surfaces.

To get rid of hair dye stains from your shower or bath using vinegar and baking soda do the following:

  1. Mix vinegar with the baking soda in a small pot. Use equal parts of vinegar to baking soda. Mix enough to cover the stain twice.
  2. Spread half of the paste over the stain and scrub it with a sponge.
  3. Then spread the other half over the stain and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Wash away the paste and stain with warm water.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 if necessary.
Vinegar and baking soda
The combination of vinegar and baking soda is effective and safe to use in your bathroom

Bleach and Water

Have you ever found a bleach stain on your clothes? As you know, once the color has been stripped, there’s no way to get it back. And that’s the exact effect we’re going for with this hair dye removal method. Bleach is known for lightening stains. It is also perfectly bathroom-friendly.

To get rid of hair dye stains from your shower or bath using bleach and water do the following:

  1. Mix bleach and water in a small pot. Use equal parts of bleach to water. Mix enough to cover the stain.
  2. Spread the solution over the stain and then leave it for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Wash away the solution and stain with warm water.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 if necessary.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is also an effective way of getting rid of hair dye stains. But you shouldn’t use it on painted and varnished bathroom surfaces.

To get rid of hair dye stains from your shower or bath using rubbing alcohol do the following:

  1. Apply some rubbing alcohol to a cotton wool pad. Rub the pad over the stain.
  2. Apply some rubbing alcohol to a fresh cotton wool pad. Leave it resting on the stain for 5 minutes.
  3. Wash away the rubbing alcohol and the stain with warm water.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 if necessary.

Nail Polish Remover

That’s right, nail polish remover isn’t just perfect for nails, it can also help to strip hair dye from your bathroom. Like is the case with rubbing alcohol, you shouldn’t use it on painted or varnished surfaces.

To get rid of hair dye stains from your shower or bath using nail polish remover do the following:

  1. Apply some nail polish remover to a cotton wool pad. Rub the pad over the stain.
  2. Apply some nail polish remover to a fresh cotton wool pad. Leave it resting on the stain for 5 minutes.
  3. Wash away the nail polish remover and the stain with warm water.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 if necessary.

How Do You Get Hair Dye Out of Shower Grout?

We all try to be careful when performing DIY dye jobs in the bathroom. But all it takes is the nervous twitch of the wrist and ping, a couple of drops of bright hair dye dart across the bathroom. And where do they land? Of course, straight between your tiles onto your bright white grouting. Like a dart to a bullseye. I mean, why would they land somewhere that’s easy to clean?

As you know, your efforts to try to quickly rinse the dye away are futile. The dye swiftly sinks into the porous grout as water soaks into a sponge. So what can you do to get hair dye out of your shower grout? Take a look at the following tips that will help you out.

The Grout Pen

The grout pen is the quick and easy solution to your hair dye grouting needs. A grout pen adds a thin waterproof line over your grout. There are many different shades of grout to choose from. Once you’ve got a match, you can apply it between your tiles to cover any stains.

Are you ready to get grouting? Then let’s get started!

  1. Shake the grout pen for a couple of seconds with the cap on.
  2. Test the grout color on a piece of paper and hold it up to your grout. Make sure that you have a good color match.
  3. Hold the pen at an angle and squeeze it to release the grout. Go over all the affected areas.
  4. Allow the grout to dry for two hours.
  5. If necessary, go over the grout once more with the pen.
  6. Allow the grout to dry for two hours.

Grout Deep Cleaner

Another way to remove hair dye from your tile grout is to use a grout deep cleaner. A grout deep cleaner lifts hard to clean stains from grout.

Have you got your grout deep cleaner to hand? Then let me walk you through the steps:

  1. First, wipe your tiles and the grout over with a clean cloth.
  2. Mix 1 ounce of grout deep cleaner with 8 ounces of warm water in a small pot.
  3. Use a brush to smooth the paste over the affected areas of the grout. Allow it to sit on the grout for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the grout deep cleaner from between your tiles using a warm, damp cloth.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 if the stain on the grout persists.

Conclusion

We all try to be extra careful while using hair dye in the bathroom.

But somehow it always ends up making a mess. And as you’ve no doubt experienced, a quick wipe with a cloth simply won’t cut it. I’m sure this article has helped you to find easy methods for you to remove hair dye stains from your bathroom.

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Have a great day!

-Craig