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How To Remove Hair Dye From Carpet





To clean hair dye from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below.  Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary.  Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.


(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)

Synthetic Carpet

1.  Pour two cups of warm water (not hot) into a container with a tablespoon of white vinegar, and a tablespoon of clear dish washing detergent.

2.  Using two cups of warm water (not hot), mix in one tablespoon of clear household ammonia and one teaspoon of a clear dish washing detergent (Make sure there is NO bleach in it). (WARNING: Never mix ammonia with chlorine bleach as it will create extremely hazardous fumes!)


So you've just dyed your hair bright red, and then fallen asleep on the floor in front of the television. Woops! It happens. If you act quickly you may be able to lessen the damage.

Mix together the solution in step one. Blot the solution onto the stain with a sponge, then gently blot it off with a paper towel. Don't rub at it. Repeat as necessary until the stain is gone.

If the hair dye remains, mix together the solution in step two. Test in an inconspicuous area first to make sure it won't damage your carpet. Using a sponge, blot the solution onto the stain. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then dry with paper towels using a gentle blotting motion. Repeat these steps as necessary until the stain is gone. It may take a half hour or longer. Rinse the area with cold water by blotting with a sponge.

Hopefully you've successfully removed the stain. If not it's time to call in the professionals.