If you’ve recently dyed your hair and unfortunately managed to get some hair dye onto your bathroom tiles or your bathtub, there are a number of things you can try to remove it.
Before you start, you should remember that you don’t want to take any of the enamel off the coating of your tile. Porcelain and ceramic tiles often have a high gloss finish that you don’t want to damage. If you do, your tiles will look matted and worn. You may also scratch them.
Also, be sure to do a test patch on a small area on an unseen or un-noticeable tile. (Even better, use a spare tile that’s not on your bathroom wall – at Builder Superstore we recommend adding 10% of your order on top to account for spares, breakages and replacements.)
-If you can, wipe as much of the hair dye off the bathroom tile or bath as soon as it occurs. Spray with hairspray and wipe.
-If you have hair dye stains in your bath, fill the bath with water and bleach, and leave to soak overnight. (Be sure to keep the area well ventilated).
-You can buy specialist products such as Scrubbing Bubbles (used in many salons), or Magic Eraser. (Be sure to do test patches).
-If you have marble tiles in your bathroom, you can use alcohol to remove it.
-Peroxide gel or a bleach pen can also be used to remove hair dye from porcelain or ceramic tiles.
-You could also purchase (at a high cost) colour remover from a hairdresser. This is used to strip hair dye, so may work on your tiles too.
-Cigarette ash mixed with a little water has also been cited as a useful method to remove dye from tiles.
– If you have hair dye in your tile grout, this can easily be re-grouted over the top. Be sure to seal the grout as well, to ensure it is waterproof.
-DO NOT USE LEMON JUICE.
With everything, be sure to seek professional opinion, do test patches and follow manufacturers instructions.