How to Clean Hair Dye from Carpet

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Getting hair dye out of carpet is tough - and if you're to have much luck it's best if you can get at the stain immediately. Here's what to do:

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Things you need

  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Cleaning Cloths
  • Cloth
  • Vinegar

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Blot the stain immediately with a clean, white cloth.

  2. 2

    Mix a solution of 1/4 tsp. liquid hand-dishwashing soap and 1 cup lukewarm water.

  3. 3

    Blot stain with soap solution, using a clean, white cloth. Blot from the outside of the stain, working inward.

  4. 4

    Let sit a few minutes.

  5. 5

    Mix a solution of 1 part vinegar to 2 parts lukewarm water.

  6. 6

    Dab stain with vinegar solution, again working from the outside in.

  7. 7

    Once the stain has disappeared, flush the area with cold water and blot dry with a clean, white cloth.

Tips and warnings

  • If you don't have success with these methods, you will have to call in a professional carpet cleaner.

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