Natural Hair Dye Removal From Carpets

What is the difference between Natural Hair Dye and Non-Natural hair dyes? Well, they are quite different in many ways. Natural hair dye is extracted from plants and vegetables and does not contain ammonia, resorcinol and phenylenediamine. These are common chemicals used in most man-made dyes and are used as bonding agents. This makes any clean-up efforts more difficult! Natural hair dyes are exactly that “natural” and are non-toxic to people and the environment. Without the use of chemicals the removal process is not as difficult! “Household ammonia” or “ammonium hydroxide” is a solution of NH3 in water and can sometimes be used to clean natural substances such as natural hair dye. This process is good for specific applications…not all! Ammonia is caustic and hazardous! So, the treatment process must be done properly! There are also different methods on how to do this treatment (heat & non-heat). Here are some tips on natural hair dye removal from carpet.

Before the removal process can begin, it’s important to do your research on any chemicals that will be used in the removal process. Most chemicals are caustic and hazardous to humans, plants and animals. They must be used properly and in well ventilated areas. So, do your research! Here are some tips on natural hair dye removal from carpet.

Things you will need:

3-4 white cloth towels (cotton)
5 gallon bucket
Toothbrush
Ammonia (household formula)
Liquid laundry detergent
Warm water
Protective eyewear, nose & mouth
Before attempting to remove natural hair dye from carpet it’s important to take the proper safety measures! Read any chemical labels carefully! This is important! You can harm yourself and the carpet!

Natural hair dye removal steps:

(Liquid laundry detergent)

Use the cotton towel to blot the stain! You will need to apply some pressure for this to work properly. Continue this process until there is no more dye on the white towel. Remove as much dye as possible!
Pour 3 gallons of warm water into the 5 gallon bucket.
Mix ½ cup liquid laundry detergent into warm water (mix thoroughly)
Dip toothbrush into the soapy solution and agitate the stain (agitate gently in a circular motion). Do not rub too hard or you can damage the carpet fibers. The soapy residue will turn the color of the dye. Continue this process until the soapy residue is white. Rinse and treat again if necessary.
Rinse the stain with clean warm water and blot until dry. Continue this process until the soapy residue is gone. The stain should be removed.
Natural hair dye removal steps:

(Ammonia)

Use the cotton towel to blot the stain! You will need to apply some pressure for this to work properly. Continue the process until there is no more dye on the white towel. Remove as much dye as possible.
Mix 1 part ammonia to 4 parts warm water (how much solution is up to you)