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How to Get Hair Dye Out of Wood – Method # 1

This first do-it-yourself solution involves using baking soda, detergent, and water. 

  1. In a bowl, mix 2 cups of warm water, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent together.
  2. Drench a clean cloth in the solution you just mixed.
  3. Rub the stained area of the wood floor with the cloth until the hair dye mark disappears.

Is Baking Soda Safe for Wood?

That’s the important question, you should always ask yourself before trying any chemicals on your expensive wood surfaces.

Baking soda (also called bicarbonate of soda) comes with a very high pH and is highly alkaline due to which it neutralizes acids and acts as a great cleaner to remove acidic stains and smells.

With that said, it’s a cleaning agent that can be too hard for certain wood, wood finishes, and sealants already present on wood furniture or countertops.

Since acids don’t mix well with wood (and tannins of wood), you should be very cautious while using baking soda.

Depending on the type of wood you are using baking soda on, there are chances you will stain them further and make the color of the wood darker – instead of cleaning the dye stains.

For example, wood varieties like oak, walnut, cherry, and mahogany contain higher tannin levels and can be stained very easily with baking soda.

If you have floors, tables, or cabinets made of these wood types, it’s better to avoid using baking soda on them.

Wood varieties like maple, birch, aspen, and laminated wood veneer come with low-tannin and are relatively safe.

Other Methods to Try

ESalon advises colorists to try a cleaning mixture of one part baking soda to one part peroxide to remove hair color stains. It should be allowed to bubble until the stain starts to lighten. Then, it can be wiped off with a damp cloth or sponge.

A similar concoction is 1 tablespoon of OxiClean and 1 tablespoon of water. Combine until it looks milky and then use a sponge to rub the stain in a circular motion. A mixture of 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 tablespoon baking soda may also remove the dye.

When using baking soda or OxiClean, rub gently since both are abrasive. You do not want to damage the floor. It is better to work slowly and carefully to remove the hair color stain. Once the stain is gone, take a clean cloth and wipe away any residue. Dry the floor using a soft, clean towel.

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