Remove Hair Dye Stains From Bathroom Surfaces & Towels With This WD-40 Hack

Dyeing your hair is a messy job that can leave your bathroom covered in stains, especially if you prefer to have bright, colorful hair. Scrubbing at leftover hair dye in the bottom of your tub or sink is time consuming, takes a lot of effort, and often the stains are still left behind. Though it might not come as a surprise, WD-40 works wonders when removing these stains.

Because the ingredients in WD-40 are less abrasive than many traditional bathroom cleaners, it won't damage your bathroom fixtures. The solvents inside WD-40 are what make it effective as a stain remover. This lubricant and degreaser is safe to use on stainless steel, porcelain, and fabric, which makes it the perfect solution for hair dye stains in your bathroom and on your towels. The next time you decide to change your hair color, having a can of WD-40 on hand will make cleaning your bathroom afterward much easier.

How to remove hair dye stains with WD-40

For stains inside your tub, shower, or sink, spray the WD-40 onto the surface and allow it to sit for a few minutes or up to an hour. If the hair dye was left there for a while and was able to set, the WD-40 will likely need some time to work at lifting the tough stain. After the product has been applied, simply wipe it away with a cloth or paper towel. Because this degreaser also removes soap scum, your bathroom may end up looking better than it did before you dyed your hair.

To remove hair dye from fabric or towels, spray the stain with WD-40, wait a few minutes, put your towels in the washing machine, and run it on a hot cycle. This should leave your towels stain-free and clean. As is the case with many household cleaners, you will want to make sure that you are taking certain precautions when using this technique. Your space should be well-ventilated to keep you and others from breathing the vapors, and you should avoid getting it on your skin or in your eyes. Even with tough dye stains, WD-40 is able to quickly and easily make your bathroom and towels look amazing again.