Hair dye tends to get everywhere that you don't want it to. If you have hair dye staining your glass shower enclosure, don't fret – you can remove it. Here, you will learn how to do just that.
- Quality Paper Towels
- Cotton Balls
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Baking Soda
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Duct Tape
Blot Wet Dye
If the dye on the glass hasn't dried yet, get the paper towels – fast! Start blotting the spot to absorb as much of the dye as possible. Once you've gotten the glass dry and as much of the dye off as you can, get the duct tape and tape the area around the dye. This will help to prevent the stain from spreading as you work to remove the remaining dye.
Use Rubbing Alcohol
Pour a bit of rubbing alcohol onto a cotton ball. You want enough rubbing alcohol on the cotton ball to clean the surface, but not so much that it runs down the glass as you're working. Keep a paper towel on hand to catch any drips as they occur.
Blot the dye spots using the cotton ball. Wipe the area with a clean paper towel every few blots. Change the cotton ball as it becomes discolored with dye. Continue working until the spot is gone or dye no longer transfers onto the cotton ball.
If the rubbing alcohol didn't do the trick, or you have frosted glass around your shower, a little more work has to go into removing the hair dye.
You will need to make a paste out of the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Start with some baking soda in a dish and slowly add peroxide until it creates a thick paste that can be smeared onto the glass and left to work.
Apply the paste to the dye and let it sit for a half hour or so. Now, apply some peroxide on a paper towel and begin wiping the dried paste off of the glass. If the stain persists, reapply the paste, cover with plastic wrap and leave it sit overnight. Return in the morning and use the baking soda and paper towels to remove the dried paste. The stain should be gone.
Prevent Future Stains
Now that you've gotten the dye off of the glass, it's time to think about preventing future stains. Purchase a bottle of glass water repellant to the enclosure. Rain-X automotive glass cleaner and repellant is one product to consider.
Talk with your local shower enclosure professionals to learn more ways to protect the enclosure from future stains.