Asked on Jan 05, 2015

Hair dye on bathtub caulking

Victoria Cross
by Victoria Cross

Does anyone have a suggestion of how to remove hair dye on the caulking around the tub? I've tried everything I can think of and it hasn't even lightened it. I don't need a daily reminder of my miserable attempt at coloring my hair (it turned out horrible, I had to pick my hair stylist up off the floor once she finished laughing at my orange hair).

  14 answers
  • Linda Davis Hulsey Linda Davis Hulsey on Jan 05, 2015
    At the salon we use hairspray to take dye off the counter tops not sure if itwill remove it from caulking
  • Debra Debra on Jan 05, 2015
    One thing I've read is to lay the long coil cotton along the caulking and use a bleach water mix to saturate the cotton. The coil cotton is something that was used to go around the hairline under perm rods....probably can still find it at a local beauty supply.
  • Donna L Donna L on Jan 06, 2015
    spray bleach on it, works great for me.
  • Penny Harper Penny Harper on Jan 06, 2015
    Try drain cleaner. I had the same problem but also had a clogged drain. When I got the drain cleaner on the stain by accident it came clean. I don't remember the brand I used but the strongest you fill is safe for your pipes should work. Just pull a little on the stains and leave awhile. Then rinse. Don't touch with bare hand.
  • Sandi Masse Sandi Masse on Jan 06, 2015
    Hair spray is good if you get it right away, It you get dye on your clothes use hair spray on the spot or spots right away and you can get it out. It's worth a try if it has hasn't there for awhile it may not work. You could also try baking soda and vinegar. If all else fails, you can easily re-caulk that area. I like Penny's drain cleaner idea too, or liquid toilet cleaner.
  • Robert Heede Robert Heede on Jan 06, 2015
    a product called Goof-Off with remove almost anything. Just be careful not to remove the caulk. Apply Goof-Off to a paper towel then wipe the stain.
  • Joan Joan on Jan 06, 2015
    Spray peroxide on it.
  • Barbara Sweeney Barbara Sweeney on Jan 06, 2015
    I lay a paper towel over and spray with Clorox Clean up. Spray enough to make the towel stick to the tile and leave it for a while. The stain should be gone.
  • Jackie Paulson Jackie Paulson on Jan 06, 2015
    U can try using the same hair dye on it, mix it and scrub off, or replace the caulking.
  • Karen Karen on Jan 06, 2015
    The dye-remover sold at beauty supply places works great!
  • Sylvia Sylvia on Jan 06, 2015
    Make a wet paste of baking soda and peroxide and let is sit on the stain overnight - should do the trick ;-)
  • Ella Ella on Jan 07, 2015
    If the baking soda/peroxide mix does not work get a small amount of 30 or 40 volume peroxide from your hairdresser (or beauty supply place) and try that straight on the stain leave it sit for an hour or so. otherwise try some hair bleaching powder and 40 volume peroxide. Hope this works for you.
  • Zima Zima on Jan 08, 2015
    PEROXIDE works great!
  • Lil51058097 Lil51058097 on Jul 08, 2022

    Okay, 3 step method. Totally works. Been coloring red for years. 1st get scrubbing bubbles with bleach. Follow directions. Step2: get long strand perm cotton like sombody above suggested. But, saturate it with acetone based fingernail polish remover. Soak 2-3 hours. Then, with dawn platinum and hot water (gently) scrub the areas with the softest bristle tooth brush you can find. Then rinse it all of with water. Helps if you have a detachable sprayer.