What do you do when you
dye the tiles as well as your hair!
your hair can be an extremely traumatic
experience when you are trying to get the color just on your hair and
not on the bath, the windows, the ceiling, or the cat. But what
happens when you are busy admiring your glossy hair in the mirror and
spot the patterns on your tiles that weren’t there before.
I personally do not color or dye my own hair because I don't trust myself. I have several friends who do and even though they get a great result, I've often wondered how their bathroom fared.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you
try it is almost impossible to ensure that every bit of hair dye only
goes on to your head. There is usually some spillage or splashing.
Prevention is Better
If at all possible it is
better to try and prevent any splashes from reaching the surface of
the tile. When you are preparing to dye your hair you should
consider the area around you, and cover as much of it as you can; it
only takes a few minutes to put old magazines down on the floor and
to tape some plastic bags to the wall tiles that are in the immediate
vicinity of where the dying is taking place. Taking these
precautions will reduce the amount of surplus dye you have to clean
One of the most important
things about action you take to remove hair dye from tiles is that
you take it as soon as possible; if you realize that dye has come
into contact with a tile as soon as it happens you can usually wipe
it off fairly easily with some warm soapy water.
If a hair dye stain is
dried into a tile it can be more problematic to get rid of; don’t
get carried away and rub too hard. If you rub at a ceramic or
porcelain tile too roughly, especially if the item you are using is
slightly abrasive, this can cause damage to the surface. Instead of
being glossy and gleaming the tile will become matte and dull.
Gently but firmly use a soft cloth, rag or sponge to do the cleaning,
together with plenty of elbow grease.
Bleach is good
Bleach is ideal for
removing hair dye stains from tiles. You have to be careful
when using bleach as it most often contains
chlorine which can cause serious irritation to your eyes, skin, and
respiratory tract. Make sure the room you are in is well ventilated,
and always use protective gloves when you put the bleach, diluted
with warm water, on an old clean rag. Ideally before you use any
cleaning solution on the affected are you should try it first on a
piece of tile that cannot be seen, or even better a spare tile. If the test goes well the
clean the affected tile, remembering to remove any remaining bleach
off thoroughly to prevent it being transferred to any areas where it
is not wanted.
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