Halloween Hairspray Removal From Clothes

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Colored hairspray temporarily changes your hair color for Halloween or other occasions.
Colored hairspray temporarily changes your hair color for Halloween or other occasions.

Halloween hairspray is colored spray that temporarily colors your locks to go along with your Halloween costume. This colored hairspray often comes in bold neon colors. When it ends up on your clothing, it can create a dye stain on the fabric. Since dye stains can become permanent when left unattended on clothing, it's best to remove colored Halloween hairspray from clothing as soon as possible.

Things You'll Need

  • Pre-wash stain remover
  • Bucket
  • All-fabric bleach
  • Heavy duty laundry detergent

Step 1

Lay the Halloween hairspray-stained clothing on a flat surface with the hairspray stains facing up. Dampen the site of the hairspray stains with plain water so the fabric is damp, but not soaking wet.

Step 2

Pour pre-wash stain remover over the colored hairspray stain on your clothing. Rub the stain remover into the stain with your fingertips. Allow the pre-wash to sit on the stain for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Soak stained clothing in a bucket.
Soak stained clothing in a bucket.

Fill a bucket with cool water and mix in a handful of all-fabric bleach powder. Soak the hairspray-stained clothing in the bleach solution for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Play it safe and rinse stained clothing in cool water so the stain doesn't set.
Play it safe and rinse stained clothing in cool water so the stain doesn't set.

Rub the fabric together, where the hairspray stain is located, to further loosen the stains. Rinse the clothing under cool water to remove the bleach and as much of the loosened hairspray stains as possible.

Step 5

Wash your clothing according to the instructions on the care label. Use the normal amount of heavy duty laundry detergent and all-fabric bleach to wash your clothing and remove any last traces of colored Halloween hair spray.

Step 6

Hang your clothing to dry. Check to make sure all stains are removed and, if not, repeat these steps. Avoid placing your clothing in the dryer until you're certain all stains have been removed; the heat from the dryer will set the stains.

Tip

  • Wear old clothes or cover your clothing with old towels when spraying colored hairspray.

    Squirt a bit of liquid hand dish washing liquid on a hairspray stain and scrub with an old toothbrush to loosen and remove the stain.

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