How to Get Hair Dye Out of a Rubber Bracelet

Rubber bracelets, whether part of the latest collectibles craze or one that supports a favorite cause, are commonly seen decorating wrists. A rubber bracelet stays clean with little effort, but an unseen splatter of hair dye can leave a stain. As hair-dye pigment settles into the surface of the rubber bracelet it leaves discoloration behind. Treat a hair-dye stain as quickly as possible for the easiest stain removal. Use supplies that safely remove dye and other pigment stains without ruining the rubber bracelet.

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Some rubber bracelets help raise money to support special causes.
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Butter softens and lifts different dye stains.

Step 1

Smear butter on the tip of your finger. Rub the butter into the hair dye stain on the rubber bracelet. Let it sit on the surface for 1 to 2 minutes to soften the dye stain.

Step 2

Buff the butter off the bracelet with a clean, dry cloth, removing as much of the hair dye stain as possible.

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Toothpaste scrubs off dye stains on rubber.

Step 3

Place a pea-sized amount of whitening toothpaste on the dry cloth and rub it into the rubber bracelet. The whitening agents in the toothpaste help to lift the stain.

Step 4

Stir together 1 tsp. of dishwashing detergent and 1/2 tsp. of rubbing alcohol in a bowl. Submerge the hair-dye stained portion of the rubber bracelet in the mixture. Allow it to soak for 15 minutes.

Step 5

Rinse the bracelet under water while rubbing the stain with a cloth to remove the remainder of the stain. Dry the bracelet.