How to remove henna stains from your clothes

Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
Jan 27, 2011 12:20 AM IST

Getting henna stains off clothes can be a tough task for you. So, here are 5 simple steps to remove henna stains from your clothes in a jiffy.

1 Blot it right:

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Blot the stain while it is still wet to remove excess moisture. Gently dab the stain with a soft cloth. Do not rub, as this may spread the stain.

2 Soap in action:

Drip a little laundry soap onto the stain and scrub in short, circular movements. Scrub until the stain fades, and then rinse with cold water. An old toothbrush is the precise tool to brush the stain. Keep scrubbing until the stain fades away.

3 Milk effect:

If the stain still remains, heat half a cup of milk in a saucepan until it is lukewarm. Pour it into a small, shallow bowl. Lay the stained part of the cloth over the bowl, pushing on the stain gently until it is submerged in the milk. Allow it to soak for about half an hour. Remove the cloth from the milk and add a few drops of soap to the stain, scrubbing and rinsing as before.

4 Use of chemicals:

Hydrogen peroxide can also help in removing stains. Just take put a small amount of this chemical it on the stain and rub it with a brush. You may not see much of a difference initially, but after a while, the stain will begin to disappear. Chemical reactions can also cause rapid fading, so beware of cleaning solutions, chlorine, and other common household chemicals.

5 Vinegar magic:

You could even try removing it with vinegar or with diluted bleach incase the stains are on synthetic fabric.

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