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It seems like you just bought that white collared shirt, and there it is…that ugly yellowish ring. What to do? Grab some shampoo! First, check the ingredients. If the first ingredient is water rather than oil—that’s good. Then look for ammonium lauryl sulfate, the foaming agent that will help break down an oil stain. Once you know that you have the right ingredients in hand, take an old, clean toothbrush and rub a few drops of the shampoo on the ring-around-the-collar stain. Let the shampoo set for about 30 minutes, then wash the shirt thoroughly in warm water.