How to Dye a Wig Successfully?
Dyeing wigs are very popular nowadays because it expands your wig's options. However, if you do not properly dye your wig, you will never be able to wear it again. If you want to know how to color your wig, then you should keep reading. We will cover everything you need to know about wig coloring in this article.
I. What you should know?
Before you dye your wig, you should be aware that it can cause irreversible damage. As a result, we do not recommend that you dye, bleach, or perm your own wig. However, if you are certain that you want to dye your wig at home, you can do so. You can reduce your chances of failure by reading this article.
II. Are there any human hair wigs that can be colored?
When it comes to dyeing your hair, you must first ensure that your wig is dyeable. You cannot simply dye any wig, which can result in costly mistakes. Here are some pointers to help you select the best human hair wig for coloring.
Select a virgin hair wig in a natural color. Virgin wigs are ideal for coloring because they are unprocessed and can easily accept hair dyes. We strongly advise against dying a jet black wig because any color will be difficult to see.
We recommend 613 blonde hair because it can be dyed any color you want. This is due to the fact that it is the lightest and most common wig color. As a result, you do not need to pre-lighten your hair for the dye of your choice to work.
III. You should be aware of the following dyeing tips.
You are now ready to begin dyeing your wig after ensuring that it is dyeable. You can do so by following the steps outlined below.
Before dying your wig, do not bleach it. Bleach is more abrasive than dye and will most likely damage your wig. Wigs are frequently processed before being sold, which means the hair may have been damaged.
Read the dye's instructions. Because they come directly from the manufacturer, instructions are extremely important. You may not get the desired results if you do not follow the dye's usage instructions.
Use the cheapest developer you can find. If you want to dye your hair black with a permanent dye, avoid using a high volume developer (40 or 50 volume). These developers are extremely potent and can cause immediate damage to wig hair.
IV. How to Pick the Right Dye Color?
Choosing a hair dye color can be difficult, but don't worry - we'll assist you in this section.
To begin, it is critical not to select an outlandish color. If you have a black wig, going pink is not a good idea. You must pre-bleach your hair to achieve a dramatic color change. This increases the likelihood of hair damage.
Second, think about your skin tone. If the new color contrasts with your skin tone, the wig may not suit you. Based on your skin tone, use the following tips to determine which shades of hair dye might work best for you.
- Warm skin tones: Colors like platinum blonde, honey blonde, and chocolate are ideal for skin with warm yellow or golden undertones.
- Cold skin tones: Shades like golden brown, amber, and brown-black are ideal for skin with cool blue or pink undertones.
- Neutral skin tones: Choose from red, blue-black, or dark brown for skin with neutral tones.
It's always exciting to experiment with bright, different colors. So, if you want to try a more exaggerated alternative color, you may enjoy it as well, because the color you choose is entirely up to you.
V. Get your wig ready for coloring.
Begin by washing but not conditioning your wig; doing so will create a barrier between your hair and the dye, resulting in poor results.
Dry your wig completely. Air drying is the most gentle method of drying a wig. If you are pressed for time, you can use a hair dryer to dry him, but we recommend using cold air.
Putting the wig together. Brushing your wig from head to toe is an easy way to comb it. When all of the tangles have been removed, you can proceed to the next step.
Step-by-step instructions for coloring your wig.
Following that, we'll introduce each coloring step to ensure you get the perfect look without damaging your wig or staining your lace. If you must bleach your hair, we recommend that you seek the assistance of a professional hair colorist.
Step 1: Secure the lace
If you don't want to stain your wig's lace, you can use Vaseline to protect it from staining.
To protect your mannequin's head from the Vaseline, wrap it in a plastic bag.
Place the wig on the mannequin's head and flip it over.
With a T-pin, secure the wig to the mannequin's head.
Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the lace and firmly press it in place.
Do not apply petroleum jelly to the wig's fabric.
Continue the dyeing process as directed below.
Step 2: Combine the dyes
Adding the dye
You do not need to mix the dye with the developer or any other products for semi-permanent hair dyes. For permanent hair dyes, however, you must mix the color with the developer according to the directions on the hair dye package. For permanent dyes, the general rule is to mix 1 part hair dye with 1 part developer and stir with a hair dye brush until there are no clumps. Follow the instructions on your hair dye if they differ. Wear gloves throughout this process.
Watercolor Dye Mixing
Fill a plastic bowl halfway with boiling water and add a few drops/balls of semi-permanent dye. The more you add, the richer the color effect. Stir the color into the water with a long spoon until it is completely dissolved. Your watercolor is now complete.
Step 3: Using the Dye
The method you choose will determine how you use the dye. You will do the following to apply the semi-permanent and permanent dyes.
Set the wig up on a mannequin stand. Don't bother turning it out.
T-pin the wig to the mannequin's head and comb it through again if necessary.
Put on your gloves and begin coloring the wig.
Apply the dye to the wig section by section with a small brush.
i. Cut the wig into four to six equal sections.
ii. Using gloved hands, apply the dye to the hair strands.
iii. Using a small brush, apply the dye as close to the lace as possible without touching it. Even if you've taken precautions to keep the lace from staining, you should still avoid getting dye on it.
Step 4: Treat before rinsing
Rinse out the wig.
You will need to wait a long time for the color to take hold with semi-permanent and permanent dyes. In general, you should wait 25 to 45 minutes, but it is best to follow the instructions on the hair dye. When the timer goes off, thoroughly rinse the wig and condition it with your favorite wig conditioner.
Step 5: Dry the wig.
To begin drying your wig, use a microfiber towel. Then let it dry on the mannequin's head or outside. If you are pressed for time, you can use a hair dryer to dry it with cold air.
Learning how to color a wig can be a daunting task due to the numerous variables that can go wrong. However, with this guide, you can confidently DIY a new, exciting wig color.
What tools are needed to dye hair?
Long spoon (watercolor method only)
An old towel
Wig mannequin head
Vaseline ( For protecting lace)
Plastic tub (Watercolor method only)
The meaning of various hair colors.
Blue: calm, peaceful, content
Red: bold, passionate, confident
Yellow: energized, cheerful
Pink: flirty, happy, romantic
Black: fierce, confident, grounded, strong