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How to Dye a Wig-The Best Guide to Dye Your Human Hair Wigs

Jul.08,2022
This entry was posted in Knowledge By Bailee

Most hair stylists and hair care experts recommend that women wear wigs made of real human hair. They have conducted numerous experiments and trials to better understand the performance of human hair wigs and have found astounding results. Human hair wigs can be styled and colored just like your own hair. They are natural and pure and retain their original quality.

If you are wearing a human hair wig, then read on. In this article, I will detail some ways you can style a human hair wig so that you can adapt your wig to each occasion and make more use of it.

How to Choose a Wig Color

It's a commitment that you want to feel good about, whether you're looking for a dye color or wig color. It's much more difficult to undo dyed wig. So, before you make that critical decision, consider the following:

Choose a color that complements your skin tone.

 

choose a color to go with your skin tone

Choosing a wig color is all about bringing out the color in your face. To begin with, it is beneficial to understand your skin's undertones. To assist you, consider the following questions:
You can determine your undertones using this information. Your skin, hair, and eyes will most likely fall into one of the following categories:

Warm: Yellow, gold, and olive/green 

Cool: Pink, blue, and red 

Neutral: a combination of cool and warm tones.

So,  how do you dye a wig to look its best?  According to experts, choose a hair dye color that contrasts with your skin tone. If you have a warm skin tone, try a cool shade of brown, such as chestnut or ashy brown. Try a warmer blonde with caramel or amber highlights for cool skin tones. If you're indifferent, go for them all! And never be afraid to be completely daring if you're feeling fierce and feisty. A shimmery purple, a pop of pink, or deep mahogany can really elevate your look! Choose a Color to Express Yourself.
Remember that if you're going to dye a dark-colored wig a bright or vibrant color, you must first bleach the hair to achieve the best results.  However, it is recommended that you purchase a color like 613, a light platinum blonde, to avoid the bleaching step.

Wig Dye Requirements

There are several methods for dying your hairpiece, each with its own set of tools. You can use a different dyeing method depending on the type of wig, its original color, and your desired color. Water coloring the unit or brushing the dye on are the two most common methods for dyeing a human hair wig.

The watercolor dyeing method is popular for a reason: it is faster and easier than other methods. Water coloring entails immersing your wig in a solution of hot water and hair dye. If you try this method, you should take precautions to protect the lace and knots.

A more popular hair dye method is to use a dye brush or your hands to apply color directly to the unit. This method is very similar to how natural hair is dyed in a salon and gives you more control over which parts of your hair you color. On the other hand, it can be time-consuming, especially if you want to dye the entire wig one color. With those two approaches in mind, let's get into the specifics of dyeing a human hair wig.

Create a hair coloring toolbox.

coloring toolbox

Consider the density of your units as you collect and prepare to dye your wig. Densities can range from 130 percent (light) to 200 percent (heavy). The more products you will need, the higher the density of the wig. You will also require additional time to prepare and color your wig.

1) Wash your wig. This is especially important if the hair is not virgin or if you have used chemicals or styling products on your wig. Before coloring, use only shampoo, not conditioner.

2)Allow the wig to completely dry. To allow enough drying time, we recommend washing a few days before coloring. You can also blow-dry the wig using the proper technique.

3) Brush your wig. Place the wig on the wig head, secure it with a T-pin, and comb through the hair gently to remove tangles. To avoid tangles, begin combing the hair from the tips up. The hair must be flat and tangle-free for the best results.

How to Choose a Color-Retaining Wig

dye wig

You pick your style, order your wig, dye it, and then... it falls apart. It's not the look you're going for. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid these dreaded color mishaps. The first thing you should know about dying your hair is what kind of wig to get. These pointers will assist you in selecting the best one.
For the best results with dyed wigs, a virgin human hair wig must be the best choice. Native American hair has not been permed, dyed, bleached, or chemically treated. This makes it more absorbent and ready to accept those enticing colors. Choose virgin hair if you want to learn how to dye a long-lasting human hair wig.

Human hair wigs from other countries

The processing distinguishes between virgin and non-virgin human hair wigs. Non-native hair has been processed in some way, either before or after collection. It can still be dyed, but only to a limited extent.

Wigs made of synthetic hair

While we do not advise dyeing synthetic wigs, some people do. Because synthetic hair does not hold pigment like human hair, you cannot dye it with regular hair dyes. Synthetic wigs are typically made of polyester, acrylic, or polyethylene, giving them a more natural appearance. Synthetic wigs, unfortunately, do not last as long as human hair wigs. If you are certain that you want to color your wig, start with the highest quality human hair wigs.

How long should you let dye sit in a wig?

Check the dye package to see how long you should leave it. Most of the time, this will be thirty or forty minutes.

Should you dye a wig wet or dry?

"If the hair is dry, the color can easily soak into the strands and not be washed off or out in the first shampoo." That being said, coloring your hair while it is wet isn't a bad idea if you want a more subtle color. It will simply give the color a sheerer or more transparent appearance.

How many times can you dye a human hair wig?

In short, you can dye your human hair wigs more than once, and even three times if you want, but it's difficult to do so without damaging the wig.

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