How to Dye Synthetic Wigs
Playing with colors is always fun. Fortunately, your nails aren’t the only piece in your body; you can beautify.
Getting creative with your hairstyles and color not only enhance your look but says a lot about your personality. Sticking to one hair color gives the illusion that you’re scared to experiment and in some cases boring.
Blending deep-rooted color is seen as a way of getting more natural looks in contrast to solid colors. However, in this article, we won’t be talking about deeply rooted colors neither will it be all about choosing the right wig for your face-shape.
We’re taking it to the extreme and looking to add more spark to your looks. Since dying your natural hair could be risky, we have found a couple of ways to do so with synthetic wigs.
Dying synthetic wigs
If you’re looking to add a whole new dimension to your look, synthetic wigs are your sure bet. First, they are cheaper means of adding more length and volume. Secondly, they can be dyed, especially if you get bored of sporting one look every day.
To this effect, it’s possible that you’ve tried dying a synthetic wig before with little luck.
You could have also attempted to do so with a real hair dye which doesn’t really work. Hair dyes work for natural hairs and not the synthetic fibers most hair extensions are crafted from.
Through trial and error, we’ve discovered a couple of ways to add more spark to synthetic wigs through dying.
What to consider before dying
Whatever method or bleaching technique you decide to go for, remember that synthetic wigs should be light colored to get a good bleaching effect.
It’s always better to go for a color shade darker than the color of the wig you want to dye. As much as we hate to admit it, synthetic wigs are hard to dye. Hence, it’s easier to bleach a wig with light colors.
- Ink type
Synthetic wigs can be bleached with natural hair dyes. You can use a mixture of alcohol and ink to get your DIY synthetic dye. Acrylic ink and isopropyl alcohol are most preferred.
Before getting started, remember to cover all the area that will be exposed to the dye. Cover your work-station with leather or newspaper.
Secondly, the quantity of alcohol depends on the color shade you want. Use more alcohol if you want a light color and less for a solid color.
- For your DIY dye, mix the acrylic ink into a spray bottle and add alcohol.
- Protect your hands by putting on some gloves and apply the dye carefully over the wig. Coat it all through to ensure the color is evenly distributed. If you find it hard applying on all strands, use a comb to brush the dye all through.
- Once you’re done applying the dye, place on a table, and set aside to dry for at least an hour.
- After an hour, wash the dye off with clean water and get rid of all ink, so it doesn’t ruin your clothes later on.