Now, we can find various styles of wigs on the market, water weave hair, body wave hair, straight hair and deep curly hair. And there are different color for choosing as well. However, if you can’t find the specific color you want, it is possible to dye a wig. Both synthetic and human hair wigs can be dyed, and we suggest that you choose human hair wigs to dye, because human hair wigs can be dyed using the same process that is used with human virgin hair grown from the scalp. Today we are gonna to learn how to dye a human hair wig.
Things you’ll need: hair dye, 20-30 volume hair developer, rubber gloves or disposable gloves, a plastic bowl and a human hair wig.
Get everything needed
Put on the rubber gloves or disposable gloves, this may prevent your hands from getting dirty or hurt. Then mix the dye and developer in a plastic bowl. If your wig goes down below your shoulders, you may need two boxes of hair dye. And please do not use a metal bowl or spoon to mix your dye. The metal can oxidize the dye, causing it to change colors.
Apply the dye.
You can test the dye on a few strands of hair to make sure the color you dyed is your favorite one. Then soak the wig in the dye. With your hands, gently scoop the dye over the wig and spread it through the layers of the wig. Next, you may place the wig on the stand to secure the wig to the stand using T-pins, brush through the hair with a comb or wig brush to distribute the dye throughout the wig to make sure that the dye is evenly applied to the entire wig. Leave the wig to let the color set. When the wig has reached the right color, you can wash it.
Washing the hair.
You should use a color-safe shampoo or special lace wig shampoo to wash the wig. Place the wig under a tap with warm water to get rid of the excess dye before using the shampoo. Then apply the air conditioner to the hair. This step may make your wig shinier. Gently squeeze the wig with the towel to remove excess water, and place it back on the wig stand by dry. You may let it air dry or blow drying it. If you choose the latter one, please be careful with the heat of the hairdryer, make sure the wig does not overheat.