How to dye a wig
Wig — a wonderful tool for reincarnation. Changing chic wigs, you can feel new every day, create unexpected images and moods. Taking care of wigs is no more difficult than caring for your own hair, but in order to dye a wig, you need to know some subtleties.
You will need
- To dye your synthetic hair wig, you will need:
- - permanent marker;
- — alcohol-based ink for stamps;
- - latex gloves
- - cotton wool or brush;
- - utensils for paint.
So, wigs are made of natural and artificial hair. With natural wigs, everything is quite simple — they can be dyed with the usual hair dye, given their color and structure. The only conditions are that you should not dye too dark hair into a radical white color, and also dye wigs based on mono-fabric, as it will also be dyed.
As for artificial hair, their coloring is a very specific process. Strictly speaking, experts in this field — stylists and hairdressers generally do not recommend dyeing synthetic fiber wigs, since, most likely, any composition will spoil the appearance of the product. But, if you really want to change the color of the wig, you can follow the advice of cosplay participants, who have long become pros in this matter.
The safest dyes for artificial hair are alcohol-based dyes. It can be a marker, alcohol ink for stamps and prints, ink for printers. In addition, some advise using batik for dyeing — a special paint for creating patterns on fabric.
The easiest way to change the color of a wig is to carefully color each strand with a felt-tip pen, as if you were painting a picture on paper. This is a laborious method, which is suitable only for light short wigs, but it is quite safe. You won’t ruin your hair.
If you are going to dye your wig with ink, you can apply it to your hair with cotton wool or a brush. Be sure to wear gloves when doing this and protect your clothing and surrounding furniture from ink splashes. For partial coloring of some strands, use hairpins. After dyeing, let the wig dry.
Many advise dyeing synthetic wigs with batik. It is also good that you can choose the color you need from a wide range of colors. The wig will need to be soaked in a solution of batik with water for 3 days (2–3 cans of dye per 3 liters of water). Then the wig should be dried (preferably outside). Unfortunately, this method can damage the structure of the artificial fiber, making it more rigid and brittle. Therefore, hair from an artificial wig can fall out. However, if you use it carefully and comb it gently, you can wear this wig for a long time.