Wigs are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after fashion accessories. They make it possible for you to alter your look without having to resort to cutting your hair or visiting a hairdresser. Some people put one on in order to replicate the appearance of a celebrity or fictional figure. The topic is whether or not it is possible to customize a wig by dying it. You can achieve excellent results with hair color or ink that is based on alcohol. Just stick to these basic instructions and pointers.
MAKE THE DYE READY
The first thing you need to do while dying a wig is to get the dye ready. You will need a water-based Sharpie ink, an alcohol-based ink in the color of your choosing (between 30 and 40 ml; the exact amount required will be determined by the size, thickness, and length of your wig), or both. First, obtain a dazzling opaque color by pouring the ink into a spray bottle. Next, add the equal amount of water to achieve the desired consistency. After the cap has been securely screwed on, shake the bottle. Alternately, if you want a more muted hue, you can dilute an ink bottle with around two liters of water. When preparing alcohol-based ink, do so either outside the home or in a place with adequate ventilation to prevent being exposed to the ink’s fumes.
APPLY THE SHADE
The application of the shade is the second phase in the process. Before we get started, it is crucial to point out that you need to take a wig of a lighter color and color it while you are outside. For the best possible results, make sure that it is clean and free of any oil or hair products. To protect yourself from getting soiled, you are required to wear latex gloves and an apron.
You could want to prepare the work plan by covering it with newspaper before you start. When you want to colour your wig, lay it out on a table or prop it up with a wig holder. Applying the dye to a portion of hair beginning with the top layer requires spraying it on. Invest the time necessary to spray the shade somewhere between three and five times in order to cover an area up to 7.5 centimeters broad.
After that, you should repeat this step two to three times starting from the root. Carry out the same actions on the other sections of your hair, being sure to colour the roots first, followed by the upper half of the strands, and finally the hair underneath.
DYE AND STYLE THE WIG.
Finish up the process by making sure the dye is applied evenly for the greatest possible effects. This final stage includes giving the wig a style, letting it dry, and then washing it. To accomplish this, use a comb with wide teeth and work your way through your wig from the roots to the ends.
After that, dry it by placing it in a sunny location for at least an hour but no more than two (depending on its thickness).
You can also use a hair dryer, but make sure to set it to the “cold” setting so that your wig doesn’t get damaged. Simply running your hands through it will confirm that it is totally dehydrated.
If the color transfers into your hands, you need to place the wig back in the sun for another few minutes. Last but not least, give the wig one final thorough rinsing until the water emerges crystal clean. Repeat the drying process before putting on or storing your wig.
Because some people are afraid of the dye’s potential to give them an undesirable effect or to do damage to their hair, others find it difficult to work with.