Wigs have become increasingly popular fashion accessories. They allow you to change your hairstyle without having to cut your hair or go to a hair salon. Some wear one to imitate the look of a star or a character. The question is, can you dye a wig to personalize it? You can do it very well with hair dye or alcohol-based ink. Just follow these steps and tips.
STEP 1 : PREPARE THE DYE
To dye a wig, the first step is to prepare the dye. To do this, you’ll need an alcohol-based ink in the color of your choice (30-40 ml depending on the size, thickness and length of your wig) or Sharpie ink and water. Start by pouring the ink into a spray bottle, then add the same amount of water to achieve a sparkling opaque shade. Then shake the bottle after you’ve sealed it. If you prefer a pastel color, mix a bottle of ink in about 2 liters of water instead. To avoid exposure to alcohol-based ink vapors, make the preparation outside the house or in a well-ventilated room.
STEP 2: APPLY THE SHADE
The second step is the application of the color. Before starting, it is important to specify that it is necessary to take a light colored wig and to carry out the coloring outside. Make sure that it is clean (without grease or hair products) for an optimal result. You should also bring latex gloves and an apron to avoid getting dirty. Remember to prepare the work surface by covering it with newspaper. To dye your wig, place it on the table or on a wig stand. Spray the dye on a section of hair, starting with the top layer. Take the time to spray the dye 3 to 5 times per area to cover up to 7.5 cm wide. Then run your hands through 2-3 times starting at the root. Repeat on other sections, making sure to dye the roots, then the top half of the strands and the hair below.
STEP 3 : DYEING A WIG, MAKING FINISHING TOUCHES
For best results, proceed with the finishing touches to ensure that the dye is evenly applied. This last step involves styling, drying and rinsing the wig. To do this, take a wide-tooth comb and style your wig from root to tip. Then dry it in a sunny place for about an hour or more (depending on its thickness). You can also use a hair dryer, but choose the “cold” setting so as not to damage your wig. To make sure it’s completely dry, run your hands through it. If the dye stains your hands, put the wig back in the sun. Finally, rinse the wig until the water runs completely clear. Dry again before wearing or storing your wig.