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How to dye a wig?

Not all wigs are suitable for dyeing, generally good quality hair can withstand bleaching and dyeing, those poor quality wigs, bleached hair is basically usually wasted, therefore, it is important to be cautious when bleaching and dyeing wigs.


Wigs can be dyed. If it is a wig made of real hair, the dyeing effect will be more natural, if it is a wig made of chemical fiber, secondary dyeing is not recommended. When dyeing wigs, you should firstly keep your hair dry, then mix the hair dye with water in a certain proportion, and soak the wig in the hair dye solvent.

After some time, take out the wig and use a dry towel to absorb the excess water, hang it on a tissue rack or something, so that it can dry evenly without contacting other objects.

For wigs, if you plan to dye, it is best to choose light color hair, such as, 613 platinum gold is the lightest color, so that it will be easier to color. If your wig is very dark, you need to bleach it to a light color before dyeing, and it is generally not recommended to bleach your wig, because bleaching and dyeing hurts it.

At the same time, it is better to dye your hair with a darker color than you expected, because the hair will slowly fade after dyeing, and if the color is darker, the color will fade more slowly. 

Here are some steps to teach you how to dye your hair:

1. Wash the wig first, and then use a towel to absorb the moisture;

2. Do a root dye on the wig first, and be careful not to stain the color on the bottom of the net.

(Of course, this is certainly inevitable for first-time experimenters, and applying some conditioner to the bottom of the net can prevent the color of the hair dye from staining on the bottom of the mesh.)

3. After the hair is washed, it will be silver hair;

4. Dry your hair with a towel and dye your hair with the color you want;

5. Finally, wash it and trim it into your favorite hairstyle.


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Dyeing a wig can be a fun way to change up your hairstyle, but it's important to do it correctly to avoid damaging the wig. Here are some tips you can take as a reference: 

Choose the right dye: Make sure to choose a dye that is suitable for the type of wig you have. For human hair wigs, you can use regular hair dye, but for synthetic wigs, you'll need to use a dye specifically designed for synthetic fibers.

Prep the wig: Before dyeing the wig, it's important to wash and condition it to remove any product buildup or residue. Let the wig air dry completely before continuing.

Protect the wig cap: Use a wig cap to protect the cap of the wig from dye. You can also apply petroleum jelly or a thick conditioner along the hairline and part to prevent dye from staining the lace or wig cap.

Mix the dye: Mix the hair dye according to the instructions on the package. It's important to wear gloves and protect your skin and clothing from the dye.

Apply the dye: Starting at the roots, use a dye brush to apply the dye to the wig in sections. Use gentle strokes to ensure that the dye is evenly distributed. Continue applying the dye until all the hair is covered.

Let the dye sit: Follow the instructions on the dye package to determine how long to leave the dye on the wig. For most dyes, it's around 30-45 minutes.

Rinse the wig: Rinse the wig under cool water until the water runs clear. You can also use a mild shampoo to help remove any excess dye.

Condition the wig: Apply a conditioner to the wig and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it out. This will help keep the hair soft and prevent damage.

Let the wig air dry: Hang the wig on a wig stand or mannequin head and let it air dry completely before styling.

Note that dyeing a wig can be a bit tricky, especially if you've never done it before. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, you can always take your wig to a professional stylist or wig specialist to have it dyed.


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For the life of the wig, we are talking about the hair itself, without considering other factors such as hair care, maintenance, etc., compared to dark hair such as black or brown, blonde hair has a relatively short lifespan.

And a dyed wig has a shorter lifespan than blonde hair itself, so if you want to better keep the wig after dyeing, you need to use it more carefully, because dyed wigs are more likely to dry than over-dyed hair, it is best to use a leave-in conditioner every day after washing. 

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