Fashion and the never-ending struggle to attain it are always keeping us on our toes. One minute it’s all about piercings and the next it’s hair dye, there’s just no stopping if you’re to make a name for yourself in the style community. And believe me, that’s no easy feat girl.
And of course, wherever there’s talk of fashion and style, hair follows. While wigs have steadily made a mark in the industry, it’s all too common for even the most style-forward of women to get bored with their wigs of luscious black locks and golden manes.
They’re looking to cement a place for themselves in the fashion world, and that only comes by staying on top of trends. In other words, you need to be changing up your hair.
But there’s only so much wear and tear that our locks can take before they undergo irreparable damage. And that’s where our wigs come in! Completely helps us change our looks and slay every event we attend, but is it possible for us to take them one step further? Can they really withstand this next trial?
Yes, I’m talking about dying your wigs to completely change up your fashion game without any harm to your natural hair. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? But is it really possible? Well, read on to see!
Can I Dye my Wig?
Yes, yes you can! But dying a wig is not as simple as getting the box dye out, mixing it together, and plonking it on your head – there’s a lot of care and precaution that’s needed, and a thorough understanding of your wig is necessary if you’re to get good results.
While it is possible to dye all – or at least most – wigs, some are easier to take through the process than others, making them the preferred choice for dying. Generally speaking, real human hair wigs are the way to go if you’re looking to carry out a dying experiment as synthetic wigs are trickier and more fragile.
But that doesn’t mean you need to skip out completely if you have a synthetic wig!
But first of all, let’s take a look at the different types of wigs and how they fare with hair dye.
Synthetic vs Human Hair – Will my Dye Make it Through?
We love all wigs! Yes, we’re inclusive like that, so whether you’re a synthetic girlie or a human hair one, we’ve got space for all of you! And so does the dye community. But of course, dye will react differently to human hair wigs and synthetic wigs, and it’s important to know the ins and outs before you make your decision!
– Human Hair Wigs
As the name suggests, human hair wigs are wigs made out of real human hair. And since the composition of these wigs is basically identical to our own hair, it’s relatively easy to perform a dye job on them. You can use the same dye and follow the same application and aftercare routine to get results that are stunning! And the best part? Your wig won’t be damaged!
– Synthetic Wigs
Synthetic wigs are made from fibers – most commonly nylon, acrylic, or polyester – which makes them more susceptible to chemical and heat-related burning. While you can dye your synthetic wigs, it’s a much more tedious process and one that requires caution.
Be sure to do your research beforehand and even seek expert advice if needed. But one thing’s for sure – you’re not supposed to take out your regular box dye and get started, you need to stick to the synthetic-friendly material only.
How do I Dye my Synthetic Wig?
So, you’re finally taking the plunge and changing up your synthetic wig’s look. I’m excited for you girl! But for you to get the results you desire, there are a few steps to be followed:
1. Boil Some Water
First thing first, you need to boil a pot of water. Make sure that the size of your pot is big enough to fit your wig, and the quantity of your water is measured as the amount of dye will vary according to that
2. Add your Dye
Once your water is done boiling, add in your dye. For every cup of water, add in three teaspoons of dye – since it’s a synthetic wig, we recommend fabric dye. Mix in the dye and lower your heat until the water is simmering. If you don’t want to spend your time dying and want to experience a blonde hair wig, you can get a
3. Rinse and Add
Run your wig under a bit of water to dampen, and then add to your water and dye mixture. The rule of thumb is that the longer your wig is in the pot, the darker it will be, so keep a steady watch and remove your wig when it reaches your preferred color, such as a 613 blonde wig, which you can check out here.
4. Rinse and Place
For the final step, rinse your wig with cold water after removing it from the pot. Once rinsed, carefully place your wig on a wig stand and allow it to air dry. It’s crucial to not apply heat to your wig at this point as it will damage both the wig and its fresh dye.
Given that you dye your wig properly and care for it afterward, your dyed wig will last you a while. It’ll be the star for all of your memorable outfit events and give you the opportunity to change up your look without delivering any damage to your hair. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?
So, if you’re bored with the same old blonde wig lying in your drawer, then it’s time to get creative and perform a dye job. Just be sure to take precautions and not ruin your wig in the process! You better get ready for one hot and happening summer, girl – all in style!