Here is a step-by-step guide on how to dye your human hair wig at home and rock a new hair color without ruining your wig.
Do you want to change your hair color but are scared you won't like it? Or do you like to experiment with your hair color in a spontaneously dramatic or subtle manner while also wishing to keep your natural hair chemical free?
If that is the case, it is time to invest in a human hair wig, which is the most versatile accessory for you. Human hair wigs can be dyed in any color you want, but keep in mind that they are considerably more expensive than other wigs and you do not want to risk ruining them.
So, to help you with dyeing a human hair wig on your own, here is a comprehensive guide on choosing the perfect color for your wig, the tools required, and finally, the easiest method to dye human hair wigs.
The most important thing to consider when choosing a wig color is that it must compliment your natural skin undertones, which can be warm, cool, or neutral. If you do not know what your skin's undertone is, here's a quick way to find out.
If the veins inside your wrist appear green, you have a warm skin tone. If they appear blue or purple, you have a cool skin tone, and if they appear as a combination of both, you have a neutral skin tone.
If you have a warm skin tone, try cool shades of browns like ash, chestnut, caramel, or espresso brown. Warmer blonde shades with caramel or amber undertones are best for people with cool skin tones. If you have a neutral skin tone, you can go with any warm or cool hair color. Also, remember the golden rule of hair color: for your first dye, stay within two shades of your natural hue, as anything lighter or darker can look exaggerated.
Choosing the right color for your wig is not the only factor in successfully dyeing your hair at home. You will also need the best tools to ensure that the dyeing process proceeds smoothly and perfectly.
Here are the tools you will need to pull off the perfect hair dying job if you are dyeing your hair yourself:
If you are not careful when dyeing your wig at home, you may wind up with a wig with rough darker patches of hair dye rather than a completely dyed wig. So, before you begin applying hair dye to your human hair wig, you must first prepare it by following these four preliminary steps.
If your wig has been smeared with chemicals or styling products, you must thoroughly wash it. Wash the wig a few days before dyeing it with a shampoo and no conditioner at all.
Before dyeing your wig, place it on a wig head or stand with the help of T-pins and let it air dry. You can blow dry your wig as well.
Using a fine bristle brush, comb through the hair to remove any tangles or knots to make sure the wig is flat and knots-free.
Wear rubber gloves that you can easily discard after use. They will protect your skin from the irritation, itching, and staining caused by the hair dye formula.
After choosing the right color for your wig and prepping it, follow the steps below to perfectly dye your wig at home.
Follow the directions on the hair color box and take out the dye and developer in a ceramic or plastic bowl. Mix it thoroughly with a plastic spoon. You may need two boxes of hair dye if your wig is longer and thicker.
Keep in mind that using metal tools with hair dye can cause the pigment to oxidize.
Always do a test strand before applying the dye to the entire head of hair to ensure color accuracy. Apply the dye to a small section of hair with a brush or your hand. Allow it to sit for 40-50 minutes before washing. If you like the color, you can continue to dye the rest of the wig.
Working with one thin section at a time, gently apply large scoops of dye to completely coat all strands. When it comes to the roots, using a brush is easy since it prevents dye from seeping into the lace and root knots near the scalp. You can also dip the wig into the dye and spread it through the layers of the wig.
For the best results, place the wig on a wig stand, brush it, and let it sit for 40-50 minutes before washing it.
Now, rinse the wig with lukewarm water to remove the dye residue until the water runs clear. Use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner, but avoid using conditioner at the roots.
Towel dry the wig, then put it on the wig head, untangle all of the knots, and let it air dry or blow dry as desired.
It only takes patience and caution to master the art of dyeing a human hair wig yourself at home. Just choose the perfect color for your undertone or go bold with any vibrant color, follow the specified guidelines, and voila, enjoy your new dyed human hair wig.