Can you dye synthetic hair wigs?

Synthetic fiber wigs are an inexpensive wig option for those who want a temporary solution for their hair. Whether out of necessity or because you want to change the style of your hair without damaging it, these types of wigs offer excellent quality and a very realistic finish.

But, imagine that you buy a synthetic wig and you want to change its hairstyle or its color, is it possible to do so? Are there dyes for synthetic wigs? We already told you about how to style your synthetic wig with heat tools and today we will tell you another thing… Can you dye synthetic hair wigs? In today’s post we will tell you how to dye a synthetic hair wig and all the questions that this usually generates.

Can synthetic hair be dyed with hair dye?

Contrary to what happens when changing the color of a natural hair wig, dyeing artificial hair with hair dyes is not possible. The main reason is that the hair will not absorb the dye, which can also damage the fibers of your wig.

Therefore, if you are looking for a wig to change its color frequently, it is best that you invest in one made of human hair. Not only do they allow you to dye them more easily, but they can also be shaped with heat tools without any danger.

Even so, if you prefer a synthetic wig, do not hesitate to visit Newlacecu, because we have an infinite number of models, among which you will surely find the style you are looking for.

Dye synthetic wig with spray

There are people who consider various options to change the color of their synthetic wigs. Adding to how to dye a synthetic wig with hair dye is the question of how to do it with other types of dye.

Can you spray dye a wig? If you want a finish with soft and loose hair, it is best not to. If you haven’t spent much on your wig, what you can try is to spray a mixture of dye and water on the hair with a spray diffuser. You can also use the ink from a marker, mixed with alcohol and sprayed all over the hair.

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Can you dye a synthetic wig with clothing dye?

Many people conclude that a synthetic wig can be dyed with clothing dye, but is this true? It is best to do it very carefully, since the result does not have to be as good as expected.

In addition, during the process, you can end up with your wig, since some of the models of synthetic fiber wigs are not resistant to heat and can deform or melt it. For this reason, the first thing you should do if you want to do this test is to make sure that your wig is of a new generation, like this or this other model of synthetic wigs for women.

How to dye a wig with clothing dye?

The first thing to do when dyeing a synthetic wig with textile dye is to make sure that it is suitable for synthetic fabrics. If you buy a dye for natural fibers, the most likely thing is that the color will not end up adhering to that of your wig, obtaining a disastrous result…

On the other hand, and as we have already told you, the wig you want to dye must be heat resistant. Why? Well, because when it comes to dyeing it, it must be subjected to high temperatures, since it must be submerged in boiling water so that it permeates the color of the dye.

How to dye a synthetic wig then with clothing dye? Depending on the intensity you want to achieve, you will need one or two packets of dye, as well as a pot to bring the water to a boil. With this, and a little patience, you will be able to change the color of your wig’s hair without much effort.

If you’re not sure if your wig is heat resistant, an alternative is to cold dip dye your wig. The procedure is simple, since it is enough to prepare the dye in a bowl and leave the wig to soak for a minimum of 8 hours.

Can you bleach synthetic hair?

Unfortunately, synthetic wigs cannot be bleached, as bleaching products do not act in the same way as they would on human hair. The reason is the material from which they are made, and that is that the nylon or the plastics with which they are made already have a predetermined pigmentation that can only be modified with dyes in very specific cases.

Therefore, if you are looking for a wig of a very light color, it is best that you buy one that comes with this style. The good thing about synthetic wigs is that they are very cheap, so you can have several models instead of modifying a single piece, with the risks that this entails.

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Can synthetic hair be dyed with black hair dye?

Although synthetic wigs cannot be bleached, they can be dyed darker colors. This is the case of black, a tone that can be achieved through the previously explained processes.

However, dyeing a synthetic wig black is not recommended as it gives unnatural results. Instead, it’s best to opt for dyeing your wig in dark brown tones, almost black, but never going quite that deep.

Dyeing a Synthetic Wig with Hair Dye

If you have bought a synthetic wig and you want to change its style, always do it carefully and with good quality products. If you decide to dye synthetic wig with clothing dye, keep in mind that it is suitable for coloring synthetic fibers.

Also make sure your wig is heat resistant before you consider putting it in boiling water. If you have purchased it at Newlacecu, do not hesitate to contact us so that we can confirm whether or not you can dye your synthetic fiber wig with dye for clothing or other products.

Also remember to always rinse your wig after dyeing it, until it stops releasing pigments from the applied color. Now that you know how to dye a synthetic wig, would you go for it or would you rather buy several different styles?

Xiufei Wu

Autora: Xiufei Wu

Xiufei Wu is an expert in hair restoration and has been working in this field for more than 20 years. She has an engineering degree from Qingdao University of Science and Technology with honors (1998). In the year 2000 he began working on the creation and commercialization of hair prostheses and wigs and then in 2005 he founded his personal company New lacecu wig co, which today has hundreds of companies (hairdressers and wig shops) among its clients and thousands of private customers. She today is considered one of the leading experts in China in the manufacture and marketing of hair prostheses and wigs.
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