Can you Bleach a Synthetic Wig? Your biggest synthetic questions answered!
By Tope Ikudaisi
Synthetic hair is an affordable and comfortable hair that can easily be rocked and goes with any outfit of your choosing. If you decide not to mess up with your natural hair, you can go for a synthetic wig. It is another way to change your appearance, style and not get bored of your natural hair, giving you a refreshing and youthful look.
These days, we have colorful wigs in the market. Some of these colorful wigs are human-hair and synthetic. If you are tired of your everyday look and want to go for a vibrant look this time, but you have no money to get some of these colorful wigs. Why not change the color of your synthetic wig?
Yes, dyeing a synthetic wig is doable, provided you use the right products and follow the procedure needed to dye your synthetic wig. Nevertheless, the dye for natural hair and human hair is not the same as the dye used for a synthetic wig. Having a black, or a dark brown, you may want to reconsider buying a lighter wig before attempting to color it. Below are lists of methods you can apply when dyeing your synthetic wigs:
The Acrylic Ink Method:
It is one of the methods for dyeing synthetic wigs. There is a wide selection of inks to choose which color you would like to customize your synthetic wig. It is very effective and easy.
What You Need:
- 1-3 bottles of acrylic ink (more if you want more colors)
- A bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol.
- A Styrofoam head for the wig.
- A light-colored synthetic wig.
- A comb.
- 1spray bottle per color (or one that you thoroughly rinse between colors)
- A plastic tablecloth or other protective covers.
- An apron.
- Latex or neoprene gloves.
- (optional) a sharpie in a similar color to your inks
- (optional) cotton balls or Q-tips.
It is advisable to get all the listed products above before beginning your dyeing process. You can place your synthetic wig on a wig stand or a Styrofoam head. The Styrofoam works better because you won't have to bother about cleaning it after dyeing.
Get the ink, alcohol, and spray bottles. We recommend using two colors of ink to create color variation. The dyeing process requires a mixture of an equal amount of ink and alcohol in a spray bottle. The more diluted the ink is, the more pastel the final color appears.
Steps to get started:
1.Make sure your worktable is covered.
- Put on your gloves and apron.
- Before you starting spraying, splits the hair into four sections. It helps to get the dye fully saturated on every strand.
- You can then spray the wig using your hands or comb to cause an equal distribution of the spray.
- Start spraying from the roots down to the length of the hair. Use your hand or comb to ensure you don't miss out on any section.
If you have done these steps, go ahead and take a break. It should take an hour or less to get dry. Once it is dry, go ahead and style it to your taste.
Water (or alcohol) Bath Synthetic Hair Dyeing:
The water needs to be warm-hot. Take a container big enough to hold the water to submerge your wig. Pour about 2/3rds of water into the bowl and pour in 1 bottle of the dye and stir this mixture properly before adding your synthetic hair.
If you want to achieve a darker color, you may want to add more dye, depending on your jurisdiction. Let the wig sits for a long time if you want a darker shade. If you prefer a lighter color, you might leave it for about 20 minutes. Pull the wig out of the container, and rinse it over the tap. To avoid color transfer onto your clothes or skin, let the wig dry out completely; by leaving it overnight or preferably you can use the hand-dryer, that's it you're done. Once it is dry, you can go ahead and style your wig into your desired style.
This article provides you with answers to questions you might have in regards to dyeing a synthetic wig. We have different methods for dyeing a synthetic wig, but I chose to list the two most consistent because of their low-risk options. For more information about wigs, stay connected.