Can human hair wigs be dyed?

You can do anything with human hair wigs that you can do to your natural hair. This includes dyeing, cutting, heat styling and chemically processing your human hair. Many weave wearers dye wigs to get an exact match to their skin color. Things to remember when dyeing your human hair wigs:

Do a strand test first. Even though you can dye your wigs, you should first test to see how they will handle the coloring process. Mix the dye as directed, then apply to one small strand or section of the hair. Take note of the end result before continuing to dye the rest of the hair.

Experts advise that you don’t attempt to dye non-Remy hair weaves. These wigs have been chemically treated, stripping the strand to its weakest. They are generally not string enough to be dyed.

dye a wig
dye a wig

It may take multiple applications to lighten your wigs. To dye black wigs to blonde or light brown color, you must first strip the hair of its natural color. Then you must bleach the hair to the desired shade. This may more than one try to get to the right color. As usual, do a strand test first to avoid ending up with a head full of orange locks.

Just like strong chemicals can strip and damage your natural hair, harsh chemicals can also damage your human hair wig beyond repair. Remy human hair wigs have the cuticle layer intact. This outer layer of the strand gives the hair its natural shine and body. By using chemical dyes that are too strong for the hair you can strip the cuticle, making your extensions weak, dull and brittle.


Two important desires as wig lovers and wearers are to find quality wigs that complement our hairlines, and most significantly, match our skin tone, to look as much natural as possible. But finding such wigs that especially match our skin tone sometimes is complicated. That has been one of the challenges so many people are faced with. Usually, all I want is to find a wig that complements my skin tone and looks almost unnoticed and we believe you want the same too.

For the best parts, celebrities have always been our role models when it comes to matching outfits and wigs with our natural hairline. From the dark-skinned among them to the warm skinned, their ability to complement their skin tones with matching wigs has always fascinated us. Often, I log into Instagram and scroll their pages to find intriguing features about their wigs and especially, the variations of wig colors their wear that match with their skin tone and complements their entire look. That is one way we broaden our knowledge about wigs here at UniWigs and develop answers and solutions to the challenges and questions wig lovers have about wigs and extensions.

Here at UniWigs, it has always been our pleasure to offer support to our customers and other wig lovers within our reach and to provide solutions to many of the challenges their experience in regards to wigs and beauty. And so, we’ve organized some ideas that you believe you should know to help you make the right wig-choice that matches your skin tone on your subsequent shopping.

Skin Tone
Skin Tone

Understand Your Coloring

As you may know, people can either have warm or cool skin tone. Knowing your natural skin tone will help you decide which hair types to choose.

For Warm Skin Tone

If you have a warm skin tone, have similar attributes, such as look better in gold jewelry, have olive or dark skin, tan easily, have brown, green, or hazel eyes, have pink or gold undertones, and have deep brown, red, or strawberry hair.

If you have warm tones, you can choose wig colors, such as golden-brown, dark-brown, rich auburn, chestnut, white, or those with red or gold highlights.

For Cool Skin Tone

People with a cool skin tone often have fair skin, blue or green eyes, dark brown or pale skin tones, blue-black, coffer brown, or ash brown hair.

If you have a cool tone, wigs in blondes, browns, and blacks with wheat, ash, honey or taupe highlights will be a great choice for you, and when you take a step forward to complement that with a silver or ivory jewelry, the result is amazing!

For Advanced and Ageing

We care about our aged customers. We know that skin tone tends to fade slowly as we grow old. But we want to help you complement your appearance and look as attractive as possible. We suggest lighter wigs because they can give you that natural and softer appearance perfect for you. Finding a wig color slightly lighter or close to your skin tone brightens your complexion and gives you a more youthful look.

Eye Color
Eye Color

Your Eyes Count Too!

Eye color is also another important factor to consider when finding the right wig for you. if you have a green, hazel, golden-brown, or light blue eye color, finding golden-brown, dark, chestnut, or auburn wigs with red highlights is a great idea. And if you have dark hazel, dark brown, deep blue or blue-grey eye color, wigs with more natural colors like blonde, black, and brown tones can be a perfect choice

Looking for Something New?

If you think of choosing a color that is two or more shades darker or lighter than your natural hair color, then you should do it carefully. I advise that you slowly change the color and give yourself time to determine or decide if it’s going to work for you.

Other factors like personality and health status matter as well when finding the right wig for you. Women going through chemo may experience fading of their skin tone, as well as changes in their natural hair look. I also advise that you should take your time to find a wig that matches your current skin tone.


Highlights Can Give You a Rich Natural Color You Need To Improve Your Appearance

Finding natural-looking highlights on your human hair wigs or synthetic wigs can be very effective when it comes to choosing wigs. A great highlight gives you the rich natural-looking color you’ve been looking for. There are numerous variations, you can try out as much as possible to find the best choice for you.

As much as we may have a love for wide variations of wig color, it is important that know that your hair color goes in agreement with your complexion. Dark skin complexions match with dark hair colors, ranging from black and brown to horse blood. Light and fair skin complexions can go with a variety of human hair colors. We recommend that you find a hair color that fits your complexion. Finding a wig that compliments your looks helps you achieve the right appearances that bring back your confidence. Understanding whether you have a light or dark skin complexion is key to knowing your skin tone.

If you’re still unsure about what wig color can match skin tone, we are here to assist you. We derive pleasure in helping our customers find the best wigs that match their desires!




It is no doubt that wearing wigs has made looking good easier, but how do you know the perfect wig to compliment that exquisite look especially as a black woman? Time allows us access to make recognizable improvements on everything that beautifies life, and wigs are no exceptions. They keep coming in more beautiful texture and looks. The wigs are beautiful to behold but you are unsure whether it would be beautiful on you or stand the test of time. This piece would serve as a guide to help you get that wig that would blend with your glowing black colour.

There are two major types of newly made wigs: natural hair and synthetic wigs. You can choose either of these wigs depending on how you want to wear them. If you want wigs that would allow different styles, synthetic wigs would be a better option, they can stay in any position you style them. But if you need wigs that would look like your natural hair, then natural hair wigs would suit better. They look real and you can wear them on a daily basis as if they were your hair. But be aware that if you are going for the natural wig, you would be ready to give it regular maintenance. If not, it would lose its natural features.

Cap Construction
Cap Construction

One of the basic things you look out for in wigs is the wig cap construction. The cap is the base upon which the prepared hair is attached to form the finished wig. With the evolution of time, wig caps are no longer as they used to be. Having a cap that assumes the shape of your head upon wearing it indicated a better fitting wig and vice versa. If you are unsure of the cap and how well it will size your head, you can get a wig with adjustable straps on the cap that would help you adjust the cap to the size of your head. This is better than the tedious task of applying adhesive whenever you have to wear your wigs.

Different caps have different designs with which the hair strands get attached. Of these designs, the best for the black woman is the 100% hand-tied monofilament design. This design also called 100% hand-knotted appears like individual pieces or strands of hair attached to the cap. It is as opposed to machine – attached hair and allows each strand to move freely and makes it possible for the wig to be combed or parted in any direction giving the wearer an undiluted natural look. It creates the illusion of natural hair growth from the scalp.  Some wigs have both designs combined in one where the hand-tied method is used in some sensitive part of the wig like the crown while the remaining parts are machine-attached. As a black woman, it may be better to go for the 100% hand-tied monofilament because of the natural look and the comfort that comes with it, but you may need to consider your pocket to make a better decision.

Except you have a look you want to mirror, natural colours like black or brown wigs look more natural on black women. There may be rare exceptions where a black woman has a naturally light coloured hair, she may choose to help her natural hair colours by wearing the light coloured wigs. These natural colours can also be dyed into any other colour of your choice. But trust me, natural coloured wigs are more appealing on a black woman than the brightly coloured ones.


You would also need to consider the length of the hair. Wigs come in varying lengths. The length you would choose should be dependent on the occasion you are wearing it and the look you want to wear. Long wigs can serve for any purpose, especially for a social function. Shoulder length wigs are perfect for dinner parties. It blends with the dinner wears to give the wearer a classy look. You can also rock short wigs (pixie cuts) as a black woman. It is easier to maintain and does not tangle like long hair.  The longer the hair length, the higher the chances of tangling it has.

Also, a black woman can never go wrong with a front lace wig. Once this type of wig seats on your head perfectly, it would be difficult for one to tell that it is a wig. It gives a black woman a natural look plus the fact that it gives an illusion of hair growth from the natural hairline thereby enhancing the natural look the hair gives. Ensure you test if the wig sheds. Shedding of wigs, whether natural of synthetic wigs fastens the life span of the wig.

Research has shown that black women tend to react easily to the weather. Going for wigs with enough ventilation would serve as a saviour even in hot weather. This ventilation would reduce (or prevent) irritation. You are also sure not to sweat because of the free air passage. This can help you wear the wig for a long time regardless of the weather.

You may want to go for wigs that can easily be curled or straightened to fit your choice at a particular point in time. It is only wigs that are rich in high-temp fiber (which is safe for use with curling irons) that can serve this purpose.

For a black woman, the texture of the hair should be of utmost importance especially if she wants a natural look. Some wigs are smooth and curly almost like the hair of these women black women. Those wigs are recommended.

Remember, that your budget is very important while choosing wigs. Some wigs are affordable and have good quality. Overpriced wigs are not necessarily the best wigs.

If you put all these are put into consideration, I am sure that you would be able to get the perfect wig that would serve the purpose it is meant for while complementing your looks. Don’t forget that the durability and longevity of any wig are dependent on how you use it. Ensure to use good products on your wigs to enable them last longer while looking healthy.