How to dye a synthetic wig

Dying a synthetic wig is very different from dying human hair wigs. Dying your synthetic hair wig in a correct manner is like a dream come true. While dying a hair wig, it is usually advised to have all the right materials on hand to ensure the process goes relatively smoothly. This also applies for dying a synthetic hair wig.

So what will you need?
1.Synthetic Wig that is heat resistant.
2.Fabric dye of your choice.
3.A flat plastic comb.
4.Pot and stove.
5.Old clothes maybe.
6.A pair of surgical (latex or rubber) gloves.

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So, what are the steps to dye a synthetic wig?
1.Set up your Wig Stand on a dry, newspaper-covered, flat and stable surface. The dyeing process may be really messy, so it’s best to choose an area that’s far away from any valuables.
2.Place your wig on the Stand and put on your gloves. Put on an old outfit that you don’t care about in case some of the dye gets on your clothing.
3.Mix a 1:1 ratio of alcohol-based ink and water in a spray bottle. If you’re wanting to go for a more translucent pastel shade, such as mint green, you can add more water.
4.The original color to a large degree determines the result. White or blonde synthetic hair is quite easy to dye compared to much darker colors. But dark synthetic hair cannot be dyed to a lighter or white color. Therefore, choose a wig that you want, as long as it’s a light color, such as white, light blonde, silver, or a pastel shade.
5.Start by dyeing the top layer of hair that’s visible when the wig is parted naturally. Take your spray bottle and spray your dye 3-5 times in a single area to coat a section of about 2-3 inches (5.1-7.6 cm) wide. Dig your fingers into the root area and wiggle them from side to side as you bring them down through the hair. Run your hands through the section 2-3 times to ensure that it gets completely coated.
6.After you’ve sprayed every section of hair with dye and tried to spread it out as much as possible with your hands, the hair may still not look completely uniform. To finish evening out the dye application, use a wide-tooth comb to comb through the hair from the roots to the tips all the way around the head.
7.After you’re done dying your wig, set it outside somewhere in the sun and let it dry completely. This usually takes about 2-3 hours, but may take longer if your wig is especially long or thick.
8.Once your wig feels dry to the touch, take it to a sink and turn on the water. Rinse your wig until the water in the sink is completely clear, and no longer has traces of the ink color.
9.Detangle your wig with a wide-tooth comb. Spray the wig with a synthetic hair conditioner, which you can find at your local beauty supply store.

Some of the tips are from Wikihow.com. Hope these tips can help you achieve your dream of dyeing a synthetic wig to a cool fashion color.

The Forever Trendy Short Hair Style: The Pixie Cut

A pixie cut is a short hairstyle worn by women, generally short on the back and sides of the head and slightly longer on the top.

 

Pixie cuts were popularized first in the late 1950s when Audrey Hepburn wore the style in her debut film Roman Holiday, and later in the 1960s by actress Mia Farrow and British supermodel Twiggy, then even later by Laugh-In star Goldie Hawn. Jean Seberg also sported a pixie cut for Otto Preminger’s melodrama film Bonjour Tristesse.

Depending on the style, pixies range from as short as a half inch in some places to two or three inches long in others. Pixies are very easy to maintain and can be worn casually, or dressed up for special occasions.

It has such a sweet little name, but it has been worn by some of the biggest, boldest, and bravest stars throughout history. Proving the pixie cut has always staying power, Pamela Anderson (yes, really!) and Jennifer Lawrence have recently debuted their own versions. Here, we round up the women who have inspired us with this short hairstyle over the decades.

MILEY CYRUS

 

 “Tick tock tick tock,” Cyrus wrote to her Twitter fans, only a short time before posting a photo of hairstylist Chris McMillan about to chop off her girl-next-door locks. The big reveal was a drastic bleached pixie cut with shaved sides and long bangs that sent the social space into a frenzy. But the singer stood by her look. “Never felt more me in my whole life,” she wrote in response, and proceeded to win over her naysayers by showing them just how gorgeous gutsy can be.

Natalie Portman

 

Natalie Portman’s short hairstyle looks great with her bone structure. This pixie cut has some volume at the top with the sides kept short and pushed back.

Anne Hathaway

 

After she cut her hair off for playing the role of Fantine in Les Misérables, Hathaway admitted she shed tears as well. But all that misery had been paid off. After all, she took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her part in the film and her pixie cut was voted most influential film haircut of all time as well. Fresh and feminine, Anne Hathaway’s side swept pixie let her natural beauty shine.

Emma Watson

 

The actress, who captured our hearts as Hermione in Harry Potter with her larger than life frizzy hair, transitioned into Hollywood royalty the day she chopped her hair into a pixie cut. If nothing else, Emma is an absolute inspiration to girls everywhere, proving that a haircut can change a life.