Can You Dye Synthetic Hair with  Semi-Permanent Color

Dyeing your synthetic wigs is a great idea because repurposing old ones is more affordable than buying more wigs, which tend to be on the expensive side. 

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Synthetic wigs aren’t the same as human hair. Your wigs’ strands are likely made from polyester or polyvinyl, not real hair.

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Because of this, the products you usually use to wash, nourish, and color your hair won’t be effective on your wigs.

The easiest, most hassle-free way to color your wigs is by spraying on the color with acrylic or alcohol-based ink—yes, you can even use ink from your Sharpies and permanent markers for this.

What can I use to color my synthetic wigs and hair extensions?

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This method is a bit more complicated and can get pretty messy too. The first thing you have to do is take all the precautionary measures to keep your skin clean, as well as your kitchen counters and tiles.

How to color your synthetic wigs with fabric dye?

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To avoid hair dye staining, you should wear an old T-shirt and cover your floors with newspapers.

Step 1: Cover your skin and floors

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Make sure your wig can fit in the pot and that you have space to turn the wig over multiple times during the process.

Step 2: Fill up a large pot with water and bring it to a simmer

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The more paint you put into the pot, the more rich and bold your color will be. If you use less pigment, you can create a bright and striking pastel shade.

Step 3: Add your fabric dye

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