Everything You Need To Know Before Dyeing A Wig

In fact, a real human hair wig like our natural hair can be bleached and dyed without worries if it is in the right way. If you want to change the hair color of your wig and avoid staining the lace, keep reading to know more knowledge.

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The content of this blog:

1. Can synthetic hair be dyed?

2. Should I bleach the knots before dyeing a wig?

3. How to dye a lace wig without staining the lace?

4. How to get the glue off the lace afterward?

5. How long does water dye last in a wig?

If you love to transform the hair color for a fresh and new look, we highly recommend buying a human hair wig , instead of synthetic hair. But why?

Can synthetic hair be dyed?

Yes, but we do not recommend it. According to most experts, synthetic hair is essentially plastic, so certain pigments and bleach do not work on it. If you try to change its color with hair dye, you are gonna take the risk of running it. Actually, synthetic wigs are readily available in many colors, and dyeing them is not a good idea.

Should I bleach the knots before dyeing a wig?

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It depends on you. If you dye your wig into natural black or brown color and do not mind visible knots, you do not have to bleach the knots. But if you change the dark color into a light one, you have to bleach the knots first for a natural look.

Another situation: if you have a light-colored wig like blonde, there is no need to bleach the knots because they're already light in color and invisible.

How to dye a lace wig without staining the lace?

There are two methods: water coloring your wig/brushing your wig carefully.

watercolor method

Watercolor: you need to coat around the hairline of the lace with gel and blow dry it at least 30 minutes before you put the wig into the water.

In this way, the lace will be sealed and protected and it is very convenient for you to put the whole wig into the water with hair dye and then the color will be changed without staining lace.

The final step is to rinse your wig with shampoo and conditioner. Quite easy, right?

Brushing your wig carefully: there are some tools that should be prepared: a mannequin, an angled brush, gloves, a bowl and hair dye. Before dyeing the wig, you can use plenty of hairspray to protect the lace. Then brush the hair dye evenly to each section of hair and avoid the lace front.

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During the whole process, you should be careful when brushing the roots, going section by section to apply the dye and make sure that there are no spots left uncovered. After that, leave the dye in until the color is what you want and ultimately rinse the wig with shampoo and conditioner.

The benefit of watercolor dye: Based on the detailed instruction, you can successfully dye your wig at home, which saves your time and money.

How to get the glue off the lace afterward?

Rubbing alcohol can remove the glue from the skin easily and quickly. Firstly, use a cotton ball that dabs the alcohol to apply the hairline or use a bottle to spray the alcohol on the edge of the lace. After five to ten minutes, the gel can be removed.

How long does water dye last in a wig?

In general, it can last over one year if you put the wig in the water with hair dye for 30 minutes. But we do not recommend frequently dyeing a human hair wig since the hair dye contains lots of chemistry that will cause hair damage and loss.


Today we talk about how to dye a wig without staining the lace, we hope this blog is helpful to you. If you have any questions, leave a comment below.

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