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Coloring Human Hair Wigs

Updated on June 11, 2013

Tips for Applying Color to Human Hair Wigs

Human hair wigs are for women who want to enhance their natural look. Some benefits of wigs that are made of human hair are that they are soft and can be styled like your own hair. You can color them and apply heat to them to achieve your desired look.

If you wish to color your human hair wig it is recommended to start with the best quality human hair you can find. Remy human hair is the most durable human hair available because the cuticle of the hair is intact. Some people refer to Remy hair as virgin hair because it has not been processed. Remy human hair can withstand coloring whereas human hair that has already been processed cannot withstand additional processing.

Coloring Your Human Hair Wig

Step by Step Instructions For the Best Results

You can apply color to human hair wigs that are made of Remy hair to match with your natural hair color. It is highly versatile. It is always recommended to take your human hair wig to a wig professional to have your wig colored versus trying to color the wig yourself.

Before coloring you should always test the hair dye to make sure you get your desired results. Also, never try to lift the color using bleach. Instead, it is recommended to deposit color only. You need to remove any style product that is applied on the hair.. Therefore, you are advised to wash the hair wig a few days before coloring. You are advised not to apply any styling product or hair conditioner before applying the color. It should be completely dry.

You must secure the cleaned wig to a canvas block head with the help of T pins. It should be tangle free. Carefully read the instructions provided to mix the hair color. Then prepare the hair color in a bowl after putting on disposable gloves.

It is important to apply the hair color uniformly to completely cover all the hair.. Be careful not to apply color to the base of your human hair wig, especially any lace material, monofilament, and/or hand-tied areas. In most cases, it only requires 10-25 minutes to completely set the applied color (follow coloring instructions).

You need to rinse the wig in lukewarm water after removing it from the wig head.Next, apply the after color conditioner to the wig and leave it aside for some time as indicated. After rinse the hair on the wig thoroughly., and use a towel to remove excess water from the wig. Finally comb the hair thoroughly and allow it to dry.

Many human hair wigs are colored using textile dyes during the manufacturing process. If you try to color over a textile dye you will not get the desired color. That is why it is recommended to use unprocessed, remy or virgin hair if you want to color the hair yourself. Fortunately, most human hair wigs come in a variety of colors. It is always best to try to choose a color that suits you, rather than relying on coloring your human hair wig.

If this is your first time working with hair coloring products, it might be a good idea to consult a professional to ensure you take all the necessary precautions.

Tips for Coloring Your Wig

It's not always a good idea to add color to your wig. If you have plans to change you wigs color, make sure you follow our guidelines for success.

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      liangxinhuo 

      3 years ago

      I know Human hair wig can be operated, but finding a real human hair wig is not easy in nowadays. Maybe you can check some fashionwigmall

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      liangxinhuo 

      3 years ago

      I know Human hair wig can be operated, but finding a real human hair wig is not easy in nowadays. Maybe you can check some fashionwigmall.com

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Thanks for sharing all these tricks of the trade. Human hair wigs are really interesting subject!

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      RuralFloridaLiving 

      5 years ago

      Never knew you could change the color of a wig - makes sense, though. Thanks, this was very informative!

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