Colored human hair wigs are pretty trendy because of their aesthetic appeal and variety. The market features numerous stores that sell colored wigs. However, if you cannot find your favorite or color of choice, you can always make your colored wig at home. Colored wigs are made by applying dye to your existing wig. This write-up focuses on how to make colored human hair wigs.
How to make colored wigs
The following is a step-by-step guide for making colored wigs.
Step 1: preparation
The first step of the process is the preparation of the wig for the coloring process. Depending on the type of wig you are working with, you can prepare for the process by getting the necessary tools like a wig stand, tweezers, dye, pins, cap, gloves, combs, and other things. Other things you can do to prepare for the process are;
- Marking the hairline on the wig cap using a marker (you can only do this by putting on the wig)
- Mixing the dye depending on the color you wish to achieve (the amount of dye you will need depends on the thickness and length of the wig)
- Placing the wig on a wig stand or mannequin
- You must also prepare your wig for the process by washing it, letting it dry completely, and brushing it
Step 2: Start the dyeing process
This is the most crucial step of the process. The first thing you must do is to place the wig on a protected, flat surface. The next thing is to apply styling gel to the lace. Doing this will help protect the lace from the dye. If you have already mixed the dye, the next thing to do would be to put on gloves and apply the dye to the wig. Note that the method of application usually depends on the type of hair dye you are using.
Step 3: Let it sit for a while, then wash it off
The amount of time you let the wig sit will determine the color. Therefore, you must be very careful with this step. The last part of the process is washing the wig. Ensure to wash off the dye and completely.
How to pick the best-colored wig
As mentioned before, there are numerous color options in the colored wig market. When choosing the best one, below are some things you may want to consider;
1. Your skin
When choosing a colored wig, one of the first things you must consider is your skin tone. It would be wise to choose a wig color that complements your skin and its undertones.
2. Your personality
Another factor you may want to consider when choosing the best colored wig is your personality. You can also choose a color based on your mood. For instance, if you are feeling bold and courageous, then red would be the best color. On the other hand, yellow would be the best option if you feel cheerful and energized.
3. The occasion
In some cases, you may have to consider the occasion when you wish to use the wig to make the best choice. For instance, if you are going to a themed party, you may need a wig featuring the theme or concept color.
The process of applying dye to a wig can be very challenging. Any mistake could result in the wig getting damaged. Therefore, you may either want to get professional dyeing services for your wig or purchase an already colored wig.