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Wig Dyeing Tutorial

Hi, I’m sleepingwhimsy. I’m new at blogging tutorials, so please bear with me!

Today’s tutorial will be about wig dyeing. Yes folks, you can actually dye your synthetic wig! :> I don’t know dyeing natural hair wigs though, don’t try it because you might ruin an expensive wig! (Seriously, don’t.)

I had to dye a wig because I ran out of time and because there aren’t any available on hand wigs that have the color that I want. I was in a rush because the con was in less than 5 days. It was a risky move but I am a bit satisfied (at that time, in just a couple of days) with the results.

I’m going to be dyeing a pink wig to a purple ala Faye Valentine of Cowboy Bebop color.

Disclaimer: The picture you are about to see might make you facepalm since Faye’s hair isn’t actually bright purple but darker (I only realized it until later and didn’t really mind that much since I actually colored the wig purple). Since I was out of time and materials (*facepalm*) I decided that the color was the darkest it could go at that time. I still plan to darken the wig color in the future! 🙂

Tip: Don’t dye an already dark wig because the color won’t really show. (I tried to dye a brown wig to purple, it failed. end of story) And no, you cannot dye a wig into a lighter color. Do not even attempt to dye a light colored wig to black because it will only turn into gray. I suggest that you just buy a black wig.

Picture tiem!

This is the after look of the wig, it used to be a pink cotton candy color. As you can see in the scalp, there are still hints of pink.

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