Can You Use Hair Dye On Lace Front Wigs? The simple answer to this question is yes. You can dye lace front wigs. However, there are some factors that you need to consider before you jump in and do it yourself at home. For starters, I recommend you consult with your hair stylist and make sure that it’s okay with them before making any decisions about dying your hair or lace front wigs together.
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Yes, but take care when doing so
Yes, you can dye your lace front wig, but there are some precautions that you must take before doing so. Make sure to use a human hair lace front wig, not a synthetic one, because those types of wigs can’t be dyed. Before purchasing any hair dye, consult with your wig maker on the kind of dye to buy and how to do it so that you don’t end up damaging your investment. If you need help getting instructions from your wig maker, check in with your stylist. Always test any dye on an inconspicuous area before applying it to your whole head! Start with an easier wig, such as a 14 inch lace front wig, because the length is more manageable.
Choose a non-permanent dye
The question of whether or not you can use hair dye on lace front wigs is often asked by wig owners. The answer to this question is: no. It is not recommended to use non-permanent hair dyes on a lace front wig because these dyes tend to stain the synthetic fibers and may cause the wig’s color to fade over time. If your desired new look requires a color change, it is best to opt for permanent hair dye instead so that the result will last. Permanent hair dyes are available at most drugstores and are designed specifically for human hair strands. To get the desired effect, you will want to invest in extra packets of developer; this way, your bleach will work more effectively and give you better results than just using one packet per ounce of bleach.
Test the dye on a small section first
Before dyeing your lace front wig:
- Test the color on a small section of the wig.
- Apply a small amount of hair dye to one inch at the bottom of your wig.
- Wait 24 hours before deciding whether to use this color or choose another. If it works for you, apply more dye over that spot and allow it to process for 30 minutes or more.
- Be careful not to apply dye to the lace as this can cause damage to it.
When dying your entire lace front wig, make sure that you are in a well-ventilated area and wear rubber gloves to protect your skin from coming into contact with the hair dye chemicals.
Dilute the dye before applying
If you want to dye your lace front wig, there are a few things to remember. First, it’s important to dilute any hair colorant before applying it. This will prevent your lace front wig from becoming too stiff or brittle when it dries. Diluting is easy: Simply mix one part hair colorant with two parts water or conditioner before applying it to the desired area on your lace front wig. Then wait for 20 minutes before rinsing out the excess dye and shampooing as usual. Second, using a semi-permanent dye on your lace front wig may be best. That way, if you’re not completely satisfied with the new color after 24 hours, all you have to do is shampoo it out and reapply another light coat of semi-permanent hair colorant–no damage done!
Apply the dye evenly
When applying hair dye to your wig, you’ll want to be sure to use the dye evenly throughout the wig to avoid streaks and missed spots. To do this:
- Brush the hair with a comb in a downward motion. If it is impossible to do this by hand (like when dying dark colors), put a plastic cap on top of the head to protect it from accidental splatterings of dye and carefully pour or spray the dye onto it.
- Make sure all areas are completely saturated before moving on to another area, as lighter patches will dry lighter than darker patches if there is any unevenness in the application.
- Be careful about overdoing it with too much product or time spent in one spot – use a timer if necessary!
Rinse the dye out thoroughly
Before you use hair dye on a lace front wig, it is important to remember that the color will not wash out of the lace. Rinse your hair thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner after rinsing out the dye. Be sure to rinse it out in cold water (to close down your pores and seal in the color). Never use hot water, as this can cause permanent damage to your wig or extensions.
Condition the wig after dyeing
Conditioning a lace front wig after dyeing is an absolute necessity. The hair on the wig will be dry and brittle from the chemicals in the dye, so it needs to be moisturized. First, use a conditioner on your lace front wig that is made specifically for synthetic wigs. Put it on generously and let it sit for at least five minutes before you rinse it out. Then put some styling cream or oil on your fingers and run them through the wig hair to smooth down any flyaways or frizzies. This should leave your lace front wig moisturized and looking like new! Finally, apply another generous layer of conditioner and let that sit for another few minutes before rinsing out again with cool water.