Can I Color My Wig Hair?

Are you wondering whether you could dye or color your wig? Well, it depends on the type of wig you have. A wig that’s 100 percent human hair is safe to dye, and we will explain why. Maybe you are an experimental or creative individual who enjoys having fun with various hair color trends. Maybe you want to try it on your own this time instead of having your hair stylist do the coloring. Dyeing your wig at home comes with many risks.

Coloring Your Wig

First and foremost, when it comes to wig coloring, professionals don’t recommend dyeing synthetic hair for various reasons. If this is the type of wig you already own, you should avoid dyeing it because synthetic is really just plastic. If you try to change the color of plastic, strange things could occur. Yes, you can definitely change the color on fake strands, but you won’t get great results.

Synthetic weaves and synthetic wigs are both the same. If you dye either of them, the bleach simply won’t work. Unless you have a wig made from human hair, you should avoid coloring it at all costs. Wigs designed from human hair allow you to get creative and customize them to your liking. If you are extremely determined to change the color of your wig, you may want to consider purchasing a brand new wig in the color you prefer.

Dyeing Human Hair

Now that you are aware you can safely dye a wig that is made of human hair, you have the option to use any type of color or dye you’d like. Dyeing a wig made from human hair is the same as dyeing your own hair. If you are just learning how to dye hair, you should first experiment with semi-permanent hair color on a blonde wig. It is a much simpler process instead of dyeing a wig that is already dark in color. Once you succeed at the first step, you can move on to experimenting with darker wig colors, developers, and even bleach.

Lightning a Wig

Are you trying to reduce some of the yellow colors of your blonde wig after you dyed it? If so, you can use purple shampoo and hot water to do this. This will leave you with a neutral shade that will deliver vigorous results.

On the other hand, you should avoid bleaching a wig if you are looking to go lighter. If you do this, you run the risk of damaging it. Bleaching a wig or your own hair doesn’t leave you with too much power. Again, if you are a beginner and want a lighter-colored wig, start with a blonde wig and move on to bleaching after you have practiced for some time.

Final Word

Semi-permanent hair color is the best way to dye a wig, especially if you are not yet experienced. Unless you are a professional, you can do without the bleach. This enables you to play around with different colors and get some practice.