You have one or more natural wigs, but you don't know how to color it (them)? There are many women who would like to know how to color a natural wig. When many women invest in a high quality human hair wig, they want to use it as long as possible. Therefore, they feel the need to re-color the wig to give it a fresh look. Since they cannot afford to have it colored in a professional hair salon, they do it themselves.
You may want to give your wig a new look by coloring it differently. To color a natural wig, you need to implement proper dyeing techniques. By making a small mistake in the process, you run the risk of losing an investment of several hundred dollars. After reading this article, you will be an expert in natural wig coloring.
Tips on how to do a natural wig coloring properly
Carefully read the instructions included with the dye you will buy
It is important to read the instructions for the coloring process very carefully before you start. You should know that coloring your hair is not recommended during certain periods, especially during pregnancy. Therefore, this period is a high-risk time for complications.
Finally, we advise you to consult a doctor as soon as possible if you have any allergies or rashes related to the product you have chosen to color your wig.
Be careful with natural curly wigs
Knowing how to color a natural wig also means being careful with the process. Wigs made of curly virgin hair like the one below have a higher absorption capacity than straight natural hair wigs. As a result, they also fade more easily.
Also, when coloring your wig, remember to decrease the coloring component. Then, use distilled water to replace the coloring component. Finally, mix it all together and continue the rest of the process as normal.
Prepare the right amount of dye for the length of hair you have to color
This point may be redundant with the first one, but it's worth noting. Indeed, if you really take the time to read the dye instructions, you will understand that coloring a natural wig also requires anticipating the amount you will need. In most cases, you only need one can of dye to dye a wig with medium-length hair (hair length up to the shoulders like our wig below).
In addition to the length of the hair in the wig, don't neglect the density of your wig. In fact, since it can vary from 100% to 200%, you should know that the more dense the wig, the more products will be needed and therefore, the more time will be needed to prepare and color the hair.
For exceptionally long or thick wigs, you should have enough products. This will prevent you from exposing yourself to insufficient dye and ruining your work.
Stay as close as possible to the original color of the wig
Whether your hair color is natural or has changed, when choosing a new shade, you should keep your original color in mind. It is very important to make your choice based on your original hair color.
Whether you like your natural hair to be deeply colored or lightly colored, you should be close to your old color. The distance from your old color should not be more than 2 color numbers. Of course, you can try to go beyond two colors but, you run the risk that it will show that it is clearly a stain.
Our advice is that if you want a coloring that is the complete opposite of the original color of your wig, it might be better to buy a new synthetic or natural wig that matches your new desire.