If you are looking for a cheaper way to add volume or length to your hair, purchasing synthetic fiber hair extensions may be one of the most suitable options. It seemed all good in the beginning, but now you feel bored with it. Maybe dyeing synthetic fiber hair could revive your purchase a little bit? Keep scrolling down to see our two favorite methods.
What is Synthetic Fiber hair?
With advances in technology, synthetic hair has become more popular in recent years, with newer options made with fibers that make us feel more like real hair. One great thing about synthetic extensions is that most can be worn out of the box. Plus, they hold up in bad weather because they don’t frizz like natural hair does. However, because synthetic extensions have strong fibers, they are less versatile than human hair and need to take more effort to change curl patterns. They also can’t last as long as human hair that typically requires replacement every 3-6 months. But on the other hand, they can be a more affordable option than human hair.
If you have ever used real hair dye to dye synthetic hair you probably get the result that it doesn’t really work. Hair dye is made for real hair and not the synthetic fibers hair that some extensions and wigs are made of. Don’t upset. In this post, we will introduce a couple of ways to change the color of your synthetic fiber hair.
Keep in mind that whatever method or coloring technique you use, the synthetic hair must be light colored in order to get better results. Because you can’t bleach synthetic hair, it must just start off lighter than the color you want to dye it. This means that colors such as white, silver, blonde, and pastel will work best.
Acrylic Ink Dye for Synthetic fiber hair
You can dye your synthetic fiber hair by using a mixture of ink and alcohol. For example, use acrylic ink and isopropyl alcohol. To get started, mix up your DIY (do it yourself) synthetic hair dye. At first, you pour the acrylic ink into the spray bottle and then add some rubbing alcohol. Don’t forget that the amount of alcohol that you’ll want to use depends on how light you want the color to turn out. For more detail: You use more alcohol to dilute the ink if you want a lighter, less opaque color or use less alcohol for a more vibrant, richer color.
Wear some gloves to keep your hands clean and then go ahead and apply the dye to your synthetic hair by just spraying it on. At first, you can spray it on in sections and then just dig your fingers all up in there to be sure the hair is saturated, not just on the top but on the underside too for it is coated all the way through.
Keep in mind that you’re not just dyeing the top layer of hair. Remember to use a comb to brush the dye through to make sure you’re getting it on all the hairs, all the layers, front and back, roots and everything.
Estimated time: 30 to 45 Minutes
Sharpies Dye for Synthetic fiber hair
Beside Acrylic ink dye, there’s another way to create a similar ink combo. It’s the mixture of rubbing alcohol with the ink from sharpies or other, alcohol-based markers. To follow this method you’ll need sharpies, of course, rubbing alcohol, a spray bottle, pliers, a knife, and gloves.
You need to get the ink tube out of the marker first so use the pliers to pull the Sharpie apart. Next, you grab the colorful front section of the Sharpie with your pliers and wiggle it around and pull it until it all comes apart. This process can be hard at first and take some practice to catch the goal.
When it’s apart, put the ink tube aside. Use the pliers to remove the little tip from the front of the sharpie for a little bit of extra ink. And then using something sharp, slice to open the ink casing and the ink will come out easier.
In the next part of the process, you drop the ink tube into the spray bottle and add some alcohol. Remember to let it sit for a while. The longer you let, the better it is. Leaving it overnight is the best to get the most out of the ink casing.
Now, just simply apply it the same way as the acrylic ink mix. Make sure that the dye is applied on your whole scalp.
Estimated time: 1 Hour
Rinsing and Drying
When you’re satisfied and feel that you’ve got it all covered, it is time to step back and let it air dry. If it’s fully saturated it will probably drip everywhere. We highly recommend you should cover the workspace beforehand with trash bags, a plastic tablecloth, or newspaper.
Give it at least an hour to dry but sometimes it might take a little bit longer, depending on how thick or long your hair is. Once you can touch the wig and your hands don’t get dye, it’s probably dry!
Now when your synthetic fiber hair is dry, you can rinse the dye out in cold water until it runs clear. Get all that ink out of the hair quickly so that it doesn’t transfer to your clothes later. If you have an opportunity, try rinsing hair extensions outside, this will help you save your time because you don’t have to wash a dye colored sink or bath.
After it’s all rinsed out, lay it out on a towel to dry. Because synthetic fiber hair is fake hair, we do not recommend blow drying it or using any hot tools. That will cause damaging synthetic fibers. After it dries, brush your hair thoroughly.
And now you can be confident with your synthetic fiber hair and it is ready to wear, and you can also show off your new color.
Above is our two favorite ways to dye synthetic fiber hair at home. How is yours? Feel free to share with us. Anyway, hope you will find this post useful. If you have any question or need consultation, drop us a line and leave us a message. And keep following our website APOSTORE.VN for more interesting topics about hair care, hairstyles and hair extensions.