How to Dye Human Hair Wigs


Being predictable with the color of your hair wigs is a relatively very boring way to wear wigs. Everyone knows what to expect from you when you keep wearing hair colors. One reason people hardly change their hair color is the fear of the unknown. They are not really sure if they will still look nice if they make a drastic hair color change. The truth is you will never know your best hair color until you try out different hair colors. Others are careful not to spoil the quality of the hair they bought with a lot of money. Another truth is, as long as you’re dying the wig right, you wouldn’t have a problem with your wig getting damaged.

The first and most salient rule of wig dying is to ensure you’re dying from a lighter shade to a darker shade. Dying from a darker shade to a lighter shade isn’t impossible, but it will require a lot of dye, and at the end of the day, the dye will not last for long. Typically, it’s always better to dye your human hair by an expert. That way, you’re sure there’s little or no mistake.

However, that doesn’t mean the dying process is a challenging one that you can’t handle. With the same products you use for your natural hair, you can use them on the human hair dye. Let’s go over some of the processes needed to dye your human hair wig.

Step 1: Buy necessary materials

To dye human hair, you need a couple of materials. These materials are necessary to ensure the whole dying process is a success. Some of the materials you need include;

  • The dye and developer
  • Hairbrush
  • Wig stand
  • Bowl
  • Soap and conditioner
  • Gloves

Step 2: Mix dye and developer

After getting all the necessary materials, you have to go straight into the process. Mix the dye and developer with immediate effect. Usually, most dye manufacturers recommend the type of developer that works perfectly and the right mix ratio. Ensure you follow the stated procedure from the manufacturers. Don’t worry too much if the mixture doesn’t give you the color you desire. You may want to wear safety gloves during the process.

Step 3: Dye Hair

After getting the mix you desire, the dying process can begin. You can start by dipping your brush into different parts of the dye mix and touching different areas of your wig. That way, you can confirm if the colors are uniform. After getting the right color, you can immerse your hair fully into the dye mixture. Don’t just immerse; bring the wig out to check if there are any untouched parts. You can use your hand gloves to make sure the dye touches it evenly. After that, dry it on a wig stand for a few minutes.

Step 4: Wash hair

Once you can confirm that the hair is properly dry, you have to wash it. While washing it, ensure you choose a shampoo that doesn’t affect the colors of your hair. Wash the hair, apply your conditioner, and wait till your hair is ready.


As long as you’re dying human hair, you don’t exactly need an expert. If you follow the process in this guide above, you should have your desired wig color ready.

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