Last Updated on March 16, 2023 by hassan abbas
Introduction to dyeing synthetic hair
There are so many options in choosing hairstyles these days. It can range from terse haircuts for men, medium length hairstyles, Longer Hairstyles, curly hairstyles for women, and even long straight hair with highlights of colors which is unique. Hair color trends change from time to time but usually, either blonde or red are the most popular choices among people of all ages. For example, You can find celebrities like Katy Perry or Lady gaga with signature red-colored hair. Sometimes it’s not possible to get the desired type of look you want due to various reasons such as allergies towards certain chemicals required for coloring, sensitive scalp, etc. These are the times when one opts for another choice called hair extensions.
Synthetic hair or hair extensions are artificial hair attached with the own natural hair to add length or volume to the original one. This is an excellent way of changing your look instantly. Many types of extensions are available in the market, such as clip-in extension, wavy clip-in, pre-bonded, etc., depending on the individual’s need and budget. Synthetic hair has become the most popular method of adding length or volume due to its smoothness, zero damage factor, and less maintenance. It is considered a cheaper option than human hair since they last forever without any upkeep, even after using them multiple times.
Step by step procedure of dying synthetic hair
In this article, we will see about dying synthetic hair. By doing it, you will discuss the dyeing of synthetic hair. There are a few step-by-step instructions for passing them properly if you have some synthetic hair extensions.
Prepare your hair
First of all, It is essential to prepare your hair before applying new hair color or dye to them. Once the hair color has been washed out of the natural hair, it is tough to remove from the extensions due to its smooth ends, making it prone to more damage. So to avoid this problem, you must treat your natural hair with some essential oils or conditioners so that they are not damaged when applying dye/color on hair extensions.
Use henna-based colors
The best way of coloring artificial virgin Remy human hair is henna-based colors because these are entirely un-damaging and provide complete coverage for the hair extensions. This method is best suited for naturally-covered gray/white hairs to match their natural color.
If you’re not aware of how to dye synthetic hair, then following step by step detailed instructions will be beneficial in achieving desired results:
Get your hands on some quality henna colors. You must be like to use Mehndi (henna color lab) because they hold beautiful red color for more extended periods than other brands, making it difficult for you when you wish to re-dye them again.
- One bowl One spoon or tablespoon
- Two plastic gloves
Now take some henna in a bowl and add a few tablespoons of tea tree oil. The reason for adding tea tree oil is that it prevents the scalp from itching while dying your synthetic hair. Also, add a sufficient amount of water to make a thick paste.
- Henna powder
- Tea tree oil
Apply plastic gloves to avoid staining hands and start applying this pack all over your natural hair that you want to dye or cover gray hairs with, even if you’re using only one color, then also use it on the wild part.
Would you please wait till the hair pack becomes dry? Once it is dry, cover your head with a shower cap to lock in the moisture.
- Shower cap
- Plastic gloves
Now heat some water, don’t let it boil; let it become lukewarm, and then remove the shower cap from your head.
- Lukewarm water
- One bowl
Start applying this hot water all over your extensions or where ever you’ve used a henna pack. Keep it for about 10-15 minutes so that the pack gets thoroughly washed out of synthetic hair.
After 15 minutes have passed, wash it off using tepid water and soap.
Once the pack is removed from synthetic hair, take shampoo and rinse it well so that no residue of dye or henna remains in your hair extensions.
- Tepid water
Apply a small amount of conditioner to remove excess heat from the synthetic hair end. It will also help keep the color for a more extended period without fading too quickly.
Finally, rinse it off with tepid water and then let them dry naturally
It is essential to note that synthetic hair can lead to more damage during the dying process if proper care isn’t taken, as it can’t be treated the same as natural hair.
The following points need to be kept in mind:
- Henna is an abrasive, so it’s tough to remove from synthetic hair, so you need to take special care and use plastic gloves.
- Use only Henna colors for dyeing synthetic hair because they’re 100% un-damaging, and also they hold beautiful red color for more extended periods, unlike other brands.
- The more extended period takes henna colors to remain on your extensions, the lesser the chances of damaging them.
- You can re-dye synthetic hair as many times as you want, but make sure that after removing dye from extensions, you remove all moisture by drying them thoroughly.
Remove dye from synthetic hair:
But if you wish to remove dye from extensions, then there are a few simple steps that can be followed:
Start applying shampoo to your synthetic hair. Make sure that you use shampoo only on the dyed part and not apply it all over your natural hair because it will damage your natural strands.
Add some tepid water to the bowl and mix shampoo with a little bit of conditioner. This mixture will be effective for removing henna color from synthetic hair.
- Tepid water
- Plastic gloves
Shoot this mixture generously onto colored parts of synthetic hair, and after a few minutes, start massaging this mixture with fingers from root to tip.
Now wash it off using tepid water and soap.
- Tepid water
- Tissue paper
- Plastic gloves
After removing dye completely, you can apply a small amount of conditioner if needed so that no damage is done to synthetic hair, which will also help maintain color for more extended periods.
- What color dye should I use to dye synthetic hair?
Answer: Be sure the dye is approved explicitly for wig production or synthetic hair. Follow safety precautions as described by the manufacturer. Hair dyes are not tested on animals, but some shades are more harmful than others, so make sure you are using one that is safe for use on synthetic hair.
- What is the difference between human hair and synthetic hair?
Human hair has a cuticle or outer layer with scales that run in one direction, while synthetic hair has no cuticle or scales but instead has tiny pores that allow it to be easily absorbed by the skin.
- Can synthetic hair be colored to match my color?
Yes, synthetic dyeing hair is effortless, and it can be done at home. It’s best to use a permanent dye. Before dying, make sure the synthetic hair has been washed and dried correctly with no styling products in it because these will affect the final shade.
- How can I curl synthetic hair?
Synthetic hair applied directly to the scalp does not need a unique heat source to style it as its temperature is similar to that of the human body, but a heatless curling method should be used for best results. Additionally, you should use a styling product before curling your synthetic hair. Once the desired curl pattern has been achieved, you can use a flat iron to straighten your synthetic hair or leave it in its current style.