What Is Synthetic Hair?
Synthetic hair is made from man-made fibers that are chemically processed to look and feel like real human hair. In addition, synthetic fibers have style memory. Once set, they remain in that shape for a long time, even after cleaning. But not all synthetic fibers are of equal quality. As we mentioned, cheap synthetic hair has an unnatural sheen, while expensive one has high quality fibers that look very similar to real human hair. Some synthetic wigs and hair extensions are also heat-resistant, so you can use a heating tool to make them.
Can You Dye Synthetic Hair?
If you ask 'Can you dye synthetic hair with regular hair dye?' The answer is no, because synthetic hair fibers are different from human hair fibers. Synthetic hair fibers are usually nylon or acrylic, meaning that they can’t absorb normal hair dye. While human hair can absorb chemicals and pigments into its ends, artificial hair cannot be penetrated by the pigments of dyes. If you use regular hair dye, the color won't settle, and the chemicals in the dye can damage your synthetic hair. That’s why most people say you can’t dye synthetic hair. But synthetic hair can be dyed with specific hair dyes made for fabrics . So the answer is yes, you can dye synthetic hair.
How To Dye Synthetic Hair?
Step1: Chose the heat-resistant synthetic hair, as long as it’s a light color, such as white, light blonde, or silver. This way, you’ll be able to start off with a blank canvas, which should allow you to dye your synthetic hair the color you want. Choose a fabric dye.
Step2: Fill a pot with water and heat it to a boil. Make sure the jar is big enough to hold your hair.
Step3: Once the pot is boiling, it's time to add the dye. Check the manufacturer's instructions to determine how much dye to add to the pot, but typically, you'll need about three teaspoons per cup.
Step4: Then, turn the heat down to low. From here, moisten the hair slightly before dipping it in water. The longer the hair is in the water, the darker it will be. However, you don't want to leave the hair in the water for more than a few minutes.
Step5: Once the hair has reached the desired color, remove it and allow it to dry.
Then, rinse the ink with cold water until it clears. Let the synthetic hair air-dry.
Remember, heat can damage synthetic hair. You should take this into account when determining the temperature of the water and the duration of the hair treatment.
Can You Bleach Synthetic Hair?
Yes, but not with the bleach for real human hair. You can lighten the color of your synthetic hair with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.