Want to tint the lace on lace closures, lace frontals or lace wigs with fabric dye but don't know where to start? Luckily for you we have a couple of tried and true suggestions. Check out the blog below to see how it's done!
1. What Is Lace Closure?
If you do not know what lace closure is, it's simply a hairpiece that is placed on your hair where hair strands are tied on a beige or dark brown lace, which gives a natural look by imitating the scalp. Remy lace closures are a few inches wide and they are applied where the hair would have been left to give a natural look on heads that have wigs on. Lace closures sew in have visible knots and a stretcher base. This is great because it allows you not to leave any of your natural hair out which in return protects your hair from damages.
2. What Is Lace Frontal?
Lace Frontal is kind of a ear to ear lace closure. It meaning that the individual strands of hair are attached to a lace base. It does give a natural look. You can get a natural look with lace. Many customers prefer lace frontal.
3. What Is Lace Wig?
Lace wig have a small sheer lace panel along the front hairline attached to the front of the wig. The hair strands are hand sewn into the holes of the lace. Wearing lace wigs is very simple because they are stretchy and cover the entire scalp area with a natural looking hairstyle and the lace front even carry a few baby hair.
4. Why Tint Lace Closure, Lace Frontal And Lace Front Wig?
It must be frustrating to buy a lace product such as a lace closure, lace frontal, or lace wig only to find out that the lace does not match your skin tone. I mean, the purpose of wearing lace is for it to look realistic, right? Most stock lace closures are sold with light brown lace. There is a very practical reason for this. Light brown lace can always be made darker so this is why this color is usually the default color so to speak. While some of you may be aware, others may not know that the lace color can be changed to match your complexion. So what do you do when your scalp is darker than light brown? You can do this by completing a process that we call tinting lace.
5. How To Tint Lace On Lace Closure, Lace Frontal And Lace Front Wig?
Step 1: Tinting items you will need
Lace Closures/ Lace Frontals / Lace Wigs, Fabric Dye, Gloves, Bowl, Hot Water, Cold Water, Hair Shampoo, Hair Conditioner
Step 2: Choose the tinting products
While tinting lace is a straightforward process, it does take time and practice to perfect. The first step to jump start this process is to decide what you will use to achieve your desired lace color.
Since Swiss lace is essentially a type of fabric, there are two types of products that you can use. We have personally tried the semi-permanent hair color and the permanent fabric dye. While a semi-permanent dye so will fade over the time and you may have to repeat the process eventually. The permanent fabric dye is permanent, so once you complete the process it will not have to be done again.
Step 3: Choose the right color
Choosing the right color is important for a natural application. You can get more creative and mix colors to achieve the perfect match.
Step 4: Mix the dye with hot color
After you have chosen the correct color you will need to fill a dish with hot water. Hot water is necessary to ensure that the color takes. You can use a regular dish like a bowl, as long as your lace closure, lace frontal or lace front wig can fit. Next, you should mix the dye or hair color with the hot water. Measurements are not specific, but you can start with a cap full and keep repeating until you achieve the potency that you desire. The more dye or color you use, the more colored your lace closure, lace frontal or lace wig will be. Since I am dark skinned, I like for my mixture to be potent or dark. If you are fair complexioned be careful with this because you don't want it to be too dark.
Step 5: Color the lace
Carefully gather the human hair and hold or place in ponytail. The roots will get wet obviously but be very careful not to submerge hair into the water. Dip the lace closure, lace frontal, or lace wig in mixture in 30 second increments. You want to complete this process gradually to make sure that you are watching to ensure that you don't color the lace too dark.
Important note: If this is your first-time, test a small piece of lace against your forehead first. 30 second increments are best to carefully monitor the color changing. Again, you not want to get the lace too dark because it is a lot easier to color lace darker than to make the lace color lighter. It usually takes you 45 seconds to one-minute tops to get the color that you desire.
Step 6: Wash the lace closure
Next you will need to wash the lace closure, lace frontal or lace wig thoroughly with cool water to allow the color to set in. You can use any shampoo and conditioner of your choice for this step. The water will run brown at first but this is normal. After washing and conditioning simply let the hair air dry.
Tinting lace will give you a more natural look for Beauty Forever lace closure, lace frontal, or lace wig. Another great tip is to tint lace after bleaching knots. Why you ask? Because in case you get those nasty orange roots that sometimes happen, tinting will color the lace back to a more natural color. We hope that this article will be helpful along your lace journey!
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