Dying a Hair System

Maybe you become unsatisfied with the color of your hair system, but don’t want to shell out for a new one. Let’s look at how to fix that.

There are a number of common reasons you may want to dye your hair system. Whether its because the color has begun to fade over time due to oxidation, or because you simply want to try something different. The good news is that, regardless of the reason, it is entirely possible to dye your hair system if you follow the proper steps. One thing to note though is that if you aren’t very experienced with the process it might better to let a professional do it. Certain formulations produce certain colors, and not understanding how different tones interact can lead to some unwanted results. If you still want to give it a shot though, there are a few things that you will need.

1. Aluminum foil
2. A model head made of Styrofoam
3. A standard toothed comb
4. A plastic cup
5. One dry and clean towel
6. Hair Dye
7. Leave-in conditioner
8. Nearby tap for water
9. Shampoo
10. A soft bristled brush or comb

Step 1: fasten the hair system to the mannequin head
Before you start sticking the hair system to a model head, you should first cover the model head with a layer of aluminum foil to avoid staining. After that you can start pinning the hair piece to the model. Make sure it is firmly on there before you start the rest of the process.

Step 2: choose a dye
We recommend that you choose a color that is two shades lighter than the color you want to achieve, since hair system holds color more easily. This is because it is more porous than real hair on a scalp.

Step 3: Apply the dye
Start to apply the dye section by section starting from the top of the head and working your way down. Use the comb to distribute the dye evenly. Do your best to not get dye on the base. You’ll need to wait a few minutes for the dye to start working, but exactly how long that takes should be on the dye box.

Step 4: Rinse the hair system
After you have waited the recommended amount of time, you should was the hair system under warm, not hot, water. An important aspect of this step is to keep the base facing up towards the water, so that the dye can run down from the hair and not stain the base.

Step 5: Dry Your Hair System
Opt for a dark towel to reduce staining and gently pat dry the hair. After that, set it on a stand so it can air dry. During this time you can use a comb to gently comb the dye through the hair and remove extra moisture.
Also, remember that you should never blow dry the hair system dry because this can lead to a drying out of the hair follicles. Depending on what kind of system you purchases (Remy or Non-Remy hair) this can shorten the life span of your toupee.

Well, that’s the whole process of dying your hair system. As we stated before, really the most important aspect of this whole process is to try and not stain the base of the system. If you feel like you can do that successfully then go ahead and give it a try yourself. However, if you aren’t confident of the outcome then its best to leave it up to a professional.

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