Tintex fabric dye
Wig head or clothes line for wefts (see photo above), hair clips (for sectioning off wefts), gloves (latex or rubber), mask with a filter if you work with liquor, covered working area (plastic sheeting)
- Results of dyeing differs according to the variety of fibres. I mainly make use of Kanekalon fibres.
- You simply can't dye a wig a lighter color.
- I highly advise with starting with a white-wig or wefts. If white is not readily available then light colours like gold.
- If you are dying a coloured wig, stay with colours within that range (lilac ->purple->dark purple).
- Just heat-resistant fibres can be utilized with textile dyes and beverage dyeing.
- For sample outcomes start to see the bottom of post, detailing my experiences.
INK *My preferred method*
Materials: Acrylic ink (FW Ink suggested), 70% alcohol, and a squirt container
Technique(s): Mix ink and liquor in spray container and spray onto wig. may use for gradient effects.
Note: The pearlescent colors of FW ink have actually a fine glitter that could scrub down and can create your wig shiny.
Pros: simple to coat large amounts of fibre, small ink required, advantageous to getting consistent colour, an easy task to make brand-new colour by blending inks, beneficial to using gradient results, and simple to detangle fibres after dyeing
Disadvantages: Strong odor, never as accurate as hand drawn Sharpie, messy, and hard to find item.
Tutorial/links: Arda tutorial & Cosplay.com threadFABRIC DYES for POLYESTER
Suggest for: Dying large amounts of fibres
*Fibres should be temperature resistant*
Supplies: Polyester Dye (iDye Poly recommended), a stainless-steel pot with boiling hot-water
Technique(s): Boil water, add dye, include wefts/wig, stir while boiling, and remove after a few momemts (see Arda Dye chart connected below)