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amother




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Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 12:29 pm
Wanna dye my own wig. What are the downsides? So expensive to do it professionally
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amother




Papaya


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 12:40 pm
I've done it many times. Unfortunately this time I was "smart" and went darker that I like, thinking it would oxidize and I would not have to do it too soon again. Now it is too dark and I hate it.
But that is my own fault.
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amother




Magenta


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 12:41 pm
My sis n law dyed her wig with cheap dye and it looks absolutely awful, like shiny plastic.
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chanatron1000




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 1:18 pm
There isn't much difference between a quality dye at the pharmacy and the dye that is used by professionals. There can be a difference in technique.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 1:21 pm
chanatron1000 wrote:
There isn't much difference between a quality dye at the pharmacy and the dye that is used by professionals. There can be a difference in technique.

Thanks
Which dye is good? Clairol?
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Squishy




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 1:22 pm
I used a better quality hair dye for my wig. I thought it came out fabulous. I used L'Oréal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color.
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amother




OP


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 1:25 pm
Squishy wrote:
I used a better quality hair dye for my wig. I thought it came out fabulous. I used L'Oréal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color.

Thanks did you use any techniques bedsides following package instructions?
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applesbananas




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 1:29 pm
Im a SM and I reccomend this to anyone who doesnt want to spend money dying their wig. The worse that can happen is that the scalp gets splotchy stains. Buy a spooly (mascara wand) and do the top carefully. Otherwise er on the of caution and dont go darker- wigs take color very well usually!
Any company is fine - they are pretty similar to one another. Good luck!
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amother




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Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 1:31 pm
applesbananas wrote:
Im a SM and I reccomend this to anyone who doesnt want to spend money dying their wig. The worse that can happen is that the scalp gets splotchy stains. Buy a spooly (mascara wand) and do the top carefully. Otherwise er on the of caution and dont go darker- wigs take color very well usually!
Any company is fine - they are pretty similar to one another. Good luck!

Thanks so much!! Do you do the rooting and highlights at the same time?
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applesbananas




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 1:40 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Thanks so much!! Do you do the rooting and highlights at the same time?


Hilights should be done by a professional. Only brave this if youre ok with one flat color wig...
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Squishy




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 1:46 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Thanks did you use any techniques bedsides following package instructions?


Nothing special. I followed the instructions.
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Iymnok




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 1:56 pm
Start with the top since it is more oxidized and if you run out, the bottom isn’t noticeable. I used L’Oréal excellence, it was enough for my sheitel, shoulder length.
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#BestBubby




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 2:18 pm
I dyed my own shaitel a few times - used Revlon. Came out great.

to get "high lights" I used a comb and picked up Very thin strands on the front half
of the shaitel. I twisted them together and put a bobby pin to hold. Then I dyed the rest of the shaitel darker (it oxidized). When done, the undyed strands were the "high lights" - a lighter shade than the rest of the shaitel.

But I notice that home-dyes don't last as long as the original color the shaitel came in. Don't know how that compares to shaitel-macher dye jobs as I always did it myself.

Do you have an old shaitel or can borrow one? than you can try out how your
DIY dye job comes out.
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amother




OP


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 2:21 pm
#BestBubby wrote:
I dyed my own shaitel a few times - used Revlon. Came out great.

to get "high lights" I used a comb and picked up Very thin strands on the front half
of the shaitel. I twisted them together and put a bobby pin to hold. Then I dyed the rest of the shaitel darker (it oxidized). When done, the undyed strands were the "high lights" - a lighter shade than the rest of the shaitel.

But I notice that home-dyes don't last as long as the original color the shaitel came in. Don't know how that compares to shaitel-macher dye jobs as I always did it myself.

Do you have an old shaitel or can borrow one? than you can try out how your
DIY dye job comes out.

Thanks did you use a highlighting kit? Or regular color?
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amother




Apricot


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 2:28 pm
I once dyed a shaitel myself and it turned into a knot ball. I had to dump it.
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amother




Amethyst


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 2:55 pm
Used Loreal right before giving it in for a wash.
Bought one shade darker than my intended color. It's perfect !
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amother




OP


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 2:58 pm
amother [ Amethyst ] wrote:
Used Loreal right before giving it in for a wash.
Bought one shade darker than my intended color. It's perfect !

Are you a straight color? No highlights?
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amother




Saddlebrown


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 3:15 pm
Sm speaking here.
#1 mistake is applying the dye horizontally! Never do that it looks awful. Follow directions of the hair vertically.
#2 do not leave dye on hair as long as it says on the box.(unless you're black,then it doesn't really make a difference!)That's for grey hair not for processed sheitel hair!
#3 only do it if you don't mind taking a risk( if it's your first time doing it, you don't know how it will come out!)
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thunderstorm




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 3:26 pm
The first time I did it it was a bomb . There were parts I accidentally left out. After that I’ve done it many times without a hitch. But the color was one color. I didn’t do highlights. It’s really important to use the conditioning cream that comes with the dye kit and follow all the instructions. I once forgot the conditioning part and the wig was dull and knotty. Otherwise when I followed the directions it worked beautifully. Make sure to wear clothes that can get ruined. Gloves that come with the kit and cover your working area with a disposable plastic table cloth.
I’ve used Garnier Olia


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amother




OP


Post  Tue, Sep 10 2019, 3:26 pm
amother [ Saddlebrown ] wrote:
Sm speaking here.
#1 mistake is applying the dye horizontally! Never do that it looks awful. Follow directions of the hair vertically.
#2 do not leave dye on hair as long as it says on the box.(unless you're black,then it doesn't really make a difference!)That's for grey hair not for processed sheitel hair!
#3 only do it if you don't mind taking a risk( if it's your first time doing it, you don't know how it will come out!)

Thanks! What do I do about a sheitel that has a dark base and many different color highlights and the whole thing got lighter. What order do I do it in?
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