Can you dye a wig? If you would like to learn how to dye your wig ombre, you've come to the right place. This post mentions everything you need to know from start to end. Also, we've indicated some of the best wigs you should choose, especially when you need something that can hold color long enough.

The Steps of Dying Wig Ombre

You will need long-lasting hair color, a wig cap, hairspray, and light trestles. First, section your hair into three parts - the top of your head, the middle part near the forehead and ear area, and the bottom back of your head. Next time you shampoo your hair in sections to avoid damaging it too much with bleach and other chemicals.

Ideally, use a wig-specific color to dye a wig ombre. However, if you are only dying a small area of your hair and have no time to go out and buy it, any color will do. Just be sure to wash the area with shampoo after you are done dying the hair so that it does not dry stiff or hard.

  • 1. Spray the bleach evenly on your hair, then using an applicator bottle, apply the dye evenly over the bleached areas of your head.
  • 2. Apply the hairspray over your scalp, and then leave the product on for about three minutes or until the product is completely dry.
  • 3. After applying the bleach and dye, you will want to place a white plastic cap over your head that fits snugly around your hair so it does not make a mess of your hair during the dying process. Using a bobby pin or a Q-tip to remove any excess dye from around your hairline and ears, rinse under cold water.
  • 4. Put on a plastic cap that fits over your head and leave your hair under the dryer for about five minutes, form there, trim the hair evenly to your liking.
  • 5. Apply the hair dye to your head evenly and repeat the process, and rinse under cold water, then leave your hair under a dryer for five minutes or until it is completely dry.
  • 6. Using conditioner, apply to your scalp, and be sure to allow the conditioner to sit in your hair for about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • 7. Apply the spray over your hair and leave it on for at least one hour or until it is completely dry and remove the conditioner by rinsing in cold water.
  • 8. Apply hairspray to your hair and comb through it evenly, and allow your hair to air dry for about an hour or until it is completely dry before you take off the plastic cap that fits over your head and cut off the excess dye around your hairline and ears.
  • 9. When you've finished dying, repeat steps 1 – 10, remove the wig, and spray your hair with hairspray until it is completely dry before you cut it.
  • 10. Apply conditioner to your scalp and leave it in for about 10 minutes, rinse under cold water and blow dry your hair until completely dry before cutting it evenly again.

How to Pick Wig Color?

Once you have your wig and have practiced on your own for a few days or a week, you will understand the look you want. If this is your first wig, then you should ask for an expert’s help to figure out what's most flattering for you. You can ask them if they think any of the colors are too intense and bright (if the color is really bright) or too dull. If they feel one color would be better than the other, then go with that color. You can always dye the wig again or buy a new one after a year or so.

How to Pick a Wig That Holds Color?

If you dye your wig and you learn that it loses its color too soon, then that's not the result you wanted. Let's look at some of the options to choose from if you want a wig that holds color.

1. Virgin Human Hair Wigs

They're a great option to buy if you want a wig that holds color. While synthetic wigs tend to lose their color after some time, human hair retains its color for a long time. If you want to wear your wig for an extended period of time, then it's better to purchase one made from human hair than synthetic.

2. Non-virgin Human Hair Wigs

These wigs are not made from human hair, but the good thing is that they won't fade too soon, especially if you go for the best quality. However, to keep the wig vibrant and new-looking, it's important to take good care of it by following a few steps that we'll discuss next.

3. Synthetic Hair Wigs

We don't recommend this type of wig because they tend to lose their color quickly, however, if you decide on this type of wig, then allow it to rest for a few days after dying. You can put it on for a couple of hours each day to avoid breakage.

4. Wigs Bought from Hair Color Salon

Some hair color salons sell wigs that hold their color for a long time and it's a great option as well because they offer the best quality and they won't lose their vibrant look immediately. Also, if you want them to hold color a bit longer, try to use regular hair dye on them. Work with the colorist to find the right one or you can choose a semi-permanent hair dye.

5. Wigs with Synthetic Hair

This is another type of wig and it should last for at least six months if you take good care of it. When you buy this type of wig, ask the seller if it's made with synthetic hair or not. If it's made with real hair, then take good care of it and don't wash or dye it too many times when needed.


So now you know how to get the ombre look without having to have your hair dyed in the salon. Investing in a wig is a great idea because you can change your hairstyle anytime you want. The next time you decide to try the ombre look for a party, prom, or even for work, be sure to know how to pick the one that will suit your needs. Make sure there are no tangles of split ends, dry cuticles, and dry ends.