Fashionable hair color can give people a refreshing look. And many girls choose to dye their hair wigs at home, Dying wigs not only can get different colors easily but also can save money. Especially for the women who wear wigs or extensions often in daily life. Besides the traditional staining process, there is also have another quick method to dye wigs: The water method can also be called the watercolor method.

The water dye method is a DIY technique that allows you to explore the world of wig color. It is very easy to dye your hair freely at any time. If youre interested in learning more about this unique hair coloring method, this post will give you the details.

What is the water color method dye wig?

Water method dye, just as its name implies, it is a kind of dying method which is operated in the water. The products you will need are semi-permanent hair dye or watercolor hair dye and hot water to dye your wig. The difference between this method and other traditional methods is hot water is must needed to dissolve the hair dye. It should be completely dissolved and stirred well, or the expected staining effect will not be achieved.

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Difference Between Water Dye and Traditional Dye Method

For the traditional method, you can choose any hair texture because the hair dye is applied directly to the hair and heat it with a machine. But for the watercolor method, prefers the light-color hair wig because a light-color wig is easier to color than deep-color hair. So, if you want to get a good effect, we advise you to bleach your deep color or natural color wig first, then you can water dye it.

Another thing you should pay attention to is there will not have a colorist to help you when you decided to choose watercolor dye a wig. You can choose from a variety of shades or mix up more than one to create a unique look. The goal of watercolor wigs is to provide you with gorgeous hair color. They also help to protect your wig from damage that can occur during some color processes. Most hair color methods rely on the use of hair bleach, which can take a toll on your strands with consistent and improper use.

Will Water Dye Stain The lace of the wig?

Of course, the lace will be stained by the hair dye inescapable. Since hair dye is known to stain almost everything it comes into contact with, especially when you put the whole wig into the hair dye water. After all, you need the lace on your wig to maintain its hue for a more natural look. The good news is that it shouldn’t. Still, you can play it safe and protect the lace if you like. Some people use petroleum jelly to create a barrier between the lace and the dye when coloring their wigs.

How do you water dye a wig?

After you have learned all the things about what is water dye method and the difference between it and the traditional dye method, you may want to try it now. Yes, why not? Here we go to follow the steps of how to water dye a wig, and also it is the same method for how to water dye a lace front wig.

Items Prepared:

  • Semi-permanent watercolor hair dye
  • A light-color wig
  • A pair of rubber gloves
  • A basin of hot water
  • A whisk

Steps Of Water Dye Wigs


Comb your wig and make sure there are no knots.  It’s essential to kick things off with a smooth and tangle-free wig. You can Spray some hair detangler throughout your wig and use a wide-toothed comb to gently detangle. Take your time and work from the ends up to the roots. But as we have told you before, youd better bleach your wigs first if it is natural black or dark color.


Put on a pair of gloves to protect your hands from the watercolor hair dye. Then put the semi-permanent watercolor hair dye into the hot water. As we know hot water can dissolve the hair dye better than cold water. Use a whisk or a metal spoon to mix the color evenly into the water. It will help ensure that your watercolor wig has no uneven patches of color. If you prefer a bolder hue, you can add more hair dye to the mixture.

Here you should be noticed that you will not confirm what color of the wig you will get because the hair dye is dissolved in the water with different proportions, it is necessary to ask for a professional or the hair dye seller.

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Put the wig into the hair dye water. Place your wig in the basin to submerge it in the mixture. Use a whisk or spoon to stir the lace-front wig in the color bath to coat the hair. Let it sit submerged for 10 minutes or as directed on the package. If you do not want to stain the lace, just put some beeswax or petroleum jelly on it to prevent be stained.


Once the recommended time has passed, hold your wig above the basin and squeeze out the excess water. Check to see if you’ve achieved the desired color. If not, place the wig back into the mixture and leave it in place for five minutes. As soon as you get the right hue, you’re ready for the next step.


Wash and Dry. Now we have to get into the last step, It was a success immediately. fish out your wig and wash it with cold water. Of course, using the moisture shampoo and conditioner will be better if your wig is made of human hair. Try to use the sulfate-free shampoo because it is the perfect match for color-treated hair since it provides deep nourishment. It also keeps your hair color pure for up to four weeks.

Then dry your watercolor dye wig it in the air. Simply lay your wig flat on a towel to keep the strands intact.

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Watercolor dye is a simple method for the person who wants to dye wigs at home. Everybody can try it. Just share your comments if you have other good ideas about dying a wig.