How To Dye Your Human Hair Lace Wig at Home: Five Steps

Aug 10 , 2020

Rochelle Sampy

How To Dye Your Human Hair Lace Wig at Home: Five Steps

Do you crave looking like a Hollywood movie star every day of the week? Although it was initially made famous by celebrities like Beyoncé and Ciara, you can use a human hair lace wig to customize your hair colour for any occasion. 

Not only are human hair lace wigs more lightweight and comfortable than traditional wigs, but it can also provide you with a natural hair look with a multitude of styling options. Its invisible hairline means that no one will know that you are wearing a wig unless you tell them! A human hair lace wig is made with a small sheer lace panel situated at the front of the wig. All hair strands are sewn by hand into the holes in the lace. The rest of this wig cap is made from a more durable material than lace so that it won’t tear. 

And that’s not all. If you haven’t ever dyed your hair or want to give your natural hair a break from the colouring process, use a human hair lace wig as a protective style. Once you’ve purchased your human hair lace wig, we can provide the exact tips and items you’ll need to get a natural hair look that showcases your magnetic personality.   

dye lace front wig  

Things to Prepare For Your Lace Front Wig

Start the afro hair dyeing process by preparing the items that you’ll need to use:

  • Mannequin head (you will also need a plastic bag or any cover for the mannequin to protect it during the dyeing process)
  • Hair dye colour
  • Mixing bowl
  • Towel
  • Sulphate-free Shampoo
  • Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly)
  • A clean washbasin with stopper 
  • Colour-safe Conditioner
  • Old toothbrush

Dyeing Tips and Tricks for Human Hair Lace Wig

Before you start dyeing your human hair lace wig, deep condition it at least one week before. This process will moisturize and soften the hair cuticles of your wig, which means that you can repair any existing damage. It can also allow the dye to penetrate all sections of the wig equally. Once the deep conditioning process is complete, you are ready to dye your human hair lace wig in these five steps:

Step 1

Start by covering the mannequin head with a plastic cover. Turn the lace wig inside out then put it on to the mannequin. Lather petroleum jelly onto the lace using your fingers, without pressing the jelly in. The jelly will serve as the barrier between the lace and the hair preventing the dye from staining the lace. 

Step 2

Please take off the human hair lace wig from the mannequin and turn it to the right way around. Then, put it back onto the mannequin. Look at the contents of your hair dye box. All Sta-Sof-Fro hair dye collections contain hair dye colour, a developer, a shower cap and one sachet of conditioning treatment. If using one of our colours, please follow our instructions within the box. These instructions will give you details on how to mix the dye with the developer. 

Step 3

Start the dyeing process by mixing the dye and developer into a mixing bowl. Use an old toothbrush when applying hair dye on a human hair lace wig. It enables you to spread the colour from the roots up to the lace. This action means that the colour will not bleed through to the other side of the lace. 

Step 4

Separate the hair on the lace front wig into small sections and work on each section at a time. Start applying dye to each strand in a section, using the toothbrush. To make sure that the colour will reach the lace without staining it, turn the toothbrush upward and spread the dye on the wig from the roots going down towards the ends. This motion will ensure that the lace does not get stained. Follow the instructions for the hair dye when deciding how long to leave the colour on the wig to process. Once this processing time is up, remove the human hair lace wig from the mannequin.  

dye lace front wig

Step 5

When shampooing and conditioning your human hair lace wig, follow a process to remove the Vaseline: 

  • First, wash out the dye from your human hair lace front wig using cold water. 
  • Then plug in your stopper in your washbasin. Mix the shampoo with lukewarm to hot water in the washbasin. 
  • Let the lace sit in this mixture until the Vaseline comes off. Then, shampoo as usual. Repeat the process if necessary. 
  • After shampooing your hair, remove the stopper from your washbasin. Then, put your stopper back in and fill your wash basin with lukewarm to hot water again. Instead of shampoo, now condition your hair as you usually would.  

Although you may find this process of colouring a human hair lace wig tedious, it takes between 30 to 45 minutes only. But, at the end of time, you are left with a new, natural hair look that will turn heads! Can’t decide on the afro hair colour you want next? Whether it’s our Be Honey Blonde, Be Blue Black or Be Deep Plum shades, you will get a hair colour that is customized to be as versatile as you.