Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How to Dye Synthetic Hair Series: Mermaid Hair

Hey guys,
I just wanted to make a post about a hairstyle I did a couple weeks ago.
I took some pics during the process so thought I would share them with you guys.
This process is pretty easy but definitely messy. Dying the hair outside with the addition of a mannequin head would be a better idea for next time and for your ventures if you try!
The first time I did this I wanted it to be bold so I decided on mermaid ombre hair,

What you'll need?
Blonde wig
Rubbing Alcohol *avoid anything above 70%*
Alcohol Ink
Spray bottle
Gloves
Hair clips
Comb
Something to protect your work area
*mannequin head if possible*

Sadly I didn't get many pictures of the process but its pretty self explanatory.
I bought two colors- a dark blue and an emerald green color.
First off, mix the alcohol and alcohol ink to your liking, mix up in bottle and test on hair to see if its to your liking. I tried to get a bold color since I knew it would fade.
Take out your first section of hair and spray the green color on it.





So I do the bottom layer completely green and cover it with plastic. I then mix the green and the blue which results in a nice teal color and spray that on the middle section covering it up as well. I then spray the dark blue on the top and spray some of the blue/green on the tips. 










After this I blow dried the hair and once dry, rinsed it. The final result was a bright, bold, blue to green ombre. 


You have to be careful with this style I advise to only do this to a wig because the color transfers through touch and rubbing! This is best for sunny days or fall, no rain and darker clothes. This is the fade that happened.

Lastly, this is a great option for cheaper, more realistic cosplay wigs!
This style, depending on your use lasts up to 3 weeks and costs under $50 to achieve. Why not?
It's summer, be bold!
Love, Hunni<3


2 comments:

  1. Super cute! Even with the fade it still has some adorableness to it.

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