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Finished – Dyed Synthetic Mohair bjd Wig

July 20, 2013 20:13 pm · 3 comments

by ResinMuse

I used the FW Ink and Alcohol method to dye a white blonde wig.

How to Dye a Synthetic Mohair Wig

I let it dry in the house, and it only took a few hours, but I soaked it again before I went to bed to get some spots I’d missed.

Rinsed Clear - Adding some (people) conditioner.

Rinsed Clear – Adding some (people) conditioner.

Rinsed the wig until the water was clear. It was very quick. Actually, I’m not sure any of the ink came out at all. I added some human hair conditioner to the wig and rinsed.

Roll in Towel, Squeeze out excess water

Roll in Towel, Squeeze out excess water

Squeeze out excess water and roll in a towel.  Squeeze in the towel to soak up any water.

Grab and Shake

Grab and Shake

I hold the wig by the top and shake it firmly a few time to loosen the fibers.

Set up to dry.

Set up to dry.

Propped the wig up on the alcohol bottle again to dry. It only took a few hours.

Recast SDGr Lorina - Dyed Wig

Recast SDGr Lorina – Dyed Wig

Recast SDGr Lorina - Dyed Wig

Recast SDGr Lorina – Dyed Wig

My Recast SDGr Lorina – new face and her wig is done.

How to Dye a Synthetic Mohair Wig

July 18, 2013 20:17 pm · 3 comments

by ResinMuse

I bought a white/blonde wig for a bjd I had ordered.  When she got here, she was very much ‘normal yellow’ resin – and the blonde wig just wasn’t going to go well with her.  I had suspected as much and considered getting a darker wig. But, just to give it a try, I thought I’d dye the blonde wig first.

The wig is a Monique Gold Faith wig.

I found a video from youtube – for dying a synthetic cosplay wig with FW ink.

It looked simple enough – if messy.  I found the ink at Hobby Lobby for 5.99 each – and I got the same colors she used in her video.

Supplies to Dye Wig

Supplies to Dye Wig

FW Ink: Red Earth and Marine Blue
Isopropyl Alcohol 50% or 70%
Spray bottle

Extras:
Funnel
Gloves
Comb
Paper towels

It’s messy, but I think maybe not as messy to do a bjd wig as what it would be to do a human size wig – however, you still might want to make sure you’re wearing old clothes and have something covering your work space.

I cut a paper sack flat and used that to work on.

Soft Synthetic Mohair Wig & Dye Mix

Soft Synthetic Mohair Wig & Dye Mix

Add one cup of alcohol to your spray bottle, using the funnel.

To the alcohol, add 8 dropper fulls of your ink color

I used:
7 1/2(ish) dropper fulls – Red Earth
1/2(ish) dropper full – Marine Blue

Once it’s mixed, comb your dolls hair, from the bottom up, to get all tangles out.

Dyeing Synthetic Mohair Wig

Dyeing Synthetic Mohair Wig

I propped the wig on top of the alcohol bottle.  Make sure your sprayer is on the mist, or wide spray, rather than stream.. and gently start spraying.

I started at the bottom and worked my way up.  I did this because I wasn’t sure I would love the color and I could cut the ends off the wig.. If that isn’t an issue for you – then I recommend starting at the top and working your way down.

Ink / Alcohol Soaked Wig

Ink / Alcohol Soaked Wig

The wig is well soaked in the alcohol ink mixture. I let it ‘drip’ a bit, then moved it to a spot where it can stay over night to dry.

Leave Ink to dry on wig.

Leave Ink to dry on wig.

I made sure all spots were covered well with the mix. Now it stays out to dry.

What comes next?

Once the wig is dry, it might feel a bit stiff or crunchy – this is normal. Next step is to rinse in cool water, and rinse and rinse, until the water runs all the way clear. When I dye my own hair, I’m not always so good about this part of the instructions. I usually get it “mostly” clear – but this wig is going on a bjd that is not cheap – so.. again, rinse and rinse until the water runs crystal clear. More pictures of the next steps to come, stay tuned!

FINISHED WIG – Finished – Dyed Synthetic Mohair bjd Wig

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