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Can I Tint or Color The Lace On My Lace Front Wig?

Posted on July 31 2018

Can I Tint or Color The Lace On My Lace Front Wig?

Numerous people think about whether they can dye the lace on wigs. More often than not, we stock lace wigs that have light brown lace because generally it can work with most peoples skin tones or be modified easily. 

It can be pretty disappointing to purchase a lace wig and discover the lace color doesn't match your skin tone, but fear not there are defiantly ways to tint/camouflage the lace to match your skin tone. The french or swiss lace used to as the foundation of lace wigs is basically fabric, so a great way to tint the lace is by lace using a fabric dye, such as Rit fabric dye, found at your local general store like Walmart or Walgreens.

rit dye for lace wigs

RIT Dye Colors 

Rit fabric dye comes in several colorful shades, but these are the five you should choose from when it comes to your lace wig:
  • Tan (not featured in the photo above)
  • Taupe (not featured in the photo above)
  • Dark Brown
  • Cocoa Brown 
  • Black

Choosing Your Perfect Shade

Choosing the best color to match your skin-tone is going to play a big part for the most natural results. Fortunately RIT dye has a nice range of colors for you to choose from to get your ideal shade. Don't be afraid to get creative and mix and match colors if you need to.

How To Dye Your Lace

1. Fill a medium bowl or dish with hot water.
Hot water is important to ensure that the lace is able to absorb the fabric dye.

2. Mix the RIT dye with the hot water.
Start with 2 cups of hot water and a half cap full of RIT dye and keep repeating until your desired color is reached. The more RIT dye you use, the more intense the color of your lace will be. 

3. Gently place your lace wig in the dye mixture careful not to submerge the hair beyond than the roots. Dip the lace for roughly ten (10) second increments. You want to complete this process very gradually to ensure that you don’t color the lace too dark. 

Tip: For a more precise application, try using a cotton ball dipped in the dye mixture or a q-tip. 

If this is your first-time, test a small piece of the excess lace against your forehead beforehand. Ten (10) second increments is best to carefully monitor how fast the color is absorbing into the lace. Remember, when it comes to lace color you can always go darker, but you cannot go lighter. 

4. Finally, gently wash your lace wig thoroughly with cool water to allow the color to set properly. Use a non-sulfate shampoo and conditioner. The remaining dye that has not adhered to the lace will be rinsed out from the hair. After washing and conditioning simply let the hair air dry.

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