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Wig Dying Tutorial by SailorAnime Wig Dying Tutorial by SailorAnime
Since people seem to like my headset tutorial, figured I'd try another tutorial. Hopefully you guys will like this one too!
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:iconjun-95:
JUN-95 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Question, if you're mixing two colours to get the perfect colour, should you use four drops of, say for example red and four of black or just two of red and two of black? ^^
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I would start with 2-3 drops of each color and increase it from there if it's not as saturated as you would like.
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:iconjun-95:
JUN-95 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^ It's a really useful tutorial! 
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
No problem! :) Good luck with your wig!
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:iconjun-95:
JUN-95 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My last question! ( I keep firing them at you) Is it possible to use another branch of ink than the FW ink? Sadly, my country doesn't sell that branch but does sell other branches of ink ^^~ 
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I would assume it would work. I haven't tried it with other other brand though. ^^;
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:iconjun-95:
JUN-95 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your reply :) I guess I'll just have to try it~ 
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Snow-Witch-Salem Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Is this dying method waterproof?

I'm cosplaying from the swimming anime, Free!, and my Rin wig is too light a red. Because I'll probably end up in a pool, I want a method that won't run...
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
I've never tried it, but I can't imagine that it's waterproof. Plus I would be worried about the ink reacting with the chlorine in the pool.
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Snow-Witch-Salem Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Well I'll give it a shot and just get a bucket of water from my local pool to drop my wig in to test
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SailorAnime Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
That sounds like a good idea!
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:iconluckykitten29:
luckykitten29 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Artist
i just needed to know hod to make hair dye
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I'm sure there are tutorials out there on how to do that.
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:iconmasterofthesquirls:
MasterOfTheSquirls Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Would...would this work for dying part of a wig? Say the back half?

I need a wig for a Kai Hiwatari cosplay but the lady at the local costume shop said you can't dye wigs, that it only gets the surface.

Is that true, it doesn't look like it but I'd like to know before I follow her advice & get two wigs to butcher & sow back together into some kind of franken-wig.
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SailorAnime Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Sewing the two wigs together would probably be better since you would have more control over which parts were which color.

I believe the alcohol in the dye mixture helps it seep (at least somewhat) into the plastics that wigs tend to be made out of, though some wig fibers won't accept dyes at all.
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:iconmasterofthesquirls:
MasterOfTheSquirls Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I think I'll experiment with this one cheap wig I have and see how well making two-toned hair works, then I shall decide if I'll get one wig & dye the back or two wigs & turn them into a franken-wig.

Thanks for the advice.
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SailorAnime Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
No problem. Good luck!
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:iconmasterofthesquirls:
MasterOfTheSquirls Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Thanks (I have noticed a distinct lack of front/back franken-wig tutorials though, plenty of left/right ones though)
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drewdrewstar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOORAY THANK YOU SO MUCH! I needed this for an Eridan cosplay I'm wroking on! Thank you! *gives cookie and hug*
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SailorAnime Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Awww, you're very welcome! ^w^
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ulquiorra-fan-grl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Is your starting wig a punky xl?
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yes, it was!
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ulquiorra-fan-grl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Excellent! Thank you! That is the kind of wig I'll need to be dyeing and I was a little hesitant because I heard they may not take dye as well. But I am much more confident. Thank you. :D
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SailorAnime Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
No problem! Best of luck! ^^
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:iconana095:
Ana095 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
sorry once dry will the color be permanent or it could dirty clothes?
thank you
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SailorAnime Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
It is possibly that it will stain the clothes so I would be careful.
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Ana095 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
thank you :)
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:iconaneasashiko:
AneaSashiko Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the awesome tips!
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
No problem! ^^
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blackcat-kitten Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Is it okay to use black fw ink for this? I have a navy blue wig but it needs to be black and the sharpie method wont work for dying, I haven't tried using the sharpie method to get black, its just what i've read online.
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SailorAnime Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
The black FW ink works just fine for this tutorial ^^
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blackcat-kitten Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student General Artist
okay thank you =D
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Chibi-Mochi-Bun Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I kinda feel bad for the wig stand...D:>

Nice tutorial though ^^
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
XD Thanks
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Chibi-Mochi-Bun Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries ^^ I'll have to try this at some stage~
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Heather-Scribble Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Would you be able to use this method on heat resistant wig?
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
You should be able to ^^
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Cubie-Panda Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Would you be able to dye a blonde wig black using black ink?
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
You probably would. It would just take a lot of coats of ink ^^
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Cubie-Panda Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Fair enough. XD
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:iconcrablock:
crablock Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gawd... derrrrrp! I'll just buy a purple wig and dye around certain areas... :iconderpplz:
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
lol XD Yep, that should work
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crablock Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I'm assuming that you can't do too much with a wig that's black to start off with, so if I was to dye a wig two colours (black and purple) what base colour wig do you think I should get? I was thinking of white but I'd prefer not to do thousands of coats for the black... and if I get a brown wig I'm worried it'll affect the purple to much... :/
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GirlsDeadMonsterrr Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
It seems obvious to me if u buy a wig in the shade of purple your looking for then you only need to dye one side black! No need to do both~ xD
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takumifujiwarakun Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
sorry, but what's FW Ink? cool tut, btw ^^
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SailorAnime Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
FW Ink is an artist ink, mostly for calligraphy
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:iconpanandreas:
Panandreas Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student General Artist
the wif looks awesome
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:iconsailoranime:
SailorAnime Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Thanks ^^
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TheRestless88 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Going to try this! Thanks!
^.^
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SailorAnime Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
No problem ^_^ Best of luck
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