How to Dye Lace Wigs

Lace wigs are hair pieces made from synthetic materials, rather than human hair. Although not natural, lace wigs can be cut, styled and colored just like human hair. If you want to change the color of your lace wig, use care to protect the wig from damage as you achieve the desired color.

Things You'll Need

  • RIT (fabric) dye
  • Full-size waterproof head block
  • T-pins
  • Comb
  • Rubber gloves
  • Non-metallic bowl
  • Nylon brush
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Towel
  • Styling products (optional)


    • 1

      Remove the wig from your head to dye it. Secure the wig to a waterproof head block with T-pins. Thoroughly comb the hair to remove knots and tangles.

    • 2

      Put on rubber gloves to handle and apply the dye. Mix the dye in a non-metallic bowl. Apply the dye to the wig, using a nylon brush. Work the dye through the hairpiece with a plastic or rubber comb. Allow the dye to remain on the wig according to the time indicated in the package instructions.

    • 3

      Fully rinse the dye from the wig, using a spray hose. Alternatively, place the head block directly under the faucet. Shampoo and condition the wig with the products you normally use to wash the hairpiece. Towel-dry and style as desired.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use RIT (fabric) dye instead of human-hair dye as lace does not respond well to the chemicals in traditional hair color.
  • Do attempt to dye the wig while you are wearing it.
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