Can you dye men’s hair systems?

by | Feb 6, 2024 | Article

Yes, it is possible to dye men’s hair systems. Men’s hair systems, also known as hairpieces, toupees, or hair replacements, are typically made of synthetic or human hair and can be dyed to achieve different hair colors or to match the wearer’s natural hair color.

When dyeing a hair system, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions or consult a professional stylist who is experienced in working with hair systems. Here are a few general guidelines to keep in mind:

  1. Choose the right type of dye: If you’re working with a synthetic hair system, make sure to use a dye specifically formulated for synthetic hair. For human hair systems, regular hair dye for natural hair can be used but you are unlikely to get the desired result as the human hair in hair systems goes through a treatment process in the factory which will result in the colour absorption being off. Don’t panic, Ghostbond UK is currently working on a permanent hair dye/colour range just for men’s hair system which will be available from late summer 2023.
  2. Conduct a strand test: Before applying the dye to the entire hair system, perform a strand test on a small section of the hair to see how it reacts to the dye. This will help you determine the processing time and final result.
  3. Protect the base: When applying the dye, take care to protect the base of the hair system (the material that attaches to the scalp) from getting stained. You can use a barrier cream or petroleum jelly to create a protective layer.
  4. Apply the dye evenly: Gently brush or comb the dye through the hair strands, ensuring even coverage. Avoid excessive pulling or tugging, as it may damage the hair system.
  5. Follow the recommended processing time: The processing time will vary depending on the type of dye and desired color. Follow the instructions provided with the dye and monitor the hair system closely to avoid over-processing.
  6. Rinse and condition: After the recommended processing time, rinse the hair system thoroughly with lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Use a color-safe conditioner to restore moisture and keep the hair system looking healthy.

Remember, dyeing a hair system is a delicate process, and it’s always a good idea to seek professional assistance if you’re unsure or want the best results.

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