Can I Dye My Hair Replacement System?

Is hair replacement system dyeing permanent? This frequently asked question can be answered with a yes depending on the type of colour you use. Versatility is just one of the features of hair replacement systems as they can be coloured without damaging the hair.

Reasons for dyeing a hair replacement system

  • When hair is overexposed to the sun a process known as oxidation takes place and this can cause the hair replacement system to turn into a red or orange shade.
  • Using harsh hair products can change the colour.
  • Overwashing and being rough with the hairpiece can cause discolouration over time.
  • A desire to have a complete change and a new look!

Dyeing your hair replacement system at home

Here are the tools you’ll need:

  • A professional colouring kit
  • Styrofoam or wig head
  • Rubber gloves
  • Aluminium foil
  • Shampoo
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Comb
  • Soft towel

Choosing your hair colour

There are three traditional undertones that let you pick a colour that will complement your skin tone:

Cool: hair colours with caramel, amber, or warm blondes fall into this category

Warm: choose hair colours such as chestnut or ashy colours

Neutral: skin will be complemented from shades from both warm or cool undertones

Preparation and method

    • Gently wash and dry your hair system prior to colouring to remove any dirt or product build-up as hair needs to be clean for optimum colour absorption.
    • Work in a well-lit room with natural light to ensure that you can judge and accurately see if you’re achieving your desired colour.
    • See how thick your hair system is as the density will affect how much colour it needs during the process.
    • Cover the styrofoam head with aluminium foil and mould it tightly to prevent any contact with the dye that could compromise the integrity of your hair system. Place your hair system on top and comb gently to remove any tangles.
    • Put on the protective gloves and start mixing the dye to your chosen colour which can be one or two shades lighter than your desired finished colour.
    • Apply the dye section by section starting at the top and working your way down, using the comb to distribute it evenly.
    • Follow the manufacturer's instructions and leave the dye for as long as recommended.
    • Once the hair has achieved the colour you want then rinse all the colour residue out, then shampoo the hair system and dry it with a soft towel slowly and smoothly to avoid any tangles.
    • For the final touch use a quality leave-in conditioner that will help seal the colour into your hair system and add moisture.
    • Finish by gently combing or brushing into your preferred style.

Looking for hair colour specialists in London?

Cochrane & Co is a bespoke hair salon that specialises in non-surgical hair replacement in London offering an entire range of unique colours that prolong the colour and the condition of your hairpiece. Experienced stylists will use their expertise to personalise your hair colour for you, and you’ll be able to choose from a permanent colour to semi-permanent tones. Your coloured hair replacement system will look completely natural and create the perfect look to boost your confidence!