In the tutorial I linked to, Funnypeculiar makes some very easy instructions. One of which is that you need something you don’t care to stain because it will get stained. To dye my wig I made a new friend!
I am calling him George. He likes fancy parties and looking like a pimp. Clearly he will not mind helping me out with my Ritsu wig.Here is the list of things i used in my dye adventure:
• rubbing alcohol
•FW ink – Purple Lake & Brillant Yellow – mixed to make a blonde-ish brown
•plastic tall kitchen bags
•Something to stand your wig on – i made George
I don’t exactly have an porch or anything to utilize so I set up shop in the hallway, made sure to have plenty of trash bags down to cover any of the dye spray. Once I was ready I just went to town spraying the wig all over. It probably would have been a good idea to spray a little more methodically or to at least have taken care of the under hair first or something. Since the color I was dying to wasn’t completely different (it was essentially a darker brownish blond from an ash/light blond) I wasn’t to worried about missing little spots.
Once I was satisfied with my color coverage I let it dry checking on a few hours later just to make sure it was good and dry. I found the wig to be very stiff and well… crunchy. Good in say, chips, not so much in hair. I gave it a good rinsing out out, once again letting it dry. I didn’t take any pictures before I started to style it so I only have a few mid styling pics to show the end resulting color. I was originally happy with it but have since decided that it’s a little light for Ritsu’s hair…. although if I want to just leave it I could. Hair color is a little subjective since it’s not always the same in every pictures and to me Ritsu has a light brown hair compared to Yui’s medium brown hair.