How to Color Synthetic Hair Extensions

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Intro: How to Color Synthetic Hair Extensions

Didn't know coloring synthetics was possible? It is! In this video Doc will show you how to create permanent color for your synthetics, and how to do it in a neato galaxy pattern!

For this tutorial you will need:

  • Alcohol Ink (We used Tim Holtz brand available at craft stores in the stamping section)
  • Synthetic hair piece
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Spray Bottle(s)
  • Gloves
  • Garbage Bags (or something to cover your work space to protect from stains)
  • Comb
  • Blow Dryer
  • Clips (for sectioning)

Ready to get your colors going? follow along in the video!

Step 1: Mix and Test

Cover work space with garbage bags and put on gloves. Put a small amount of isopropyl alcohol into a spray bottle. Add drops of alcohol ink. Spray on white paper to test color strength.

Step 2: Section

Separate the lowest layer. Add a very small amount of water for control if needed.

Step 3: Spray

Spray on the color pattern. Make sure not to touch areas or it will leave marks. Blow dry on low heat until ink is dry.

Step 4: Repeat

Pull down the next section and repeat. Repeat the process until all layers are coated. Let dry and then it's ready to wear!

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