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Author Topic: Dyeing kanekalon hair  (Read 707 times)

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Offline galaxy

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Dyeing kanekalon hair
« on: May 20, 2015, 10:26:54 AM »
Hi! I recently had the idea to turn some of my spare Barbie dolls into video game characters. The character has short blue hair. I wouldn't totally be a fan of rerooting her just yet, so I was considering dyeing her hair blue. Is there any way to do this? Her hair is kanekalon.

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Re: Dyeing kanekalon hair
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 01:40:15 PM »
The thing about kanekalon is that you can't dye it lighter. And the base colour will always influence the final colour of the dye. So the best hair type is always white or white blonde.
A lot of cosplayers go through this process, so here's a bunch of tuts for dyeing kanekalon fibre. I hope it'll help out!
http://cosplaytutorial.com/list/wigs.php#WigsHairInk

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Re: Dyeing kanekalon hair
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 05:32:42 PM »
Okay, thank you!! I may try to dye it and see what happens. :)

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Re: Dyeing kanekalon hair
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 07:48:29 PM »
Thanks for posting that link xxnickiyxx!  This is something I don't know anything about.  ^^;

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Re: Dyeing kanekalon hair
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2015, 01:13:28 PM »
HUGE warning about ink-dying hair on a doll - any hair that comes in contact with the body or head has the chance of transferring the permanent ink onto the plastic/vinyl.
I make the dolls Mattel won't.