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geekycraftgrl
« on: September 18, 2009 08:31:26 AM »

Is it possible to dye human hair using acid (vinegar) dyes. the hair is not on my head but on a weft. i want to make some clip in hair extension and wonder if i could use acid dyes. hair must be a protein fiber.
Any ideas. I know i could use normal hair dye,but i want some funky colours and well I have acid dyes on hand.

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ragdoll193
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009 09:04:21 AM »

if it is a whole track and you are cutting it to your own size, you could cut off a small piece (half an inch or so) and see what happens.

if not that way and they are already separated into lengths, maybe cut off a small chunk from an underneath weft?

test dyes are always recommended!
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009 03:07:07 PM »

I know Kool-aid dyes human hair so I would think other acid dyes can too. Still try it to make sure you get nice colors. It also won't lighten the hair any so the hair has to be light to begin with and any colors you use should be darker than the hair.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009 02:52:55 PM »

Yes, kool-aid dyes hair, but it also washes out/fades in a couple of weeks to a month or so. Though, that's if you wash the hair every day, which I don't think you would be if it isn't on your head. ^_^
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geekycraftgrl
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009 03:11:23 PM »

thanks everyone. i will give your suggestion a try. Grin
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frankeknitter
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011 04:36:48 PM »

Try dyeing the weft in a bowl in the microwave. when I dye clothes or hair weft I always nuke it for a bit and it intensifies the color
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