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Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay
I know there are a few others out there, but here is my tutorial for Sharpie dyeing a wig! This works best with Kanekalon and other premium synthetic wigs. Eleora and cheaper synthetic wigs may not dye evenly. Make sure to check your wig fiber content before attempting to dye!

I've had a lot of practice with this method, and this is the formula that works best for me, so I hope it can help you dye your wig the custom color you are looking for!

Many thanks to my friend Envel who helped me with my first Sharpie dyeing experience. Tutorial and all images therein are Copyright Fire Lily and FireLilyCosplay.com.

EDIT: Since so many people ask this question, I'm addressing it here. "How do I dye a wig black?" Since Black Sharpies are concentrated purple, you will have to use FW Ink, India Ink, or another Artists Ink and follow the FW Ink Dyeing Method: [link]

Another method is to color/sharpie the wig by hand using a black Sharpie. This will give it a slightly purple sheen, but it will come out black.
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KellywoeshxD Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have a black wig, but i need the ends of the hairs to be dark green. Is this possible?

and what if i put the ends in bleach first?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not likely to happen - you can't really bleach plastic. You could get some green wefts or a green wig and dye the tops black, but not the other way around.
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kuromiko68 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Can this work also for just "tinting" a wig? I have a reddish wig I need to get to a red-brown
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, it can tint a wig to a slightly different color.
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Jelly-yuu Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Hey! Great tutorial. But let's say I want to go from a orange wig to a dark blueish? Would that work or be a little bit harder?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It needs to be in the same color family. Mixing orange and blue would likely turn brown or green. You can always try on a swatch of wig hair, but to make it blue I recommend starting with a light blue or pale wig.
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Jelly-yuu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Oooh okay. Thanks! That;s too bad, haha 
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HetaliaLover4Ever Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
can i dye it in black, if its originally...blonde-ish white-ish colored?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, but it may take multiple dyeings to get it truly black.
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HetaliaLover4Ever Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
oke, thank you.
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