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Unread 07-24-2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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Kanekalon Fiber wigs

simple question :

How well does marker/alcohol combination work on Kanekalon fiber wigs?
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Unread 07-24-2007, 10:57 PM   #2
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I assume you're talking about dye, in which case: it works just as well as everyone says it does. Kanekalon is, generally, the preferred fiber of choice for cosplayers. All dye recipes on here (that I know of) and Katie Bair's wig dye will work on Kanekalon wigs.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 11:05 PM   #3
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That's the preferred wig fiber for dying, so really well. Katie Bair's dye apparently doesn't work on Cosworx wigs, but sharpies and alcohol should.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 11:24 PM   #4
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Many (if not all) Cosworx wigs are Eleora fiber. I'm not sure about Sepia brand, but New Look wigs are definitely Eleora. This is still a good fiber, it just has a coating that makes it hard to dye.
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Unread 07-25-2007, 05:32 PM   #5
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They work. Period. =D
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Unread 02-28-2009, 03:22 PM   #6
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Can you..?

Can you dye it a lighter color???
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Unread 02-28-2009, 03:41 PM   #7
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Its impossible to color a wig lighter.
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You can't bleach it then dye it?
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Unread 04-17-2011, 11:08 AM   #9
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No, you can't. Even full-strength bleach does not affect wig fiber, because the color is mixed into the plastic before it's turned into fake hair.

The short list of things you can easily get your hands on that will make actual changes to wig fiber:

1. Heat
2. Ultraviolet light
3. Acetone

That's pretty much it. And none of those will quickly or reliably do anything to the color of a wig.
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Unread 04-17-2011, 11:47 AM   #10
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Oooh, I see.
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If i dye a curly wig I mean really curly wig will it lose its curl?
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Unread 09-27-2011, 11:44 PM   #12
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Good lord, why did you necro this for a question that could easily be found elsewhere or just by posting a thread of your own?
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Unread 04-16-2013, 04:28 PM   #13
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I just tried to dye my light pink Kanekalon wig a darker pink twice, and it barely did anything. So I would say that the ink/alcohol method does not work well with these wigs. Major bummer.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 08:44 AM   #14
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Where did you get the wig? I've had luck with Kanekalon but Elora (a higher grade version of Kanekalon) don't like the spray method at all with Sharpie. Been able to hand colour them though.
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