Originally Posted by Xaila
Throwing out questions/anecdata here for ya:
How soon did it get crunchy after spraying? I did the FW Ink dye thing last year and when I let it all [sun] dry, it DID get crunchy and was slightly streaky due to gravity pulling the wig dye down to the ends of the wig. A quick cold water rinse put the fibers back to normal (as normal as wet wig fibers can get).
It could also be the type of wig you got? Depending on if its more patchy (the color just missing TONS of areas) rather than streaky (more than one application needed). There are some wig fibers that just do NOT take wig color due to how they're treated. I got some wigs similar to Epic Cosplay's off ebay from a HK seller and they took the dye relatively well after a few sessions.
Lastly, if you're US, what region? I could hopefully point to a store chain that carries higher percentages of isoporyl alcohol for ya.
I think it was just after it dried. I combed it and wet it but it still felt kinda stiff and not soft.
Ahh, I didn't consider that it might be the wig. I'm thinking I might try again with this wig I have and see how it goes, and then if it fails again I'll buy a different one. Is Kanekalon the best to buy to hold dye?
I'm actually in Australia! They stock the high percentage amounts in TINY bottles and it's pretty expensive for those, so that's why I chose the lesser percent one. Might have to try it and see then! >_>
Originally Posted by Ani_BEE
To add to the above there was probably much water in the 64%. It's ideal to use a high percentage of alcohol it that it evaporates off the hair which accounts for the streaky-ness.
That must've been why! I had a feeling that was the reason, I was so annoyed I couldn't find 70%! Seems I got some experimenting to do on the higher percents of alcohol ones then!
Thanks for your replies~