If you have ever wanted to make your Barbie look different, one of the easiest ways to do that is by changing the color of her hair. Barbie hair is usually made from nylon or polyester, and it can be dyed with a variety of products. This article will explain the different ways you can dye Barbie hair in 2023, as well as what type of dye to use, and how to ensure that the dye takes and stays in the hair.
What Type of Dye Works Best on Barbie Hair?
The best type of dye to use on Barbie hair is acid dye, which is specifically designed for synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon. Acid dye is available in a variety of colors and can be used to create both permanent and semi-permanent hair color. When using acid dye, it is important to follow the instructions carefully, as the dye must be mixed with a specific type of activator liquid for it to take in the hair.
What Supplies Do I Need to Dye Barbie Hair?
In addition to the acid dye, you will also need to have a few other supplies on hand in order to successfully dye Barbie hair. These supplies include: an acid dye activator, a bottle of white vinegar, a plastic spoon or spatula, a small bowl, rubber gloves, a toothbrush, and an old towel. You will also need to have access to a sink, as well as some warm water.
How to Prepare the Hair for Coloring
Before you begin coloring the hair, it is important to prepare the hair for the dye. The first step is to use a small brush or toothbrush to gently brush the hair and remove any tangles. Once the hair is free of tangles, you can use a small bowl to mix the acid dye and the activator liquid. The ratio of dye to activator should be about 1 part dye to 10 parts activator, but you can adjust the ratio to achieve the desired color.
How to Apply the Dye
Once the dye is mixed, you can begin applying it to the hair. Put on a pair of rubber gloves to protect your hands, and then use a spoon or spatula to apply the dye to the hair. Start at the tips of the hair and work your way up to the roots. When you are finished, cover the hair with a plastic bag and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Removing the Excess Dye
After the 30 minutes have elapsed, you can remove the plastic bag and rinse the hair with warm water. Once the dye has been rinsed out, use a small amount of white vinegar to help remove any excess dye. Rinse the vinegar out of the hair and then use a towel to blot the hair dry.
Styling the Hair After Coloring
Once the hair is dry, you can style it as you would normally. Use a curling iron or flat iron to create curls or waves, and use a curling brush or round brush to add volume to the hair. You can also use styling products such as mousse or hairspray to help keep the hair in place.
Maintaining the Color
The color of the hair will fade over time, but you can help maintain the color by using products that are specifically designed for dyed hair. These products will help keep the hair color from fading and will also help protect the hair from damage caused by styling and heat. Additionally, use a shampoo and conditioner that is designed for color-treated hair.
Dyeing Barbie hair is a great way to give her a new look. With the right supplies and a bit of patience, you can easily dye Barbie’s hair in any color you desire. Remember to follow the instructions carefully and to use products specifically designed for dyed hair in order to maintain the color and keep the hair looking its best.