8th August 2010: Dying the Wig Before starting I covered my wig head in cling-film and got some marigold gloves. This stuff is messy and will colour anything and everything!
I poured one plastic cup of surgical spirit (bog standard pure cheap stuff, don't want added oils or fancies) into a spray bottle and then added my inks to a total of 8 full droppers in the ratio I'd worked out earlier. Then it's just a matter of working through the wig one row of wefts at a time from the bottom to the front. I used 2 cups to completely finish my short wig, but I got the ink slightly different on the second try so the top is lighter than the back...not obvious, but I prefer the back colour.
Leave it to dry. The walkthrough said 8 hours roughly, I left mine 24 hours because I remembered it wrong... as long as it's completely dry it's fine :3 You can brush it through now to get rid of any crispy feel from excess ink.
Then you can wash it with cold/lightly warm water and shampoo (remember hot water is used to change wig styles because it warps the strands, really hot will damage it). No ink will come out as it would when you dye real hair, this is purely done to tone down the smell. Once it's dry brush it again and enjoy :D
The people in the walkthrough don't seem to have trouble with the dye rubbing off on clothes, mine did a little on the jacket collar, but it wasn't much and it washed off afterwards with stain remover.