Short answer: No.

Long answer: We HIGHLY recommend that you avoid any situation in which you might be tempted to dye a synthetic wig. Synthetic wigs are not like human hair and cannot be dyed with human hair dye.

Unlike human hair, synthetic hair is non-porous. The hair is extruded with the pigment included as part of the overall chemical composition of the material, and cannot be removed. You may be able to add rooting to non-rooted wigs with permanent fabric markers, but this is not a viable solution for all over the hair, as this usually fades or bleeds over time.

Some people try to dye hair with fabric dye, but we do not recommend this, either. This is NOT a natural fiber, like cotton. This is more akin to rayon or nylon and is VERY RESISTANT to dyes. It is made that way intentionally! (Remember: the color of a synthetic wig is part of the actual chemical composition of the hair, so it is very difficult to alter!)

The moral of the story: make sure you buy your synthetics in a color you can live with, because you cannot really alter it much. (Unless you’re a crazy scientific genius. In which case, there might be some money to be made, there . . . .)


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By CysterWigs’ Contributor

Summer was spectacular, but soon, it’ll come to an end to make way for those chilly and cozy days of fall. That’s right – fall is just around the corner. It’s the season for long trench coats, burnt oranges, reds and earth tones, and of course, stylish new hairstyles. When it comes to your fall outfits, conservative might be more your style, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t try a different style to introduce yourself to something new! Put your best foot forward with these five gorgeous looks.

The Classic Bob


Eve by Envy (Alan Eaton)

The bob is one of those hairstyles that will never lose its flair. Characterized by the famous cut that’s shorter in the back and a bit longer towards the front, the classic bob is a sure hit for fall. It’s beautiful in any color or length, and gives your outfit that sophisticated, fashionable air that you’re looking for.

Go Out With A Bang

Britt by Tony of Beverly

Nothing says “fall” like bangs. From curly bangs to simple curtain bangs, bangs are sure to be everywhere for the season — sidewalks, TV, and even red carpets! There’s no denying that bangs are a favorite. The summer heat might have kept you from wearing bangs, but fall is definitely the time for this cute style. Bangs can either be dressed up or dressed down, making them the perfect in terms of versatility. Whether it’s a wedding one day or a simple day at the mall the next, you’ll always look on-trend and fabulous.

Va-va-volume !

Penelope XO by Amore

Big, voluminous curls are timeless. No matter how often you wear them, they never lose that glamorous feel. You can be sure to see big bouncy curls everywhere this fall. Paired beautifully with scarves, coats and jackets, voluminous curls are a great option to amp up your fall look and ensure that you feel your very best for the entire season.

The Bolder The Better

Aria by Rene of Paris Hi Fashion in Plumberry Jam-LR

If you’ve been partial to brunette or blonde wigs, you might be itching to add a bit of color to your look and switch things up a little. Bold colors like reds, blues and even darker greens have quickly become popular choices for fall over the years. Whether you’re wearing your hair curly, wavy or straight, the right shade of bold color for your skin tone can be the difference between looking good and looking stunning this fall.

Simple but Effective Highlights

Violet by Estetica

Dramatic color might be a favorite for the fall this year, but just as equally as stunning are the simplest, slightest pops of color to add some depth and dimension to your hair. That’s right! Highlights! Highlights are great for women who aren’t ready to dive straight into a wilder wig color, or for women whose jobs or lifestyles require them to be a bit more conservative. They’re an easy way to spice things up without going too overboard with your look. After all, you know what they say – less is more!

Hi folks Kathleen here with simple ways to determine what make up colors you should wear warm neutral or cool. This will be a basic introduction to the wonderful world of makeup. Above is a chart Heather (CEO & founder of CysterWigs) created. It makes determining your skins undertone easy. Once you know your skins undertone everything else falls into place. For instance my veins are a blue/green in natural light but can vary depending on the lighting conditions. I’ve always worn white & yellow gold..lol. Clearly I have neutral undertones but I do lean towards warm. That’s not uncommon. If you aren’t sure most likely you have neutral undertones. 😉

Lets make this simple the surface color of your skin is not the same as your undertone. Your undertone is what determines what foundation…warm neutral or cool you should get. Above is a graphic using a portrait I painted that demonstrates how your surface skin color doesn’t determine your undertone. Even though my clients both have warm surface skin colors Bishop Hodges has cool skin undertones whereas his wife has warm undertones.

Another hallmark of neutral undertones is my surface skin color and undertone are basically the same. Peachy…and my skin color will change depending on the lighting conditions or for example what color wig I wear. If I wear a vibrant red wig my skin will look warmer. Image 3 shows how some brands make it easy for you. The cool foundation isn’t mine but the other three are. Can you see how the cool foundation has a pink cast to it? The middle two the neutral shades have a peach tint and the warm foundation on the right has a yellow tint to it? No? No problem if you cant see the nuanced color changes between these. That’s why many brands mark C for cool, N for neutral and W for warm right on the foundation themselves. This takes the guess work out for you. I would suggest finding a foundation that clearly tells you what undertone the foundation is. It makes it so much easier. TIP: When choosing your foundation color look at your neck vs your face to find a good color match.

Now when I’m in a hurry and I just want to look put together …healthier I use my BB Cream above in image 4.

Now that you have determined what undertone your skin is cool neutral or warm and you’ve found a good foundation by matching the skin on your neck. You are ready to pick out a blush. This is easy too. For blush you should go with colors that are opposite of your skins undertone. Think of it this way. If you have a cool undertone and you pick a cool pink blush you will only look redder…if you choose a soft warm peachy/apricot colored blush it’ll give you a healthy more natural glow.

Image 6 is a simplified reference guide for blush colors. In general if you have warm undertones choose a blush that is on the cool side. On the other hand if you have cool undertones choose warmer blush colors. If you aren’t sure but think you are neutral you most likely will look fine in any color you choose. TIP: If you try a warm blush and it looks too matchy matchy try a cool blush and visa versa.

Image 7 illustrates the blushes I am currently using. One is cool and one is warm. I am neutral so I can use either one but most often I combine the two.

Layering your blush gives depth to the colors vs using one color. You will have a more natural healthier glow than using one color alone.

Image 8 illustrates what I do when applying blush. I apply where I naturally blush because I am going for a healthy glow. I don’t contour etc. Why not you ask? Well the short answer is because I’m lazy..lol I go for the least amount of work with the biggest payoff. Especially as we age we lose color in our cheeks and even our lips. So I brush the cool blush (remember cool blushes are for warm undertones) across the apple of my cheeks and up a bit. Then I use the coral highlighter (remember warm highlighters and blushes are for cool undertones) on the top edges of my cheeks. Since I have neutral undertones these two colors mixed together achieve that. I prefer a subtle color on a highlight. To me this reads healthy vs oooh look at that highlight!… 😉At my age there aren’t too many areas on my face that are wrinkle free and I really don’t want to bring atention to those 😂.

Above image 9 illustrates simply what is a cool warm or neutral color. For this example I am using pink. The cool pink has blue added to it. The warm pink has yellow added to it and the neutral pink has both these colors added to it which also brings down the intensity of the pink. If you see a color and you can’t tell if its cool or warm it most likely is a neutral version.

Here is one last color choice to look at. Lipstick…If you have warm undertones choose warmer colors and if you have cool undertones choose cooler colors. In my case since I have neutral undertones I chose a neutral pink. Its easy and will look good no matter what hair color I am wearing or what clothes I have on. Its my go to color. TIP: When choosing a lip color look at your natural lip color as your guide.

The take away here is makeup can be fun. For a quick heathy look a little foundation blush and lip color and you’re out the door. You don’t have to wear everything to look put together and healthy. ….but it is fun…lol..next eyes! Enjoy..🙋


You can see all of Kathleen’s posts here as well seeing her talent as an amazing artist at KathleenRyanArt.com.

By Heather Hershey

What you’ll need:

1 capful liquid fabric softener — your choice of brand / scent (doesn’t matter)

optional: wig shampoo

a clean sink

water

a towel

a plastic wig stand

a wide-toothed comb

silicone serum

optional: protectant / sealer / glosser

1. Fill the sink with lukewarm water

2. Add a capful of liquid fabric softener and (optional) a little wig shampoo to the water. Swish to mix.

3. Use wide-toothed comb to gently detangle wig, starting at the bottom of the hair and working your way up to the top.

4. Once detangled, add the wig to the water and gently swish around. Be careful not to scrub, wring, or otherwise be rough with the hair, as this promotes static buildup and tangling.

5. You may allow the hair to soak for up to 20 minutes if the water only has fabric softener in it. If shampoo was added, you may want to skip the soak.

6. Remove the wig from the water and place it on a towel.

7. Empty the sink and refill with clean water.

8. Submerge the wig again and gently swish to rinse.

9. Repeat steps 6, 7, & 8 until the water comes out clean. Empty the sink.

10. With the wig rinsed thoroughly in still water (as described above), remove it from the water, and place it on the towel, then place the plastic wig stand in the sink and position the wig on it. Allow wig to dry for about an hour.

11. While wig is damp, spray lightly with the silicone serum on the top and work from the top to the bottom of the strands with your fingers. Continue to let the wig dry on the stand until the rest of the way dry.

12. Optional: Once wig is dry, spray the ends very lightly with the sealer spray and comb through with the wide-toothed comb.

13: Lightly comb with wide-toothed comb when wig is dry, and that’s it! 🙂

Most wigs will only need to be washed about twice a month. We recommend using dry shampoo in between washings to keep your hair smelling awesome and feeling fresh.


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By CysterWigs’ Contributor

Wearing a wig is an easy way to change up your everyday look, disguise hair loss due to illness or injury or a super fun way to try a variety of lengths, colors, styles and textures. Finding the best wig for you starts with understanding which wig cuts, lengths, curl patterns, and styles flatter particular face shapes. That, of course, starts with knowing the shape of your face. First start by knowing that everyone’s face falls into one of six basic shapes – round, diamond, square, heart, oval, or oblong.

So if you’re buying a wig for the first time or you’ve just been picking thing on a whim, try shopping next time with your face shape in mind. Now we already broke down the basics of round- and diamond-shaped faces. This time around, we’re going to take a look at square- or heart-shaped faces. Once you know for certain that you fit into one of these two categories, it’ll be much easier to select a wig that makes you look and feel like a million bucks.

The Best Wigs For Square Faces

How do you know if you have a square face? If your face is square, its lines and angles will resemble, well…a square. This shape is probably the easiest to identify of all the face shapes. With square faces, the lengths and widths will be just about even. If your forehead, chin, and cheekbones are pretty even in width, you fall into this category. The best wigs for you will have volume in the crown and layers around the face to help create lines and angles. Say yes to chin length wigs and long, sexy wisps and layers that help soften your jawline.

The Best Wigs For Heart-Shaped Faces

How do you know if you have a heart-shaped face? The shape of your face will resemble an upside-down triangle. You’ll have a longer face with a broad forehead, full cheeks, and a tapered chin. If you fit this category, your head is longer than it is wide, and your jaw is the narrowest part of your face. Your cheekbones probably pop (lucky you!), and you might even sport a widow’s peak. Flatter a heart-shaped face with wigs that have curls and volume on the sides. Bobs and long layers help balance your face, and a pixie cut wig can make you feel sassy and look fantastic.

If you still have questions, our Customer Care Help Desk team can help you find the style that is right for you. If we didn’t cover your face shape, hang tight. We’ll break down oval and oblong-shaped faces next.


Finding the Right Wig series:
Diamond and round-shaped faces
Square and heart-shaped faces (this post)
Oval and oblong-shaped faces (coming 9/18/18)