Wig Making for Dolls – How to save time and money dyeing alpaca hair

Wig Making for Dolls – How to save time and money dyeing alpaca hair


[Upbeat music] This episode is brought to you by my supporters on Patreon. Hello everybody, how are you? In this episode of Wigs Untangled, I will show you a very quick and cheap way to dye alpaca hair. I recommend this method if you need to dye a large amount of fiber in the same color. You may want to give this method a try if you have any issues with patchy dye jobs. And, if you want to achieve very even and full coverage. You will need: A cup of warm water, a plastic spoon, some alpaca hair, and, your fabric dye of choice. Open the pouch. In my case, I wanted to color the alpaca hair purple. Then, add a teaspoon of the dye to the water. The fabric dye is a deep purple, but if you only use a little bit of the powder, you can affect the intensity of the final color. I want mine to be a pastel purple. That is why I only added a tiny bit of dye. When you start soaking the alpaca hair into the water, make sure that you check with the spoon that all the fiber is wet and there is no hiding dry patch in the middle of the locks. Fabric dyes come in many different shades, and most of them can be mixed together to create new shades, which is extremely handy. Okay, so after 10 minutes of soaking, I simply rinse the alpaca hair and let it dry overnight. Or, if you’re in a hurry, you can use a hairdryer to speed up the process. And this is it! As you can see, the locks have been evenly dyed, and there are no patchy spots. I am sure that you can all agree that this is a less messy and much cheaper way compared to using human hair dyes. Obviously, they both have their pros and cons. But if you want to dye a bunch of alpaca hair in the same color, then this is maybe the best way of doing it. This is it for today. If you liked this video, give it a thumbs up, comment, and share. And if this was your first time on my channel, I’d love to have you subscribe so you don’t miss out on any future videos. Take care, and I’ll see you again next week. Bye!

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100 Replies to “Wig Making for Dolls – How to save time and money dyeing alpaca hair”

  1. Wow! Didn't know u could do that! Does this method only work on Alpaca hair? I've been trying to find a way to dye my custom dolls' hair instead of rerooting.

  2. Will the colour fade during some time? For example, will it be as pigmented as in the beginning within a year? Love you xoxo

  3. I love this! I've been looking for the perfect dye colour for my dolls, now I have another choice to look at!
    But do you know if this, or even the human hair dyes would stain the doll?
    Xoxo

  4. Could you do a video on how to dye doll hair like Barbie or Monster High dolls? I'm doing a custom My Little Pony and I want to dye the ends of her hair, and I only have plain plastic doll hair. Thank you!

  5. Hey Nicole you should do a video of were to get wigs from not just from 1 website like a couple so it's easier for us and can you use nail polish remover to remove first paints also can you use acrylic paints to paint the doll hope you reply 😘😍

  6. Loving this series so far, thank you for taking the time to make these videos! <3

    I was also wondering, is it possible to dye a blond wig white or doesn't it work that way?

  7. beautiful once again but I would like if you could make a stopmotion on your crafts like i mean every craft you made! please reply and answer

  8. Can someone tell me what this is called. I want to do this to, but I can never come up with a name to call it. "Doll restoration" is that what it's called?

  9. Would you be able to possibly make a video showing the best method of removing a doll's paint for those who are interested in customizing dolls?

  10. I was wondering how long have you been performing face ups because your amazing. Also can I use normal hair dye like splat?

  11. Two things to ask. Can this work on wigs you buy, and how dark can you get the colors using this method?

  12. Can I have a look at all of your dolls (every single doll in your house) I want one for my daughter she's a HUGE fan of your channel. PLEASE!!!! Or, you could just let my daughter destroy almost half the neighborhood here….

  13. Will you be making a video showing the gluing and styling process as well? I've made one wig myself and it looks a bit heavy and the top bit is kind of a mess….

  14. is there an alpaca fiber substitute? because i prefer to no use any animal based fiber. I'm glad you will post later the full process of wig making, i wil hope this. Also i understand you need to make money, every artist want and deserve to obtain profit from their work.

  15. Massive thanks to everyone who is sending subtitles! If you want to contribute but don't know how to check this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9cKgwnFIAw

    Subtitles available:
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    I do not get informed who sends the subtitles so let me know that way I can credit you <3

  16. FYI — alpaca (and any other animal fiber) can also be dyed using food coloring. Check out ChemKnit's tutorials on yarn dying, particularly techniques using the microwave. The key elements are dye, acid (vinegar) and heat.

  17. i would like to start repainting monster high dolls and making wigs for them i was wondering if in the future you could make a video on taking a wig off a monster high doll and also a video on how to put the alpaca fiber on the wig cap this would be wonderful so i can get started on making wigs.

  18. hey I have a few questions um… do you only use alpaca hair for all your dolls? and where do you buy it? if its online can you post the link pls?

  19. Please, can you tell me where do you buy all the hair and doll stuff?
    P.D I'm sorry if you didn't understand me cause I'm from Spain

  20. so I've got pretty much everything done and ready to add the hair to the wig.
    but it's been almost a year since this last episode.
    when will you continue?
    if you will continue?
    I really hope you will.
    there are probably other video tutorials on how to do this, but I'd really prefer it from you since I just really want to! ; ;

  21. You can use food color and vinegar to dye alpaca and then heat it in a microwave. All the dye will soak into the fiber and you won't have the long rice or salt that can damage the fiber.

  22. Hello, can you make a video about making a doll wig? I know you probably have it on your Patreon page but I'm to young to do it. So can you make a tutorial for it, please? Thank you

  23. I'm wondering, can you use wool that you can get at a craft store? because i have some and i was wondering if it would make a difference?

  24. Hey Andreja, question! I tried dyeing my dark blonde/light brown alpaca fiber to red using semi permanent hair dye and I am having trouble getting even coverage and it just isn't getting as dark as I was hoping, and it seems like most of it comes out when I rinse even with no soap 🙁 Would it be ok to use this method with the fabric dye on the same alpaca locks that I've already tried dyeing with hair dye, or will the chemicals react and damage the hair or not work properly?

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