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Author Topic: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?  (Read 543 times)

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Offline WingsOfMasquerade

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How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« on: September 16, 2019, 05:28:36 AM »
How do you dye Dollyhair Virgin Snow to green?
It would seem like a simple matter: just take the brand that works on Virgin Snow in any other color...then simply buy a green one and do the same thing. But, I can't get it to go?

I am using RIT Dyemore Dye (every other color works on VS)
AND IDyePoly Dye doesn't work either.

The RIT loses (it seems) the yellow out and it goes either gross army greenbrown or a sad dark dull blue that fails.
The IDP loses the yellow out and gets blah gray instead OR it'll turn yellowish rotten color
I've tried dip & rinse (quick) and also leave it in the boiling dye for like 20 minutes and still don't get much. Also the color barely takes anyway, it's extremely feeble unless it's left in for an age it seems like.
What's so odd is that all the other colors will work just fine on VS. And it's the same hank of VS too, not like DH did something weird to only some of the hanks or something. Every other condition is the same, except this bad luck green dye color.

Has anyone ever dyed DH VS to green for a custom?
How did you do it?
If this doesn't work, how else do you think hair could be colored?
I have a great green pony who simply neeeeds a lovely green to white fade to make her perfect before the holidays.

Thanks for any info or hints on this difficulty (which will make a xmas surprise come true)

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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 07:04:01 AM »
That sounds super strange to be honest. I don't know whether I needed to dye VS green in the past but now you mention it, it's worth a try. What green do you try to achieve? Do you go according to RitDye More's color chart? I can try it with a small amount and let you know how it works.

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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 06:10:14 PM »
I have not dyed any hair for a while, but I have had success dying white hair (snowflake, blizzard and virgin snow) green.

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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 12:12:40 AM »
would using the sharpie method to dye the hair work if the ritmore wont?
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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 10:30:39 PM »
Have you tried hair dye?
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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 10:35:08 PM »
would using the sharpie method to dye the hair work if the ritmore wont?
Does this actually work? I thought it was just another one of my cockamamie ideas.

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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2019, 10:46:42 PM »
would using the sharpie method to dye the hair work if the ritmore wont?
Does this actually work? I thought it was just another one of my cockamamie ideas.

NO Sharpie is not colorfast (it will bleed onto things)!
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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 12:30:57 AM »
would using the sharpie method to dye the hair work if the ritmore wont?
Does this actually work? I thought it was just another one of my cockamamie ideas.

NO Sharpie is not colorfast (it will bleed onto things)!
Ah, I thought it might which is why I never tried it.

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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2019, 04:38:35 AM »
What did you do to prep the hair, when you got it to work?
Was it a super long time ago, like an older batch of DH?

This photo shows what I get / the only thing I can get compared with some actual greens like the color of the comb and Sea Nymph, which is Gusty's and also Merry Treat green which is more of what I'm going for. It's that one little parcel of it that's laid over the gusty green. The green is just such a blue? I'm doing a rainbow tips dip dye which is why it's a small amount now, but I want it for a Christmas green pony with an evergreen tree theme and 'blueish' isn't going to cut it.

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The best it can do seems to be there on that off-white actual-for-dolls hair that I got at a craft store. It turned a somewhat grayish army green. That's the piece of hair that's under the comb. It sure did dye those zip ties nicely.....meh.

I do have hair dye in purple and blue for my own hair, but it doesn't keep on synthetic hair.
It seems to be a similar issue with the non-dyemore dye where it turns 'dusty' later and just comes off. It doesn't get inside of the hair like how dyemore does.

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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2019, 04:00:30 AM »
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would using the sharpie method to dye the hair work if the ritmore wont?
Does this actually work? I thought it was just another one of my cockamamie ideas.

NO Sharpie is not colorfast (it will bleed onto things)!
Ah i never tried it but i thpugh since it works for cosplay wigs it might of for other synthetic hair
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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2019, 08:29:37 AM »
I used acrylic paint mixed with fabric softener and shaving foam to change hair colour. You will have to use a straw to brush the mixture on the hair.

There’s a video on YouTube showing how to dye Barbie doll hair, (I also use this method on hair I get for ponies).
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Re: How to Dye Dollyhair Green? Why Can't I?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2019, 04:16:38 PM »
I've noticed that the "glossier" the hair the less it takes the dye, the more matte the hair the better it holds, typically when I'm wanting the color to be as depicted on the dye itself I will use "Blizzard" as this particular hair seems to soak the color up nicely.  ;)
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