To give you the basics of raccoon tail hair, they are a bold color combination created with highlighted strands put horizontally/diagonally to create contrasting effects on your base hair color.
Those emo hairstyles that took the world by storm in the 2000s are making a tremendous comeback in 2022. Bleached, colored, or just trimmed in stripes are all options that hairstylists are opting for.
They’re worn with a side-swept fringe and a combed back top (don’t worry, we have included some styles you can try in this article).
If you are wondering where this creative aesthetic gets its name from, it’s a raccoon’s fur pattern, of course.
That said, we are here for hairstylists trying to get in the trend and for those who want to recreate raccoon tail hair using virgin hair wigs.
Yes, you heard it right; you can color your wigs without the fear of damaging them, given it should be virgin human hair.
The highlights or lowlights in raccoon tail hair go well with any horizontal or diagonal designs that you choose to create.
You just need to be creative while suggesting the color combination that matches your creativity to your clients.
You can check out India Hair International’s collection of virgin human hair wigs so that you will have more flexibility while coloring wigs because human hair wigs can be colored and styled more easily.
Now, let’s get into recreating this iconic color using wigs!
How To Create Racoon Tail Hair Using Virgin Hair Wigs
Creating the iconic raccoon tail hair with wigs
The ‘coontail, another name used for the raccoon tail hair, can be created in various ways, the most common of which is shown above.
But to give the perfect raccoon tail hairstyle to your client, gather these materials and get ready to get your hands dirty and your client’s hair looking beautiful:
- Hair dye (multiple colors are an option)
- A tape (transparent or masking tape)
- Hair clips
- Brush and plastic bowl to create the color mix
Section The Wig
Start by asking your client’s preferred place for their coon tail. The back of the head, which resembles a mullet, and the front locks are the most preferred spots.
If they want to color the front, you can recommend that they get step-cut bangs to give it a more edgy look.
To prevent inconsistent coloring, make the wig into a ponytail after sectioning out the wig.
Bring In The Tapes
Place tape pieces at equal distances across the strand where you want to color.
The color of the raccoon tail hair can be placed horizontally or diagonally according to your client’s preference.
To create the perfect stripes, make sure you place the tapes at a distance that is not too far nor too close.
The black and red raccoon tail hair color
It is time for the fun part. Use the color mix on the strand you want to turn into raccoon tail hair.
After coloring, you need to let it sit for about 30 minutes. When the wait is over, wash it off with lukewarm water.
Dry It Properly
You must towel dry the wig now that it has been rinsed. However, avoid rubbing on it. A word of advice, it is best to let it air dry.
You can remove the tape as soon as the hair is dry. You must follow all of the above steps to prevent “bleeding” (when the darker color overtakes and stains the lighter color).
Hairstyles To Rock With Raccoon Tail Hair Wigs
You’ll find the best hairstyles here if you’re looking for some color inspiration.
We’ve included the most stunning ideas for this stylish hair trend below.
It works for any hair length, as long as you do it correctly with the abovementioned steps. To get the optimal result, you can experiment with Virgin Brazilian Body Wave Lace Front Wig.
It’s all up to us hairstylists to be creative and provide our clients with a unique look.
Human hair wigs, as mentioned earlier, allow you to experiment more than any other wig on the market, so visit IHI website to pick the one that most suits your creative side.