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How to Dye Fox Fur

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Standard fur garments bring a regal look to most occasions. Nature’s beautiful browns, creams and tans add a wonderful sophisticated look to most outfits. However, there is a way to incorporate fur into modern, chic nightlife wear, as well. Fox fur can be dyed practically any color to match a younger, hipper personality.

Clean the fur by brushing with the soft bristle brush.

Lighten the fur before dying by using cream peroxide or bleaching powder. Apply the lightener to the entire fur so an even shade is produced. Lightening should take no more than 40 minutes. Do not bleach more than once, as this can damage the fox fur.

Dye several test pieces to get an idea of what the dye will look like on the final product.

Mix and apply the hair dye to the fur according to the directions on the package. Use a brush to apply the dye if only certain parts of the fur will be dyed. Be aware that hair dye bleeds.

Leave the dye on about twice as long as recommended for human hair. Using the test pieces can help determine how long it will take to get the intensity of color that is wanted.

Rinse out the dye. If the fur is going to be part of a garment, rinse several times to prevent dye transfer to skin or clothing.

Allow the fox fur to dry naturally. Use a soft brush to straighten and detangle the fur. Brushing it will also help give a softer, fuller look to the newly-dyed fur.

Things You'll Need:

  • Dry tanned fox fur
  • Hair dye
  • Cream peroxide
  • Bleaching powder
  • Soft bristle brush


Try layering different colors to create one of a kind looks.


  • Be careful of where you acquire your furs. Purchase from a farm that only harvests from natural deaths.
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