If you are looking for special colors among our colored hair weaves offer, and you don’t get the answer to satisfy yourself. You might be interested in learning how to dye your hair extensions at home! Here’s a quick reminder that you can do anything with human hair extensions that you can do to your natural hair. This includes dyeing, cutting, heat styling and chemically processing your human hair. Many weave wearers dye extensions to get an exact match to their natural hair color. It’s incredibly effective and looks great!
I. Is Your Hair Human?
The first thing to look at is whether the hair extensions you want to dye are actually human hair. If they’re synthetic hair, you won’t be able to color them because synthetic hair is made from plastic. If you’re not sure if your hair extensions are human or synthetic, you can do a burn test.
You can refer to this video below to see the differences between Synthetic Hair Extensions and Real Human Hair Extensions when they are burned.
Remember that virgin hair extensions are the greatest sort of weaves to use when dying your hair. Because Virgin, Remy hair extensions have not been chemically processed in any way, they can be colored without causing hardly any damage to your hair. While it’s best to avoid overly harsh chemicals, Virgin and Remy extensions can be lightened or darkened in the same way as natural hair can. Experts advise that Non-Remy hair weaves should not be dyed. This type of synthetic hair extension has been chemically treated, which weakens the strands, and leads to they are not usually strong enough to be colored.
II. Darker or Lighter
First of all, you should need to clarify this matter, because, you can darken your hair extensions but it’s unlikely you’ll be able to lighten them. Almost all hair extensions are colored. This means that if you want to lighten them, you’d need to use bleach. Most hair extensions have been through some aggressive processing, meaning their cuticle (protective) layer is already in pretty bad shape. If you don’t mind taking a risk and don’t want to lighten your hair extensions more than a shade or two, you might get away with it
Going darker? That’s a lot more straightforward than trying to lighten your hair extensions but there are a few things to consider. Most hair extensions will grab the color faster than your natural hair would, so you might not need to leave the tint on as long as instructed. Check the color every few minutes but do remember that wet hair is darker than dry hair. In other words, hold your nerve and wait for the color to develop to a slightly darker shade than the result you’re looking for.
To begin, you need to buy hair dye, developer, gloves, and an applicator bottle from a beauty supply store or salon. Unless you’re going for an ombre or colored effect, if not you should avoid buying hair dye from a box at the pharmacy because matching your hair color will be much more difficult. Gently comb through your extensions to get rid of any tangles and if you have any styling products on your extensions, it’s important to wash them out first as well. After washing and combing the extensions, make sure they are completely dry. Since using a hairdryer is not recommended, allow them to dry overnight before applying the hair dye the next day. Next prepare the hair color mixture.
Put on your gloves and combine the appropriate amount of hair color and developer. After pouring your hair dye and developer into the applicator bottle, shake the bottle for about one minute to combine them.
IV. Apply The Dye
It’s now time to apply the hair dye to every single strand of your hair extensions. In this case, it is preferable to use too much dye than not enough. Use a comb to distribute the hair dye while applying it. After you’ve finished applying the dye, place the extensions on a foil or hair towel and read the directions to determine how long they should be left on the foil/towel.
After allowing the extensions to soak in the dye for the allotted amount of time, it’s time to rinse the hair dye out of the extensions. Use warm water and afterward apply conditioner. It’s also important to comb through the hair extensions after applying the conditioner for even application and also to moisturize your tresses. After gently combing through the extensions, wash the conditioner out using cold water. This will seal the hair color and make the hair shiny. For a final step either use a blow-dryer to dry the hair extensions or allow them to air-dry (which is recommended).
You can refer to this video below to have the comprehensive look at How to dye hair extensions!
Enjoy your newly colored hair extensions and look forward to wearing them – you’re going to look stunning with your newly colored tresses!