Can you colour hair extensions?
I recommend you see a professional colorist to colour hair extensions. But to answer the question;
Yes, you can colour hair extensions, but not all the hair in the hair extensions will dye to the same degree.
Expertise and care in dying hair extensions are needed.
The problem with colouring hair extensions is that you don’t know the colour history behind the hair you’re using. While depositing colour works well on commercial hair, lifting with colouring or bleaching is not recommended. I used to bleach the commercial hair, but a good result was rare.
The colour history behind the natural hair taken from donors is unknown. Companies generally re-colour the commercial hair in a natural and dark brown level three for distribution. So if you try to lift this hair, it would lift unevenly. Sometimes the colour put in the hair will cover up stains that will not lift out at all.
Tones and shades to colour hair extensions!
Tones and hair shades are easy to achieve in colour hair extensions from standard human hair.
Darker shades quickly activate with a simple 5-10% peroxide. They are altering the tone in the same Method of colouring natural hair.
Warmer shades are straightforward, whereas the ash shades need lightening for darker shades to drab out.
Colour hair extensions must be a gold base to achieve a colour correctly.
After a specific time, the hair extensions have faded naturally to a goldy colour allowing for good ash-coloured coverage.
Red coloured hair extensions can not change the colour; they can only be coloured darker with red undertones.
How to colour hair extensions?
The best way to colour hair extensions Is to put your hair in a ponytail. Long hair can be hard to control, and the ponytail method for dying the hair is fast and easy.
After wearing the hair extensions for a time, they may fade or need brightening up! Fading is normal and probably caused by dyes, products, sun, and other sources.
When applying, use one colour unless you have professional help. Two-colour dying is not possible with the ponytail method of DIY hair colouring.
Start by placing your hair in a tight ponytail. Use a covered elastic to help protect the hairs from breakage. I like my ponytail high, but this is a personal preference.
Place hair in a ponytail is a more straightforward application, and you want to stay away from the bond area with the dye, so the ponytail helps hide the bonds from the dye.
Only use 5-10% volume peroxide for standard hair extensions, 5% for darker or grey coverage, and 10% for a more resistant range.
Don’t rush the timer on your hair extension color. Commercial hair takes longer to absorb the dye.
Are you rinsing the dye from colour hair extensions?
Take extra time when rinsing colour from hair extensions. You must not leave any residue from the dye in the hair, and rinsing the dye out will take a monotonously long time. Hang in there and do a good job!
Rinse the colour hair extensions with the water facing downwards from the head. Never rinse the hair extensions by leaning your head forward. Leaning forward can cause matting and knots, which can be very hard to remove. Lean the head back and use the shower’s force from the spray like a hairbrush aiming downwards through the lengths of the hair.
Try to maintain the hair strands with as little matting and knotting as possible while significantly rinsing the colour out.
Shampoo colour hair extensions.
Rinsing colour hair extensions should be thoroughly completed before applying the shampoo. Use the shampoo for blonde-coloured or damaged hair with a pH7. Apply the shampoo to your pony and continue shampooing as required.
Do not scrunch the hair; instead, gently work the shampoo through the hair in a downwards motion. Do not stretch the hair. Squeezing the hair is good, and I like to work the shampoo in with the palm of my hands in a downwards motion.
Remove the ponytail elastic.
Depending on how high you have come with the hair dye, you might need to open up the elastic to further remove the colour. But don’t do this until you have done a lengthy rinsing procedure or are in the shampoo stage.
To remove the elastic, always cut the elastic out so that you are not breaking any hairs. Yes, cut the elastic out significantly during the tinting procedure. Pulling the elastic out can latch onto knots and pull hairs out, and it is so much easier and safer to cut the elastic out.
Rinse the shampoo out of the colour hair extensions.
Follow the same rinsing procedure to remove the shampoo out of the coloured hair extensions. It’s essential to remove all the shampoo. If the hair needs an extra shampoo, repeat the process as above and follow with a lengthy rinse before conditioning.
Link to Blog5 ‘How to wash your hair extensions!’
Condition colour hair extensions.
Apply the conditioner to the colour hair extensions in the same manner, or a king downwards direction.
Yes, your hair is still in a ponytail. Apply the conditioner below the bonded area through the hair lengths. Stay away from the attachment bonds with conditioners. Moisturizing on the bonds or attachments can cause the hair extensions to slip out or shed.
Continue rinsing the conditioner out in the same manner, using the force of the shower as a force to brush facing downward and use your fingers as a brush trying to separate any progressing knots.
Be gentle with your hair extensions during the shampoo and conditioning process. You don’t want to pull or stretch hair, damaging it when stretched too far—no more than 17% of its length.
After your rinse is complete, gently squeeze the hair in a towel. Do not towel dry hair in a vigorous motion; instead, use a patting technic with the towel between your hands and clap together with the hair lengths in the center. Patting the wet hair will protect the hair from further knotting and help prevent static electricity in the hair.
Dry your hair thoroughly before brushing. See hair care and styling hints and tips.
Link to styling tips
Custom coloured hair extensions.
If the colour is customized, it may not be possible to colour hair extensions in the same way.
You would not want to colour over top of a custom-blended, highlighted, or low light in your hair extensions, and it could be hard to copy the custom colour initially put into the hair extensions.
Blonde colour hair extensions.
Lightening or bleaching colour hair extensions will take significant effort and time to achieve.
When bleaching commercial hair, the lengths bleach out patchy and uneven throughout the lengths. The results are different levels of lift in various areas in the lengths of the strands.
Most colour companies will bleach large amounts of hair at a time, allowing them to sort the hair in the appropriate bundles. Or mix bundles, so they appear lighter. There are many highly technical sorting variations.
However, if you wanted to change the shade of your blondes, this may be possible at a 10/1 radial with an appropriate base colour in place.
Stay away from the bonded area when dying your hair extensions and rinse the colour out entirely, spending extra time on the rinse.
Conclusion for colour hair extensions.
To conclude my advice on ‘How to colour hair extensions?’ here are a few last-minute tips.
Drying and care tips.
Completely dry your hair extensions before you brush them. It would be best to start blow-drying the mid-lengths, then the ends and the natural scalp hair keeping direct heat away from the hair extension bonds.
Once the hair is dry, start brushing from the ends working up the lengths of the hair. If you ‘run’ into knots, a hot iron will help. The temperature will depend on your hair colour and hair texture. For the heat, see the manufactures instructions for the correct level to use.
Run the hot iron over the knotted area and then brush starting from the ends working up; this will help remove that knot or matt.
Products to colour hair extension.
Use a product for blonde or damaged hair, a neutral shampoo ph7 to colour hair extension. Commercial hair does not have an acid mantle coating the hair shaft, as natural hair has; an acid-based product or a ‘negative ionic charged’ product will cause dryness and fizziness to commercial hair.
Use lots of moisturizing conditioners and hair oils for the lengths.
Bizzarre Hair Extensions, CA, does not take responsibility for any harm or adverse effect from using this or any procedure stated on this website or not.
Do not do hair extensions with inadequate equipment; use high-grade Ionic flat iron, hot tools or hair extension equipment. Use equipment and this method of hair extensions at your own risk.
The advice stated in this blog or anywhere on this site is for entertainment purposes. Betty Bizzarre or this website does not take responsibility for any misuse or recklessness in the care of your hair extensions.
After the hair dye:
Yes! Get color touch-ups with hair extensions in coloured hair. COLOUR fading or looking dull can happen from many things like the water, the sun, swimming, and different activities. You may consider color touch-ups in between installations.
This simple rinsing process after the touch up of a deposit color:
- Rinse the color from the hair extensions using cool water at low pressure.
- Rinse thoroughly using your fingers to work the excess dye out gently.
- Always maintain the water flow in the direction of the natural hair growth, with the head leaning back never forward.
Rinsing is necessary to remove all the dye and should take a minimum of 15–20 minutes. Rinse the hair thoroughly.
To shampoo, your hair extensions, use a positive ionic charged shampoo for blonde or damaged hair. Please stay away from moisturizing shampoos as they may harm the bonds.
I’ll leave you some pics of the products I use. Nope! You’re not going to be spending a lot of money.
I have other blogs that talk about this concept! For now, these products work best on commercial hair.
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Products to use on hair extensions in coloured hair?
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Conclusion for hair in coloured hair extensions.
There are endless combinations and endless possibilities for hair extensions in coloured hair!