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Dye my Hair Extensions at home

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We all love how Hair Extensions can easily enhance our self-confidence by adding volume and length to our natural hair.  Sometimes we might need to change things up a little and decide to change the color of our extensions.

If your hair extensions are made of 100% Human Hair like our hair, yes you will be able to change the color. Because we know that sometimes it can be challenging to do so and let’s not kid ourselves; a bit scary too, especially after spending hundreds of dollars on your 100% Human Hair Sets. We have put together this article to help you out.

First thing to know before dying your hair Extensions

Hair extensions can be dyed any color you like, just like regular human hair. It’s a simple technique that you can undertake from the comfort of your own home if you want to darken your extensions. It is always easier to go from a light to a darker color. Why? Because lighten your hair extensions means that you will have to bleach your hair and we recommend avoiding any form of bleaching, lightening, or highlighting because it is a complicated process that might potentially damage them

If you really want to go lighter, then you will have to bleach them but please be very careful and follow our instructions below.

STEP 1

To begin, choose your ideal shade. Because boxed color from the drugstore does not allow you to choose a developer for your extensions, and also the quality of the dye in the boxed color is not as good as professional dye. It’s preferable to use color from a professional hair color and developer brand.

Expert stylist recommends using a 10-volume developer or demi-permanent color.

If you want platinum highlights or a white-blonde look, you may need to hire a professional or watch some you tube videos before and make sure you use either your old set of hair extensions or do a text on a strand of hair before to test.

If you are looking for Hair color like blue, red, pink, purple  the hair extensions that you will dye will have to be BLOND hair Color since it is easier to dye.

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STEP 2

What you will need;

Hair color gloves, color bowl and brush, tin foil, plastic wrap, a wide-tooth comb, and a towel, in addition to the hair color and developer. (Please note that you can get the color bowl and brush at any drugstore or even dollar tree store)

After you’ve gathered all of your materials, it’s time to set up your workspace. Spread sheets of tin foil over surfaces to prevent undesirable color stains when dying your hair.

We recommend you use the watercolor method which means the extensions are soaked in a bucket, sink or any deep container of hot water mixed with hair coloring. (Please keep in mind that bright colors will stain your white or porcelain sink, so only do this if your sink is stainless steel.)

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STEP 3

Now it is time to prepare your color by following the manufacturer’s directions. Most hair dyes are composed of equal parts color and developer and you’ll typically need about 3-5 ounces of color for your extensions. Make sure you have plenty of dye on hand before you start coloring to avoid running out. It’s better to have too much than not enough so make sure to have 2 bottle of dye,

Fill your container with hot water (not scorching, boiling hot water), then add a quarter-size amount of dye and completely stir the water, making sure all of the color is dissolved and there are no little fragments floating around. Continue to add enough dye until the water turns a bright, colorful hue. 

STEP 4

Dip the weft entirely into the water and soak it for a few seconds to a minute. Then, pull it out and gently squeeze the leftover water into the sink/deep basin (beginning at the base of the weft and working your way down to the ends). You can notice how much color the weft has absorbed after doing this once.

Now add the second bundle of hair and resume the mixing process as with the first. Now you can see how the first package you put in will fare better than the second. Now, just like with natural hair, let it sit for the time specified on the package, then rinse, condition, and dry.

Put on your gloves and use a color brush to coat each weft one by one with the dye if you’re happy with the results. Start from the top of the extensions and work your way down to the very end with the color brush. Applying color in an upward direction can cause hair to become damaged and frizzy. The color should cover both sides of the strands, from top to bottom. Repeat the process for the other wefts in the water color method and set them aside once finished. As you work your way through the rest of the wefts, you’ll notice that the color of the water lightens or that you end up with less water as each weft absorbs the color. If that happens, simply add more dye/water then dilute again then continue.

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STEP 5

Cover all of your extensions loosely with plastic wrap once the color has been applied. This keeps the color from drying out before it can be absorbed into the hair. The manufacturer’s instructions should specify how long the color should process for, which is usually between 20 and 40 minutes. While the extensions are being processed, you can check the color by gently rubbing a small piece of hair with a paper towel. After these checks, reapply color with the color brush if needed.

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STEP 6

When the processing is finished and you’re happy with the color of your extensions, it’s time to give your hair a good rinse. Rinse extensions with cool water at a low pressure, running your fingers through your hair to remove any excess dye. Allow water to run through hair in the direction it naturally falls, from top of extensions to bottom. Continue rinsing for at least 15 to 20 minutes to ensure that the entire color has been removed. Following that, shampoo your extensions with a sulfate-free moisturizing or color-safe formula (skip the shampoo if you are doing the watercolor method as the shampoo can fade the semi-permanent dye). Then a sulfate-free deep conditioning treatment to replenish any moisture lost.

STEP 7

We are almost done, now it is time to comb and dry your extensions.  Lay a towel over your work area and apply a leave-in conditioner to your extensions. Once your hair is mostly dry, gently brush it with a wide-tooth comb to reduce shedding. The final step is to let the hair extensions air dry (avoid using a blow dryer) before wearing or styling them. If you intend to use a heat tool, such as a curling iron, make sure your extensions are completely dry and that you use a heat protectant spray.

Once your hair extensions are completely dry, styles as desired then apply a coat of lightweight hair spray and add hair oil to your ends and any frizzy spots for the final touch!

Now you should feel proud and beautiful when looking at yourself because you made it till the end and the result is flawless!!

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