Coloring Your Human Hair Extensions and Wigs
If you are looking to colour your human hair extension or Wig, there are a few tips and tricks that you might try, but first, it is important to note that it may require you first to validate your hair extensions can receive hair color. You must have virgin human hair or 100% human hair to see the best results. Nonetheless, the good news is that changing the color of your hair extensions is a lot easier than attempting to dye your natural hair. Ideally, you want to complete the extension coloring process before installing the extensions on your head.
You can colour your hair extensions or wigs using natural methods, or you can purchase permanent hair color in a bottle. No matter the option you choose to use, there are a few tips to follow for successful hair coloring.
Start with Clean Hair
If you have been wearing this hair for any duration of time before deciding you want to dye the hair, you must cleanse these tresses and use a deep-conditioner to infuse moisture into the hair. Ultimately, your goal should be to start with hair that is clean, dry, and free of any products or build-up. Also, the human hair should be free of tangles. Do not apply hair dye to wet hair or you risk damaging the hair.
Dyeing Human Hair with a Lighter Colour
If you are planning to dye your hair extensions with a lighter colour, plan to purchase a color one to two shades lighter. Darker hair is notorious for being difficult lighten.
Stick to the Manufacturer’s Instructions
Some YouTube gurus may advise you to deviate from the manufacturer’s instructions. Don’t do it. Read the instructions and follow them carefully to avoid damaging the hair. Depending on how light you want to go with your hair coloring, you may need to invest in a separate bottle of toner/developer and hair bleach to support your efforts.
Perform a Strand Test
Always take a little time to perform a strand test to achieve the desired shade of hair you are seeking. You can expect to repeat your strand test every five minutes until you arrive at your color of preference. Once you achieve success, move forward with coloring the remainder of the hair extensions.
Coat Hair Evenly
Once you get past the strand test and begin to coat the hair, you will want to ensure that the hair is laying out in a way that allows you to cover the hair evenly for clean tones. You should plan to leave the hair color in place for a duration of 20 to 40 minutes. Again, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
Rinsing Out the Dye
Rinse hair with cold water for 10 to 15 minutes. Remember to rinse hair in the direction by which the hair falls. You don’t want to create friction which can be damaging to the hair by rubbing it. Ideally, you are rinsing in a direction that is away from the weft of the extension.
Caring for Your Extensions
Do not forget that this hair is still human hair. Hair dye can be drying and damaging to human hair without proper hair care. Keep up your hair extension care routine. Keep your hair moisture-rich through regular conditioning and do not forget to use moisture-sealing oils like argan oil.