Extensions Colouring the Do’s and Don’ts
Scores of woman have turned to hair extensions as their saving grace; with the quality products available on the market today no one is able to tell the difference between real hair and hair extensions. Unlike the extensions of yesteryear that had a funny sheen to them and look more like Barbie doll hair, today’s hair is sourced from living donors which means it is real human hair!
Quality products such as virgin hair are sourced from Indian virgins at a temple ceremony! Naturally a quality product such as this cost a bit more than your run of the mill hair extensions but the quality is that much better and you can do so much with it.
Can hair extensions be coloured?
You may colour hair extensions, however there are some aspects that need to be considered for instance:
- The type of hair extensions – A quality product such as Indian or Brazilian hair is preferred because it is made of real human hair. The dye process will be more natural.
- The current colour of hair extension – If the extensions are light in colour they can be dyed a darker colour, blond dye should only be attempted if the extension is already a very light colour (almost blonde colour).
- The colour you wish the extensions to be – Be realistic dark colours can be made darker and light colours lighter. For anything in between it would be best to consult with a hair styling specialist.
The product you need to use
If you are dying human hair extensions you may use off the shelf products. However it must be mentioned that you must take great care when dying your hair extensions so as not to damage the individual hair strands. For optimum results lay the extensions on a piece of tin foil on a flat surface, apply the dye as usual. Leave for the recommended time, rinse the dye, apply shampoo and conditioner to the hair extension piece, rinse again and dry gently.
Before colouring your hair extensions consult with a specialist such as http://www.divadivinehair.co.za/ to ensure you achieve the desired results.