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With so many cool and trendy hair colours all over social media, it’s no surprise that many of you are concerned about just how many times you can dye your hair extensions. In short, you can certainly dye your human hair extensions more than once or even three times if you wish, but it’s difficult to do so without damaging your extensions.
However, we understand that constantly buying real hair extensions each time you want to change your hair colour can be quite costly. So read on to find out how to dye your human hair extensions multiple times whether you're going dark, light or bold and bright — and how to do while minimising damage to your extensions.
Of course, with over 60 shades available, we would always encourage you to buy a shade closest to your own hair colour. We advise you to look through our colour range to choose the perfect shade for hair or use our Colour Matching Service to get a good colour match. This is because Remy hair, just like your natural hair, will begin to lose its quality and shine after too many chemical processes.
Remy extensions have already been through a chemical process, so bleaching or lightening the hair can affect its quality and its lifespan. Avoiding a chemical treatment means your extensions will last longer than hair extensions that have been chemically modified.
You should always start with blonde extensions or really light colours if you're looking to change the colour. Hair extensions often resist for at least three dyeing jobs and still be in great condition. However, if you keep going darker and darker from the previous colour, you will be able to dye your extensions more than three times, but make sure you wash, rinse and condition them well. If you want to minimise the damage, we advise you to get a professional to colour it for you, however, if you're dyeing your extensions at home, or if it is your first time, you should always follow the instructions.
It’s always best to understand your own hair first before dyeing your hair extensions. The better you know your hair, the better your judgement will be when getting the colour you want. For instance, if you have some red shades or highlights in your hair, you should base your colour of choice this, to either balance the red tinges or accentuate them. By examining your own hair colour and doing your research, you will avoid your hair going the colour you don’t want it to. We strongly recommend looking at a colour wheel to help.
If you hair has loads of highlights, the best way to dye it is to match your extensions with the darker streaks to the lighter shade to get the perfect natural effect.
We highly recommend that you never, ever bleach or lighten your extensions as this will damage the hair. However, if you wish bleach the hair, you can do so. You should also note that it may need to repeat the dyeing process multiple to lighten your black or dark hair extensions, as you’ll need to first bleach the hair to blonde, before proceeding to your desired shade, however, this will increase the chances of hair damage.
Going Bold and Bright
If you are not sure on the colour, buy a shade lighter than your own hair and if you have coloured hair or bold shades, get the lightest blonde and colour it along with your own hair. If you are colouring lighter shades of clip in extensions into a dark or bold colour, make sure to take the clips out first for an even application and a better result, but if you are just doing a colour correct, the clips don’t necessarily have to be removed.
You can also dye your hair extensions various colours at the same time.
To get rainbow colours, simply use our lightest blonde colour and dye your hair following these instructions.
If you are dyeing your hair at home, you should remember that the process or results may differ to what you may actually be going for. This is particularly important if you are going lighter, we recommend gradually going lighter until you reach your desired look as opposed to going to a major change at once.
If you choose to dye your extensions at home, always carry a strand test first so you know how the extensions absorb the dye. The hair on your extensions is more porous than your natural hair, and absorbs dye more quickly. Take note of the colouring process and end result before continuing to dye the rest of your hair. When choosing the dye, you should use a low-volume developer to reduce damage.
Be mindful of the amount of time you leave the dye in for. If you leave the dye in your hair for too long, you could wind up with a much stronger colour than you were hoping for. Depending on how dark you want it, you can keep it on for 20-25minutes.
For a smoother dyeing process, pick a hair colour dye that matches your hair and mix in a bit of conditioner before applying it onto your extensions.
Always follow the instructions and thoroughly rinse the dye from the extensions. Read through our instructions on cleaning your extensions when washing the dye from the hair. It is always better to air dry your extensions than to use heat tools. As you can dye your human hair extensions more than once, if the colours are patchy after drying, simply repeat the dyeing process to cover the patches.
Remember to never use hot water when washing the dye from your hair extensions, instead, use slightly warm water, as this will give your hair longer life.
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