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How To Dye Your Hair Extensions Ombre

If you want to dye your extensions there are some things you need to know. Knowing how to dye your hair extensions ombre is not quite the same as coloring your natural hair.

  1. Hair extensions are drier than natural hair.  To avoid drying your extensions out, use a cream based dye with 20 volume peroxide or less.
  2. Always do a strand test.  Mix a bit of the dye in a bowl and test it on one small piece of extension to make sure you are happy with the color.
Dying Hair Extensions At Home

Colouring your extensions isn’t as easy as dying your natural hair

Whether you want to go lighter, darker or ombre, we’ll tell you how to get it right.  But first, there are some tools you’ll need to gather before you get started:

  • Dye kit
  • Mixing bowl
  • Tint brush
  • Timer
  • Gloves
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner

Going Lighter

The harsh reality is, bleaching extensions or dyeing them a lighter color is a bad idea.  The extensions are already chemically treated and bleaching or lightening them is really not good for them.  However, you can get your extensions subtly lighter by using toner instead of bleach or dye.  Toner will let the hair’s natural color shine through and add tones to the extensions.

Going Darker

Hair extensions have already been chemically processed and further chemical processing isn’t good for them.  However, if you can’t quite find exactly the shade you want, choose a shade slightly lighter than your hair, they can be dyed no more than one or two shades darker.  Here’s how:

  1. Apply the dye to each weft and use the tint brush to smudge the dye to cover every strand.
  2. Set your timer as instructed.
  3. When the time is up, it’s time to wash the extension.  First, hold the extensions at the top and rinse with warm water.  Then, lather, rinse and wash again.  After rinsing the second time, apply a bit of conditioner and leave it in for a few minutes before rinsing.
  4. Lay the extensions flat on a towel to air dry.
  5. Once the extensions are thoroughly dry, comb them carefully.

Going Ombre

Ombre hair is all the rage right now, but getting the look right with extensions can be difficult.  Buying ombre extensions doesn’t look as natural as doing it yourself.  The secret is to buy extension in the color you want on the ends, and dyeing the top to match your own hair.

  1. Apply the dye to the top half of the extension.  Using your tint brush, gently brush the dye into the top half of each weft, making sure to thoroughly coat each strand.
  2. Set your time as instructed.
  3. Before washing out the dye, apply a bit of conditioner to the ends to protect the non-dyed sections from the dye.
  4. First, hold the extensions at the top and rinse with warm water.  Then, lather, rinse and wash again.  After rinsing the second time, apply a bit of conditioner and leave it in for a few minutes before rinsing.

See?  Dyeing your extensions isn’t that difficult.  Whether you want to dye your extensions a shade darker to match your hair, or you want to get the perfect ombre effect, follow these directions for perfect results every time.

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