Colouring Human Hair Extensions

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Can human hair extensions Australia be coloured and if so how?

You have your human hair extensions and you are absolutely thrilled with them, then you dye your hair. Now what? Do you have to buy all new extensions? Not necessarily. In many cases you can dye human hair extensions and it’s relatively easy to do. But before you delve into your little dying project, check out these helpful tips.

Human Hair vs. Synthetic

Human hair extensions can be styled, curled, dyed, you name it. Pretty much everything you can do to your own hair can be done to your hair extensions australia. You do have to add a little extra care because they can easily dry out, but if you are gentle with them they will last you a long time.

Synthetic hair extensions don’t give you the same flexibility. While they are less expensive, you can ruin most brands by dying them – or applying heat or certain styling techniques for that matter.

So for the sake of this post, we will be discussing hair colouring exclusively.

Manufacturing Quirks

Carefully read the manufacturer’s instructions and cautions before you color! Some manufacturers process the hair by stripping out the natural color and dying it before they sell it so if you go behind them and dye the hair again (or worse, bleach it) you could have a mess on your hands. Human hair extensions are actually more prone to damage than your own hair. This is mainly because your own hair is able to receive nourishment from the roots while your extensions have no roots so it must be nourished and moisturized externally.

Dying your Human Hair Extensions

Once you determine that you want to dye your extensions and that it is safe to do so, you need to decide whether you want to do it professionally or on your own. There are pros and cons to each, but ultimately it is your choice.


Some people take their hair extensions Australia with them when they go to the stylist to have their hair colored. That way they can insure that the colors match and the risk of goofing it up is much less. They can also take just the extensions to the hair dresser and have them dyed to match their own hair. It is a viable option for good, almost guaranteed results, but it can be pricey.

Home Method

Dying your extensions yourself is pretty easy and not nearly as expensive as going to a salon. Before you begin, assemble your tools.
Your extensions
Hair dye that matches your own color. Keep in mind the color you are starting with since the original color can affect the depth of the dyed color. You may need more than 1 box if your extensions are longer.
A piece of tinfoil that is large enough to allow your extensions to lay flat without touching each other.

Once you have assembled your tools, proceed with dying your human hair extensions.
Lay your extensions flat on the foil.
Mix the hair dye according to the instructions on the box.
Apply the dye to the extensions, making sure that you thoroughly cover all of the hair all the way to the weft (you need to dye the wefts so it will all blend).
Cover the weft with the foil.
Allow the extension to process for 30 minutes.
Rinse the hair extensions Australia well, until the water runs clear. Shampoo and condition as usual.

A Bit of Advice

Don’t try to bleach an extension. As a rule, you can go darker, but don’t try to take an extension to a lighter color. If it doesn’t damage the extension it will definitely shorten its life.