Human hair extensions can transform your look and allow you to change and try out new hairstyles. Indian Remy hair extensions are the longest lasting extensions, and can be worn for a year or longer. Some women who wear human hair weaves wonder if it is safe to dye their human hair extensions.
Here are some tips for you:
Use professional-quality colors, only. Generic box color is formulated with more developer than we’d recommend for extensions, and it will compromise the condition of the hair (let alone the color!). Stick to professional-quality brands for your best results, and use only direct, demi or semi-permanent colors.
Do a strand test first. Even though you can dye your hair extensions, you should first test to see how they will handle the coloring process. Mix the dye as directed, then apply to one small strand or section of the hair. Take note of the end result before continuing to dye the rest of your hair.
Note the processing time. Since Apohair hair extensions are pre-colored, they will process color differently than your client’s natural hair. Be prepared to watch the color develop more quickly, and be sure to keep an eye on the extensions so they don’t become over-processed!
Exercise care. Treat the colored extensions like you would your own color-treated hair. Don’t wash them for the first 24 hours, use sulfate-free and color-safe products to maintain them, and avoid chlorinated water.
It may take multiple applications to lighten your hair extensions. To dye black extensions to blonde or light brown color, you must first strip the hair of its natural color. Then you must bleach the hair to the desired shade. This may take more than one try to get to the right color. As usual, do a strand test first to avoid ending up with a head full of orange locks.
Just as strong chemicals can strip and damage your natural hair, harsh chemicals can also damage your human hair extensions beyond repair. Vietnam Remy human hair weaves have the cuticle layer intact. This outer layer of the strand gives the hair its natural shine and body. By using chemical dyes that are too strong for the hair you can strip the cuticle, making your extensions weak, dull and brittle.