Recently I’ve been quite bored with my hair so I decided to dip dye my hair extensions as I have two sets. I didn’t want to go for the traditional blonde dip dye, so I chose red instead. You do not need to have dip dyed hair to wear dip dye hair extensions.
Dip dyeing hair extensions in seven simple steps
1. Buy some hair extensions that match your own hair colour – making sure that they can be dyed. Synthetic or lower quality hair extensions can not be dyed. If you attempt to dye hair extensions which are not suitable for dyeing they may snap. I chose 1B Natural Black as it matches my hair colour.
I chose Live Colour XXL 47 as I wanted a redish/purple colour.
3. Get you hair extensions and lay them on some tinfoil and apply the dye. I suggest buying a brush to apply the dye as it will be more precise and much easier. You can apply the dye between half way and 3/4 of the way – depending on how much natural colour to dip dye colour ratio you would like.
4. Fold the tinfoil over and seal. Tinfoil helps the colour to develop. Then wait the specified time on the box.
5. Wash all the dye out thoroughly.
6. Blow dry or leave to naturally dry. Naturally drying hair extensions takes such a long time though!
7. Done! All ready to try out.
I suggest buying a hair extension shampoo revival kit or similar to make sure your hair extensions aren’t badly damaged by dyeing them. As we all know, using hair dyes can damage hair and make it coarser.
I absolutely loooove this colour < 3