Red’s the new Black

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.

2. Buy the colour you would like to dip dye your hair extensions. Any colour you like! Be creative 🙂 I love blonde and pink personally! 

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 

Perfect 🙂




  1. 10 February 2014 / 8:18 pm

    Your hair looks lovely! The gradual change from black to the lovely red is gorgeous.

    Lots of love xxx

    Rebekah | Love from Rhj

    • 10 February 2014 / 8:23 pm

      Thank you, much appreciated 🙂 Really pleased with how they turned out! 🙂

  2. 11 February 2014 / 3:43 pm

    amazing! such a good idea too if you don't want to commit to permanently dying your hair.

    i had dip dyed blonde hair however over the last two cuts its grown and been cut out! ):


    • 11 February 2014 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you! I also had blonde dip dye hair and found it hard to maintain – this way is so much easier haha.