Can you colour hair extensions?
Our expert Abingdon hairdressers are often asked whether it’s possible to colour hair extensions. The answer is ‘possibly’, as this is going to depends on the type of extensions you have and the method used to colour them.
If you have synthetic hair extensions, it’s not recommended to try and colour them. Synthetic hair is made from plastic fibres and is not porous like human hair, which means it won’t hold colour well. Attempting to dye synthetic hair can also cause damage to the hair fibres and may result in an uneven or patchy colour.
On the other hand, if you have human hair extensions, you could colour them just like you would your natural hair. However, it’s important to note that the process of colouring extensions can be more challenging than colouring natural hair. This is because the hair has already been processed and treated, so it may not react to colour or bleach in the same way.
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It’s always best to have your extensions coloured by a professional. Our Abingdon hairdressers at an Abingdon hair salon have the knowledge and expertise to assess your hair and determine the best colouring method to use. They will also have access to high-quality hair dyes that are specifically designed for use on extensions.
When colouring extensions, it’s important to take into account the original colour and texture of the hair. Lighter shades may require pre-lightening before applying the desired colour, which can be damaging to the hair if not done correctly. It’s also important to use a hair dye that is formulated for use on extensions to ensure the best possible results.
If you have clip-in extensions, it’s recommended to remove them before colouring. This will make it easier to apply the colour evenly and avoid staining the clips. If you have tape-in or sew-in extensions, it’s best to leave the colouring to a professional Abingdon hairdresser. They will be able to apply the colour without damaging the extensions or your natural hair.
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