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July 19, 2023 3 min read
The great thing about hair extensions is that you can easily change your look anytime you wish. Going to a special event? You can sport beautiful wavy hair. Going out on a dinner date? Simply straighten them out for a classic look. You can even colour your extensions to bring a vibrant element to your look. So, if you’re asking, “Can I dye my hair extensions?” you can definitely do so! But to what extent? While you can style your extensions however you want to, it’s vital to take precautions when colouring your hair extensions. If you do decide to colour your hair extensions, here’s what to keep in mind.
Although hair extensions give you the freedom to change up and customise your look, it’s always best to invest in professional hair salon services when colouring them. The risk of dying or colouring your hair extensions on your own can prove destructive to your cuticles and scalp. There's also the temptation to add more colour to correct and change the hue when you're unhappy with the outcome. The problem with this is, you’ll risk making the problem worse, rendering your hair unmanageable. To prevent permanent hair mishaps and ensure you won’t have difficulty returning to your hair’s original colour, leave the colouring job to hair professionals.
Bleach is a no-no
Bleach is never a good idea when you want to colour your hair extensions. This is because bleach and peroxide will strip the hair cuticle, which can damage the hair. If you’re thinking of bleaching your hair to achieve your desired look, call a reputable salon like Superior Hair to ensure the right amount of peroxide is used to achieve the specific share and pigment.
Choose semi-permanent hair colours
If you don’t want to get stuck on the same look forever, choose semi-permanent hair colours. Semi-permanent is exactly that; hair colours that only last for a number of weeks, specifically six to 12 washes. This gives you the flexibility to choose a different one when you like. Plus, semi-permanent hair colours deposit colour and won’t break down your hair cuticles. This makes maintenance and upkeep much easier. At Superior Hair, we help you choose suitable hair colours that match your skin tone. We also specialise in colour match hair extensions that offer the closest colour to your original hair so you reduce the risk of hair damage.
Don’t over-wash colour-treated hair
While it’s crucial to keep your hair clean, you don’t want to overdo it. Washing colour-treated hair multiple times can dry out your hair and strip your scalp of the natural oils it needs. We recommend washing your hair every other day. If you have an oily scalp and an active lifestyle, we recommend purchasing a good dry shampoo to replace using regular shampoo.
Moisturise your hair regularly
Moisture is key to keeping your colour-treated hair in tip-top shape. Invest in specifically-formulated shampoos and conditioners for colour-treated hair. A weekly hair moisture mask is also an excellent way to keep your hair and extensions looking as lush, vibrant, and natural-looking as possible.
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