Things to consider when dying your Hair Extensions
It’s easy to confuse the coloring method with the coloring technique, but they are not the same. There are so many different techniques for coloring hair: full hair coloring, ombré, root coloring, two-tone coloring, balayage, highlights, etc. For now, since you’re learning basic hair coloring steps that are done in a salon, ombré or full extensions/wig coloring is best. Let’s leave the rest when you become a pro. It is important to also establish the technique earlier in the process and this will be the decider on how much color you should use for the hair. No matter the technique you are performing, it’s important to buy extra coloring than not enough. Nothing is worse than running out of coloring, especially going from back-to-front with coloring the hair
Deciding on Hair Coloring:
Box Color: This is a quick and easy way to apply hair color at home and can be purchased at any drug store. The color is semi-permanent, but still effectively colors with extensions. Usually, box color contains the color mixture, after-conditioner, gloves, and instructions. If you are achieving a natural look, this is a great option.
Bleaching: If the hair is naturally dark and want to transition to a lighter color, bleaching the hair is the best option. Bleaching removes your hair’s natural pigment by breaking down the keratin while the developer acts as a decider on how much to lift the color out of the hair.
Water Coloring: For this method, the extensions are soaked in a bucket of hot water mixed with hair coloring. The hair quickly takes on the desired hair coloring after soaking. This is a quick and efficient way to color the hair to a bright color without painting each strand with hair coloring.