Coloring Your Wig or Extensions
Coloring your hair may be something many of us are familiar with but what about coloring your wig or extensions?
As long as you are wearing 100% human hair extensions or wigs, you are free to color treat them. Many manufacturers will not recommend processing the hair because it can result in over processing however if you know what you are doing and are using a gentle process, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.
When coloring your extensions, we always suggest purchasing a lighter shade of hair and applying a semi-perm rinse on the hair to darken. It is far more gentle considering the hair may have already been bleached and/or colored. If you purchased a darker shade, simply trying to lift the color without the use of bleach may not work if the hair has been colored. In order to lift the color, you would need to use a bleach, which can be extremely damaging to the hair and is not normally suggested. Again, the extensions may indeed be 100% human hair however these conditions would be very trying for our own hair, let alone hair that has been removed from the donors’ scalp causing it to be void of the natural oils that help to keep the hair healthy and from becoming too dry and brittle.
If you are in doubt about coloring your extensions or wig, we recommend that you first consult with a professional colorist. They will be able to determine if the hair is able to handle additional color and/or bleaching as well as help you obtain the perfect shade. Note: Never attempt to process synthetic or synthetic blend products!
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