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Top 6 Tips for Looking After Dyed or Coloured Hair Extensions at Home
We’ve been on lockdown too long – and all this time away from our hairdressers is starting to show. Maintaining dyed or coloured hair extensions is already slightly complicated compared to natural coloured hair extensions, but this is magnified when stuck at home and can’t quite the products or tools you want. So today we are giving you all the top tips in looking after dyed and coloured hair extensions at home.
Does dyeing work on all extensions?
In a nutshell, no. the key thing to remember is that dye will work the same on our hair if is made of the same thing as our hair. As synthetic hair is made of plastic and other materials, dyeing them will not work and will damage the extensions. Remy human hair extensions are required for a beautiful dye job and can be dyed up to two shades darker while maintaining its quality.
1. Take it cool
You should wash or rinse your human hair extensions in cool water. This is so much easier now that it is getting warmer. Tepid, cool or even cold showers are not just brilliant for waking yourself up. Hot showers reduce the life of your hair and lifeless hair is not good for hair health and colour vibrancy.
2. Switch your products
Using the right product is incredible for hair health in general but if you are making any changes to your hair, it is an absolute must. First off, make sure you are using hair products specifically designed for dyed and coloured hair extensions, and if your making your own DIY hair treatment for coloured hair extensions, make sure you research the benefits or disadvantages of using those ingredients on coloured hair.
3. Avoid the heat
This one is hard during the warm seasons but heat really weakens your hair so going heatless is ideal. Instead of drying your hair, let it air dry. This may mean a bit more planning as to when you are going to wash your locks, but it will be worth it. Styling with heat is the same so instead of curling, check out our blog for heatless hairstyle ideas.
4. Don’t forget to tone
As bright hair colours are bleached first, then dyed – or it’s important to look after your coloured hair extensions as blonde hair extensions. If you notice your colour going brassy, tone it using purple shampoo to colour-correct the hair. This will keep your colour brighter and help it to last longer. Rinse treatment is also a great option to help with the colour vibrancy as it will also keep your hair looking lovely and shiny which makes it look healthy.
5. Try beer
Although an unexpected ingredient, beer is actually good for your hair and helps bring it back to life with some volume. If you have lighter tresses, then try adding some lemon juice to your beer hair treatment to help brighten blonde hair in the sun.
6. Moisturise as much as you can
Whether you have blonde hair, red or pink hair, hydrated hair is healthy hair. As the bleaching and colouring process for hair extensions is quite drying, moisture is especially essential for coloured hair extensions. Use plenty of conditioner after shampooing too help help keep your hair hydrated while keeping its colour bright.
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