Dip-dyeing the tips of human hair weave extensions can create a unique look - make it subtle by choosing darker colours like deep burgundy go straight for eye-catching blonde.
Doing it yourself can save a bundle on your hair weave bundle (hee hee) and although not professional hair colourists, here is a great pictorial DIY guide (courtesy of Outre) to dyeing your own hair weave extensions to help you on your quest to becoming your very own hairdresser (or maybe just a nice way to jazz up some hair weave when the feeling takes you).
Follow the step-by-step guide on how to bleach and dye non-processed human hair weaves to any color you desire.
Items you will need:
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*Make sure you are in a very well ventilated area (open the window) to avoid inhaling vapours, and wear a mask when working with bleach powder*
Lay out the foil (shiny side down) and place hair wefts on top.
Lightly spray hair wefts with clean water. This helps open up the cuticle to speed up the process.
Add two scoops of bleach powder and 20V or 30V crème developer together (50:50 ratio) and mix them together completely.
Using an application brush, start to apply the mix on your hair wefts.
Make sure that the mix is well and evenly saturated.
Fold the foil over the bleached area of the human hair weave extensions, press down and set a timer for 15 minutes.
*Be sure to check the hair wefts every 5 minutes to see how much the hair is lifting, as the time of processing may vary depending on the products and hair you use.
Shampoo thoroughly in lukewarm or cool water making sure all the chemical residue is washed out.
*Do not use a hydrating shampoo or conditioner during this wash because these products will close the hair cuticles and make it difficult for the hair to absorb the dye colour.
Apply hair dye products at around two centimetres (2 cm) above the bleached area of your hair weave extensions so that there's a natural transition between the original hair color and the bleached area.
Let the hair dye color process for 30 minutes.
Then, shampoo in lukewarm or cool water, and apply a deep conditioning treatment for at least 15 minutes and rinse well.
* If the human hair weave extensions are wavy in texture, then make sure they are not stretched straight during this time; lightly scrunch the hair to keep the wave pattern.
Lay the hair on the towel to air dry completely.
Do not hang the wet hair to dry because that can stretch out the curl pattern.
Treat your human hair weave extensions like it's real hair - because it is.
As you've dyed the hair (or purchased dyed human hair wefts) use shampoo for specially designed for dyed/coloured hair. Avoid products that contain SLS (Sulfates) and use conditioners.
You've just learned how to dye human hair weave extensions!
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