Coloring Our Hair Extensions:

Warnings, Guidelines and FAQs


We do not encourage anyone to color our hair extensions. This is because high risks (including affecting the quality, longevity, etc.) are taken when chemicals are applied to hair. If you plan to apply color treatment, we strongly recommend you read the following page for advice and how to avoid common mistakes.

Attention Please:

Pre-metalized fiber dye
All of our hair colors, except the bleach colors, have been dyed with a pre-metalized fiber dye that is permanent. Toning may result in a color different than expected on scalp hair.

Toning or Lifting
We do not recommend toning or lifting any colors for levels 11 through 12. This hair will most likely become over dry and damaged if additional chemicals are applied.

High Risk
Colors from our color ring that are marked "high risk" could be damaged by further chemical treatments. Treat the hair gently as you would with any highly bleached hair and always do a strand test.

Strand Test
Always conduct a strand test before applying any chemical treatment to the hair extensions. Please note that altering the hair makes it non-returnable.

PRE-TREATMENT

All the hair will have conditioning deposits that may inhibit the absorption of any color treatments.

We recommend washing the hair with a clarifying shampoo before your color application.

The ends of the hair will grab color the fastest and require caution. The last 4-6" of a hair strand will have the least amount of cuticle layers that help protect the hair. All the hair will have conditioning deposits that may inhibit the absorption of any color treatments.

We recommend applying a light layer of conditioner on the ends before applying color.

Apply color on the tips only at the last few minutes of the application and watch carefully.

Coloring Poly Extensions Warning!

 

When applying any toners on or near the bonds, please allow 24 hours for the hair to completely dry and any peroxides to dissipate before installation.

          POST-TREATMENT    

H&C Hair Extension Coloring Guide

  • Bleach Colors
  • Ash Colors
  • Natural Colors
  • Red & Gold Colors
  • Blends & Ombres

BLEACH COLORS

The color ring also contains what we call “Bleach” colors for more variety and flexibility for the stylist. Bleach means the hair has not been dyed with our fiber dyes that permanently stain the hair with shades that cannot be removed. Bleach colors are not just base colors for lifting or depositing toners, they are also stand-alone hair colors that are popular to use as is.

Color Type Deposit color only Deposit &/ or lift Deposit color only, high risk! High risk color! We do not recommend applying any type of color application!

3 Bleach

4 Bleach

8 Bleach

9 Bleach

10 Bleach

11 Bleach

12 Bleach

ASH COLORS

All the Ash colors have been bleached to a base color according to the level and then permanently dyed with a pre-metalized acid fiber dye.

Colors Type Deposit color only Deposit &/ or lift Deposit color only, high risk! High risk color! We do not recommend applying any type of color application!

2 Ash

3 Ash

4 Ash

5 Ash

6 Ash

7 Ash

8 Ash

9 Ash

11 Ash

NATURAL COLORS

Colors Type Deposit color only Deposit &/ or lift Deposit color only, high risk! High risk color! We do not recommend applying any type of color application!

1 Natural

2 Natural

3 Natural

4 Natural

5 Natural

6 Natural

7 Natural

8 Natural

9 Natural

10 Natural

12 Natural

RED & GOLD COLORS

All the Red colors have been bleached to a base color according to the level and then permanently dyed with a pre-metalized acid fiber dye.

Colors Type Deposit color only  Deposit &/ or lift Deposit color only, high risk! High risk color! we do not recommend applying any type of color application!

2 Red

3 Red

4 Red

5 Red

6 Red

7 Red

7 Gold

BLENDS & OMBRES

Colors Type Deposit color only Deposit &/ or lift Deposit color only, high risk! High risk color! we do not recommend applying any type of color application!

6N/9N Blend

7G/10N Blend

8N/11A Blend

9A/11A Blend

10B/12B Blend

11A/12B Blend

2N/4B Ombre

4N/7G Ombre

6N/10N Ombre

7A/11A Ombre

7N/11B Ombre

FAQ'S

Can you custom color any of your extensions other than the bleach line?

  • Levels 1-10 can be toned, but beware that most colors have been bleached and dyed using permanent fiber dyes so it may react differently than expected.
  • If you do decide to custom color our hair, do a strand test to ensure everything goes as planned. And most importantly review the color ring recommendations chart.

Can I use purple shampoo to make the level 12 brighter? Or tone the hair?

  • Using purple shampoo to create a brighter blond does work very well. We strongly recommend our after-care treatment to make sure the hair stays soft and supple.

  • We recommend the Fanola No Yellow shampoo. It has a good medium to low pH of 5.0-5.2 and it covers yellow very well and lasts for several weeks.

 

You should make a water bath and put in only a tsp of the purple shampoo.


1.)First, wet the hair extensions and then dip into the bath. The ends are going to grab the colorfast so try to dip them last.
2.)Depending on how intense of color, it can take only 3-5 minutes. Color check and dip again if needed.
3.)If you make a mistake and the color comes out too purple, use a clarifying shampoo in hot water and it will pull out the color.
Note: I DO NOT recommend toning the hair as any further chemical treatments with peroxide and/or ammonia will dry out the hair severely.
Levels 11 and 12 have reached their limit for chemical applications and any additional processing can degrade the hair permanently.
4.)After you have obtained the desired color, dip the hair into white vinegar. It not only closes the cuticles but it helps seal in the color.
5.)Rinse thoroughly and then follow with a good daily conditioner. I recommend using our Ionix Brush Up to really seal the cuticles after any type of color treatment.
If you do not have our Brush Up on hand, then try to use a low pH conditioner.

 

The point is to close and seal the cuticles.

Do you recommend any brands or types of toners?

  • We are very experienced with the processing of human hair for hair extensions and wigs. Our objective is to create natural looking colors that do not fade like hair salon dyes. Therefore we use fiber dyes used for silk and wool.

  • This means we cannot recommend salon hair dyes as we do not have experience in these types of color applications. For product recommendations and tips from other stylists that have colored our hair, our Facebook group is the best place to ask!

What about glosses or glazes?

  • Glosses often contain peroxide and penetrate the cuticle layers, therefore you should review our Color Ring Recommendations chart for deposit only colors.

  • Although glazes are considered non-damaging, you are still applying a chemical color treatment and should use caution with levels 11 and 12.

  • Review the recommended Pre-treatment and Post-treatment guidelines before you begin.

What can I do if I make a mistake and the color turned out too dark or the wrong color?

  • Try to avoid shampooing and drying the hair after a color treatment until you have verified the desired color results. Otherwise it can be more difficult to remove off-colors and/or darker colors.

  • Immediately apply clarifying shampoo to area as this will often lighten the color.
    If the color is very dark, dip the area into a hot bath of clarifying shampoo and the heat will help open the cuticles and remove color quickly. Repeat until the dark stains have lightened.

  • After rinsing from the clarifying shampoo bath, dip into cold white vinegar for about 5 minutes to close the cuticles.

  • See Post-treatment recommendations.



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