Dying Extensions Atomic Pinkby marthamillsPosted 4 years, 10 months ago
Hi all, I've just purchased some high quality (cuticle correct) extensions in #613. As they were so expensive, I want to make sure I don't mess it up! I've searched online, and can only find advice for dying them with semi-permanent dyes rather than direct ones. So, I have some questions:
As they are brand new, do I need to wash them before dying?
Can I put the dye on while they're damp, or dry them first?
Does anyone have any tips and tricks for dying a long weft without getting it completely tangled up? (I don't want to cut it yet, as I'm getting it sewn in)
Many thanks for your help! H x
by PinkPixiePosted 4 years, 10 months ago
The lady who made mine (613 blonde 100% human hair) said I didn't need to shampoo them before dying, so I just applied the dye straight away. It might be worth checking with your seller first just so you know you're doing it right?
Are you planning on applying atomic pink on its own or diluting/mixing it first? I dilute mine and made it a tad lighter than I would put on my hair but it still came out very dark/neon. I've applied atomic pink on it's own to similar extensions before and found that they came out darker than my hair too. So it might be worth doing a strand test before colouring the whole thing just incase you need to dilute it? I've been shampooing the extensions to lighten them up, so I guess it's not the end of the world if it does go wrong I haven't really noticed any damage by shampooing them, I've been making sure I use a good conditioner/treatment on them too.
This may sound like an odd way of doing it but I usually start by putting the dye along the top of the extensions as if I was redoing my roots, then clip a trouser/skirt hanger to the top of the extensions and hang them on the shower rail while I dye the rest of the hair. It's also handy as you can put the hair you've dyed over the hanger to keep it out the way.
Hope they turn out well for you x
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by marthamillsPosted 4 years, 10 months ago
Thanks for your help PinkPixie! Sorry I didn't reply sooner - they turned out great, and the coat hanger trick made it a lot easier!