THE 411: EXTREME HAIR COLOR USING EXTENSIONS
Ready for a fun, exciting, extreme hair color? Wondering if you can color your hair extensions and how to keep it fresh and vibrant? There’s never been a better time to go bold, and we’ve got all the info and inspo to add a little hit of color, or go all the way out to create your own unique anything-but-natural dream hair. Think prism, cosmic, unicorn, mermaid, manga, my little pony, or rainbow hair, channel the dark side of witches and villains, or try ombre, fade, drenched, metallics, shimmer, pastels, fantasy brights, highlights, tie-dye, or peek-a-boo color. The possibilities are endless: if you can dream it, you can do it!
WHAT KIND OF HAIR EXTENSIONS CAN BE COLORED?
Only real 100% REMY hair can be colored. Synthetic hair is made using acrylic, polyester and polyvinyl that can’t absorb hair dye, which actually destroys the fibers.
CHERRY VELVET @missrebeccablack by @nettyjordan
HOW CAN I ADD BOLD COLOR TO MY EXTENSIONS?
Coloring extensions should be left to the pros and it is important they use professional grade dyes. For fantasy color and brights start with platinum clearest blonde extensions which acts like a blank canvas. *Adding or depositing color to extensions is safe, whereas lightening is very damaging: most hair used in extensions starts out as black and is already lightened and color-lifted. Pro tip: depositing color can actually revive old extensions too, and is a great way to add a lowlight for a perfect match and dimension.
LILAC PURPLE @kellyosbourne by @laurarugetti
CAN I STYLE MY COLORED EXTENSIONS WITH HEAT TOOLS?
Yes, it is safe to use heat and we recommend that you don’t allow the heat setting to exceed 350 F for all styling tools used with extensions.
FUCHSIA @dovecameron by @claytonhawkins
FUCHSIA VALENTINE by @claytonhawkins
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY BOLD COLOR EXTENSIONS?
Use color-safe products to keep your colored extensions in good condition, provide heat and UV protection, and aim for products that hydrate and add shine. We recommend Color Wow Color Security Shampoo + Conditioner which is specially formulated for color and chemically treated hair. It has translucent conditioners that won’t warp color, or oxidize, making the hair brassy. Its Color-Shielding Sealicon™ Complex gives a protective high gloss finish.
UNICORN Stylist @sam_hurst shows how she created this multi-colored look using our Hidden Crown Topper and Halo® Crown in this video clip
WHAT STYLING PRODUCTS ARE SAFE FOR EXTREME HAIR COLOR?
For natural looking beach waves we recommend Color Wow Style On Steroids which is a color-safe texturizing spray and heat protectant all in one. For dream waves, layers and ponytails try Color Wow Cult Favorite Firm + Flexible Hairspray which won’t yellow, tarnish, or cloud hair color.
PASTEL @offtherailsmag by @claytonhawkins
HOW CAN I ADD A JOLT OF COLOR TO MY NATURAL SHADE?
Looking for a simple shock of color, or maybe a just a hint? Colored Clip-Ins are perfect to give hidden peek-a-boo color underneath your natural hair, or add more to frame your face to act as bold “highlights”. Add a few colored Clip-Ins to our Bungee Ponytail for extra swing-worthy, snatched glam.
PURPLE HIGHLIGHTS Tie-Dye hair on @esthermonster by @claytonhawkins using Hidden Crown Clip-Ins
COLOR POP Hair stylist @erickinvisible for @csiriano at NYFW lead by @justinemarjan using our Hidden Crown Bungee Ponytail and Hidden Crown Clip-Ins
Create your own dream extreme hair and go for bold with no rules color using Hidden Crown Hair extensions - show us your color creations! #hiddencrownhairextremecolor