If you wish to put on hair extensions you will want them to be matching your original hair and hence you will require to first discolor them and afterwards give color to them. And for this, virgin hair is the most suitable. As virgin Indian hair is not processed with any chemical substance, its external layer of cuticle is intact and therefore it is just right for the application of dye. The procedure is pretty similar to coloring your own hair. And you will also require to protect them from damaging objects. Other types of hair extensions are likely to smash when applied dyes or colors.
Test for Tolerability
Initially a tolerability test must be undertaken on the extensions so as to see whether they will bear the intense activities of fading and dyeing. Prepare the dye as per the directions and put it firstly to a small segment of the hair extensions. Allow it to stay for some moments and then rinse. Inspect whether there is any break. If the extensions don't rupture or suffer any other destruction, you are free to dye them definitely.
The method of decolorization of the extensions is more difficult than the method of dyeing. There is more danger of impairment to the extensions because of decolorization method. Decolorization includes fading products which are most prone to impair the extensions. If you wish to overcome this impairment, you can apply dye to them directly. However this can render a murky tinge to the hair and a coppery shade can be resulted. This can be evaded with routine and contined application of color, which will give your rid of the tone and make the hair extensions look of the color you aim at. Usually 3 Applications are sufficient to give your rid of the shade and they are required to be done with an interval of two days between each session.
If You cannot Stay Away from Bleaching
If you cannot avoid bleaching, make use of an eraser prior to bleaching. Normally, use of eraser at least two times on dark brown turns it to brown. Don't make use of bleach at once after administration of eraser, else hair will be impaired. Make the bleach working exactly on the guidelines mentioned on the packet and immerse the hair extensions in the mixture. Let them stay for some moments and rinse them. You have to keep in mind throughout the process that bleaching is pretty prone to cause damage to the extensions. You need to utilize it for minimum two times to fade them, so obey the guidelines precisely and don't skip the forewarning.
To lower the impairment suffered by the hair extensions owing to bleaching, use conditioner on them routinely. You can even apply serum to overcome their destruction.
When the extensions are virgin, they are the most right to your original hair, as they are entirely natural, unlike other varieties of hair extensions. And just because of this, they are pricier as well. In this case, it becomes necessary to save them from any impairment. Nevertheless, the procedures of bleaching and dyeing also are required to make them blend perfectly with your own hair and therefore, you have to be very cautious at the time of doing these techniques to the hair extensions.