Hair Extensions undergo colour processing during manufacture.
The hair when it is selected at source is Virgin Hair, meaning it has never undergone a chemical process.
The hair begins at a very dark shade from black to dark brown.
It is gently lifted to lighter shades (sometimes over weeks) and then coloured down to the required shade.
This is to ensure all batches are the same as the colour selected from the colour rings.
If you colour your natural hair you will have regular root retouches and the colour will be taken through the lengths to freshen the colour from fading and ensure the colour is the same throughout.
All the brands we use are chosen for the longevity of wear and the same applies. If your extensions last for more than 12 months its natural to expect that over time the colour of your extensions will fade depending on what it has been exposed to:
- Sun / UV light
- Incorrect products that can strip colour
- Washing more than 3 times a week
- Hard Water
Hard Water discolouration due to mineral deposits is different to colour fade (see Holiday Aftercare for Hard water Discolouration)
However Hard Water creates a pH imbalance causing the cuticle to raise, thus resulting in faster colour fade allowing the colour deposits to stripped from the hair faster.
Also the use of '"No Tears" formula childrens / baby shampoo will accelerate colour fade as these have a higher pH level as above.
Blonde extensions will need maintaining to prevent brassy tones appearing. Using our recommended Blue Shampoo once a week will help prevent this.
Some blondes may require a toner to maintain tone.
Ash shades will gradually throw off warmer tones due to the underlying colour (remember extensions are coloured down in shade)
Using our recommended Blue Shampoo will help maintain tone, however a professional toner may be required over time.
*Colouring of extensions is always done at own risk, even if performed by a professional.
*Coloured extensions invalidate any manufacturer guarantees as this changes the structure of the original product
*We always recommend a test strand before colouring the extensions to assess final result
*Extensions can be coloured down in shade or tone but we do not recommend attempting to lift them.
This image sis a perfect example, The same client with her weft at 6 months and on removal at 12 months. It originally was a dark brown matching the weft top.
This client did not have her weft coloured during wear as she was happy with the ombre / balayage effect it created.
She also did not use our recommended aftercare products which help prevent colour fade.
This image is also a perfect demonstration of a neat application, good aftercare ensures a neat, easy to maintain growth, here the Lock Stitch is clearly visible and intact.