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How To Choose the Color of Hair Extensions

When you are shopping for hair extensions on your own, you may encounter a number of problems. In particular, color matching can be a real challenge. The fact is that both natural and dyed hair can have several shades at once, and it can be difficult to determine which color shade is right for you. At the same time, using a photo of your hair as a guide is not a good idea. If you are faced with such a problem, this article will definitely is worth checking.

Virgin Hair

As for natural light hair, it can be selected without any problems – usually, such hair does not have complex overflows and undertones. The only thing you need to pay attention to is that the ends of such hair are often lighter by 1-2 tones than the roots. This means that you should make a choice by focusing on the ends (this is about 7-10 centimeters). If we are talking about dark natural colors, they should always be 100% tone-on-tone.
Rare shades of natural hair (especially red and light brown shades) have to be matched with your natural tone (they should be as identical as possible) and toned subsequently. Do not worry: if the hair you purchase is of high quality, this will not affect its appearance in any way.
Regardless of the shade, you will also need to take into account to the structure and thickness since it is much easier to match the shade of your own hair and hair extensions than to ensure the natural look of hair extensions that are very different in thickness from yours.

Colored Hair

If you have colored hair, there should be no problems with the choice. The fact is that, regardless of the manufacturer, they are classified according to a single palette of shades, where the level of shade depth is estimated by a number from 1 to 12, and the shade itself is a letter or number through a slash or a dot.

There are the following shades:

N – natural shades;

A (1) – ashy;

V(2) – beige or purple;

G(3) – gold;

C(4) – copper;

M(5) – mahogany;

K or R (6) – red.


Also, note that hair extensions can always be tinted to the desired shade, so if you are planning this procedure, it makes sense to opt for hair that best suits your natural hair color and structure. Moreover, in the case of light shades of dyed hair, especially when it comes to complex coloring, after the extension procedure, you will need to re-tint the hair to give the total mass of hair a single shade.

Creating the “Sun-Kissed” Effect

Hair extensions can also be a good option to dilute your current shade with lighter strands and create a sun-kissed effect. This is achievable by adding strands that will be a few (1-2) tones lighter than your natural hair. It is also allowed to mix several shades to get a greater depth of color.
.Choosing hair extensions based solely on photos could not meet your expectations, as the screen of your personal device can distort color reproduction. Of course, your hair master will always be able to equalize the shades, but it would be better if you approach the choice thoughtfully. In particular, you should keep in mind all the above recommendations and, if you still have some doubts, contact our experts who will advise you on the purchase.
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