(My last A to Z post is coming! I’m saving it for a special topic!)
So I was researching yesterday like crazy to find out if I could dye Sally’s Hairtensity extensions with the Ion Colour Brilliance Brights semi-permanent hair colour. I know that synthetic hair won’t take to hair dye, in some cases the chemicals will even melt the fibers. But Hairtensity is a blend of human and premium synthetic, and semi permanent dye has no harsh chemicals in it.
I searched for hours and all I could find were people asking if anyone’s done it before they would try it. So I said ‘fuck it’ and tried it. I got the 22″ extensions for 50 bucks and it comes with a ton of hair. I cut the weave into twelve two inch sections, folded them over and sewed them onto clips. I still have about six inches of weave left. I specifically bought them to dye them fun colours and add embellishments to my hair.
Oh, and anyone wondering about curling them? This was done at 280 degrees six days ago and still looks like this:
So curling definitely works!
I picked a rose colour and saturated four clips worth of extensions in foil.
I rolled up the foil and let it process for twenty minutes at room temperature, no heat. I rinsed them in ice cold water and lubed each piece with a quarter sized dollop of conditioner (Balea).
I rinsed and hung them up to dry and they looked pretty scraggly, but so does my hair when I dye it so I wasn’t too worried.
I slathered them with Argan oil and left them overnight to dry.
This morning I gently combed them from tip to root with a fine tooth comb, and this is what they look like:
They’re beautiful! Soft, shiny, pink, and still useable. There are a few strands throughout that didn’t take, I assume those are synthetic strands, but it looks cool and I’m impressed with the ratio of human to synthetic. They look and feel awesome.
So, in conclusion, yes you can dye Hairtensity extensions with semi permanent dye. These are cheap and great for using as clip ins. I personally would get 100% human hair if I was doing my whole head, but to have some cool clip ins for extra fun hair and taking it in and out, I recommend these!