Experimenting With ColorWho doesn't love experimenting with hair color? I love coloring my hair extensions because it gives me the opportunity to try different colors without damaging my natural hair or committing to one color. After multiple hair colors and DIY hair successes and fails, I have accumulated some of my favorite color lines to create beautiful hues and tones in your extensions, as well as the best products to maintain hair color.
Best Bleach and Color For BlondeIf you're anything like me, you love blonde for any season! Blonde is such a versatile color that can be customized to compliment any skin tone. Here are some of my favorite bleach lighteners and toners to create beautiful beach-ready blondes.
Wella Color-Charm Powder LightenerI love Wella Color-Charm powder lightener because it can achieve up to 7 levels of lift and the protecting oil system is gentle on the hair and prevents damage. This lightener is perfect for balayage, highlights, ombre, and even full-on blonde. Use this lightener with Wella Developer for optimal results.
L'Oreal Quick Blue LightenerL'Oreal Quick Blue Lightener is also a great powder bleach for extensions. This one is a little dustier than Wella, but it gets the job done. This lightener delivers faster and brighter superior lightening power and lifts up to seven levels. This lightener is also great for balayage, foil highlights, ombre, or full blonde color. You can achieve subtle highlights or sheer platinum with this lightener.
Ion Powder LightenerIon Powder Lightener provides optimum conditioning and moisturizing during decolorizing. The creamy consistency stays moist during the lightening process. This powder lightener is infused with gardenia pol and coconut oil, making it gentle on the hair. This lightener is great for balayage, foil highlights, ombre, or full blonde color.
Wella Color-Charm Permanent Liquid TonerThis is by far the easiest and most effective toner I've used on my hair extensions. These toning colors by Wella will help you achieve the most beautiful beige, ash, and warm tone blondes you have ever seen. Mix these toners with Wella Color-Charm 20vol Developer for optimal results.
Mydentity Demi-Permanent X-PRESS TonersMaster colorist Guy Tang's Mydentity X-Press toners create impeccable blush, mauve, pearl, titanium, and golden tones in blonde hair. These toners are easy to use and create professional results that shine. Use these toners to create beautiful pastel tones.
Manic Panic High Voltage Classic Crème Formula Hair ColorManic Panic High Voltage Classic Crème Formula Hair Color is a ready-to-go semi-permanent hair color that allows you to achieve bright fashion color that is sure to turn heads. Stand out with Electric Lava Red, Blue Steel Silver, Electric Lizard Green, Cotton Candy Pink and more with Manic Panic. With 41 shades, you're bound to find your perfect hair color. For a bonus, this hair color is vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, ammonia-free, phthalate-free, and made in the USA.
Adore Semi-Permanent Hair ColorThis hair color line is another ready-to-go hair color that allows you to create vibrant fashion colors and beautiful soft pastels. Adore Semi-Permanent color contains no ammonia, no peroxide, and no alcohol. This color also offers a perfect blend of natural ingredients providing rich color, enhancing shine, and leaving hair soft and silky. With 56 shades, you're bound to find your perfect color.
Best Hair Color For Dark ShadesIf you love deep chocolate brown hair or sexy jet black hair, I've got you covered. These are my favorite color lines for dark hair shades:
Wella Color-CharmWella Color Charm Permanent Color is a fantastic solution for creating rich dark tones in your extensions. Use 1N to create a sexy jet black or use 5N to create a warm chocolate brown! Wella Color Charm even offers dark colors with hues of red for a spicy color.
Clairol Professional Beautiful CollectionClairol Professional Beautiful Collection is a semi-permanent color line that provides moisturizing color benefits. This semi-permanent color conditions the hair and provides rich brown tones to already dark hair. This will revitalize your extensions and have them looking so healthy and beautiful.
Best Shampoos For BlondesAlthough blondes have more fun, bleached blonde hair requires at-home maintenance for beautiful color in-between trips to the salon. Often dark hair lifts to a brassy orange color, and your stylist will tone the unwanted orange out with blue hues, but unfortunately even this fades after a while leaving your hair dull and brassy. To keep a beautiful bombshell blonde looking bold and fresh, invest in these shampoos infused with purple toners to neutralize the hair's brassy hues.
L'Oreal Paris Ever Pure Sulfate-Free Blonde ShampooIf you're on a tight budget, L'Oreal has got you covered! Maintain your platinum blonde on a budget with L'Oreal's lightly-tinted wash that effectively cleanses while depositing the perfect amount of purple pigment. With a pleasing scent, you can close your eyes and pretend you're at the spa as you correct your color.
Pravana The Perfect Blonde Toning SetRegularly bleaching can cause some severe damage to your hair. If your tresses seem stressed from all the chemicals used to get you blonde, you may need Pravana to save the day. This miracle set comes with The Perfect Blonde Shampoo, conditioner, mask, and leave-in conditioning spray that will help you tone and tame your blonde hair from root to tip.
Joico Color Balance Blue ShampooJoico offers a purple shampoo that is both beneficial to the health of your strands and visually pleasing statement in the shower. The violet pigment formula enhances tones immediately after a color or highlighting service. It smells great, so staying consistent with your color isn't hard.
TIGI Bedhead Dumb Blonde Purple Toning ShampooThis as-needed purple shampoo helps keep you looking blonde for longer. TIGI refuses to let the brassy yellow take over your hair color. If you have a sew-in, use this shampoo in the shower and rinse out after 10 minutes. If you have a wig, use this shampoo in the tub and rinse out after 10 minutes.
Oribe Bright Blonde ShampooThis paraben, sulfate, and sodium chloride-free purple shampoo eradicate brassiness and yellow tones from your extensions. This gentle formula is a go-to for daily use, meaning your highlights will look amazing long past your expectation.
Best Shampoo For Dark Extensions or Colored Extensions
Loreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture ShampooThis budget-friendly shampoo is excellent for any dark or fashion color. It is gentle on the hair, providing a soft cleaning while maintaining your sexy tone.
Paul Mitchell Color Protect Daily ShampooThis professional color-safe shampoo is best for those with bright red color that seems to fade quickly.
Which Will You Choose?Experimenting with color and extensions is exciting, and with the proper products, you can always have the most vibrant color in town. Now that you have the best products for colored extensions let us know what color you're going to slay next!
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