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Vibrant Vibes: Top Hair Color Products For Hair Extensions

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Experimenting With Color

Who 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.

mixing hair dye

Best Bleach and Color For Blonde

If 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.

bleach hair blonde


Wella Color-Charm Powder Lightener

I 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.

Wella Color Charm Liquid

L’Oreal Quick Blue Lightener

L’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.

loreal quick blue

Ion Powder Lightener

Ion 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.

ion powder lightener


Wella Color-Charm Permanent Liquid Toner

This 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.

wella color charm toner

Mydentity Demi-Permanent X-PRESS Toners

Master 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.

Mydentity Demi-Permanent X-PRESS Toners

Bright Colors

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Manic Panic High Voltage Classic Crème Formula Hair Color

Manic 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.

Manic Panic High Voltage Classic Crème Formula Hair Color

Adore Semi-Permanent Hair Color

This 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.

Adore Semi-Permanent Hair Color

Best Hair Color For Dark Shades

If 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:

jet black hair

Wella Color-Charm

Wella 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.

Wella Color-Charm

Clairol Professional Beautiful Collection

Clairol 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.

Clairol Professional Beautiful Collection

Best Shampoos For Blondes

Although 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.

blonde clip-ins

L’Oreal Paris Ever Pure Sulfate-Free Blonde Shampoo

If 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.

L'Oreal Paris Ever Pure Sulfate-Free Blonde Shampoo

Pravana The Perfect Blonde Toning Set

Regularly 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.

Pravana The Perfect Blonde Toning Set

Joico Color Balance Blue Shampoo

Joico 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.

Joico Color Balance Blue Shampoo

TIGI Bedhead Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo

This 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.

TIGI Bedhead Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo

Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo

This 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.

Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo

Best Shampoo For Dark Extensions or Colored Extensions

chocolate brown hair

Loreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Shampoo

This 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.

Loreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Shampoo

Paul Mitchell Color Protect Daily Shampoo

This professional color-safe shampoo is best for those with bright red color that seems to fade quickly.

Paul Mitchell Color Protect Daily Shampoo

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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7 thoughts on “Vibrant Vibes: Top Hair Color Products For Hair Extensions

  1. Cee says:

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    Very enlightening article! I generally color my hair extensions jet black or something in the red burgundy family and I usually have my hair professionally colored until recently when I decided to venture out and try my hand at coloring my own extensions and just paying for the install. Until after reading the article I never gave much consideration to using various different color brands to lightener brands based on the color that you desire; although it absolutely makes sense now, especially as it relates to preserving the quality and texture of your hair extensions! (Sometimes I am loyal to a fault, lol.) I also wasn’t aware that some hair color was available in on vegan and gluten-free formulas.

  2. Latayna Brigman/ Royal Majesties Extensions says:

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    My personal favorite is Adore semi-permanent collection. I love the way the colors last for multiple shampoos. They have a great variety of colors also. One thing that helps with the longevity of color is to add a clear coat ontop of the color it also adds a extra shine to the hair

  3. Latayna Brigman/ Royal Majesties Extensions says:

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    I prefer Clairol for my 20 developer and BW2 for my lighting powder. It’s a great combo and doesn’t process as quickly to avoid over processing errors. I also use plastic wrap instead of foil it seems to work better an also allows u to see the process of having to open it up, Unlike the foil method

  4. Latayna Brigman/ Royal Majesties Extensions says:

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    I prefer OGX combo when shampooing my extensions. I shampoo every 2 weeks along with a deep condition of my natural hair extensions. Ogx always leaves my hair extensions soft, manageable, a smelling amazing. Tip! I use is adding a moisture cream to my own scalp instead of oil this prevents oil from running into my extensions an keeps down dry scalp.

  5. Toni Jones says:

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    Great products mentioned I plan to experiment with a few when DIY coloring a few of my hair extensions to add to my business products. I plan to try Clairol Professional Beautiful Collection colors Champagne and Rosewood Brown as well as Wella Color Charm Permanent color in the Colors of 042 and 6RV.

  6. Chaka Holloway says:

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    I need to learn about coloring. This is something that I have yet to dip my hands in. I generally like jet black or red hair for myself. Haven’t tried the red yet though. I like my extensions to look as natural as possible.

  7. Sylvia Wheatley says:

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    Very informative post. It’s good to learn of some protective, enriching products to use not only to maintain but also achieve different colors/tones. Color is so big right now and with being able to color your extensions instead of potentially damaging your hair, treatment and maintenance is also a big factor.

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