If your hair extensions colour isn't matching your own hair colour, then there will be an obvious contrast between your own hair and the hair extensions.
They need to look 100% realistic. So you need to know how to find your perfect hair extensions colour.
Only after that is when your extensions are cut and styled to look absolutely legit. Like your own hair.
The challenge is; finding the right hair extensions colour for your hair.
And luckily for you...
This is your step-by-step guide to help you choose the perfect hair extensions colour to perfectly blend with your own hair.
- All the do's and don'ts when choosing your hair extensions colour
- Give you practical tips for things you need to consider in order to get the closest possible match.
- Share detailed video tutorials to make this a fool-proof process for you.
1. Always match to the ends of your hair
If you've got darker roots, no stress.
Because your own hair will sit on top of the halo, and practically covers it. So you don't need to worry about the roots. They'll blend just fine.
The main thing is that the ends match (see the video below).
Another option, which girls with dark roots or ombré hair tend to go for, is getting their hairdresser to tone the roots of their halo so it matches their natural regrowth.
While it's not necessary, it's something you might want to do if you're blonde with dark brown roots, for example.
2. When in doubt, go lighter
If you're in between two colours, it's always best to opt for the lighter colour.
This is because if your hair extensions arrive and it's slightly too light, you can easily tone your hair extensions darker but you can't bleach a dark coloured hair extension lighter.
Although keep in mind, not all hair extensions can be coloured. This depends entirely on the quality of the hair.
For example, our Sitting Pretty Halo is made from ProGrade Remy hair and has been through a series of chemical processes to seal in the colour and smooth texture of the hair.
So applying bleach to hair is a big no, and can risk ruining the colour and texture of your halo hair extension.
However, colouring darker is no problem. Watch this video on how to colour your hair extensions:
Near enough is good enough
That's generally bad advice... but in the case of choosing your hair extensions colour it's sound advice.
High quality hair extensions should have a multi-strand colouring system. Which means that the wefts include multiple different coloured hair strands which make up the colour of your hair extensions.
This ensures that the hair extension colour isn't flat, but multidimensional, just like your own hair.
Beige Blonde isn't just a weft of one beige blonde colour. It's a combination of subtle variations of beige blonde colours.
This is done for two primary reasons:
- As mentioned above, to make the hair extensions look more natural and real, just like your own hair. Because naturally, not every strand of hair on our head is identical in colour.
- So that one hair extension can match a range of blonde or brunette heads.
I can't speak for all hair extension brands. But the multi-strand colouring system of our halo hair extensions is designed in such a way that one colour will fit many different hues.
And once your hair is cut, styled and blended, it will look just like your own hair.
Think you've found the perfect halo colour? Triple check.
So, you're scrolling through our Instagram and you've found a photo that looks exactly like your colour.
Before you go adding to cart, I strongly suggest cross-referencing your colour match to make sure it is 100% perfect for you.
After all, when your Sitting Pretty Halo arrives we want it to be a perfect match, true love, happily ever after, etc.
The last thing we want is for you to get your halo and realise it doesn't look exactly like that one photo you saw on Insta.
It's important to consider that photos of our Sitting Pretty Halos will be taken in various lighting, which makes the colour vary.
For example, sometimes our Light Brown Halo Hair Extensions can look much darker in a photo taken indoors, and a lot warmer and lighter in natural light, as you can see below:
Another instance is that the same colour can look completely different, depending on who's wearing it.
See below, both girls are wearing Beige Blonde/Dark Blonde Blend. However on the left Holly's natural hair is more of a darker blonde with highlights. So when her hair sits on top of the halo it makes our Beige Blonde/Dark Blonde Blend look darker than it actually is.
On the right you can see how the Beige Blonde/Dark Blonde Blend looks true to colour.
Two most accurate ways to pick your hair extensions colour
1. Ask us.
The best way to ensure you've chosen the right colour is by messaging us on Facebook, Instagram or email at email@example.com.
Send us a couple of photos of your hair that look most true to your hair colour.
Take the photos in natural light (but not direct sunlight) to most accurately capture the colour of your hair.
Also make sure the photo includes the ends of your hair, because as you already know this is the most important part for us to colour match correctly.
We also like to know what your hair goals are when you get in touch so that we can recommend the right halo thickness for your hair too.
i.e are you after more volume? Or volume and a little more length? Or a whole lot of extra volume and length?
Once we have all this information, our team of experts will tell you exactly which Sitting Pretty Halo will bring your hair dreams to reality.
2. Reference the photos on our website.
When you click on a halo colour on our website, you can also see examples of different girls wearing that halo colour.
This is so you can get to know the halo colour better, and see how it looks on different girls and in different lighting.
Once you've looked through those photos you'll have a better idea of what is true to colour, and your good hair days are only a click away.
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How To Match Hair Extensions With Highlights
Got that sun-kissed hair thanks to highlights? No problem. You can definitely still blend our Halo Hair extensions with highlights.
For best blending results: Match your Halo to the lighter of the two colours.
Otherwise, if you have a lot of foils, you might find your perfect match with our two-toned Halo hair extensions.
Our two-toned Halo options are ideal if you have foils.
Check them out here:
- Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde Blend 613/10
- Ash Blonde + Light Brown Blend 18/6
- Dark Blonde + Light Brown Blend 10/6
Alternatively, you can ask your hairdresser to add some lowlights into your Halo to emulate your natural hair.
How To Match Hair Extensions with Balayage
It's generally pretty easy to match our Halo Hair extensions to balayage or ombre hair.
As you normally would:
Choose a Halo Hair colour that matches the ends of your hair.
If you think the top of your Halo extensions still needs to be a little darker... Simply get your hairdresser to paint balayage onto your Halo’s “roots”.
A lot of our balayage and ombre beauties do it this way.
Can You Use Blue or Purple Shampoo or Toner with Hair Extensions?
This will entirely depend on the quality of the hair extensions you're buying. Some hair quality won't tolerate toning or blue/purple shampoo.
You can use both blue/purple shampoo and toner with our halo hair extensions. But some brands of blue and purple shampoo work better than others.
We recommend the brand Evo as a tried and tested safe option to tone your Halo.
If you’re going to use professional toners, make sure your Halo is wet (not washed) before applying. This will help the toner glide on for a more even result.
Some professional toner brands work better than others, so do your research. If you’re unsure, you can always ask us. We’re just one Sitting Pretty email away.
Check out our collection of halo hair extensions in different shades here:
- Blonde Halo Hair Extensions
- Brunette Halo Hair Extensions
- Black Halo Hair Extensions
- Auburn Halo Hair Extensions