Buying extensions can be an expensive business, worse still if you’re trying to find them in a unique colour, but did you know that you can dye your own weave?

Try it out with these easy steps.

Get the right weave

Only good extensions can be dyed properly. Virgin hair extensions are best for dyeing because they haven’t been chemically processed in any way at all. 

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Get your colour on

A strand test is very important before colouring any hair. Use Dark and Lovely Color Intensity anti-dryness permanent hair colour (R25, Just On).  Follow the directions on the box and apply dye to a small section of the hair. This should tell you what your weave will look like at the end of the colouring process.

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If you’re happy with your strand test, continue dyeing the rest of your extensions.  Remember that you may not achieve your ideal colour with just one try. Spray your weave with Revlon Realistic Olive Oil sheen spray (R28,95, Clicks) when you’re done to combat any dehydration caused by colouring.REVLON-REALISTIC-OLIVE-OIL-SHEEN-SPRAY_product107Will you be trying this at home?