Ways to Color Your Extensions With Minimal Damage

Unless you have purchased from Indique’s Hysteria collection, which comes pre-colored, you will find that the rest of Indique’s hair comes in a natural color, a 1B to 2,  with slight variation. For some, this color works just fine, but if you are looking to give your hair extensions a pop of color, and are in need for ideas, here are some great options and products to try with minimal risk of damaging your extensions.

The advantage to using either a semi or demi-permanent color is that it will allow your hair to go back to its natural shade after a set number of washes, making it easier to experiment with color if you have any uncertainty.


The first step is deciding whether you are looking for a semi or demi-permanent color. This choice will make a huge difference in how long the color lasts, your approach to maintenance, and, of course, how the color will look. Here are some key differences between the two, as well as some product suggestions.


Semi-Permanent

•Great for first-time dyers

•Has no ammonia or developer, which increases damage to hair

•Great for changing or enhancing tones, but not for changing colors

•Color coats the hair

•Washes out in 6 to 12 shampoos

Adore Semi-Permanent Colors are vibrant and contain no alcohol ( Picture Source: Creativeimagesystems.com )

Adore Semi-Permanent Colors are vibrant and contain no alcohol ( Picture Source: Creativeimagesystems.com )


Demi-Permanent

•Does a better job of darkening the hair

•Creates the most significant change

•Has a small amount of peroxide, which lifts the cuticle, allowing some of the color to be absorbed

•Doesn’t lighten hair

•Lasts for 12-24 shampoos

Wella's Color Charm is great for adding color shine and does not contain ammonia ( Picture Source: Wella.com )

Wella's Color Charm is great for adding color shine and does not contain ammonia ( Picture Source: Wella.com )