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Choosing the Right Hair Extension Color

The secret to having beautiful and natural-looking hair extensions is to appropriately match their colors with those of your own natural hair. Choosing the right hair extension color is definitely something that people take time thinking about. You have to consider your natural hair color, skin tone, undertones, and shade of your hair, which is concerning to begin with. You wouldn’t want to get hair extension colors that don’t really match perfectly with your hair, but we’re here to help you with that. If the colors are properly matched, your hair and the extensions blend seamlessly with no signs of separation. We’ll give you tips on what hair extension color would suit you best for you to look as lovely as possible.

You Must Get High Quality Hair Extensions

Prior to anything else, it is crucial that you get high-quality hair extensions. You must be certain that the hair extensions you are buying are made from 100% real human hair and not synthetic or any other material. Hair stylists strongly advise against synthetic hair extensions because of their poor quality, and you can’t really style them properly to your liking. You should purchase durable, high-quality Indian Remy hair extensions that are ethically sourced and long-lasting if you really want your hair to look the most naturally beautiful as possible. 

You can style human Remy hair extensions the same way you style your natural hair, even with the use of heat styling tools. Additionally, they are perfectly fine to dye to match the color of your hair if needed. Synthetic based hair extensions won't be able to withstand the coloring process like real human hair can. Here in PerfectLocks, this is something you will never have to worry about as we use 100% real human Indian Remy hair extensions. High quality products will give you high quality looks.

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Seamless Clip-In Hair Extensions

Clip-In Sets

Easy to install yourself
Seamless silicone or lace
7 pieces included in a set
Choose from 13+ colors
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Ponytail Hair Extensions

Clip-In Ponytails

Full ponytail with volume
Velcro strap application
Instant, voluminous ponytail
5 textures, 6 colors
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Halo Hair Extensions

Halo Extensions

Lightweight invisible band
Great solution for thin hair
Includes 2 band sizes
5 textures, 6 colors
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Human Hair Wigs

Human Hair Wigs

Fun instant total makeover
Full lace, lace front, or u-part
Adjustable cap w/ combs
Many textures & colors
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Clip-In Bangs

Clip-In Bangs

Easy way to add flare
Style with your hairstyle
Attaches with secure clips
Choose from 6 colors
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Tape-Ins, Wefts, & Fusion Hair

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Hand-Tied Wefts

Hand-Tied Wefts

Thin hand-knotted weft
Perfect solution for thin hair
Full 4oz or 2oz options
3 textures, 6 colors
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Machine Weft Extensions

Sew-In Machine Wefts

100% Remy Indian hair
Thick and durable track
Minimal bearded return
5 textures, 6 colors
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Tape-In Hair Extensions

Tape-In Extensions

Favorite amone stylists
Easy and fast installation
10 pieces (5 sandwiches)
5 textures, 6 colors
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Fusion Hair Extensions

Fusion Hair

Keratin I-tips or u-tips
Hot glue or microlinks
25 strands to a pack
5 textures, 6 colors
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Beaded Weft Extensions

Beaded Wefts

Pre-beaded machine wefts
Easy to install and service
2 ounces included per pack
3 textures, 6 colors
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Hair Color You Should Be Looking Out For

It is best to avoid concentrating solely on the front of your hair to match color while looking for extensions. The top of your head, the front pieces, and the mid-part to ends at the back of your head should all be taken into consideration.

It is important to take note that the roots of your natural hair tend to be darker than the rest of your hair because they are newly grown and are largely protected from exposure to sunlight. Over time, they would get lighter in color and become fragile. Others are saying that you should match the color of your hair extensions with the roots of your hair, but that shouldn’t really be the case.

The most crucial part to look at is the mid-part to ends of your hair because this is where your extensions will be most visible. Try to stand in natural light and compare the color of your mid-part to ends with the colors of the extensions you intend to get if you really want to see if they would complement your hair. It is important that the colors of your natural hair and the extensions match and blend exactly. Also, check to see if the color of your roots smoothly transitions to the ends of your hair.

If you’re really confused about what hair color suits you best, then try and get yourself a hair color ring. This will make it easier for you to match hair color like a professional, even at your own home. 

Matching With Skin Tones

Just as hair color 101 taught us to balance the hair color choice to complement our skin tone, extensions are no different. Using your skin tone can help you find your most flattering shade ever. It is crucial to pick a shade that will not only match your natural hair color but also complement your skin tone in order to achieve the ideal color combination that suits both you and your hair. 

Warm Skin Tones

For skin tones that are warm, choose hair extension shades with a yellow or red base. There are so many pleasant tones within this spectrum, you’re sure to find a tone that suits you. Then, add some dimension with highlights or lowlights.

Cool Skin Tones

For skin tones that are cool, choose hair extension shades with a neutral or blue base. After you choose the base color, you can add some fidelity to your hair by doing a secondary color treatment, perhaps a balayage vs ombre effect

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Ask For Advice From Your Hair Stylist When Choosing Hair Color

Ask For Advice From Your Hair Stylist When Choosing Hair Color

When choosing the perfect hair extensions color for yourself, it is best to ask for advice from your hair stylist. Your hair stylist has probably done hair extensions for a lot of other people now. Let them know how you want to look or what color you have in mind and they will help you achieve it. Their expertise will help you pick the right colors that will seamlessly blend and match your natural hair, and make you look as outstanding as you can be.

Things To Remember:

  • Always color match your hair extensions with your natural hair.
  • If you want a lighter or darker hair color, make sure to use different shades of the color. Use a shade of your natural hair color and the other should be slightly lighter or darker in color for enhanced color.
  • If your hair is the same color from roots to ends, color match with the ends of your hair.
  • To see if your hair and extension’s colors match perfectly, view it under natural lighting. 
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In Conclusion

In Conclusion

Choosing the right hair extension color is a make or break decision, and we truly understand that. Hopefully, this article gave you some knowledge about picking the best suitable hair extension color for yourself. In PerfectLocks, we offer special color requests if you don’t find any color that you think would match you best. Feel free to contact us for it, or if you have any questions you would like to ask.

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