Can you Colour Philocaly Hair Extensions

Can you Colour Philocaly Hair Extensions

Can you colour Philocaly hair extensions? The short answer is yes.

If you were under the impression that you can’t colour your hair once you’ve had your Philocaly hair extensions applied, well, we get it. Hair extensions that are not made from 100% remy human hair can react badly to colour treatments. However, this is not the case with virgin remy human hair extensions, such as Philocaly Hair.

We understand all too well how easy it is to be less than committed to our natural hair colour,  so wearers may need a root touch up at some point while wearing their extensions, or want to add lowlights or darken their hair. Rest assured; this can be done.

Having said this however, you must always have your colour done by a professional. Also it is very important to note that you can colour your extensions darker but NEVER lighten your hair extensions. Hair extensions have already undergone a lightening process and lightening them further can ruin the integrity of the hair. We do not recommend colouring your hair at home while wearing extensions. Also, all warranty is void once hair extensions are coloured either lighter or darker.  


Remy human hair extensions can be custom coloured prior to an application or after they’ve been applied. To guarantee the best results, stylists will first colour test some strands to ensure their colour formula is correct.   


Now that we’ve answered the question of whether you can colour hair extensions, let’s talk why, with Philocaly Hair Extensions, chemical colouring is often not necessary. Before an application, a verified Philocaly stylist will complete a consultation with a client to discuss the client’s desired results. This discussion will include colour choices (obviously!) Philocaly Stylists are trained to be experts in colour matching, blending, and placement to create an array of colour effects. In fact, often stylists will pre-blend strands before an application to create the most natural blend of shades for the perfect match.

If a client’s desired look is very customized or complex, and a stylist does move forward with a plan of action that involves colouring the extensions, there are a few guidelines to follow to ensure success:  NO bleach, they’ll choose the Philocaly Hair shade closest to the desired colour, and then will use a gentle semi-permanent or demi-permanent to deposit only.


YES, you can colour 100% remy human hair extensions. These types of extensions have been very gently processed and will allow colour to be deposited without damage.  

As with natural hair, chemicals can strip and damage human hair extensions. Remy hair has the cuticle layer intact. This is what gives the hair its natural shine and body. By using harsh chemical dyes, the cuticle layer becomes damaged, making extensions weak, dull and brittle. ALWAYS consult with a Verified Philocaly Stylist about your colour goals both prior to your application, and after, should you decide you want to change up your colour.



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