Since Bebonia hair extensions are made of 100% Remy human hair, they can be dyed a darker color or toned by a professional hair colorist, who has previous experience dyeing hair extensions. If you choose to get them dyed, we recommend testing out the color on one clip weft before dyeing or toning the full set to ensure that you are satisfied.
We do not recommend coloring hair extensions a lighter shade, as that will require them to be bleached. Because bleaching is such a harmful chemical process, it could damage or alter the quality of your extensions. Especially curly ones! Just like natural curls, your curls can lose elasticity and strength, your curls can even drop!
If you are unable to match your hair color and are in-between shades, opt for the lighter color and take your extensions to a professional hair colorist to have her dye your set to your desired color. If you have highlights, match your extensions with the lightest highlight in your hair and have a professional colorist add lowlights to your extensions to help them blend in naturally.
Be aware that dyeing or toning your hair extensions may result in a lowered lifespan. Dyeing, toning, or bleaching Bebonia Hair extensions is done at the customer's discretion.
If you decide to color your set of Bebonia's here are some Do's and Don't:
- Always do a test strand prior to dyeing the full set
To do this, mix some of the color and apply it to a small section on one of the one-clip wefts. This will ensure you're satisfied with the results before moving on to the full set. If you don't like the result, you can then make adjustments to the formula or processing time and test it again.
- Always have a professional hair colorist work on your extensions
Ideally, have someone who has had previous experience working with clip-in hair extensions to ensure the color goes as intended. We always recommend using professional-quality brands for the best results.
- Always use a semi or demi-permanent color and a low volume developer
These dyes are the least invasive and will achieve the same color effect without damaging your extensions. We recommend using a 10 volume developer as it will only deposit color and not lift the hair which can change its integrity.
- Always apply the color to both sides of the weft and in one direction
Doing this will ensure thorough saturation and that the result is even and not patchy. Remember, it's always better to use more color than far too little. When applying the color, only apply it in a downwards direction. Start from the base of the weft moving downwards towards the ends, following the natural fall of the hair. Applying the color upwards can damage your extensions, and will likely leave them frizzy and tangled.
- Dye the entire set altogether
This can cause tangling and it also means that you have less control over the dye deposit. Dye one weft at a time so you have complete control over the outcome.
- Use any bleach (this includes highlights)
We do not recommend bleaching your Bebonia’s as they have already been dyed at our manufacturer, and forcing bleach on hair that has already been dyed can be difficult. Bleaching is a damaging process that will alter the quality and integrity of your set and the curl pattern. Increasing the concentration of bleach or leaving it in longer to soak will only lead to damaged hair.
- Use products that contain sulfates or alcohol
These ingredients strip the hair of its natural oils and will affect their integrity. This, in turn, makes the hair drier and more prone to tangling or matting. Another downside is that these products will fade your hair color quicker. Always be sure to check the ingredient listing on the back of the product to ensure you don’t see the words: SLS, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Alcohol denat, Ethanol, SD alcohol 40, Propanol, Isopropyl, and Propyl.
- Apply purple shampoo directly to the hair
This can create patchiness and tangling and because certain areas of hair will soak up more of the shampoo which will cause staining and patchiness. We always recommend having a professional hairstylist tone your Bebonia’s with a professional toner to prevent any unwanted results. If you wanted to do it yourself with purple shampoo, we recommend testing a one-clip weft to see how ashy the result will be.
Disclaimer: Any alterations to Bebonia Hair Extensions is of your own discretion. We cannot take any responsibility for failed outcomes of a desired color or result, as we cannot control the product or processes used.