Are you buying hair extensions for the first time? Or are you planning to change the look of your hair color? There are many types of human hair extensions, which are a great option if you want to try something new.
How to select the right shade of human hair extension?
The following guide will help you learn about the different shades available to make an informed decision.
The most common root colors are jet black, dark brown, and medium brown. In general, the darker an individual’s hair color, the more suitable a dark root would be.
For someone with blonde hair or lighter colored roots, a light brown/light golden blonde root color can blend in with your natural hair.
If you are trying to achieve more volume or natural-looking hair, root markings like micro-wefts and small wefts will work better than knots.
Remember that your new human hair extensions will show less volume with knots since some of the bulk of your new extensions is hidden underneath your natural hair.
Different Shades of Brown:
About 90 percent of the world’s population has naturally dark brown hair. The most popular shades of brown used in hair extensions are medium brown, light brown, and dark brown. Dark brown or jet-black hair is trendy right now, so you’ll see many salons using this shade to achieve a bold look with lots of volumes – an excellent option for special occasions or to make a statement!
Light brown or caramel will suit you well if you feel more conservative. For blonde hair, the best match would be medium to a light golden brown.
Different Shades of Blonde:
The most popular shades of blonde used in hair extensions are light golden brown, medium golden brown, and light blonde. If you have naturally blonde hair or planning on going lighter, then light golden brown is the perfect shade to achieve a natural look.
Medium to dark blonde shades would also work well. However, if you want your new extensions to blend in with your natural color rather than what you plan to do to your hair, then light golden brown will work the best.
Also, remember that your natural hair color would be slightly noticeable at the roots, so to achieve a completely natural look, apply root concealer or dye on the roots of your hair every month or two (hopefully, this isn’t required).
Different Shades of Red
If you plan on going red with your hair extensions, then copper is the best shade to achieve this look. Medium golden brown and light golden-brown work well for most different shades of red.
The light golden blonde also has a very natural look, so it can blend in well if you have naturally light blonde hair color and you’re planning on coloring your hair red.
Dark blonde and black would not be recommended for this shade since the unnatural tone of the extensions would show through.
Different Shades of Blonde:
If you want to go for a different or lighter shade with your new hair extensions, then you should select a lighter shade than your natural color (or even lighten your hair to match your new extensions, if possible) so that it blends in seamlessly.
The same applies when you want to go darker – select a shade that matches your natural color at least in tone, rather than much lighter or much darker – this will ensure that your new hair looks natural and flawless.
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When choosing the right shade of hair extensions, make sure to consider your natural color and what you want your new hair to look like. Suppose you’re indecisive on the final look, then consider getting a few different shades (for example, light golden brown, medium golden brown, and light blonde) that can be blended in along with highlights or lowlights if necessary.
If you are more experienced or have researched the different shades, choose the best shade for your preference.