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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dying extensions with Schwarzkopf Live Colour XXL 00B Max Blonde

Time for an experiment! Not so long ago I dyed my hair from pillar box red to chocolate brown, but it turns out that I'll always be a red head at heart! So after about 2 months of brown hair, I gave in and bleached he bejayziz out of my poor hair and am now a red head again! Yaay!! But unfortunately, during my adventures as a brunette, I spent about €70 on hair extensions (1 pack of 16", 1 pack of 22"). So now I'm stuck with 2 bags of brown hair extensions, that I love, and a head full of red hair!

I used Schwarzkopf Live Colour XXL 00B to bleach my own hair, and it worked! So I figured, if it worked for me, it might just work for my chocolate brown extensions! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

There's normally a pretty immediate change in colour when you apply the dye, it's small but noticeable! But there was nothing shifting in the extensions. Seeing as it wasn't 'living' hair, I decided to leave the dye on longer than the recommended 40 minutes. I left the dye to do it's job and checked on them 60 minutes later.

And, what did I find.....Not a lot to be brutally honest. To my eye they looked basically the same!

Then I looked very, very.....very closely. There is a slight change in some strands, but nothing light enough to take red dye :(

I reckon if I went at them with about 4 more boxes of dye it might eventually lighten them enough to dye them a similar red to my own hair, but that's a lot of time and money! 

Mission status: Failed!

Anyone wanna buy some....slightly used hair extensions?.....No?...Didn't think so!

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