Colored hair extension pieces are great for adding subtle streaks of vibrant color to all hairstyles. They also look great with any natural hair color. You can normally buy pink hair extension pieces from online retailers but there are two problems with buying online. The first annoyance with buying pink hair extensions online is that the color is not a vibrant hot pink like you envisioned. Instead the color will be more of a faded hot pink look. The second problem is that you will end up paying more for a smaller amount of extension pieces received. On average, you are looking at spending $30 for 6 small one inch wide sections that are about 18″ long. Those little pieces do not go that far so you will need to purchase at least 2 -3 packages.
It’s best to make your own pink hair extensions. Not only will they be more cost efficient but you will achieve a more vibrant pink color. You will want to purchase 100% human hair extensions since they can be dyed and styled using heat appliances. You can purchase hair extensions that have a clip or without. If you choose to buy extensions that have no clip, then you will need to purchase hair extensions that have a track and you will need to pick up a few packages of clips that can also be purchased at your favorite beauty supply store.
If you are unsure of what brands of pink hair dye to use, true using Manic Panic in Hot Pink for a vibrant hot pink shade. Of course Manic Panic also has several other different shades of pink available. The picture below features the hair color in Hot Pink. Another popular brand of dyes is “Special Effects”.
Tutorials For Dying Pink Hair Extensions
At any rate here are two excellent tutorials on on how to dye your own pink hair extensions. Monroemisfitmakeup’s tutorial below shows you from start to finish on how to create your extensions and she even outlines how she fastens her own clips to the hair pieces.
And where the first tutorial doesn’t explain in detail how exactly to dye the pieces, this next video actually walks you through the dying process from items needed to how you place and wash the hair when finished.
Items needed to dye pink hair extensions:
- Blonde Hair (extensions in wefts either with or without clips)
- Hair extension clips if your extensions do not already have them
- Hot glue gun if you need to fasten clips onto the hair extensions
- Hair Dye
- Mixing bowl
- Dye applicator brush
- Hair dying gloves
- Large metal bin (a cooking stock pot will work) to rinse the hair dye out in. DO NOT rinse in a sink or shower/bathtub