Way back, many people thought it was cool to color hair using Kool-Aid
Hair stylists have taken our childhood trend to a whole new level. Earlier this summer, watercolor made their debut on some of the social media platforms while everyone was rocking their favorite rose gold and pastels extensions. This is one technique made for us girls because it is so easy.
I’ve got the scoop on how to achieve the best water color.
How to Watercolor Your Extensions
Coloring hair extensions, with this water coloring technique, is so much easier than any other method you ever tried.
If you’ve ever been afraid to try a color or fear doing it yourself, this is the technique for you. What you spend on your extensions you could pay as little as $6 on coloring your hair.
You will need1 Bottle of hair color (2 for more intense color), your Extensions, Plastic spoon or whisk, large glass or plastic bowl, Warm tap water and Gloves
So before you prepare to color anything make sure that you removed all labels, rubber bands, and plastic ties from your extensions.
Leaving any of these items on the extension while coloring them may prevent the color from sticking to those areas. I also suggest that you unravel and the tangle the hair so that you can manage it in one hand. Once you have all of your bundles prepped set them to the side until its time to dunk them.
Turn your sink on and let the hot water run for a bit. The idea is to have hot water but not scolding, boiled on the stove, hot water for your color.
While your water is heating, take your bottle of color and poured into your plastic or glass bowl. I like to get every bit of my color out of the bottle, so I also add water to the bottle shake it and pour contents into the bowl. At this point, your water should be hot enough so now you can feel your pan, about 3/4 of the way, with hot tap water. Use your plastic spoons or whisk, which I prefer, to blend the color and water. It’s essential that you make sure to break up all of the chunks of color so that there aren’t any uneven patches on your extensions.
Finally, Take your extensions and lay them directly into your color bath
Lay them all in and don’t pull them out until the water in the tub is clear. If the water is clear, it means that the hair is absorbed all of the colors. If you’re going for more of a pastel color or a tint, use just one bottle of color.
You may notice that in some YouTube videos people dunk their bundles in their color bath but don’t allow them to sit. Dunking is going to lead to an uneven color, and your packages may not all turn out the same shade. So for the sake of all your extensions coming out in a uniform color allow them to sit in the water until they reach your intended color.
Follow all this up with your favorite conditioners and allow your extensions to air dry her usual.
Here are some of the best watercolor looks:
Laurasia Andrea is one of people’s absolute favorite You Tubers .Not only does she do great makeup tutorials but she also slays the hair game tutorial at a time.
When I researched” how to watercolor your extensions” on YouTube, her videos were some of the first to pop up. This one, in particular, is my favorite because it incorporate the watercolor method and includes some techniques on how to achieve root realness.
Adore’s copper brown, French cognac, Cajun Spice, and Orange Blaze to get her fiery orange and reds. She topped the color off with Ion’s rose quartz, which is a gorgeous touch if I do say so myself.
SZA Slime Green
Arnell Armon dropped a significant treat on us when she recreated SZA’s trend inspiring bone straight Slime Green inches set the Gram Inspire and everybody went to work recreating it. Arnell’s was the best and easiest recreation to follow. She is one of her favorite brands of hair color, Kiss Colors Lime Light and Hunter Green along with Manic Panic Electric Lizard for some added dimension.
One of her biggest Takeaways was how much product you can save by using this technique. Though she mixes three different colors for a more dimensional look, she realizes that she could have used one bottle of color for all four of her bundles and her frontal. Imagine all the bottles of color used to achieve some of your favorite looks!
The Bottom Line
I can’t believe I’ve never thought to use it before.
All this time I could have been saving tons of money and time while also getting way more Flawless colors. You can be as creative as you want with this technique, so don’t forget to share all of your watercolor extension creations with us here at Knock Out Virgin Hair