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Monday, January 20, 2014
Lifting the Color of Mid-Grade Hair Extensions
The wet and wavy sample weft in the picture above is a mid-grade hair. Definitely not remy hair, but it is human hair. Typically, you would not lift this type of hair extension. Only the high-end virgin, unprocessed, remy hair that comes in one color is supposed to be safe to lift. However, with the mid-grade hair being marked down to really great pricing, it may be worth purchasing and altering the color as needed.
So I chosed the Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener - regular with ammonia.
I pre-treated the hair with the White Sands "The Fix" Porosity spray first before applying the lightener.
I used clear cellophane foil, and it took at least 45 minutes to really start to see a lift. I even heated the cellophane sample with the blowdryer for a few minutes to get the lightener going a little faster.
Clarifying shampoo was a definite to make sure the dark color molecules got washed away. I like the new subtle brown color. Higher quality hair should take less time, but you will probably accidently skip pass this brown color phase of the lift process and end up with red or orange or blonde. I was pleased with the final color.