Whether it is clip-in or tape-in hair extension, choosing the right color is the key to success. This article is about how to match your hair color with extensions.
Ask for the Professional Opinion (recommended)
Believe me, every seller would be LOVE to give the color advice.
There are only two things you need to do: take photos and send them.
A few suggestions about photos:
- hair is visible from root to tip
- under natural light but avoid direct sunlight.
- no filters or edits.
Usually, you can easily contact the seller on the seller’s official website or Amazon platform.
Here are a few reputable seller contact URLs for your reference:
- Luxy Hair: https://help.luxyhair.com/luxy-hair-color-guide/need-help-with-a-color-match
- Vario Hair: https://www.variohair.com/contact-us/
- Glamseamless: https://www.glamseamless.com/pages/contact-us
- Fullshine: https://www.fullshine.net/pages/contact-us
- Moresoo: https://www.moresoo.com/pages/contact-us
Use the Color Ring
Most sellers provide color rings to make it easier for buyers to compare colors. If you are keen on dyeing and doing hairstyles, it will be very convenient to buy a color ring from a seller you frequent.
Here are the color ring sales URLs of several sellers for your reference.
- Luxy Hair: https://www.luxyhair.com/blogs/support/what-is-the-purpose-of-the-tester-weft
- Glamseamless: https://www.glamseamless.com/collections/color-ring
- Irresistibleme: https://www.irresistibleme.com/collections/hair-accessories/products/color-ring
Use the Hair Extension Color Charts
Color chart with models
Here’s the popular colors chart (with models). You can easily check which color matches your hair online.
Color chart in natural light
Here’s the popular color chart in natural light as follows:
#1B (Off Black)
#2 (Dark Brown)
#4 (Chocolate Brown)
#6 (Medium Brown / Chestnut Brown)
#8 (Brown / Light Chestnut Brown)
#10 (Light Brown / Medium Golden Brown / Ash Brown)
#12 (Warm Light Brown / Light Reddish Brown / Light Golden Brown)
#16 (Dark Blonde / Ash Blonde / Medium Ash Brown)
#20 (Swedish Blonde / Gold Blonde)
#22 (Champagne Blonde / Light Ash Blonde)
#60 (Platinum Blonde / Bleached Blonde)
#613 (Blonde / Light Blonde)
Hair roots or ends to compare with?
Use the hair tip color to contrast with the hair extension color, not the root color of your hair.
Hard to choose in two close colors?
It is easy to determine which general hair color belongs to. But you may be at a loss in two colors that look similar.
In that case, you can always choose a lighter color. When the color of the hair extensions you bought is too lighter, we can fix it by simple dyeing. But If the hair extensions were too dark, it won’t be easy to dye them back to light colors.
Tip: Hair dyeing is always from light color to dark color, but not from a dark color to light color. That’s why never bleach hair extensions.
Difference between #1 and #1b.
It’s a bit difficult to distinguish color #1 and color #1b. Here’s the difference:
Choose the safe way to purchase.
When you are from a seller’s official website, please ensure that the seller provides long-term return and exchange services. This allows you to be calmer when buying unsuitable color hair extensions.
When you purchase from Amazon, choose the sellers with good customer reviews – above 4.3 stars at least. These sellers would rather give you a free hair extension than get a one-star bad review.