how to dye brazilian weave guide

How to Dye a Brazilian Weave in 12 Steps

Are you looking into Brazilian hair for the first time? Hair extensions made from Brazilian virgin hair are often some of the most resilient and the most natural looking. But it’s safe to say that not everyone will be looking for the same look and you might be asking, “how do you dye Brazilian weave or extensions?”

Brazilian hair is available in either synthetic hair or natural hair bundles. Your preference may vary. However, what you may not realise is that it’s perfectly possible for you to color Brazilian hair your way.

Are you already a whiz with hair dye? Even if you’re not, it’s worth learning more about how to dye Brazilian hair extensions for the better even if you’ve just bought your first bundle of virgin hair. Maybe you have synthetic hair extensions and want to add your own special twist on the style.

Keep reading, and we will take you through what you need to know when changing your Brazilian hair color for the first time.

Why Dye Brazilian Hair?

Why not? Brazilian hair already looks fantastic – it’s thick, resilient and great for all kinds of styles. However, there’s nothing to say you can’t add your favorite color or two to your look.

But before you dye Brazilian hair, you’re going to need to make sure you get your hands on the best hair dye and tools available.

By dying your human hair extensions or synthetic hair bundles with your favorite hair color, you’ll be able to add your own unique twists to classic looks.

Looking for deep reds or chestnuts? Maybe you want to add a golden streak or two. The choice is yours. Ask your salon rep for guidance on what’s sure to work best for your hair extensions

What You’ll Need to Dye Brazilian Hair

Ok – before you start applying any kind of hair color to human hair bundles or synthetic hair, you’re going to need to make sure you get the best tools and accessories to hand. Here’s what we advise you stock up on before you start:

  • Protective gloves
  • Foil (preferably aluminum)
  • Bowl for colors
  • A towel you don’t mind staining
  • A wide tooth comb
  • Plastic wrapping
  • A hair brush
  • Your choice of hair color
  • Your choice of hair developer
  • Applicator bottle
  • Of course – the Brazilian extensions you want to dye!

Do also make sure you have plenty of ventilation, as you’re going to be working with a few chemicals and products that might harm you if you breathe them in directly.

Providing you follow instructions on any products you use, there’s no reason why you can’t color great looking hair!

How do You Dye Brazilian Weaves and Hair Extensions in 12 steps

Here’s our quick 12 step by step guide on how to color your Brazilian hair:

  1. Ensure you cover any tables or surfaces you want to use with the foil. You’re going to use a sizeable surface, too.
  2. Using human hair? Wash it through carefully so it’s free from product.
  3. Put on your gloves and make sure you have the hair color and developer to hand.
  4. Then, start by using the wide tooth comb to untangle your extensions.
  5. Read the instructions on your color and developer. Dispense into your bottle and mix by shaking.
  6. Start to apply the color to your hair extensions and carefully comb through.
  7. Once you’ve applied all the dye you wish, cover your extensions in foil.
  8. You’ll then need to let your coloring take time to apply. This may vary from product to product – meaning it’s always worth reading the bottle.
  9. Once it’s all settled, it’s time to rinse. You’ll need to have some warm water to hand. Carefully rinse through to remove excess dye.
  10. Then, shampoo and condition. Comb through, again, so you can straighten your extensions.
  11. Rinse with cold water for a shiny, sealed finish.
  12. Then, air dry for the best results. You can use a blow dryer, of course, if you’d like to speed things up.

That really is all there is to it! Applying dye to Brazilian hair extensions really is that simple.

As always, read any instructions your hair dye products may arrive with, and make sure the room you dye your hair in is well ventilated. You’ll have unique, great-looking Brazilian hair in no time at all.

Many people choose to use Brazilian hair purely for the fact that it is so striking – you’ll definitely get noticed walking into the room at any party!

But, there’s nothing stopping you from adding your own twist to your hair extensions. If you’d like more help or advice, always make a point of reaching out to your salon rep or hair specialist.

Enjoy flexing your new hair color and hair extensions!

About the Author Alesha Ware

Hey! I'm Alesha - just your average girl from Ohio who has had her fair share of bad hair days...and lived to tell the tale. I started this site to help women skip my mistakes and have a positive hair experience