How to Blend Different Color Hair Extensions

If you want to add depth and dimension to your tresses, you might consider two or three different colored hair extensions. That’s great and all, but how exactly are you supposed to blend them so that your hair looks natural and lovely?

Blending different colored hair extensions is simple. You’ll want to stack them with the darker shade underneath and the lighter shade on top. Always have the lighter extensions on the top of your head and toward the front of your face. Curl or add waves for a sultry blended style.

Ladies, if you bought two different colors of hair extensions and don’t want them to look obvious, I’m here to help. Today, I’m going to teach you the super easy way to blend different colored hair extensions. It’s a breeze; I promise – no previous styling experience is required.

Let’s get blendin’!

Steps to Blend Different Color Hair Extensions

Your natural hair has lowlights and highlights, so it makes sense that you might consider using two different colored hair extension packages. That, or you had highlights professionally applied to your locks – in which case, you’ll still need two different colored hair extensions.

Regardless of why you’re opting for two different hair colors, you need to blend them correctly. Otherwise, the extensions will stick out like a sore thumb.

Here are the quick and easy steps to blend different color hair extensions:

1. Start With the Right Shades

If your colors are too far off, blending them correctly will be almost impossible. That said, your first pack of hair extensions should match your natural hair color as closely as possible. From there, you can opt to go one shade lighter or darker, depending on your #hairgoals.

2. Alternate the Extensions During the Application

Now it’s time to apply the extensions to your mane.

You will apply them as usual. However, rather than installing them and moving to the next section of your mane, you’ll want to stack and alternate the extensions.

So, start at the nape of your neck. Apply the darker hair extensions. Then, place the lighter hair extensions on top. Continue this application method until you’ve reached the top of your crown. The lighter extensions should always be on top, as this will mimic the natural appearance of your hair. 

Add lighter extensions on the sides near your face. Not only does this look all-natural, but it will add some vibrancy to your face – and everyone wants that!

3. Style the Extensions

One great way to ensure your hair extension colors are thoroughly blended and looking fab is to style them. So, go ahead and bust out your favorite curling iron, curling wand, beach waver, or any other hot tool that adds volume and bounce to your strands.

Can you leave your hair stick straight? Absolutely. However, adding some texture will make the alternating color more discreet while also putting them on full display. Essentially, you get the best of both worlds when you style your locks.

Need Help? Ask Your Hairstylist!

Blending different color hair extensions can be tricky. If you’re not having any luck, you can always recruit the help of your hairstylist. She’ll know exactly how to make your extensions blend seamlessly, leaving you with dreamy tresses that everyone will envy!


Blending different colored hair extensions is pretty easy, huh? I bet you would never have thought it was such a breeze! Now that that’s out of the way, you can take a look at these frequently asked questions.

How do you blend extensions that don’t match your hair?

Honestly, if your hair extensions don’t match your hair color whatsoever, your best options are to return them and get a different shade or dye them yourself. You can dye human hair extensions, but not synthetic ones. Seek professional help from a hairstylist for the best results.

Do extensions blend better after washing?

It will be infinitely easier to blend hair extensions after washing them. That’s why it is always recommended to give your hair extensions a good wash with mild, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner before wearing them. This will remove the apparent extension “gloss.”

Do hair extensions have to match perfectly?

Surprisingly enough, hair extensions do not have to match perfectly. They can be a little “off” and still look great. That’s because hair extensions cover most of the head, which means they’ll ultimately appear natural and beautiful. 

You Can Blend Two Different Color Hair Extensions!

Opting for two different color hair extensions will add serious depth and dimension to your mane. The best way to ensure they appear seamless is to stack them, always keeping the lighter shade on top and near your face. Add some texture to go above and beyond with blending!

Do you use two different colored hair extensions? How do you blend them? Share in the comments below!

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