How to Bleach Hair Extensions

by CoilsKinksCurls LLC

I will be adding extensions to protect my natural hair. My hair is bleached and it's hard to find extensions to match my color. So I've decided to bleach my extensions myself. 😁😁😁


  • Powder Lightener
  • Foil
  • Chemical application tool (toothbrush works)
  • Chemical application container
  • Gloves
  • Neutralizing Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Virgin Human Hair Extension
  • Cream Developer 30 vol
  • Toner or dye
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    !!!! WARNING !!!! If not done properly, bleaching any hair, including extensions, could cause irreversible damage. This guide will be done using a sample piece of hair for testing purposes.

    Step 2

    Here is a photo of some of the products I'll be using in this guide

    Step 3

    When choosing the Developer, you'll have the option of 20, 30, & 40. 40 vol will provide the most lift. Meaning your hair will be bleached the lightest. 20 is the opposite. I chose to use 30 vol.

    Step 4

    Add a small amount of the Powder Lightener and the Developer to your container.

    Step 5

    Stir until mixed completely and smooth.

    Step 6

    I wrapped a rubber band to separate the section where I want the bleach to go from the hair that will remain dark.

    Step 7

    Place the hair on your foil

    Step 8

    Apply the mixture to the hair.

    Step 9

    Make sure to cover all strands evenly to avoid streaking.

    Step 10

    Fold foil over the hair for processing.

    Step 11

    Step 12

    I placed it in a plastic bag and set it aside for 10 minutes.

    Step 13

    This is how the hair looked after 10 minutes of processing. I wanted it lighter so I folded it back in foil to process longer.

    Step 14

    10 minutes later, still not quite there. I added a bit more of the bleach mixture. I folded back in foil and set aside.

    Step 15

    10 minutes later, perfection! Now wash.

    Step 16

    Neutralizing Shampoo will instantly stop the chemicals from processing further. The shampoo turns pink when applied to the bleach mix. Wash the hair until the shampoo is white. Then rinse.

    Step 17

    Follow up with a good conditioner. I love this conditioner.

    Step 18

    Here are the results. It's a bit light plus there was no dimension.

    Step 19

    I added color also known as a toner. I only kept this in the hair for a few minutes as I didn't want it to get too dark. The toner will create lo-light effect.

    Step 20


    Step 21

    These are my results ☺

    Step 22

    My sample hair was a success! Can't wait to do the extensions I'll be installing. I will try to do a Snapguide for that installation. Stay tuned and thanks for visiting.