Hair Extensions Colour Match Made Easy With RiRi

Hair extensions really can transform your look and give you that boost of confidence. From added length to creating fullness and volume, the possibilities with extensions are truly endless!

But if you've never shopped for hair extensions before, it can be tricky to know what shade to choose that will match perfectly with your own natural hair.

After all, you want your hair extensions to be undetectable and having the wrong hair extensions colour can be a total nightmare. Nobody wants the hassle of having to return your extensions because of a colour mismatch.

That's why the team at RiRi have worked hard to make it easier for you! We offer a free colour match service to all our customers when you purchase synthetic or human hair extensions from RiRi.

Whether you're a first-time buyer or a returning customer, we'll make sure you get the perfect shade of extensions to blend seamlessly with your own natural hair colour.

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How Does RiRi's Hair Extensions Colour Match Service Work?

We've made our hair extensions colour match process super simple and easy so that you can shop fuss-free and with confidence. There's nothing worse than having to go through the returns process, so we aim to help you get it right the first time!

First things first, you'll need to snap a photo of your natural hair. You'll need to make sure that your hair is in natural light – with no flash or filters – so that our expert team can accurately assess the colour of your natural hair.

Once you've taken your picture, send it to us on any of our colour-matching services on Instagram or Facebook Messenger. Simply pop us a message requesting a colour match along with your photo, and one of the RiRi team will get back to you with the perfect shade recommendation for your extensions.

We are active between 10 am and 10 pm and aim to respond super quickly, so you won't have to wait too long before you get a response.

Once you have your shade recommendation, you can shop with confidence, knowing that the extensions you purchase will perfectly match your natural hair colour.

Don't waste time trying to guess what colour of extension is right for you – let us do the work for you!

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Why Is It Important To Colour Match Hair Extensions?

When you get your hair extensions right, they can make a world of difference to your look. But if you get the wrong shade, it can end up looking like a total mess.

Wasted time, wasted money and major embarrassment.

Having the wrong colour of hair extensions is one of the quickest ways to give away that you're wearing them – and this isn't always a good thing! 

It's important to make sure your extensions blend in seamlessly with your natural hair, so getting a professional colour match is paramount if you want undetectable extensions.

There are many different shades of hair extensions available, so don't feel overwhelmed or intimidated – our team will help you get it right. From bleach blonde to deep brunette, there's something to suit everyone at RiRi, because we know that every beautiful head of hair is truly unique.

Our Advice For Getting the Right Hair Extensions Shade Every Time

As well as taking advantage of our free colour match service, there are a few things you can do to make sure that you get the right shade for your extensions each and every time.

Match to Your Skin Tone

First and foremost, make sure you match your hair extensions to your skin tone. Hair that is too light or too dark for your complexion can make you look washed out or too severe.

Try to go for a shade that falls somewhere in between your natural hair colour and skin tone for the most flattering result.

And consider the undertone of your skin too. That way, you can find an extension colour that will truly complement your look.

Match to the Middle and Ends of Your Hair

Many people think you should match your extensions to the roots of your hair. But actually, you should try to match the colour of your extensions to the middle and ends of your natural hair.

Your hair extensions will be the most visible in the lower part of your hair, and this is where they need to blend in the most. Matching to the middle and ends will ensure you get an even look throughout.

Don't fret if you have darker roots and lighter ends. Your hair extensions will sit underneath your own hair, so a subtle gradient of colour is fine.

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A Lighter Shade is Safest

If you're ever in doubt about what shade to go for, it's best to choose a lighter one. Of course, don't pick a shade that's way too light – but a shade or two lighter than your natural colour is usually the safest bet.

It's easier to blend lighter shades of extensions into your natural hair than it is to blend darker ones, so you can avoid any harsh lines if you take this approach.

Order a RiRi Hair Extensions Colour Ring

If you want to take the guesswork out of colour matching completely, why not order a RiRi Hair Extensions Colour Ring?

This nifty tool gives you access to all our shades of hair extensions (over 35!) in one place. With your own personal ring, you can see every available shade close-up and personal so you can pick the one that's best for you.

We think these are especially great for any hair extension stylists out there. It makes it so much easier to find the perfect colour for your clients.

Of course, the best approach to getting the perfect shade of hair extensions every time is to take advantage of our free colour-matching service. This way, you can get exactly the right shade for your hair every single time without having to worry about it.

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My Hair Extensions Are the Wrong Shade - What Can I Do?

If you've already purchased extensions that are the wrong shade, don't worry – all is not lost!

Depending on the colour difference between your hair and the extensions, you may be able to blend them in with clever styling techniques. Try using a curling iron to add some waves and curls to both your natural hair and hair extension. This can help to blur the lines and create a more natural look.

Braiding can also be a great way to blend darker extensions into lighter hair. A few strategically placed braids can help to create a natural gradient so your hair looks as seamless and blended as possible.

That being said, you can always return your hair extensions if need be. As long as your extensions are unused with the label still attached to the hair, you can exchange your extensions for a different shade (within 14 days).

Just get in touch with our team, and we'll be more than happy to help you out!

See our delivery and returns policy here for more info.

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Final Thoughts: Getting the Perfect Hair Extensions Every Single Time!

Choosing the right colour of hair extensions doesn't have to be a hassle. With a little bit of know-how and some careful consideration, you'll soon be able to find the perfect shade for your hair.

The team at RiRi Hair Extensions are always on hand to help you out, so don't ever be afraid to reach out if you need a bit of extra advice. 

From our free colour-matching service to our bespoke colour ring, we've got everything you need to find the perfect shade every single time!


Do hair extensions have to match your hair colour?

For your hair extensions to blend with your natural hair and be undetectable, it's best to choose a shade that matches. 

You might be able to get away with a shade darker or lighter than your natural colour, but we recommend opting for something that's as close to your hair colour as possible.

How can I match my hair colour with my extensions?

The best way to match your hair colour with your extensions is to use our free colour-matching service. Simply send a snap of your hair taken in natural lighting, and our team of experts will be more than happy to help match you with the perfect shade.

Should you go lighter or darker with extensions?

If you're unsure about which colour of hair extensions to go for, a good rule of thumb is to opt for something 1-2 shades lighter than your natural colour. This way, you'll be able to create a subtle transition between your natural hair and the extensions rather than having any stark contrasts.

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

If your extensions don't match your hair colour, you might be able to still blend them in with clever styling techniques. Try using a curling iron or braiding to create a more natural transition between your extension and natural hair colour.

You may also want to consider dyeing the extensions in order to get the exact shade you're looking for but check with the manufacturer before doing this.

Written by our hair extension expert

Nancy Pinder

Nancy Pinder is our resident hair and beauty specialist at RiRi Hair Extensions. She advises customers daily in our Lakeside and Bluewater stores, helping them find the perfect look, length, and shade of hair extensions. Nancy also presents our TikTok live to thousands of viewers across the world. You can catch her on our TikTok every week here: @ririhairextensions_uk.

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