Summer may be fading away, but we’re holding on to every last bit of sun we can. What better way to do that than with a new Highlights Collection, celebrating the sun-kissed strands of summer? While some women may prefer going darker for the fall or revamping their color with wintery lowlights, if you just can’t let go of those warmer, lighter tones, this highlighted hair extensions collection is for you. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Luxy Hair Highlights Collection below, including how to find your perfect match.
What are highlighted hair extensions?
The newest addition to our Seamless collection, the Luxy Hair Highlights Collection features 3 highlighted hair extensions shades with thin highlights from the roots to the tips. This collection is designed to blend into hair that has already been highlighted, eliminating the need to get your hair extensions custom-dyed.
What weight does the Highlights Collection come in?
Luxy Hair Highlights extensions are available exclusively in our 20 inch 180g Seamless collection.
How to wear extensions with highlighted hair
If you already have highlighted hair, this collection is for you, as the hair extensions have been specifically dyed to blend with three shades of highlighted hair. If your hair color is a solid shade, you can also wear Highlights, however, the color dimension will be very subtle. Instead, you may find our Balayage hair extensions more suitable if you are looking to add a pop of color to your hair.
Since Highlights is available in a standard 180g weight, we recommend that your hair is thin/medium and below shoulder length for ideal blending results.
What are highlighted hair extensions made of?
Our Highlights Collection is made with the same, high quality 100% Remy human hair as the rest of our hair extensions.
What is the difference between Balayage and Highlights?
While both are considered highlighting techniques, traditional highlights are thin, lighter streaks of hair from root to tip. Although your mind may travel to the early 2000s when you hear the world “highlights,” recalling those thick streaks of blonde hair many celebrities and women used rock, modern highlights are thin and delicate. When done correctly, these lighter streaks of hair add dimension and depth to you natural hair, subtly complementing your existing hair color.
Balayage is a freehand highlighting technique, which requires less maintenance than traditional highlights. This technique starts at about mid-shaft, seamlessly gradating the hair from dark to light at the bottom. While highlights are more consistent, balayage is less deliberate, giving the hair a sunkissed look.
Fun fact: did you know lemon is a natural hair lightener? It's true! Skip the bleach and squeeze fresh lemon juice into a spray bottle with add a few drops of your favourite hair oil. Since lemon as a hair lightener is activated with heat, so be sure to spray your hair with the mixture before a walk in the sun or your next poolside session. The heat from the sun will open up the hair cuticle allowing the lemon juice to lift the color!
How long do highlights hair extensions last?
Just like the rest of our hair extensions, highlighted hair extensions will last anywhere from 3-6 months, up to a year or longer, depending on how they are used and cared for. Be sure to brush the extensions with a Loop Extensions Brush to avoid snagging the clips. It’s also important to wash the extensions are little as possible, and to use hair products appropriate for hair extensions.
What are the best products for highlighted hair extensions?
Be sure to use only alcohol-free and sulfate-free hair products on your highlighted set or hair products specially formulated for hair extensions to prevent the hair from drying out.
Will the highlights fade over time?
No. Just like Balayage, the hair color will not fade over time as long as the hair extensions are cared for properly.
How to match extensions to highlighted hair
Our Highlights Collection comes in 3 exclusive shades. Check out the infographic below to choose your perfect match, or scroll down for a look at each shade.
Dark Brown Highlights: Dark Brown base with Chestnut Brown highlights
These highlighted hair extensions have a Dark Brown base with Chestnut Brown highlights. Similar to dark brown hair extensions with caramel highlights, this shade is ideal for you if your natural hair color matches Dark Brown.
Chestnut Brown Highlights: Chestnut Brown base with Dirty Blonde highlights
If you’re looking for brown with blonde highlights hair extensions, this shade is for you. A Chestnut Brown base with Dirty Blonde highlights makes this shade come alive.
Dirty Blonde Highlights: Dirty Blonde base with Ash Blonde highlights
The same combination of shades as Blonde Balayage clip in hair extensions, this shade mixes Ash Blonde highlights with a Dirty Blonde base for sunny results.
Hair Extensions For Highlights
Don't have highlighted hair but want to get in on the fun? No problem. We have a secret for you: hair extensions! There are multiple ways to achieve highlights or lowlights with hair extensions, even if you don't already have highlighted hair. By strategically using hair extensions, you’re open to experimentation without having to worry about commitment or damage. Luxy Hair has different options to add highlights to your hair, whether it be layering sets or opting for an ombre or balayage set, so follow along as we breakdown all the methods of adding hair extensions to achieve highlights, no dyeing required.
Layer different sets of extensions
One way to get the look of natural highlights throughout your hair is to layer different colored sets of hair extensions. All the sets of Luxy extensions are multi-tonal meaning they easily and seamlessly blend with a wide variety of different hair colors and tones. A great mix if you’re looking for a warm highlighted look is to blend Chestnut Brown and Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions, as shown below. The colors melt together beautifully to create a honey-toned and sun-kissed highlighted look.
A second option to getting highlights by using Luxy hair extensions is to opt for a balayage set, which has painted highlights blended into the sets. These are an easy, fuss-free one-step solution to adding highlights without the worry of blending the sets yourself. Luxy Hair has balayage options for a variety of hair colors including Chocolate Brown, Off Black, Chestnut Brown and Blonde.
Try an ombre set.
If you’re after a true faded blend of color, then trying an ombre set of extensions will give you this look. The Luxy Hair ombre sets melt from a dark shade at the top to a lighter shade at the bottom, which works beautifully to give the hair the effect of being naturally sunkissed at the ends.