Yellow Hair - Dye / Color, Wigs, Extensions & Other Products

Yellow Hair - It's Like Sunshine For Your Head...

One has to be pretty bold to want and have yellow hair. It's a bright and happy color, but it will grab some attention. Not that that's a bad thing. If you think you can pull off yellow hair, or if you're simply toying with it and need some convincing, this webpage should help you out. Read on for more...

A woman wearing a neon yellow wig at Comic Con 09.
A woman wearing a neon yellow wig at Comic Con 09. | Source
A woman wearing a neon yellow wig at a street parade in 2011. This photo has been cropped. To see the larger, original version, click the source below.
A woman wearing a neon yellow wig at a street parade in 2011. This photo has been cropped. To see the larger, original version, click the source below. | Source

Yellow Hair Wigs

Wigs are a good way to figure out what color and style you like best. You might look better with neon yellow hair than you do golden yellow hair, just as you might look better with long hair than short hair. It all depends. There are plenty of wigs to look through on Amazon, eBay and elsewhere online. Or, you can go into a local wig store near you and try several yellow wigs on in person before deciding what you want.

Yellow Hair Extensions

Hair extensions take a lot more effort than wigs do. But extensions are a good way of making your own hair look longer. You can match the extensions to your own hair two different ways: 1) dye your hair to match the color of the extensions you'll be wearing (this is difficult to do), OR 2) bleach and dye your hair first, then get extensions (either the same color as your hair and bleach them, or get blonde ones) and dye them the same color as you dyed your hair. OR, if you don't want to do this yourself, you can bring a package of hair extensions with you to a professional hairstylist to show them exactly what color you want to dye your hair. They can put the extensions in some time after that (probably not the same day, since your dyed hair and scalp might need a break before putting the hair extensions in).

As I will mention on all of my hair color-related webpages, hair extensions can be done several different ways. Here are a few of them:

  • Clip-on hair extensions can be clipped and pinned in with your hair, and then brushed or combed to blend in with your own hair. This is probably the easiest way to get extensions done.
  • Weaving/Sewn-in hair extensions, where your hair is braided a certain way, and then the hair extensions are sewn in along the braids.
  • Braided-in hair extensions, where the extensions are just braided in with your own hair. This is usually only done when you're going to have all your hair braided up or have dreadlocks.
  • Bonding/Glued-in extensions. To my knowledge, there are different types of glues that can be used. But the best kind of glue to use for this process is protein glue. I had extensions done this past summer with protein glue, which my hairdresser told me is best for the hair since hair is made up of protein as well, which makes the glue more gentle on your hair than other glues.

Check out HairResources.net for more info (first of 6 steps/pages on the research and process to be aware of when getting hair extensions; also describes 7 ways to get hair extensions done [which include the four ways I described above]).

Yellow Hair Dye

Whether you see a professional or dye your hair yourself, either way, you will need to bleach your hair to a platinum blonde or white first before attempting to dye it yellow (especially if you have dark hair), otherwise the color will not show up very well. Do some research to see how to get the best, longest-lasting color possible. Below are some videos to help you get started.

Yellow Hair Wigs, Extensions & Dyes on Amazon

The Amazon wish list linked to below features yellow wigs, hair extensions and hair dyes for you to browse through (and maybe buy).

Yellow Hair Wigs, Extensions & Dyes on Amazon

Yellow Hair Dye Tutorial Videos on YouTube - Pretty much the only GOOD ones I could find...

There's not very many (good) YouTube videos about how to dye your hair yellow. The ones I've found so far are featured here: Yellow Hair Dye Videos

In the "Dying My Husband's Hair Bright Yellow/Orange Using 'Electric Banana' and 'Vampire Red'" video, a woman dyes her husband's hair yellow with a bit of orange on the nape of his neck. She also explains in text what she should have done a little differently while dyeing his hair. (NOTE: The video is pretty much over at 2:40, when the photo of his finished result pops up. It just stays on that photo for the rest of the video, so there's nothing else to see after that really.)

The second video is actually a video tutorial for dying hair extensions yellow, but the same concept can be applied to your own hair. (Of course if you're doing your own hair, it's best to do your hair in parts/pieces and use a paintbrush to paint the dye onto your hair. Watch other hair dye video tutorials to see how.)

Things to note about this vid-- she mentions that the yellow really only works on platinum blonde and/or white hair. Yellow will not show up properly on hair any darker than that. Also, she is using a Manic Panic yellow that glows under blacklight. So if you want that bright yellow, use that color (or you can use another brand with a shade of yellow that glows under blacklight, if any others exist).

Hair Bleaching Kits, Products & Hair Color Remover; Hair Toning Products; Protein Shampoos, Conditioners, Serums, Protein Filler

I cannot feature as many hair products on this webpage as I would like to. So instead, I've opted to throw them all onto one single list, which I'm linking to here --

List of Hair Bleaching Kits, Products & Hair Color Remover; Hair Toning Products; Protein Shampoos, Conditioners, Serums and Protein Fillers

And now for a brief description of the hair products on this list...

Hair Bleaching Kits, Products & Hair Color Remover on Amazon:

There are some hair bleaching products you can use, along with a hair color remover kit if you don't like the way the dye job comes out...

Hair Toner Products on Amazon:

If you bleach your hair but it comes out with brassy tones (yellows & oranges) in it, these products are supposed to help get rid of the brassiness. But read the directions for how to correctly use your chosen product in order to get your desired results. And definitely read the reviews for these products.

Protein Shampoos, Conditioners, Serums and Protein Fillers on Amazon:

The protein fillers are to be used a good 30-60 minutes before you apply your color. It restores protein in damaged hair & allows the color to stick better. Also, using protein shampoos and conditioners will keep your hair healthy. But READ THE DIRECTIONS.

Cyndi Lauper with yellow hair and a red hat.
Cyndi Lauper with yellow hair and a red hat. | Source
Lady Gaga with yellow hair, performing "Glitter and Grease" on The Monster Ball Tour in the UK in 2010. NOTE: This is a cropped/edited version of the photo. To see the original, larger version of this photo, click on the source below.
Lady Gaga with yellow hair, performing "Glitter and Grease" on The Monster Ball Tour in the UK in 2010. NOTE: This is a cropped/edited version of the photo. To see the original, larger version of this photo, click on the source below. | Source
Lady Gaga with yellow hair, performing on the Monster Ball Tour at the Burswood Dome in Perth, Australia. NOTE: This is a cropped/edited version of the photo. To see the original, larger version of this photo, click on the source below.
Lady Gaga with yellow hair, performing on the Monster Ball Tour at the Burswood Dome in Perth, Australia. NOTE: This is a cropped/edited version of the photo. To see the original, larger version of this photo, click on the source below. | Source

Celebrities Who Have or Have Had Yellow Hair

Back in the 80s, singer Cyndi Lauper was rocking many different hair colors, including yellow hair. You could say she was the predecessor to the more recent female artists/singers who've had yellow hair...

One of those artists is Lady Gaga, who has also gone through an array of hair colors. She's not only had yellow hair onstage, but she had yellow hair for the 2010 Grammy Awards as well.

Last but not least is Nicki Minaj, a rap artist who often wears wigs in a wide array of colors. Her hair was yellow at the 2012 American Idol auditions, where she donned curly yellow hair with hints of hot pink through it. Her hair was styled the same way for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards as well.

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