The main things to note when selecting human hair extensions are that their texture and color should match that of the natural hair. This will result in the human hair extensions gelling with the natural hair and not look out of place. However, with rising demand for exotic hair colors, manufacturers have also started offering human hair extensions in a wide range of colors. When the colors were restricted to a few shades of blacks and browns with a few more blondes and auburns thrown in, keeping track was easy. However, confusion crept in when the number of available hair colors and human hair extensions colors increased. In order to standardize the range of colors and color shades in human hair extensions, manufacturers have started a standard hair color coding mechanism, which consists of a number followed by an alphabet. The number denotes the shade while the alphabet gives the basic color. For example, in case of 1B, 1 denotes that the shade is basic, while “B” stands for Brown color. This reference to codes standardizes the color requirements across stylists, manufacturers, vendors and clients. For example, if your human hair extensions have faded and you wish to restore them to the original shade, you can simply walk into any stylist’s and tell them that you want the human hair extensions to be restored to shade 1B (or 1N, or 1R, etc.) You need not suffer from shade mismatch.