How to do a balayage? How to care for your balayage?

Balayage is much easier to manage than it is to spell. This article will show you how to prevent your balayage becoming brassy and how to fix your roots without ruining your gorgeous balayage.

Sometimes the differences in hair color highlighting techniques and trends can be so subtle that it’s difficult to maintain straight hair. Don’t worry. We are here…with a primer to help you understand the most popular highlighting trends. You can find out what makes these looks stand out with a balayage, sombre and lowlight look.

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WHAT IS BALAYAGE? 

Balayage, also known as BAH-LEEAHGE in French, is a French term that means “sweeping” and can be used to lighten hair. Balayage refers to the process of hand-painting highlights onto hair. This creates a natural, soft gradation in lightness towards the ends. This gives the hair a beachy look or gives it a natural, imperfectly perfect shine. This natural-looking technique can be used on any color hair. There are many options for application. Some colorists prefer to separate the hair while others use cotton pieces. Others prefer foil as a divider. Although there are many different ways to achieve balayage, the main reason it has become so popular for colorists is the ability to choose the hair that they wish to highlight. Balayage allows for a more natural look and allows for softer growth out.

What is the difference between HIGHLIGHTS and BALAYAGE?

Highlights can be used to describe hair that is lighter in color than its base. Contrary to popular belief highlights can be used to lighten hair of any color. Highlights are typically applied by “foiling,” which is a technique that uses foil to separate hair strands that have been coated with a color or lightener, and wrap them in foil.

Foil protects the surrounding hair from lightener and traps heat. This allows the lightener lift faster. Foil highlights are usually placed near the scalp to lighten the hair from the roots up to the ends. Balayage, which is a freehand method of applying highlights to the hair, does not use foil to separate it. Balayage creates a soft, natural gradient of lightness along each hair strand. It is usually slightly darker towards the scalp, and lighter towards the ends. Balayage is typically performed at the ends and mid-shafts of the hair and starts away from the roots.

OMBRE, SOMBRE, BABYLIGHTS & BALAYAGE

Balayage is often seen as an umbrella term. Balayage may also include other types of highlighting, but not all can be classified in the same category. Sombre and Ombre are more about the final result than the technique. Ombre is a more extreme, gritty version of balayage. It has a stronger transition from dark to light and sometimes a harder line at the beginning. Sombre is a smooth transition from dark to light. The ends are only 1-2 degrees lighter than the base color. Babylights can also be used as a highlight. For subtle, sun-kissed highlights, you can use very small, thin hair sections. Highlights are still very popular, despite the many options available for highlighting styles and techniques. Surprisingly however, only 14% of women who have their hair colored at home use highlights. This is why there are so few highlights. There were no salon-quality products available for at-home highlighting. Women had to make a choice between costly salon highlights or home highlighting kits that produced unnatural results.

BALAYAGE HAIR CARE

You’re here because you want to keep that soft dimension. Balayage is much easier to manage than it is to spell. This article will show you how to prevent your balayage becoming brassy and how to fix your roots without damaging your gorgeous balayage. DIFFERENT TONES IN THE SAME OVERALL COLOOR

You can achieve richer hair colors by adding copper, mahogany and violet tones. Multi-tonal palettes can be created by choosing one tone as your base color or root, and another tone to add variety. This is how it would look: * If your base color is a medium-brown with hints gold, you can add mahogany and auburn tones. Apply your base color to your hair and then touch up the roots. Next, use small panels of hair to paint the desired color on the selected sections. Paint right up to where the root color ends. To alternate the colors, use the color tint brush. Let the hair process for 35 minutes before you shampoo your hair as usual.

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