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46 Balayage Hair Ideas And Common Questions, Answered

How long does balayage last?

Because you’re lightening your hair colour, the effect is permanent and will last until it grows all the way out. The benefit is that, because you won’t be left with any visible roots, it can grow out gradually without requiring any upkeep if you don’t want. It will grow out to look like your ends have simply been sun-kissed, which means you’re not committing yourself to regular appointments at the salon or trying to master the art of at home hair dye. However, the colour can fade, so to keep it feeling fresh, it’s a good idea to touch it up.

How often should you top up your colour?

You can refresh your balayage as little or as often as you’d like. The good thing about balayage is that it’s low maintenance. The pros recommend you ideally top up every 3-4 months if you want it to look it’s best, but you can go months without a salon visit to top it up.

What is the difference between ombre, dip dye and balayage?

OmbréOmbre hair gives light and shade. The idea is you see a seamless, gradual colour change from darker to lighter. Think lived-in, beachy hair.

Dip Dye – A much more edgy look. Two toned colouring… imagine dipping the ends of your hair into a pot of paint.

Balayage – Colour that is painted on with a brush and paddle board to create natural, sun-kissed looking highs and lows – giving the hair beautiful dimension.

Is balayage suitable for all hair textures?

Absolutely, it can work on all hair types and your colourist will adjust the technique to bring out the most of your natural texture and movement.

Does balayage work on grey hair?

Yes, in fact balayage works brilliantly with greys, blending them in rather than erasing them out. It’s a much more gently technique than all-over block dyes that create a band around hair that show up new greys. By softly blending in highlights with balayage, you can offset or accentuate your grey strands for a more natural, lower-maintenance look.

Can you balayage your own hair at home?

No, it’s a very skilled technique that requires a professional if you want it done well.

How can I look after balayage at home?

“Home hair care is really important. There is no point spending hours (and lots of money!) in the salon, if you don’t look after the condition of your hair with quality shampoos, conditioners and regular hair treatments,” says Jason Potter, hair colourist at Hershesons. If you swim, use Phillip Kingsley’s Swim Cap. It protects your hair from the damaging effects of the sun, harsh chlorine and salt water, the last thing you want is hair that is dry, damaged and colour fading.” And, in between salon visits, try gloss treatments every 4-6 weeks and introduce a purple shampoo once a week to keep the tone in check.

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