Will Balayage Damage My Hair?
Hair coloring is a great way to add instant change to your entire look. If you want to jazz up your hair, whether it’s for a new season, a wedding, or just for fun, then getting your hair colored is the best option. In this article, we will discuss balayage. How is it done? Its cost, its effects on your hair, etc. We have you covered from head to toe. Keep on reading to find out more about balayage.
What Is Balayage?
You might have heard of the hair coloring technique, known as ombre. Balayage is very much similar to ombre. But the main difference between balayage and ombre is the continuous streaks of color with no breaks. Balayage is a more continuous version of ombre. There is hair color blended throughout the entire hair. It looks very natural, which is why a lot of women prefer it.
How Is Balayage Done?
Unlike most hair coloring techniques, balayage is a straightforward procedure to do. You don’t need any special equipment to do balayage. The beauty of balayage is that it is all done by hand. It is a freehand technique, and no two balayage will be the same. Think of balayage as a dream hair color, with different neutral shades peeking through your hair. Once the sun hits your hair, you can see the different colors shining through, and it looks stunning. The cost of a balayage depends on several things. First of all, hair length matters a lot. The longer your hair, the more hair dye you will need, and the cost will add up accordingly. Every salon has its rates, and you have to choose according to that. Also, the more difficult your hair is to work with, the price will also add up.
Effects Of Balayage On Your Hair
Here are some things to consider when getting balayage done:
1. Will Balayage cause damage to your beautiful hair?
First thing you should know when choosing balayage with us at Hair Heaven Emporium, is that we will strive to achieve your desired colour and look using the best lightener on the market, which will naturally reduce the strain on your natural hair significantly. Yes, we actually pride ourselves on using the most expensive and most gentle lightener on the market, which keeps your natural hair as healthy as possible.
All our staff have gone through extensive training and have industry leading expertise in balayage applications, so you can feel at ease throughout the process. It used to be that every hair coloring technique took its toll on natural hair. However since the introduction of Plex treatments such as Cor.Restore, Olaplex and Blondpro, all of which we use in our salon, the industry has come a long way in dramatically reducing damage caused to your natural hair in any colour application, as well as balayage. In fact balayage is by far the most gentle of all lightening services.
2. What You Like
Before getting your balayage done, you want to consult with your hair specialist and show them what you want your hair to look like. It would be best to make things clear with your hairstylist about what things you don’t want on your hair. We offer complimentary consultations, that typically take 15-30 Minutes, where we cover all your wishes and needs as well as some potential limitations in regards to your current hair condition, such as brittleness and porosity. If you don’t want a drastic color change, brassy hair, etc. then you need to make it clear with the hairstylist. Otherwise, things can go southwards, and you won’t be able to turn it back. So, making things clear with your hairstylist about what you want and don’t like is a good idea.
3. Professional Opinion
Balayage is a simple freehand technique, but you still need a professional to do it for you. Professional hair stylists will make it look extremely natural and effortless. If you go for an inexperienced hairstylist, they might not get a grip on the technique and mess up the whole style. The main focus of balayage is its blending with natural hair. Ensure you are giving your money to the right place because the results will be memorable and, as promised by the professional.
4. Can You Dye After Balayage?
After balayage, it’s challenging to dye your hair again. You have to wait until the balayage thoroughly wears off. So, no, it is not recommended to dye your hair after balayage. If you do, you might mess up the entire look, and the balayage will be ruined. If you really want to dye your hair after balayage, you have to go to a salon and get the balayage removed or stripped off your hair, in a gentle way. Only then you can have a blank canvas to work on for a new hair color. This process should be followed to avoid unnecessary strain to your hair, to keep it healthy and looking its most natural way possible.
Until you hear from us again,
Stay fabulous and keep looking after your hair
Your team @hairheavenemporium