how to balayage at home

How to Balayage at Home without Regretting the Results

Get the color of your dreams at a fraction of the cost.

Who among us hasn’t had a regrettable DIY bleaching incident? Deciding to learn how to balayage at home feels risky, and for a good reason! Hair color experts spend years perfecting their craft, and learning how to balayage at home is certainly not for the faint of heart. That being said, sometimes the hair color of our dreams is just a little bit out of budget. In that case, learning how to DIY your balayage is sometimes necessary.

How to Balayage at Home

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You can create this effect at home by using developers instead of bleach.

Follow along to learn how to balayage at home without regretting the results:

1. Detangle your hair.

Start by detangling your hair by gently combing your strands. Start at the bottom and slowly work your way up until your hair is completely detangled and smooth. This will ensure even application when it comes time to start coloring your strands.

2. Separate and section your hair.

Use a comb to section off your hair into four sections, and use clips to tie each section up. You’ll work on one section at a time and keep the other sections clipped up so they don’t dip into the bleach accidentally.

3. Mix the hair dye.

Wait until right before you are ready to start coloring your hair to mix the hair dye. Follow the instructions on the box and thoroughly mix the dye until it’s ready to be applied.

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Wait until you are ready to start coloring to mix the dye.

4. Tease and paint your hair.

Use a comb to tease the roots of each section of hair. This will ensure that the lines of color aren’t too stark! Use a brush to carefully paint the hair on the lower half of each section. Use your fingers to smudge the dye at the halfway point to blend the dye in and ensure a smooth blend.

5. Rinse, shampoo, and style.

Once your hair has all been dyed and you’ve waited the recommended amount of time, thoroughly rinse your hair. Use shampoo to cleanse your strands and ensure that all dye is removed. Carefully wring out your hair, blow dry, and style away!

How to Maintain Your Balayage Hair

Properly maintaining your balayage hair is key in ensuring your hard work lasts. By using products that are geared towards color-treated hair, you will ensure that your color stays vibrant for as long as possible.

Use Suave Vivid Color Shampoo and Conditioner regularly to preserve your color. Other shampoos and conditioners can make your color fade, while this duo is specifically formulated to keep your color vibrant.

Keep an eye out for products that will enhance and preserve your color as you get used to your new balayage style!

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