How To Get Natural Balayage looks for your hair at home
Balayage hair colouring technique is trending because it is natural, it makes the hair colour look extremely natural and gradient. If you are planning to do this at home, here is a step by step way of doing it and some ideas if you are a beginner.
Here Is How To Do Balayage At Home
1. Choose the colour
The first step is choosing the colour that you want to use on your hair. We suggest using natural colours like beetroot, coffee or food colouring instead of going for colours that tend to damage the scalp as well as the hair. If you have dark hair and you want to bleach them then you can use baking soda or lemon for it.
2. Get The Hair Ready
The true way to achieve balayage is to do it in layers. Begin by taking a layer from the bottommost part of the hair. Tie the remaining in a knot in order to avoid any mess. If you have long hair, we recommend dividing your hair into 4 sections for best results.
3. Twist And Tease
Begin by twisting hair from the mid-length to the end. Now, tease the part on the top which isn’t twisted. This will work as a barrier and protect the dye from colouring the top part. Balayage is a transition from your natural hair colour to the hair colour you choose. This step ensures that you achieve it in the most appropriate way.
4. Applying the Dye
The main step, applying the dye. The ideal way to do this is by dying the tips of the hair first and then taking it upwards. To achieve a natural look, we also recommend using fingers covered with gloves. A brush might be perfect when it comes to precision in applying the dye, however, using fingers on it gives it a natural look. Secure these by either using foils or by using pins and move onto the next section.
5. Rinse And Care
Follow how long the box says you should keep the hair colour in order to avoid any damage. Begin by rinsing with lukewarm water. It is better if you can tolerate cold water on your hair. Apply some suitable treatment to lock the colour in and then rinse again. Leave your hair to dry naturally. It is recommended to not shampoo the hair as the chemicals in it can lead to colour bleeding.
Balayage Trends For You To Try
Here are some balayage trends for you to follow in 2019. Use them and you will be in everyone’s memory and sight when they think of gorgeous hair!
#1. Platinum Blonde
This one is for people who have naturally blonde hair or people who don’t mind going blonde. This is a very English colour and getting this balayage look will provide you with a posh and modern look. If you have naturally blonde hair, this shade will work very well for you as the maintenance is going to be super low.
How To Style It: The ideal way to style this is by adding curls to it. You can amp it up by adding some fancy bobby pins to it. Don’t leave it straight and long. This balayage needs layers and depth.
#2. Cool Copper
The perfect shade for the falls, this colour not only makes the hair look rich but also beautifies the facial features. There is a lot that can be done around this shade too. If you are cold-blooded, you can opt for a blond-copper balayage. However, if you are warm-blooded, you can go for a transition from browns to coppers.
How To Style It: Always keep them cut in layers to highlight the shades and the depths of it. Leaving them open is the best way to flaunt it, but if you are someone who likes exaggerated buns, this is perfect for you.
#3. Rose Gold
We cannot talk about hair colours without including rose gold. Rose gold might not be the trendiest thing right now but it sure came in a few years back and slyly entered our hearts. It is the perfect shade for someone who wants that girly look for which pink seems too girlish. This shade is edgy whilst being feminine. The most amazing part about rose gold is that you can transit it as beautifully from a dark colour as you can from lighter shades.
How To Style It: Keep them is loose curls but the best way to flaunt it is to take small sections from right above the ear and pin it at the back using some fancy clips.
#4. Princess Elsa Special
If you are a fan of mermaids and princess Elsa’s hair excites you, well you are in luck. A lot of hairstylists experimented with this and have finally brought to you a balayage that transits from the blondes, into the icy-dreamy blues. While it might look like you will have to maintain it and spend a lot of money on it, it is not the truth. With minimal care, you can have this colour maintained.
How To Style It: One fact about this hair colour to be noted is that it looks good only on people with a fair skin tone. It is very difficult to even transit it from darker hair and will need a lot of effort and sittings. To do utmost justice to this look, we recommend opting for thick braids.
This probably was the first hair colour people experimented with. While you must have thought that it looks good only when one has done highlights, but do try it as a balayage. The look will be bold, it will be sassy and it will quietly empower your attitude from within.
How To Style It: If you are ready for a fiery change, this shade is perfect. Add tight curls to this. Sticking to the root colour is the best with this one. It is fun and bold in itself, so we recommend not doing a lot in terms of accessorising.
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