Some Balayage Tips
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First of all, balayage does not take as long as one would think. If you are just adding another shade to your natural hair color, it could take as little as 45 minutes. If you are dying your hair a different shade and adding multiple balayage tones, however, this could make the process a bit more time-consuming. You might want to color your hair one day and then add the balayage hues the next. Or be prepared to sit for several hours for the entire process to be completed.
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When it comes to colors, the options are endless. However, professional stylists recommend just adding one or two balayage hair colors to your base color. And depending on what colors you choose, you can go up to 14 weeks between touch-ups. However, certain shades, such as blondes and pastels may need touch-ups every six to eight weeks.
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Before you attempt balayage do it yourself, keep in mind there are some very common blunders that one can make when attempting to balayage at home for the first time. For example, you can over-saturate your hair, causing it to look weighed down. As well, if you don’t apply the balayage color even, your hair can look patch and molt. Of course, you can balayage at home but it’s best to go to a professional stylist, especially for those with darker hair shades or this is your first time coloring your hair. And if you’re concerned that balayage hair color will damage your tresses, let us put your fears to rest. The majority of colorists agree that balayage is the least damaging of all of the modern hair color techniques. However, if out are using bleach, remember that chlorine can dry out your hair.