Hey everyone, today I want to share with you my tips and tricks for maintaining a balayage. Many people believe balayage’s are low maintenance, and although you don’t have to touch up roots every few weeks, you definitely have to put time and effort into your hair in order to keep your balayage fresh and looking the best it can!
I recently had a trip to the salon where my balayage was made fresh and blonder. I know I know, blonder for winter isn’t exactly the norm, but I love blonde hair & decided to take the plunge. If like me, you’re planning on a trip to the salon, or perhaps you already have a balayage and are looking for some hacks on how to keep it looking amazing, then you’ve definitely come to the right place.
Choose your salon carefully
Wherever you are, it’s important to choose your salon & hair artist carefully. Usually you can find reviews online by previous customers which are really great to check out, so you can feel confident walking into the salon.
If you’re based local to Manchester then I would massively recommend Melissa Timperley, a multi award winning salon in the Northern Quarter – if you’re looking for a balayage expert in Manchester then you need look no further. With impressive feedback including 80 5 star client reviews on Google, you really can’t go wrong.
Washing your balayage
Ever heard of purple shampoo? It will be your best friend if you are wanting to achieve that icy blonde look without any brassy tones! I have been using the LIVE Silver Shampoo at the moment and it has really kept those unwanted tones at bay. These purple shampoo’s will have instructions on the packaging so be sure to read them carefully. Usually you leave the shampoo in your hair for a few minutes before rinsing and following with conditioner.
Personally, I don’t use purple shampoo for every single wash – I tend to stick to every other wash. For the rest of the time I still like to use a really good quality shampoo & conditioner combo! I’ve got the Functions of Beauty personalised ones at the moment & I am finding them to be ideal for my hair as they contain great ingredients.
Caring for bleached hair
If you are going to be using bleach in your hair it’s very important to regularly use nourishing products that will keep your hair looking and feeling silky smooth! A weekly hair mask is a great option as they can add intense moisture back into the hair – they usually give you immediate results, as well as prolonged results with continuous use. I use the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Caster Oil strengthen & restore leave in conditioner as a hair mask. My hair feels revitalized afterwards!
As with any hair, bleached hair needs to be protected from heat damage. Before blow drying I always use the Kerastase Ciment Thermique, it stops my hair drying out. If I am going to style using heat, which I often do, I use the Bumble & Bumble Thermal Protection Mist from the new Glow range.
Visiting the salon regularly
If you want to maintain a balayage, it’s really important to keep your salon trips regular. I would recommend going in for a toner six to eight weeks after you have it dyed, and then six week to eight weeks after that you are going to be due to have it dyed once again. However, speak with your hair dresser to find out the right schedule for you! These salon trips will ensure your balayage stays looking beautiful.
That’s all for this post! Hope you found this useful.