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.
I use purple shampoo every 4th or 5th wash, as I feel like it can dry out hair a lot. It’s definitely great for making a blonde balayage prettier and nice colour. I try to tone my hair every two months in salon as it lasts a lot longer than doing it with purple shampoo. Lovely post dear. xx
Yes it definitely can – I think it’s too much for every wash! I also go to the salon every 6-8 weeks to keep it toned. Thanks for reading xx
I’m saving up to get my balayage lighter soon, so these tips should help me a tonne! These products seem incredible, especially the purple/silver shampoo. Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous too, girl <3
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Ahhh amazing! Can’t wait to see it. This is definitely a great option for purple shampoo. Thank you x
When my balayage was blonder, silver shampoo was such a lifesaver! Also I agree, it’s definitely worth a research into choosing the correct salon.
It is isn’t it! I don’t think my balayage would last half as long if I didn’t use it. & definitely! X
I love this hair style, I’ve never had it done professionally though, only when I was naturally growing out my bleach! And I definitely didn’t take care of my hair when it was bleached, it was like straw! x
I used to have straw like bleached hair too haha! We have all been there xx
Silver shampoo is my life saver! My hair although lilac now is bleached underneath. I’ve kept it relatively in good condition but have been considering a balayage of some description in the new year.
Thanks for sharing your advice! Your hair looks so lovely and healthy too by the way x
Oh lilac sounds beautiful! Balayage is my favourite I find them so pretty & easy enough to maintain. Thank you! X
Your hair looks so pretty, I think it’s actually super lovely for winter too although I know a lot of people go for brunette. it’s so helpful that you provided all the tips and tricks on how to maintain balayage! I really want to get it done on my hair but I think I’ll go a lighter brown as I think it would complement my skin tone better, I’m definitely going to refer to this post when the time comes xx
Thank you so much! I’m glad you think this one is helpful! I hope you love your hair if you choose to get it done x
Your hair looks gorgeous here! Blonder definitely suits you. I’m in love with this hair style. I’ve never had balayage and haven’t coloured my hair since my teens but my hair can get quite dry so I’m taking some of your product recommendations on board x
Thank you so much! For dry hair I definitely recommend function of beauty hair care.. it’s a bit pricey but honestly my hairs never felt nicer despite the blonde!! X