Balayage Highlights At HomeTuesday, February 12, 2013
This is Part 2 of my hair transformation.
In my previous post, I dyed only the top portion of my hair, focusing the dye near the roots on the light bleached blonde pieces, stopping about mid shaft. So I was left with freshly dyed light brown hair near the roots, dark to medium blonde pieces at mid shaft and dark brown virgin hair at the ends. Since the goal is a subtle ombre effect, the next step is to lighten up the ends, they need to be the lightest part of this equation. Let's get started!
Products I used and why...
Mixing Bowl, Tinting Brush, Hair Clips, Rat Tail Comb.
*Measuring/mixing, application & sectioning hair.
Chemical Cape & Gloves
*Protect clothes/body & hands from chemicals.
*High lift, lightens dark hair fast, blue tint helps reduce brassy tones.
Clairol Volume 30 Creme Developer
*Creamy non-drip formula, extra lift (this is as high as I go, I never use 40, too damaging).
*Doesn't conduct heat, gentle coloring effects & easy to monitor the lightening.
Step-by-step video of how I did Balayage Highlights at home.
After processing for 30 minutes, I rinsed and moved on to the final step, toning. (We'll talk all about toners in the next post).
My hair mission this year is to let my roots grow out and since it's a long journey to virgin hair I'll be enjoying the ombre effect and beachy balayage highlights in the meantime.
Are you on a hair mission this year? Changing your color? Lowlights? Highlights? Are you a DIY kind of girl or salon girl? Share in the comments!