Keep reading for 5 easy tips to transition balayage to fall-ready hair!
Turns out one of the most searched terms on my blog is “balayage”. Y’all are all about it – and so am I! I’m still over the moon with my balayage, but I try to give it a refresh every season. Since summer is coming to an end *tear* I thought I would share how I’m transitioning my hair to a fall-ready balayage!
1. Go Darker
One of the major pros to transition balayage and maintain it is its versatility. Whether you’re a brunette, blonde, redhead or somewhere in between – you can pull off balayage! You can also switch up your balayage by going lighter and darker each season! I tend to always go darker for the cooler months of the year. If you want to go darker for fall, simply ask your hairdresser to add more dark strands in your hair. You can also request a toner which will give your blonde hair an ashier (and darker) look!
2. Get A Glazing Service
To give your balayage a fresh look, opt for a glazing service! I’ve been treating myself to a Redken Shine Bomb semi-permanent glazing service every season to make my hair look glossy! For only $20, Hair Cuttery offers a 20-minute Redken Shine Bomb treatment to maximize hair shine. This ammonia-free, clear formula can be performed on all hair types – including dry, frizzy, oily and more. The treatment lasts up to 20 shampoos. Pro tip: In order to maximize the duration of results, try to wash your hair sparingly (ideally every 3-4 days) and use heat tools as little as possible. Bonus: This service also includes a *FREE* blowout, so you’re guaranteed to leave your appointment with a stunning new do! I took the photos in this post shortly after receiving the service – and you can see the level of shine in my hair!
3. Get A Trim
To keep your hair in the best condition possible, you should also get a trim once per season. Even if it’s an inch or two – this will make your hair look healthier. If you have balayage, your hair will be damaged from the bleach applied to your hair. This often results in dry, split ends. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Get a trim at your local salon (trims at Hair Cuttery start at $25!) for an instant refresher.
4. Use A Purple Shampoo
If you have balayage hair, you need to use a purple shampoo! When you beach your hair, your hair will naturally turn brassy (aka yellow) the more you wash it. I’d recommend using it once a week beginning a month after bleaching your hair. If you have medium-blonde hair I’d suggest the Matrix Total Results So Silver Shampoo to neutralize your brassy hair and eliminate all yellow tones. If you have brunette I’d suggest the Matrix Total Results Brass Off Shampoo and Total Results Brass Off Conditioner to reduce brassy tones.
5. Switch Up Your Hair Care Routine
Along with gorgeous changing leaves and PSLs, fall brings cool weather that can seriously dry out your hair. If you have balayage (bleached) hair – it’s essential to use hair products that add moisture to your hair, especially come fall. Look for products made for dry, bleached/colored hair. A few good hair products for bleached hair: Matrix Biolage Colorlast Shampoo, Matrix Biolage Colorlast Conditioner, Cibu Color Shampoo, Cibu Color Conditioner, Matrix Repair Inside Control Cream, Cibu Shine Squad Argan Oil Treatment, Redken Color Extend Bonder Kit. Switching up your hair products will nourish, hydrate and improve the health of your hair.
Want to fresh up your hair for fall with the Redken Shine Bomb semi-permanent glazing service?! I’d suggest calling your local Hair Cuttery to book an appointment (although walk-ins are welcome!). Don’t have balayage but want silky smooth shiny hair? Book your Redken Shine Bomb semi-permanent glazing service and thank me later!
Thank you to Hair Cuttery for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions are mine alone.