What is a partial balayage?

Much like a balayage, a partial balayage is a freehand coloring technique where highlights are added to your hair. While a traditional balayage consists of applying highlights throughout your full head of hair, a partial balayage only includes highlights on your top layer of hair.

Who should get a partial balayage?

Anyone can get a partial balayage, however, I’d highly recommend those with virgin hair (never bleached) to go for a partial balayage, instead of a traditional balayage. It’s a fun way to spice up your hairstyle, without committing to a full transformation. It will look more natural, and be less damaging on your hair.

How do I care for my partial balayage?

While a partial balayage is less damaging to your hair than a partial balayage, bleach is still being applied to your hair. As a result, it needs extra care and moisture. There are several ways to care for your partial balayage. First: use heat on your hair sparingly. If you’re like me and like your hair constantly styled, I’d invest in a blowdryer that dries your hair fast and doesn’t use too much direct heat. Next, if you like to rock waves, I’d suggest using a curling wand that creates curls you don’t have to touch up. Next up: make sure to use a brush that doesn’t tug at your hair, creating breakages.

What hair products should I use for my partial balayage?

Anyone who has bleached hair should be using a shampoo and conditioner made for damaged, dull and color-treated hair. A leave-in conditioner is also a must. Finally, a purple shampoo works wonders on highlighted hair. Bleached hair tends to become brassy over time. To reverse this brassy look and brighten your highlights I’d suggest using a purple shampoo once or twice a week.

 

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