As a popular hair coloring technique, balayage offers a natural, sun-kissed look that can last for months with proper maintenance. At Belt Salon, we want to make sure our clients are equipped with the knowledge and tools to keep their balayage looking fresh and vibrant. Here is our ultimate guide to maintaining your balayage:
Use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner Sulfates are harsh chemicals that can strip the color from your hair, causing your balayage to fade faster. Instead, opt for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that are gentler on your hair and won't cause your color to fade as quickly.
Limit washing your hair The more you wash your hair, the faster your balayage will fade. Try to limit washing your hair to every other day or every three days. If you must wash your hair every day, use a dry shampoo in between washes to keep your hair looking fresh.
Use cool water when washing your hair Hot water can open up your hair cuticles, which can cause your color to fade faster. Instead, use cool or lukewarm water when washing your hair to help seal in your color.
Protect your hair from the sun The sun's rays can bleach and damage your hair, causing your balayage to fade faster. Protect your hair by wearing a hat or using a UV protectant spray when spending time outdoors.
Get regular trims Split ends and damaged hair can make your balayage look dull and faded. To keep your hair looking healthy and vibrant, get regular trims every 6-8 weeks.
Use a color depositing treatment To keep your balayage looking fresh between salon appointments, use a color depositing treatment. These treatments deposit color into your hair, helping to maintain your balayage color.
By following these tips and tricks, you can keep your balayage looking vibrant and fresh for months to come. At Belt Salon, we are committed to helping our clients achieve and maintain their dream hair color. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!