Can balayage be done on dyed hair?

Can balayage be done on dyed hair? No, you can’t do balayage on dyed hair if you have recently dyed your hair. A professional hairstylist can try balayage on hair that hasn’t been dyed recently, 6-12 months.

Balayage will look more natural and more noticeable on hair that hasn’t been dyed before. Also, many experts say that is it better to go with highlight if someone plans to dye their hair often or has fresh dye.

Women love balayage because it looks more natural than highlights, and you can do them every 3-4 months. 

It is a very modern technique that can look good on both darker and lighter hair types.

The important thing is to go to a professional because not all hair salons know how to make the perfect balayage to match your hair colour.

You can even go once a year for a touch up if you are satisfied with how your hair looks. A lot of women just use purple shampoo to maintain their hair in the meantime.

Keep reading this blog post if you want to find out more about balayage and its pros/cons.

Is balayage permanent hair colour?

Yes, the effect of balayage is permanent; if you want to get rid of it, you have to cut or dye your hair.

Balayage is a lighting technique that requires bleaching. However, when you colour your hair with dye, you touch the roots and then you need to redo it every month.

You don’t need to repeat the balayage technique if you don’t want to because you haven’t touched the roots.

Even though bleach damages your hair is a better option because your hair can recover with a proper hair care routine.

How to take care of your hair after balayage?

After balayage, you need to take care of your hair so that it looks healthy and shiny. What can you do?

Follow these tips below:

  • Don’t wash your hair every day
  • Use a gentle shampoo that won’t dry your hair
  • Avoid heating tools as much as possible
  • When you use heating tools, don’t forget to put on a heat protecting spray
  • Use purple shampoo once a week
  • Use a deep conditioner and hair masks

If you follow these tips below and take care of your hair, you can wear your balayage for over six months. Even if you cut your hair, your colour will look perfect with these hacks.

Our favourite homemade hair mask for hair with balayage is banana and flaxseed.

Why is this maks a good choice for you? 

Flaxseed is natural keratin, and since you should avoid heating tools, it will help you have straight hair. On the other hand, the banana will help you get rid of those dry ends after bleaching.

How to make this hair maks?

  • Use one whole banana and crush it so that it becomes creamy and smooth. At the same time, put flaxseed in a bowl of water and boil it.

Pro tip: Don’t put too much water, just enough to cover the flaxseed.

  • After the water has reached the boiling point, wait for it to cool down. The flaxseed will release its specific liquid, which you should drain.
  • Mix the gel/liquid with the banana until it is fully united.
  • Apply this mask onto your hair and cover it fully.
  • Wait for an hour and then wash your hair as usual.

This mask is perfect for your hair, and you should use it once a week. You will notice the results immediately.

Why shouldn’t you get a balayage?

We talked about the benefits of balayage, but there are some cons. Like every other chemical, balayage does damage your hair.

However, you should consider that you can do it once a year; therefore, your hair has time to recover fully.

One other con of balayage is that it takes time. You will sit in the chair for at least 5-6 hours, while you will sit for an hour for colouring.

In the end, if you don’t take care of your hair properly, it may feel dry, and the colour may end up being yellow.

We advise you to look into all hair techniques before choosing the right one for you.

Will balayage make hair look thicker?

Yes, balayage will give an illusion that your hair is thicker than it actually is. This is one of the main reasons why many women with thin hair opt for balayage.

The lighter and darker shades will add depth to your hair, and your hair will look fuller and even longer.

For example, highlights don’t give you this illusion, so balayage is a better option if you have thin hair, or you just want your hair to look fuller.

We advise you to talk to your local salon about the best hair colour for you. Chesnut and caramel brown are great base colours for women who want an illusion of fuller hair.

Conclusion: Can balayage be done on dyed hair?

In the case of freshly dyed hair, you cannot do balayage. You should wait for 6-12 months until your colour has faded a bit and your hair has fully recovered before doing a balayage.

Plus, when the hair hasn’t been dyed before, the colour of the balayage will appear more natural and noticeable.

Balayage also gives you a thicker and fuller effect, so you should think about balayage if you have thin hair.

The downsides of balayage are the damage and the time-consuming aspect. However, we still think it is a good option because you don’t need to redo it often.

Your hair can look perfect for 6 months if you take care of it properly. We gave you some tips on how to take care of your balayage above, so don’t forget to check them out.

We hope this blog post has shed some light on balayage and hair colouring. Have you tried balayage before, or do you plan on trying it?

Comment down below if you have some thoughts and suggestions.

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