How To Take Care Of Balayage Highlights

So you spent a small fortune getting those gorgeous balayage highlights that make your hair look sunkissed all year long. As we all know, sexy hand painted locks don’t come cheap. Here are a few tips to help you extend the life of your hair color and keep your balayage highlights looking fresh all year long.

1. Use A SLS Free Shampoo

Traditional shampoo contain SLS (sodium laureth sulfate) which can strip your hair color fast. This harsh chemical can be found in household cleaners so we definitely do not want this touching our hair. In order to preserve your color use a SLS free shampoo like Bumble & Bumble Color Minded or any of the shampoos from the affordable Giovanni line which are all sls-free.

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2. Dry Shampoo Between Washings

Shampooing your hair every day will fade color before you know it. Try to wash your hair just every 3-4 days or for as long as you can stand it and use a dry shampoo like Oscar Blandi Pronto between washings in order to keep your hair oil-free and fresh. Dry Shampoo also has the benefit of giving your locks a big volume boost.

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3. Use A Hair Dryer That Will Prolong Your Color

The Bio Ionic Whisper Light is able to help hair retain color longer than any other dryer according to Bio Ionic.

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4. Deep Condition

We can’t say this enough but highlighting can affect your hair’s overall integrity. Ask your colorist if he or she uses Olaplex, it’s a revolutionary product that will maintain your hair’s health during the highlighting process. Deep condition at home with Dr Hauschka’s Neem oil for a special treatment. We also love Redken Diamond Oil Deep Treatment to nourish parched hair.

We hope these tips will give you some ideas as how to take care of your balayage highlights and keep your color looking fresh for a long time.