maintenance & COLOR + more
What is a balayage?
Balayage means "to sweep" in French; and is technically a hairstylist painting color onto your hair in a natural way that highlights certain areas. I like that the grow out for a balayage looks more natural & not as harsh!
WHAT DO YOU ASK FOR WHEN YOU GET A haircut?
I ask my hairstylist for a clean cut all the way around - almost like a long bob, to my collarbone. She then goes through & adds smooth, subtle layers for a little bit of texture when I curl it.
How often do you get your hair colored?
I get my hair colored about every 3 to 4 months, which is a little longer than most people would probably wait. Since I have "dirty blonde" hair I don't mind a little growout and find that it does not bother me when I see a little grow out between appointments. This saves me a little money because I am not getting touchups & color every month or two. I also think a balayage grows out a little softer than foil which can tend to create a more solid line of grow out.
WHat is your favorite shampoo & conditioner?
For daily use I love Redken Extreme shampoo & conditioner or Moroccan Oil. I love how they strengthen my hair and kelp keep it soft, bright, & clean.
How often do you use purple shampoo?
I like to use purple shampoo every other wash. I mix it with my shampoo and lather it together. Make sure you supplement it with a great conditioner or leave-in conditioner since it can tend to dry your hair out.
what is your natural hair color?
My natural hair color is a dirty blonde; if you see my roots that is my exact color. My hairstylist does not need to dye the base color of my hair, she just uses color on what I already have.
How do you get loose waves instead of tight curls with short hair?
For my everyday subtle curl look, I use a straightener to create soft waves! I also brush them out, and add some texture spray & hairspray for volume/texture.