How to Balayage Your Hair from Black to Blonde

Since I have been wearing my new do, I’ve been getting A LOT of questions from women with and without extensions. I decided to spill all of the tea on how I was able to achieve this look with the balayage technique. Do you want to know what the best part it? You can do this on the hair growing out of your head OR the hair on a unit OR extensions.

WARNING: The video is very lengthy. Do say I didn’t give you a heads up. I just wanted to make sure I didn’t leave out ANY DETAILS in order for you guys to fully understand the process. While there are no hard rules when doing a balayage, its nice to have some sort of guideline and knowing why you are doing something a certain way. Enjoy and please be sure to subscribe!

The Process

*I lightened this hair a total of 4 times!*

  1. I sectioned the hair off into 4 quadrants. And left about two a fringe area at the hairline that was approximately two fingers width back. This is where my “money piece” would be.
  2. Starting at the back, near the nape, I used 20v with lightener on the mid shaft of the hair and 40v on the ends. I wanted to have an ombré+high contrast from the roots to the tips. When I was applying the lightener, I weaved almost every single second and also teased some to prevent harsh lines.
  3. After the first process, I blowdried the hair and repeated the step two more times. The only difference in I did the fringe area first in order to get it the lightest.
  4. Once I was finished with the last lightening process, I towel dried the hair and applied the toner the same way I did the lightener. I weaved some pieces and alternated toners. I did this because I wanted to maintain the dimension and I didn’t want to have all of the hair to be the same tonality.
  5. The next step is to condition. Since I didn’t use any type of bond builder in the lightening process, I decided to do a good deep conditioning in order to maintain the integrity of the hair. Let the conditioner sit on the hair, wrapped in a warm towel for about 20 minutes. Then rinse.
  6. After that, I applied some Kevin Murphy Leave-In and some Kenra thermal protectant and blowdried the hair a final time
  7. I used the Amika humidity spray while heat styling and the touchable hold spray to keep the style.
  8. Viola! You have successfully completed a Bomb Ass Balayage 🙂

In the video, I did share all of the products used in order to achieve this look. But I will also list them down below.

Products Mentioned

Lightener: Clairol Professional Basic Lightener Extra Strength

Developer: Clairol 20V and Divine 40V

Conditioner: Maui Moisture Bamboo Fiber Conditioner

Toners: Wella Toner T18 & T24 -and- PM Shines 8PA nad 9BV

Shampoo: Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights

Treatment: Maui Moisture Thicken and Restore Bamboo Fibers Fortifying Mask

Conditioner: Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights

Styling Spray: Amika The Sheild (Anti- Humidity+Heat Protectant), Fluxus Touchable Hold Spray


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