The Balayage Wicks They became fashionable among all women and more and more is requested in hairdressers to make them this degrade of colors in the hair.
But now I will explain how you have to do to have three-dimensional wicks or how is its original name Balayage.
In my experience I currently have straight and dark hair so you have an idea of what color pigmentation base I was guiding.
The idea is to make the most natural effect possible with less contrast and that it is very integrated with some hair wicks.
Keep reading and you will discover the secret revealed to be much prettier with your hair with the new trend Balayage step by step.
What is balayage?
The Balayage is a technique for hair of French origin that mainly became fashionable in the decade of the 90s with which it is possible to have every woman who applies a very uniform luminosity throughout the hair mainly for summer. use.
If we look more in detail the word balayage means to sweep or drag something to clean and this is what it does precisely to change the color from the root to the ends of the hair getting a new look that is totally bright and as natural as possible.
What is tried to simulate is that your hair is as bright as if the sun had applied its sun rays all summer on your head.
For citing some famous actresses who made this look in my hair I can name you Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel or the model Olivia Palermo who sets her hairstyles trend.
This is the big difference with the Californian Wicks Although they are fashionable, it is very different from this technique.
The Californian Wicks have their origin in the 70s and the idea also arises from imitating the sun's rays that mainly affect the hair of surfers on the beaches of California, that's why their name.
But in this case it is much more pronounced from the media to the tips unlike the Balayage.
Step by Step how to do the Balayage wick technique
You need to have as an ingredient:
- Dye or discoloration
- Hair brush
- Transparent paper
As in my case I had natural hair I did not want to lighten more than 2 shades so this has a lot to do depending on whether your hair is already dyed before or if you have natural hair and it is the first time.
I chose a light blond 9.83 with a reflection of golden chocolate in my tincture.
It is very personal and you must take into account several factors, on the one hand the pigmentation of your skin, then the type of complexion you have and the basis of the color of your hair.
If you have doubts you can consult me in the comments because each case is different and each head a world but then the procedure is all the same for any type of dye you choose.
Remember that if you have dyed hair you must first discolor to apply this technique.
Don't you know how to bleach your hair?
Then I invite you to read this article that I wrote about the best hair colors for this year.
Mix the bleaching powders with the 20 volume hydrogen peroxide.
Now let's start with the mixture where you have to put the dye or bleaching powders in the container with the hydrogen peroxide that the kit can bring you or you already have it for these occasions.
He peroxide Try to be the one that comes in the tincture package, do not use another one that is not adequate since the mixture must be homogeneous and respecting those values.
I recommend that you mix it with the hair brush you have so as not to get your hands dirty since it stains too much, previously with gloves on.
With a clip or a rubber band we remove the hair from the back of the head making a kind of impeller and leave the bottom to dye it.
With the transparent paper what we do is cut several pieces since we will use it for each partition of the wicks that we paint so as not to stain you.
You must place a piece of paper on the bottom, grab the wick with your fingers on top of the transparent one and with the vertical brush you make several strokes to make the wicks.
You can do more or less depending on the intensity you need or climb higher considering the effect you want on your hair.
You should join the wicks to make the tips clearer so you have to cover them completely with dye or dye as you call it.
Then you fold the plastic so that it is glued to the hair with the dye and take another strand of hair to repeat the same procedure.
You can apply on the tips can be higher or lower without having any fear but you should not clarify more than two tones so that the effect is completely natural. Then again apply with the brush in vertical different strokes on top of the tips.
Finishing with covering with the transparent paper the new strand of hair made.
Secret to have the most defined wicks:
What you have to do is place for example a slightly thinner strand with less hair. Again you apply at the tips with the brush covering up to the height you want, and with a comb that is flat you add a lot of dye from both sides and make the lines vertically.
Try to make the wicks higher to give a more natural effect by integrating the two colors above with the tone below.
To avoid seeing the cuts what you can do is card the strand of hair the top before applying the dye on the tips and make the wicks.
Remember to always apply the dye on the tips with the brush and then make the wicks vertically with the comb or with the brush.
If you use discoloration it is somewhat more complicated for the reason that the mixture is inflated and you can stain the other strands next to it.
The speed issue is important because if you are a little slow in doing the procedure you have to keep in mind that the wicks below are progressively clearing.
If you use dye or dye you don't have to have a problem with time.
Once you applied to all the wicks of the hair you have to wait between 20 and 30 minutes for the dye to work. It depends on what the dye brand instructions you use say.
Finally to finish you wash your hair normally.
Once dry you have the result of Balayage Wicks
It may happen that you want the tips even clearer, so you must first make the wicks with the dye and then apply the discoloration only on the tips.
Balayage or Californian Wicks?
This is a question that I hear from many women and that I always answer is depends on different factors, but mainly on what you want to have in your hair regarding the desired effect.
Personally, I like Balayage much more because of a question that looks much more natural, however, the Californian Wicks have a more striking effect, it is obvious that it is not natural but it also tries to simulate the effect of the sun's rays.
But I will go a little more in detail what are the differences regarding the technique
He Balayage It is as I mentioned earlier a technique that became very fashionable today but that is from the 90s. France is its origin but it becomes so popular in the world of fashion that it crosses all borders.
Thanks to the parades that diffusion is achieved that I did not have until nowadays it is used a lot mainly in the summer since it simulates the sun's rays and its effects on the hair when we go to the beach.
The luminosity of the tips and the means of the wicks is what helps each woman to find the luminosity that we often lack.
It can be applied in long hair as in short hair.
It is more elaborate and more complicated to achieve the desired effect but it can be done while we go methodically with each part of our head when implementing it.
On the other hand, the Californian Wicks have a slightly older origin from the decade of the 70s but as everything happens in fashion it is still used and renewed.
Also of French origin but the great difference that is applied in the ends and the hair is degraded towards the root of each section that wants to achieve the desired color.
You can find classic and marked Californian wicks that the latter is advisable for dark hair.
Video of How to make a Balayage Wicks by a hairdresser
I hope you like it and I invite you to share this article with all the steps for your friends on the social networks of Facebook and Twitter or if you wish you can get new ideas from these photos of the models wearing this look that is so fashionable in the present.
Balayage wicks in long hair
Balayage wicks in short hair
Balayage wicks in half mane
Balayage brunettes and dark hair
Wicks balayage brown or light hair