An Update on my Balayage/Dip Dyed Hair and my Hair Regime

Monday, August 20, 2012
Balayage Dip Dyed Hair Bangs Fringe Brown Blonde
Balayage Dip Dyed Hair Bangs Fringe Brown Blonde
Balayage Dip Dyed Hair Bangs Fringe Brown Blonde
Balayage Dip Dyed Hair Bangs Fringe Brown Blonde
Balayage Dip Dyed Hair Bangs Fringe Brown Blonde

My Balayage Hair Regime - Shampoos, Conditioners, Hair Treatments and Styling Serums: 1. De Lorenzo Novafusion 'Rosewood' (colour-depositing) shampoo; 2. Goldwell Dual Senses Color Shampoo; 3. Goldwell Dual Senses Colour Conditioner; 4. Goldwell Stylesign Hot Form (Straight); 5. Goldwell Colorglow IQ Full Blonde Leave In Treatment; 6. KMS Silk Sheen Polishing Serum; 7. KMS California Hair Play Makeover Spray; 8. Shiseido L HPT Oil Treatment

I've been wearing my hair in a balayage/dipdyed style for around 9 months now and I think it is becoming my signature. Although it seems like I use too many products for my hair, my balayage style is actually less maintenance than my once full head of blonde hair.
Being Asian, I'm prone to thick hair (and lots of it) and when we fry the ends to make them super blonde like mine, I suffer from dry hair and split ends.

To maintain, tone my blonde ends and to keep them smooth I follow this regime:

Shampoo and Conditioning (Items 1,2,3):
I need to make sure my blonde ends stay toned and don't end up a horrible brassy color, so I shampoo with a mix of De Lorenzo Novafusion 'Rosewood' shampoo (1) and Goldwell Dual Sense Color Shampoo (20c piece size x 20c piece size). The De Lorenzo Rosewood deposits purples into my hair to keep my blonde toned. Then I condition with Goldwell Dual Sense Color Conditioner.

Styling and Treatment after Shampoo and Conditioning (Items 4,5,6):
While my hair is drying, I add Goldwell Stylesign Hot Form (Straight) (4) to my hair. This prepares my hair for the hair dryer and my straightening iron and it has a lovely fragrance. After I dry and straighten my hair, I add Goldwell Colorglow IQ Leave in Conditioner (5) to my ends. This is optional but I like to use it keep my ends smooth.
Then I apply KMS Polishing Serum (7) to smooth out my fly away hairs, this is also optional, my hair is not very tamed.

In Between Washes (Optional, Items 7,8):
I shampoo my hair every 3 days because my hair is very dry so it doesn't produce alot of oil over time; and I don't want to stress my hair by over washing. There are times though when my bangs/fringe will become oily so because its my focal point, I spray KMS Spray Makeover (hair shampoo) (7) in between washes to keep it refreshed.
When my hair becomes unruly and tangles, I sometimes use Shiseido L HPT  (8) on my ends. I swear its a Miracle Worker, it really really does make my hair smooth and bearable to brush out my knots. I wouldn't be able to live without it. It's my secret weapon. And it's also optional.

Well there you are, that is my hair regime. Many of my lovely readers ask me how I maintain my hair. The photos above are just a collection of my hair over time. You can see the rosewood tones in my blonde ends from the De Lorenzo Rosewood shampoo and how the KMS serum keeps my hair smooth and polished all the time. Note, Photos 1,3, 7 & 8 are the result of getting my hair redone professionally at the hairdressers. You can see a beautiful tone and difference in the balayage gradient. 



29 comments :

magdalena said...

you always look amazing <3

LaraBeTheOne said...

Absolutely stunning <3

Liezyl Gomez said...

im resisting the temptation of having a boycut so i can have ombre hair!

ely said...

Che belle foto che ci hai mostrato.
Kiss :-)

Klaudia said...

amazing picture.!!:) I really love your hair because it's beautiful :)

BERTHA NATASHA said...

great style and hair dear, I love it!

Sincerely,
BERTHA NATASHA

Sabrina T. said...

love all these hairstyles!!

Patchwork à Porter

the creation of beauty is art. said...

I love that you are thinking of your hair as your signature - it looks so incredible on you.
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HEYLJ.COM said...

I love your photos! You're lucky, I have to wash my hair every day :P


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el_martina said...

you are soooo pretty!!!! and I love your hair!

Brooklyn Grace said...

Great hair!!
love the style where ther are lots of colours
kisses

Andrea said...

awesome post..i love your hair!

Hannah | MARIBLEU said...

Gorgeous photos! I wish I read this post earlier.. my dip dyed hair got so damaged I had to cut it off :'(

xx

maribleu.blogspot.co.uk

Daria said...

Wonderful pictures of you! You've got that hypnotizing look!

Daria from www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

Andudei Hardyanta said...

thank you for visiting my blog,
you really have agreat style.
I love your hair, it's very cool!!

♥ Natalie said...

I loooove your hair, I want mine like this as well...but my hair is too short ): Would look as if I didn't dye it for months, haha :D

♥♥♥

Plami said...

OMG I love your hair! Absolutely gorgoeus!

XoXo
Plami

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FASHIONOTES said...

Your hair looks fantastic! I love the picture with color in it - it looks so great when it's curled.

Caitie at FASHIONOTES.com

Stacy said...

I ADORE your hair!!!
xo
Stacy

http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

pixelhazard said...

What perfect timing. I've been looking to try new hair product as my hair gets dry.

stin said...

you look pretty :))

Shopping Lady said...

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Lara 109 said...

You are so beautiful and stylish! x

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Patricia Ayuso said...

you looks amazing! thanks for the comment ;)
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kisses

Tor Ince said...

LOVE the balayage! I wish I could pull that off - we seem to have pretty similar hair, but I think blonde would wash me out. Lusting after your faux fur vest & gold sequinned top, too. :)

sinetiquetarblog said...

Me ha encantado tu estilo, tienes un blog maravilloso. Un beso.
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sinetiquetarblog said...

Me ha encantado tu estilo, tienes un blog maravilloso. Un beso.
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Carmen said...

Thank you so much for these pics, they showed me that ombre also works with straight hair :D
THANK YOU!
xx
www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

T90Kate said...

Your hair looks so beautiful! I love the ombre hair but I'm too scared to dye it myself ha! I got these instead - I&K dip dye hair extensions They’re available at Hairtrade.com and there's some gorgeous colours. I got the dark to blonde one and they look fab! Kate x

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