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What Is The Difference Between Balayage And Ombre?

Do you like ombre or balayage? Everyone loves the feeling that your hair shines in the sun, like her kissing your hair gently. People ask stylists for sun-kissed effects because of that. But, both ombre and balayage could achieve this gorgeous effect, which one should you pick?

Please follow me and read on. Today, this passage will explain the subtle distinction between ombre and balayage and offer you some useful advice on how to determine which technique is right for your hair.

What is balayage?


Balayage is a technique used by stylists to highlight hair by parting the surface of the hair with a lighter color to create a blended natural-looking highlight or lowlight.

Balayage is actually a french word that means to sweep. Generally, balayage does not ask for even hair painting, but random beauty. It seems to reach an effect that sweeps color by heart, freehanded and impressive.

Look at this picture of a balayage human hair wig and see what it looks like.

Balayage is perfect for creating natural, sun-kissed highlights or customizing dimensions with lowlights. With this technique, your stylist hand-paints the color onto the hair, creating a more graduated, natural effect with the same gorgeous dimension and color as traditional highlights.  This painting technique also allows the transitions between dark and light colors to be much longer and more natural looking than normal highlights.


What is ombre?


Ombre is a word that originated from as well. It pronounces om-brayand means shaded. Ombre is a hair color technique that blends a darker color into a lighter color and gradually lightens hair along the lengths.

Similar to the effect that hair grows out after hair dying. But contrary to the unnatural look of hair growth, ombre is really a wonderful color technique of seamless graduation from darker to lighter so that greet with a warm welcome by most people. One of the most popular ombre ideas is blonde ombre.


What is the difference between balayage and ombre?

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Balayage and ombre are both hair styling techniques, but they are different techniques. Balayage is one of the highlight techniques, and ombre is a color technique.

In other words, balayage works to highlight a painting by lightening its color. And ombre is going to color a painting and create a picture.

Ombre is typically done with lightener being placed horizontally with full saturation of the section and is then blended upward to diffuse the line. Balayage takes smaller sectioning, where the color will be painted onto the surface of the hair.

So ombre is more of a horizontal placement, and Balayage is more vertical.


What is the similarity between balayage and ombre?

1. Easy maintenance

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Since the hair color placement of both balayage and ombre is not rigid(the gradual color gradation), they result in a low-maintenance routine. So do the ombre wigs and balayage wigs.

2. Versatile

No matter balayage or ombre could be applied to all hair types, textures, and colors. There is no color limitation to these two techniques.

3. A same effect

The Balayage technique can create the same effect as the ombre does.

4. Long-last time

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Both balayage hair and ombre hair tend to last for three to five months. With good care, hair will be radiant and glossy during this period. You do have not to worry about hair fade in a short time.

In addition, even if a fade happens on hair, hair that has been applied these two techniques would never look unnatural or embarrassing, and the gradual color placement will still be perfect. Just the hair color placement moves down with the growth of hair.


How to take care of ombre and balayage hair?


If you want your hair color to last longer and keep hair luster, extra attention to color-treated hair is needed. Here are some great tips to help you understand how to maintain ombre or balayage hair and keep them healthy.

1. Wash Hair Three Days After Coloring

Hair color will wash down if you wash your hair too soon after using these two techniques. When you color hair, the cuticle of the hair opens to make color penetrate. Please wait for three days to use shampoo until the cuticle is closed.

2. Try Sulfate-free Shampoo

The PH level of hair changed following the change of hair color. In this period, hair PH value is unstable and easy to be influenced by the exterior environment.

Sulfate Shampoos may have an impact on hair texture and then hurt hair, leading to breakage and damage finally. So, to keep the PH value of hair stable, please throw away sulfate shampoos, even though they have a strong cleaning ability.

3. Turn Down Water Temperature When Washing Hair

Hot water speeds up hair color fade due to it opens the cuticle of the hair and allows the color to wash out during washing.

4. Use Color-Depositing Conditioner

As its name explains, color-depositing conditioners play an important role in delaying color fade and helping to maintain hair color.


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