My hair is usually up in a mess on top of my head or in a simple side braid. It’s so long that unless I’m going somewhere, it’s usually up.
Think about it – cooking, cleaning, etc etc – hair can definitely get in the way. I cut mine shoulder length the Fall before last and didn’t really love it. I’ve always liked my hair better on the longer side, but it’s definitely nice to change it up from time to time.
Now I’m not talking about chopping it all off again, but I am talking about changing it up. I recently did my own Balayage and today I’m going to do my best to show you how you can do it yourself as well.
If you’re not comfortable doing your own, then don’t. It’s that simple. It was really easy to do, but I’m comfortable messing with my own hair from home. I’ve been a hair dye queen for years and years. Whether it was red, or blonde, or black, or brown with some ombre thrown in, I’ve done a lot to my hair from the comfort of my own home.
Here’s my hair before…
I used highlighting kits for this little DIY.
I started with my ends. I slathered some dye onto my ends and let it sit for a bit longer than the box recommended because I know my hair and I know how it’ll take what colors.
After that, I pulled the top half of my hair up onto the top of my head.
I knew that I wanted the underside to be a bit brighter than the top layer.
Then I grabbed small chunks, twisted them and applied the dye to the twisted hair. (This helps it blend better than just having blonde chunks)
Here’s my hair after the second dye job.
I then did the 3rd dye job (I gave my hair about a week between each dye)
I twisted ALL of my hair and applied blonde highlighting dye to all the little twists.
Done! What do you think? See, totally simple! I used 3 boxes of dye. It cost me a whoppin’ $30 and I didn’t have to leave my house.
I love it. I’ve gotten quite a few compliments on it and it was SO easy to do.
Have you ever done your own hair?
What’s the craziest thing you’ve had done to your hair?