Babylights are an ideal minimalist way to brighten your hair colour without looking too crazy. These are subtle, silky wisps that add colour to your hair to give it a low-maintenance, natural look. They maybe the right fit for you if you are not afraid of colour. Yes, we know. Lightly slicked hair of lighter tones was a new trend a couple of years ago. They are not considered trendy anymore. Understood. You will forgive us for our gushing, but it is quite possible that a few well-placed babylights can make you forget about all the other options for highlighting.

Babylights can be described as a subtle shimmer of colour, but they are not as chunky as balayage. They are extremely thin an fine highlights that can be used to add subtle variations to your hair’s colour without altering it. It’s often pointed out that they can provide you with hair that appears like your childhood hair as they are very fine. Or, your tresses will look like they were naturally lightened by the sun’s rays.

This is why baby lights are all about natural lighting.

The inspiration is to leave the hair salon appearing as if you’ve spent on a sun-drenched beach weekly, instead of just a few hours in your chair. What are they going to do for me? You might think that using colour to enhance dimension in your hair is a smart way to make it appears thicker. This colouring technique is a blessing for those with fine and thin hair. These colour jewels will result in an extra feeling of hair movement. Any lightening around your face can be a great way of enhancing your facial features.

How is Babylights performed exactly?

You can accent your natural colour with one to two shades lighter. For more control, you can use foils or free style balayage for a casual look. Instead of thinking about thicker streaks, think babylights as ultra-thin just like worth of few hair strands. Focusing on just a few strands at once leaves most of your hair uncoloured.

This is where you should be. The key is in the colour placement. These accents are usually placed at the hairline, near your hair parting, the tips of your layers, and the ends of your hair. These are the most important areas to emphasize in order to achieve the desired look. You want them to progressively and subtly lighten from the scalp to the hair tips. The ends should be the most lightened.

Your colourist will take a “weave”, or section of your hair. The small area of hair that will be painted is called “weave”. The initial weave can then be cut roughly in half to refine the look. It is easy to see that things are almost down at the hair strand level. This is why it takes so long. You can add subtle whispers of colour around your head. As we mentioned, some people will be more focused on the hair around your face and at the ends. Avoid anything that you might be in ombre territory.

The payoff of colouring that is subtle, faint, or almost-threadlike is regrowth, which is not in any way obvious. Also, maintenance should be almost non-existent.

Are babylights only for blondes?

No! Blondes often wear baby lights in their hair. However, this doesn’t mean that brunettes with darker hair are excluded. Babylights can be used regardless of the natural base colour. Babylights entail fine streaks in slight lighter shade and the current colour. This means that they can be tailored to suit any colour. You can transform your appearance by using a caramel hair colour for brunettes in a stunning finish.

Is the haircut or hairstyle important for Babylights?

This babylights technique can be used with both long and short haircut, but there are certain styles and lengths that will benefit more from this fine, subtle and soft colouring technique. You should aim for locks that reach the collar bone or even longer. These thread-like wisps have something to get lost in when they have the shoulder length. However, they aren’t unable to work with bobs and lobs. This is something you should discuss with your stylist in order to ensure that you are a suitable candidate.

How long will I be sitting in my Colourist’s chair?

But here’s the problem. This is a less is more hair colour technique, but you still need to do something. It’s also time-consuming. Some might even call it tedious. You’re only dealing with tiny fine sections. You will need to colour a few times to see the difference. It’s possible to spend up to two hours in some cases, given the nature and fineness of these slices. There is no way to save time due to the nature of this beast.

How much maintenance is involved?

It’s good to see that you are thinking ahead. This is hair colouring, right? We know that hair colour is a delicate matter and requires care. Sometimes, it happens sooner than we would like. There is often an awkward growing out period to tolerate too. Professional maintenance of babylights, just like other highlights options such as balayage or ombre, is minimal if the hair colour has been applied correctly and professionally.

This is because these highlights blend seamlessly into your natural hair colour. The more your mane grows, the softer it will appear. The root will also blend in harmoniously as the hair grows. Even seamless. This is a nice bonus, right? This means that you won’t have to schedule return visits to your colourist more than once every 75-90 days. This will ensure that you don’t colour the same hair twice, which is not smart. This is kind of like the first half of what can be viewed as a two-parter. You should also consider home after-care. Do not mistakenly think that as these babies will jazz up your current tone and you should be complacent on what comes next. This means that you should start using colour safe shampoo and conditioners in your bathroom if you hope to be as vibrant as possible for longer period. It’s a good idea to invest in a nourishing hair mask. If you love hot styling tools, you will need a heat protector to prevent any colour fade.

Wait! What is the difference between Balayage and Baby Lights?

It is understandable that you would like clarification. Allure magazine pointed out that babylights and balance are often compared. Or is it more confusing? It is easy to get lost among the multi-hue buzzwords.

Real quick…

If your French isn’t strong enough, it could be translated as “sweep”. You can streak your hair by handing the colour off (or painting it) rather than using a foil or cap method. This creates a completely different look to the traditional foil and cap method. This is a hair dye technique that’s more than just a colouring method.

Babylights is a hair colour that mimics the subtle, multi-dimensional colours of baby’s hair. Babylights is the combination of highlights and baby, which gives you babylights. These are essentially very fine, small, lighter-coloured strands that are randomly scattered around your head. These will not be recognized as highlights, since baby lights aim to create natural-looking sun-kissed lightening.

There you go. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about babylights.

This approach might be worth a try if you want a natural-looking colour that is radiant and dimensional.

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