When it comes to summer hair, we can’t get enough of balayage because of the effortless, natural looking sun-kissed finish it gives hair.
The only catch with it is that often conventional bleaches are used for colouring, which puts a strain on the hair and isn’t great if you want to avoid damage.
However, there are alternative products that are much gentler while still lightening hair considerably. Like, for example, the new “Blonde Voyage”.
What exactly is “Blonde Voyage”?
“Blonde Voyage” is a product used to lighten the hair. As with all bleaching products, it involves lifting the cuticle of the hair, allowing the product to penetrate and neutralise the pigment inside.
Generally, lighteners come in several different forms that each serve different purposes, such as powders, creams or clays.
While some are better suited for full tone colouring, others work better for highlights and balayage.
How does “Blonde Voyage” work?
“Blonde Voyage” also offers different types of lighteners, from powders to clays. The difference with classic bleaching is that the lighteners are designed to optimally lift or lighten hair while protecting it at the same time.
So what about for balayage? For freehand techniques and precision applications, the clay or “clay lightener” is your best bet.
Star stylist Matt Rez agrees, saying “I didn’t miss doing balayage until I found the ‘Blonde Voyage Clay Lightener.'”
The “Clay Lightener” is put into the hair with a brush and painted on. Matt Rez also combines various foils.
And just see for yourself – the end result is really beautiful and totally natural.
BTW: Matt Rez also just dyed Kaia Gerber from brunette to blonde, so he knows his stuff.
Just look at the insane levels of shine!
What makes the “Blonde Voyage” lighteners so special?
Both the “Powder Lightener” and the “Clay Lightener” are developed with a patented BondCare and Argan ID system.
But what does that even mean? Well, this is a protective system for the hair that ensures no damage is done to it during the lightening process. Specifically, first it helps protect the bonds to reduce damage and hair breakage.
Then, the micro-encapsulated argan oil-based technology penetrates deep into the hair cortex for added shine and conditioning.
Who is “Blonde Voyage” suitable for?
In general, “Blonde Voyage” is suitable for anyone who wants lighter hair.
Especially balayage looks or ombré can be done really well using the “Clay Lightener”.
Having said that, if you’re after a more dramatic change, even more full tone looks like pure blonde are achievable.
How do you care for hair dyed with “Blonde Voyage”?
Like any coloured hair, hair treated with “Blonde Voyage” needs a lot of TLC.
This includes a shampoo specially developed for coloured hair, as well as conditioner, while a mask is also recommended once or twice a week.
If you want to do it the way the “Blonde Voyage” manufacturer recommends, you can use the “Colour Care” series with argan oil from Moroccanoil.
And when it comes to recolouring? Well that’s one great thing about balayage – it gives natural results that also grow out on their own.
You don’t need to dye the roots, but after a period of eight weeks or so you can start to think about adding more highlights.
Where is “Blonde Voyage” available?
“Blonde Voyage” has been available since the beginning of 2023 in selected salons that work with Moroccanoil products.
For a balayage, it’s best to ask for the “Blonde Voyage Clay Lightener”.
This feature originally appeared on Glamour DE.
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