WHAT ARE BABYLIGHTS?: 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

This popular hair coloring trend can be achieved on any hair color and type.

blonde babylights hair

blonde babylights hair

blonde babylights hair

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How are Babylights Created?

Babylights are accomplished much the same way as traditional foil highlights. The difference is in the placement of the highlights and the amount of hair captured between each foil. Hair is sectioned very finely—just a few strands at a time—to achieve a naturally-lightened-by-the-sun effect.

Similar to balayage and highlighting, babylights are strategically placed to blend naturally with your base color. The super-fine highlights usually focus on your hairline, your natural part, and toward your ends for a subtle, born-this-way finish.

The trade-off? The process of creating babylights can be very time-consuming since they’re painted on a few strands at a time. And because time is money, that trip to the salon may hit your wallet a little harder than usual.

Who Can Rock This Color Trend?

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The short answer? Anyone! Babylights are perfect for anyone who wants to change things up a bit without getting too drastic with their hair color. Babylights are so fine and natural-looking, they require very little maintenance. As hair grows, the effect will just become softer and even more subtle than before.

Babylights can be applied to any hair color, length, or type. That means this is a coloring technique that will be sure to look great on all different kinds of hair! Your stylist can mix just the right color to make it look like your hair’s been naturally lightened by the sun.

How Do I Care for Babylights?

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Just like any color technique, babylights can be damaging to delicate strands. Keep your sunkissed tresses looking healthy and lustrous with products that are specially formulated to strengthen and protect colored hair.

Use a hair mask for blonde hair to restore fibers and protect lightened hair from further damage. And if you’re seeing brassy tones in your new babylights, use a purple shampoo to neutralize warm tones and reveal a cooler, brighter blonde.

Loving your new radiant do? See even more beautiful John Frieda hair color ideas here.

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