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4 Awesome Solutions For Grown Out Balayage

4 Awesome Solutions For Grown Out Balayage

William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.

Fashion Blog

Tue Aug 09 2022

One of the trendy hairstyles right now is hair balayage. It makes dull hair stand out more, even if the colors are not too dramatic. However, since your hair continuously grows, this hairstyle does not last long, and you will soon have to deal with a grown out balayage.

What is balayage?

Balayage is more of a technique when highlighting one’s hair rather than a look. It came from the French word sweep, which is how beauticians apply this highlighting method. The free-hand sweeping motion to color the hair creates a more natural transition, while the colors add more depth to the hair.

People often compare it to another hair color style, ombre, as they have many similarities. However, note that balayage is a highlight while ombre is a color style that splits your hair into two colors, one natural and the other.

Although you can use any color for balayage, it mostly depends on your natural hair color. The goal of balayage is to blend the highlights to your hair by dying it with the same tones as your hair. Hair coloring starts near the roots with light highlights and gets fuller as it moves down. 

That is why if you have grown out of balayage, your hair will still be fine and is low maintenance. However, you still have options if you do not want to rock the growing roots.

Grown out balayage touch up

Balayage makes the hair look more attractive, making it hard to say goodbye to the highlights. But who says you have to? You can do some touch-ups and extend the highlights to your new roots. You may keep going to your salon to do it every three months to maintain your look. 

The best part about the grown out balayage touch-up is that you can choose a new color with your natural hair. You can go lighter or darker. Your stylist knows what goes well with your skin tone so you can trust them with the color. 

If you are tired of multi-toned hair, you can use a full-on hair dye for a change.

Dying the rest of your hair

If you like the color of your highlights but want to change to a new look, why not apply it to your entire hair? This solution might be the easiest for a grown out balayage since you will only color the hair with no dye. What’s going to be hard is to find the right color that matches your balayage.

There is no limit to what color you want to dye your hair. You may also opt to change the color entirely instead of following the color of your highlights. However, if you use bleach for your balayage, you must also bleach the other parts of your hair before dying. This way, you will have even hair color. 

If you want to avoid bleach, there are other ways to lighten your natural hair. 

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Trim your hair to cut the light ends

Cutting or trimming your hair is one cute way to get rid of grown-out balayage. Not only will this get rid of the lighter colors, but it also gives you a new entire look. This solution is perfect for summer as you can cut your hair as short as you like, and you will still rock any summer outfit.

Of course, to get rid of the highlights as much as possible, your hair must be long enough that the roots to ear lobes have your natural hair. Furthermore, you would want to cut your hair into a bob or shorter for a more disguised balayage, while shoulder-length haircuts still have soft ends.

Going back to your original hair color

If you miss your natural hair color, you can always grow it back. It might take a while, but you may keep trimming your hair every month as your natural hair gradually grows. There are hair products that you may use and techniques you may do that can fasten your hair growth. 

Of course, growing hair takes time as it only grows about half an inch per month. But if you desperately need the change, don’t worry; you can dye the highlights into your natural color. You may also ask the parlor to tone down the hair dye on your hair, which works well if you didn’t bleach it.

If you did bleach, it and your hair are naturally black; you must be cautious with tinting it if you are still planning to lighten your hair anytime soon. When dying your hair black, always have a transitioning color first, such as dark brown or soft black, with a developer to penetrate the cuticles.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to prevent grown out balayage?

There’s no prevention, just solutions. Your hair will continue to grow no matter what. If you like the balayage look and want to keep it for a long time, you may keep having touch-ups every three months. Go to your local parlor as it is not easy to do alone.

2. Does grown out balayage makes my hair look ugly?

Since there are no harsh lines in this highlight, a grown out balayage will not make your hair look ugly or weird. The colors don’t start in your roots, and so even if your hair is growing long, the balayage will still look naturally made like that.

3. Should I have balayage instead of ombre?

Choosing between balayage and ombre depends on what you are trying to achieve. Ombre works well for long hair and is excellent if you want two-toned hair where the transition starts in the middle. Meanwhile, choose balayage if your goal is to have more depth that compliments your natural hair.


Don’t worry about grown out balayage. You can fix it in many ways if you do not feel like it. You may keep having balayage with touch-ups or return to your natural hair. Just choose any of the following solutions provided in this article.


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