3 Tips For Balayage On Dark Hair

Balayage is a timeless technique that can be used on all hair colors. It’s incredibly flattering on dark hair because it adds dimension and depth to the color, making balayage great for natural-looking highlights. When the balayage technique is applied, some or all of the hair will have lighter pieces that give off an ombré effect. Here are three tips for balayage on dark hair!

Low Levels Of Peroxide.

Lightening dark hair can be challenging because it will cause the color to lighten quickly, but you want to avoid harsh lines or a white-blonde finish. A low level of peroxide is essential when applying balayage on dark hair so that it doesn’t lift the natural pigment too much and leave behind yellow or brassy tones.

Applying Balayage

Balayage is usually applied in sections to ensure that the balayage highlights are even throughout. To make balayage on dark hair easier, section off your natural part into four quadrants and apply balayage only within each quarter. Use a double-process technique for more impactful color.


Maintain your balayage by using shampoo and conditioner designed specifically for colored/highlighted hair. It’s also necessary to use a heat protectant before styling your hair with hot tools.

Successful balayage on dark hair is all about prep work and post-care, so be sure you’re using products that are compatible with balayage before starting any process.