Everything looks better in colour, especially your hair! With every new season, we are introduced to new hair colour trends. From chocolate tones and mushroom browns to ombré and flamboyage, there’s no shortage of options, especially when it comes to hair colour. And, it doesn’t end there! All you beauty junkies out there, meet foilyage—an all-new technique to colour your hair.

foilyage hair colouring technique

What is foilyage?

The term foilyage comes from combining foils and balayage. While balayage is not going anywhere anytime soon, this all-new hair colouring technique is here to add more depth and brighten up your natural hair colour. Foilyage has grown to become a popular hair trend, thanks to celebrities and runway models. Whether you are someone who loves flaunting highlights or a hair colour novice, foilyage is ideal for anyone who wants to spice up their hair game without losing their natural look.

Foilyage is a method where your hairstylist will apply colour on your hair (just how it’s done in balayage) and then wrap each painted section in traditional foils. The reason for wrapping coloured hair in foils is that this technique helps make the hair lighter, seals in the heat and creates highlights that effortlessly become more and more vibrant. Using a palette of golden and copper shades can help you achieve a sun-kissed, natural-looking result.

The best part about foilyage is that unlike other hair coloring techniques, this one grows out beautifully. Since foilyage has a soft gradient, the transition is pretty subtle when your roots begin to show. In fact, the more it grows out, the better your hair looks.

What is the downside of foilyage?

Compared to other hair colouring methods, foilyage is slightly more damaging. Lightening your hair drastically can cause breakage if your hair is pushed too far. It is, therefore, advisable to use a conditioning treatment each time you wash your colour-treated hair. Conditioning will leave your locks soft, smooth and keep dryness at bay.

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