Balayage, ombre, babylights – with all the different types of highlights out there, it’s hard to keep track of which is which. But if you have fine hair or thinning hair, babylights are definitely a highlighting technique you’ll want to take note of. Why? Well, we’ll give you a little hint: they can actually make your hair look fuller. Keep reading to learn all about babylights. 

What Are Babylights?

Babylights are very delicate, subtle highlights meant to mimic the look of natural hair when exposed to the sun. They basically look like the highlights you got in the summer as a kid from playing outside, hence the name “babylights”.

Babylights may be subtle, but they can make a big impact. Babylights create subtle dimension in your hair color, which is great news for anyone with fine or thinning hair. And since they mimic the look of a child’s hair, they can also make your hair look younger to boot. 

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What’s the Difference Between Babylights and Balayage?

Babylights and balayage are both subtle highlighting techniques, but that’s where their similarities end. Balayage involves painting highlights onto large sections of hair. 

On the other hand, the babylight technique uses foils like traditional highlights. This creates a separation between the babylights and base color, which is what gives your hair that coveted dimension. However, babylights use a much smaller amount of hair than traditional highlights. This is why babylights are so much more subtle and natural-looking. 

Who Should Get Babylights?

Babylights are an excellent choice for anyone who wants natural-looking highlights. They’re also perfect for women with fine or thinning hair, since they create dimension that makes hair look thicker and fuller. 

And babylights aren’t just for blondes! This highlighting technique works with all hair colors. Whether you have blonde hair or black hair or a shade in between, babylights can add natural sun-kissed beauty to your hair. 

Taking Care of Babylights

Another benefit of babylights is that they’re very low-maintenance. Since the highlights are so fine, there is no heavy line of demarcation as your roots grow out. Expect to visit your hairstylist every 8 to 12 weeks for touch-ups. Woman getting hair shampooed at salon Viviscal Blog

But babylights still have some maintenance. Follow these tips to keep your babylights beautiful and your hair healthy:

  1. Use the Right Shampoo & Conditioner

Babylights still use bleach to lighten your hair color, which can dry out your hair. So make sure that you use a shampoo and conditioner that prevent dryness like Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo gently cleanses and lightly conditions fine hair with hair-loving nutrients like biotin and zinc for naturally thicker looking hair. 

  1. Try a Toner

If your highlights are a cool or neutral shade (ask your stylist if you’re not sure), you’ll also want to work a toning shampoo into your routine. Toning shampoos are formulated with purple pigments that neutralize unwanted brassiness. 

You don’t need to use a toning shampoo every time you wash your hair. But toning shampoo is helpful to have on deck any time you notice that your babylights are turning too brassy. 

  1. Try Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements

Of course, the best way to maintain healthy hair after highlights is to make sure that you are nourishing your hair from within. Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements are formulated with AminoMarTM plus key vitamins and minerals scientifically proven to promote existing hair growth*. In clinical studies, women with fine or thinning hair achieved thicker, fuller looking hair in three to six months. Combining babylights with Viviscal could be a solution for hair that looks thicker and fuller! 

Would you ever try babylights? Why or why not? Let us know in the comment section below! 

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