Hair as bright as if they were hit by the rays of the sun…. For all this we do not necessarily have to wait for the summer season because three different hair styling techniques help us.
Balayage, shatush and degradè are three hair lightening techniques that recreate the light effect on the hair , typical after a summer at the sea, revitalizing the hair and a face with a dull tone.
But how do they differ and how to choose them?
What is shatush?
In trend for about 5-8 years, the shatush enjoys new life today thanks to modern execution methods and a brighter final result. The technique is based on the bleaching of the hair with specific products to subsequently proceed with its toning.
Hair lightening starts from about 4-5 cm from the root and focuses on the half lengths up to the ends – the real protagonists of hairstyling – in a compact and homogeneous way with an effect full color .
Very fashionable among the women of the star system, today shatush has been undermined by balayage and degradé, a very similar but discolouration mode with a more natural and subtle result.
Its peculiarity is to play a lot on the lengths with a more decisive color detachment than the root, which can be left natural or colored according to the color that will be applied on the tips.
The effect on the foliage therefore varies from more decisive nuances, from very dark to very light, or more delicate nuances, tone on tone.
Among the most requested shatushes are blond on light brown hair, the cold brown color ideal for very dark hair, or copper for dull brown hair.
What is balayage?
It is the current trend when it comes to hair: the balayage is particularly appreciated by celebrities but also by the woman next door. The luck of this technique is the shine it brings to the hair, revitalizing it, through a never artificial finish.
It involves two phases: the first is the bleaching, the second is the coloring of the chosen shade, indispensable for giving the characteristic natural effect.
Unlike the shatush, the brushstrokes of color are applied on full-bodied but “asymmetrically” strands starting from the hair root to guarantee a less uniform and nuanced result.
One of the characteristics of balayage is that it really lends itself to all types of hair and cuts, both short, medium and long. With due clarification: the gentle shades of color with natural reflections are more visible on medium-long hair, especially if wavy.
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What is degradè?
For those who want to replicate the natural and sober sunlight effect degradè is the right choice. This technique is very similar to balayage from which the body of the treated locks differs.
With the degradè the lightened and bleached strands are larger and more defined, the degradè effect instead is achieved on finer strands, like wheat threads for a light colored result without detachment.
The technique is therefore more delicate than balayage and shatush and is particularly suitable for those who need to cover the regrowth, without facing a new tint.
The main advantage of the degradé effect is undoubtedly its naturalness, capable of minimizing the regrowth effect without damaging the health of the hair.
The main differences between the three techniques
Born to illuminate a dull hair, shatush, balayage and degradè differ in a more or less artificial final result and in the methods of performing the treatment .
In the shatush the hair is cotoned and then the application of the bleach is applied compactly from half length to the ends, in the balayage the crown is divided into zones (star ) to ensure a less clear color application between roots and ends. In degradé , on the other hand, the thin strands are bleached a maximum of one or two tones and then tonalise them for a homogeneous and natural lightening, without sharp detachments.