Balayage, we all know the look. Only what do you call it? It has many names, from two-toned hair to ombre hair and of course balayage. But what is balayage? We all know the look. Which is why I have often avoided colouring my Asian hair because regrowth is also my idea of a hair-related nightmare.
The "Asian Character Hair Streak" Is Real And A Huge Problem
Balayage on dark brunette Asian hair - red / burgundy and black
It happens to my mother almost every day -- people are constantly surprised when they find out she's 58 years old. They marvel at her shiny black hair, but mostly her skin. She simply has wonderful and extremely youthful-looking skin. It's all due to her Chinese heritage and how well she takes care of herself.
I have seen so many Asian girls with it and have no idea how they get it! I have dyed my hair in a light brown hair color which turned my hair reddish. As it was growing out, I added a medium ash brown color to try and get a non-red brown, but my hair just went very, very ginger red and incredibly light which did not look right with my skin tone! I was forced to add a medium brown to cover this but now the top part of my head is very red and light and the rest of my hair is blackish brown which is awfully dark. It just doesn't look right and I am really upset.
The MeFi community could benefit from hearing from members of color about your experiences on the site. Chinese carrot-tops for real? I really hope I don't sound ignorant or racist, it's an honest question, I have no agenda. I would ask an Asian person but I don't quite know any well enough to risk sounding like this question probably sounds.