Cassie Scroggins

I’m Cassie Scroggins, mom, professional blogger, podcast host of The Blog For Profit Podcast, and founder of CassieScroggins.com where I help moms build their own successful blogs, live their best lives, and find the courage to go after their biggest goals.

21 Comments

  1. Rachel Ekman
    September 4, 2016 @ 7:11 am

    I still may need your help when we see you next. I haven’t colored my hair since high school but it sounds fun to try again!

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  2. Kristen
    January 1, 2017 @ 1:33 am

    What color is the brown ?

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    • Cassie Jean
      January 1, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

      The brown is my natural color, but Aloxxi’s Chroma in color 6G is very similar. However it is harder to find without a license. I’ll add a link to one I found under my bonus tips above! Redken’s Color gels in 6n is also similar and easier to find. I’ll add a link to that one as well!

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      • Kristen
        January 30, 2017 @ 11:37 pm

        When would you add the brown ?

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        • Cassie Jean
          January 31, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

          There are a few different ways you could do this but I would suggest applying the darker color, in your case the brown color, before the actual balayage.
          Apply the darker color from roots to where you want the balayage to end, feathering down in the same w, v, or swoosh shape mentioned above. When you do apply the blonde, and to avoid an obvious line from blonde to dark, feather your blonde slightly up into the brown color still using the above shapes.
          Hope this helps!

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          • Kristen
            February 6, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

            You have been very helpful. Thanks so much for creating this post !! Awesome !!

          • Cassie Jean
            February 6, 2017 @ 4:44 pm

            No Problem!

          • Tammy Sanchez
            October 25, 2019 @ 7:17 am

            It’s beautiful! Can I use a high lift verses the bleach? Will it lift if I do the dark first? My roots are about two inches of dark growth and blonde on the ends. But I want more of this look for the winter and it seems healthier.

  3. Lauren Lee
    March 19, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

    ah-mazing. thankyou for the step by step. your hair is gorgeous.

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    • Cassie Jean
      March 20, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

      Thanks Lauren!

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  4. Marissa
    March 27, 2018 @ 1:58 am

    So you don’t use actual blonde hair dye to do balayage? Just lightener and toner?

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    • Cassie Scroggins
      March 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

      Yes! The blonde color won’t work if your hair isn’t lightened!

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  5. Christina
    August 1, 2018 @ 10:44 pm

    How do you see the back of your hair well enough to make the pattern? Also, are you supposed to wash your hair with shampoo after the bleach step, or just rinse with water? Thank you!

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    • Cassie Scroggins
      October 11, 2018 @ 3:22 pm

      I pull everything forward. That’s how I see the back. Yup just rinse out the bleach and wash it with shampoo and conditioner like normal after the bleach has fully developed!

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  6. Mercedes
    October 17, 2018 @ 9:02 am

    Hi thank you for this step by step guide. Very helpful. I got balayage done at a salon about a year ago so it has grown out quite a bit and want to re-touch it at home. Should I use same bleach, developer and toner all throughout my hair or use different levels of tone and volume in natural and lightened strands? If so, what levels and tones do you recommend? My hair is naturally black and it’s a soft cool toned ash brown color where the balayage is. Please help. Thank you.

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  7. Stephanie Kidd
    August 21, 2019 @ 9:05 am

    Hi there I myself am also a cosmetologist but I have to admit it’s been some time since I’ve actually performed balayage technique probably since I was in school at Aveda Institute Chapel Hill in 2010 and we were only taught by using Aveda colors n toners considering they are basically 97% derived from plants on the permanent color line and 99% on the Demi permanent line as well for the toners which were completely separate the entire Aveda color lines available are like no other color lines available so the formulas are complicated and unique plus in order to use Aveda color line you have to purchase the entire color line kit not just the colors n toners that you need which is crazy expensive so my question to you is my hair is a level 7.5-8N revirgin hair completely and I need your help to explain the process in detail to me with using what exact products/exact colors/ exact techniques for example back combing from start to finish because I do want to darken my hair up from the roots to just about 2.5-3 inches above the nape and balayage starting from that point can you please please help me I have access to buy professional products and will be using the store near me named cosmoprof not sure if you’ve ever heard of that before but you have to be professional to even purchase products from there but you know the deal it is August, 21, 2019 at 12:02pm I am writing you this and I would like to go buy the products today if at all possible you can get back to me before 6-7pm when they are closed for the day thank you for all of your help I have a general understanding I just want to make sure I get it right since I’m wanting to darken the roots to the 6N or whichever you think is best and have a blessed day !

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    • Cassie Scroggins
      August 21, 2019 @ 10:28 pm

      Hey Stephanie, So this post is just showing what products I use to balayage my own hair and because I can’t see your hair in person to know what exact color, texture, condition of your hair, I won’t be able to recommend exact products or techniques to use besides the ones already listed in the post.
      Since you went to hair school I’d assume you already have a good understanding of balayage techniques so my advice to you would be to go to a salon or one of your hair school friends and ask them what products they would recommend for you that would be available at CosmoProf. Does that make sense? All I can recommend is already listed in the post with the exact links to those products. Those are what works for me and my hair.

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  8. Hannah Bright
    September 1, 2019 @ 9:11 pm

    I can’t find the Olaplex treatment, I found 3, 4, and 5 and purchased that before I realized I bought the wrong stuff. Should I still use this or is there something else you recommend?

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    • Cassie Scroggins
      November 11, 2019 @ 4:15 pm

      It’s not the same! Use 1,2, &3!

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  9. Tammy Sanchez
    October 25, 2019 @ 7:18 am

    It’s beautiful! Can I use a high lift verses the bleach? Will it lift if I do the dark first? My roots are about two inches of dark growth and blonde on the ends. But I want more of this look for the winter and it seems healthier.

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    • Cassie Scroggins
      November 11, 2019 @ 4:17 pm

      I really depends on how dark your hair is and how light you want to get it. Bleach will help you go lighter!

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