Since the goal of balayage is to create very organic (natural-looking) highlighting effects, the technique is well-suited to use on curly hair. The thick, creamy color or lightening formula is painted onto the lock
of curl in stripes sufficient to be in balance with the size of the curl. The painted-on technique allows the stylist to apply the color/lightener where the natural reflectivity would be most prominent on the curl
and enhance the natural look of the hair.
Once again, though, be sure to use care when coloring and lightening curly hair due to the potential damage to the weaker zones along the strands. Using conditioning treatments and protein packs before
coloring/lightening the hair using balayage can help prevent damage.