Unless you’ve been living under a rock throughout summer (which seems to have swiftly departed) then you will know that “Ombre” hair has been a very “in” style. In very basic terms, it’s a look of which it appears your hair has been sunkissed (depending on the strength of the colour) at the ends of your hair. Or that you’re hair has grown out, leaving you with darker roots and lighter tips. It appears that the popular choice of colouring is brown to blonde/caramel, although i have seen people doing ombre with many different colours.
All images taken from Google. How hot does Drew Barrymore look right now?
A few months ago, i became very bored of my current hairstyle. I know a lot of you are always bigging up my long, brunette locks, but when you’ve had the same style for years, it does become a little mundane. I wanted something different, but i didnt know what. For a while i though of chopping it all off Frankie Sandford style, then i decided i would almost definitely miss my long hair. Then i thought of going all over caramel but i wasnt sure if i would suit it. It was then that i discovered “Ombre”. I had saved various different images of celebrities sporting the ombre hairdo, in the hope that maybe, if i was feeling brave enough, i could take along a few photos to the hairdresser (who i was assuming would charge a stupid amount of moolah to essentially put some bleach and tin foil at the ends of my hair) After stumbling upon Lily’s Blog LLYMLRS (which is amazing so go follow her) and finding her post on “How to DIY Ombre”, i thought “This actually doesn’t look all that difficult”.
I pondered on the idea for a few weeks, went out and bought the dye & kept it until i felt brave enough. Saturday night, i thought “eck, why not”, so i mixed the dye and tried out a strand test to see what the colour would be like after 25 minutes. If it was too blonde, it wouldnt have mattered as it was only one piece of hair. After 25 minutes, the colour wasnt really all that different. So, i knew it had to be on for longer.
L’oreal Perfect Blonde Highlighting Kit – £5.99 & HELLO BOOBIES.
I applied the dye all over the ends of my hair, making sure i really covered it all. I also put some on the ends of the hair that was closer to my face, as i wanted it to blend and feather a little more. I left that, for approximately 30 minutes. As there was a lot more dye, i think it worked a little quicker than the strand test. After this time, I washed and dried my hair, only to decide it wasn’t quite as blonde as i’d hoped. It was more a dull gingery strawberry blonde, and i wanted a little more depth. So i then applied a bit more bleach but this time only to the very ends of my hair, i then put tin foil around it. I did this as i was getting ready to go out, and i didnt want bleach flicking everywhere, although i really think it helped the bleaching process along. I left this for another 20 minutes.
And this is the result. I do like it, considering i did it myself, it could have been a lot worse. I’m not planning on keeping it forever, it definitely fullfilled my longing to change my hair & i think it actually looks really nice. I have noticed it has dried out the ends of my hair pretty badly, which were already very dry anyway, unless it’s just making it stand out more haha. Over all though, thumbs up for a bit of Ombre hair.
Pretty sure my friend won’t be too impressed i used this picture, sorry darling! :)♥