Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My Ombre Hair Experience

For a long time I've been lusting over ombre/dip dyed hair. I really wanted to do it to my own hair but couldn't decide whether I wanted to go Blonde on the ends or have a different, more unusual colour. Fast forward a few months and I had everything I needed to create the ombre look that I had been craving for so long. 

I have really dark brunette hair which is my natural colour but I have been colouring it for about 6 years and have never come away from my dark hues. So you can probably imagine that putting bleach on it would be a bit of  a nightmare. Luckily, I used to work in a hairdressers so I knew that having extremely thick and dark hair, that it could take a beating with bleach and wouldn't be too badly affected. The bleach that I used was the L'oreal Wild Ombre kit in number 3. 

After applying the bleach to my hair, I was instantly regretting it. I'm not really sure why but I knew that I would miss my long, dark locks. 45 minutes later, I was washing it off and really quite liked it. The result wasn't quite blonde but more of a copper shade that was really different. I knew that this wasn't the overall look that I wanted so I applied some Directions hair dye in Pillar Box Red. I left this on for a further 20 minutes and after washing it off, I blow dried it and instantly loved my new do. 

This is the overall look of my hair. I love how it looks different depending on the style I do. When I do an up-do I like how there are little flashes of red, and when it's up in a pony tail, the transition looks really good. 

I would definitely recommend ombre-ing your hair if you have been thinking of doing it for a while. It's really easy to do yourself, but if your not overly confident with applying bleach to your hair, then it may be best to go to a salon. There are plenty of different looks that can be achieved with doing an ombre so it's definitely worth doing.

If you've ombre'd your hair, I'd love to see it so feel free to send it over my way :)


  1. this looks really lovely! i dyed my hair ombre, but i was the same as you, after having dark brown hair for my whole life, i didn't like suddenly having blonde on the ends, it made my hair look like it was in such bad condition! i always wished i'd gone red instead, seeing this makes me wish i had! x

    1. Thankyou lovely :) I think that being blonde after having dark hair for so long makes the brunette tones look a bit brash. I would definitely recommend trying a red ombré though :)

  2. this looks lovely! I wanted to ombre my hair ever since the trend started but didn't feel like my hair was long enough. Yours is the perfect length and I love the red tips rather than blonde x

    1. Thankyou. I had to grow it quite a bit but luckily it grows quite fast so I wasn't waiting too long x

  3. Nice to see red instead of blonde ends for a change :) Looks great!

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    1. Thankyou, I thought blonde ends had been a bit over done :)

      I'll definitely have a look at your blog :) x


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