Thursday, May 17, 2012

DIY Ombre Hair

Yes, I did it myself. After a few days of thinking it over, planning, choosing the right colors etc. I finally decided to go for it. To be honest, I'm tired of paying $200.00 every time I go to the hair salon! After recently having my baby girl I just can't justify spending that kind of money on myself. $200 could buy a whole wardrobe of baby clothes!

How I did my hair -

Step One - The Roots
The first thing you want to do is the dark/roots. I purchased a Medium Brown color. I mixed the color, put on my gloves and went for it. I made sure my roots were all covered, especially in the front around my face. I then just pulled the color down to where I wanted the color to start to fade to lighter. It doesn't have to be exact, in fact you don't want it to be. You want to blend and look like a natural gradation of color. After the dark was on (I only used a quarter of the bottle or so) I let it sit for about 20-30 minutes before I washed with warm water and dried completely.

Step Two - Blond
For the blond color I chose the lightest color of blond dye I could find. My hair has been dyed dark for some time now so I knew to get it blond I needed to go super light. Again I mixed up my color, put on my gloves and went for it. I sectioned my hair down the middle and pulled the sections to the sides, like pigtails. I started on one side and held the hair in one hand and put the dye on with the other. Once there was a good amount of dye on the hair I mixed it in with both hands, slowly moving up the hair to where I wanted the blond to blend into dark. Again there is no exact science to this. Once you have the blond in your hair wrap in foil and let sit. I had to let my hair sit for awhile as it was pretty dark from previous treatments. After about 45 minutes the color was just right. I washed and dried, curled and above is what it looks like.

There are a ton of videos on YouTube to watch and see how people successfully achieved their ombre hair. Everyone has a different procedure. Check out some of the videos before you start, it will make you feel better about dying your hair on your own!

Good Luck!

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