13 May 2011

How To: Ombre Hair (From Blonde)

I did it, I now have ombre hair!!  Ahhhh!!!  What do you guys think?!  I personally love it, I'm super impressed by how easy it was and how well it turned out for an at-home job ;)  If you're interested, here's how I did it!  (Bear in mind that I went the opposite way, going from already blonde to ombre hair...usually people go from brunette.  So this will probably only work if you're a blonde!)

1. I purchased the box hair-dye Garnier Herbashine in #600 (Light Brown).  This was the closest darker colour to my natural one (dark blonde).  This is a semi-permanent dye which lasts 6-8 weeks with no ammonia so it's not very damaging or bad for you :)
2. I sectioned my hair into four parts, two at the front (starting right above my ears) and two at the back.  
3. Starting with the back sections, I covered all the roots in hair dye and then left it to develop for 5 minutes.
4. I then applied a little more to the upper two thirds of the hair, brushing it through from root to about 2/3 of a way down to create that gradient effect.  At this point, about 1/3 of your hair should be still dry and untouched.  I left that to develop for another 5 minutes.
5. Finally, I diluted the rest of the dye with some lukewarm water (shook it up a little to mix it ;) and applied that to the ends/lower third of the hair.  I left this for one minute only and then jumped in the shower and washed it out!  I also applied the High Shine Treatment that comes with the box dye for added silkiness :)

Here are the results!

Before: 
My hair had faded from being dyed a dark blonde to this lighter shade of blonde here.  
After:
I couldn't be happier with the results!!  Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask either in the comments below or on Formspring/Twitter! :)

Stay Stylish!
xoxo


5 comments:

  1. Your hair looks amazing!! You look better in dark colors than light blonde.

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  2. Looks amazing, how did you section your hair exactly?

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  3. You actually look great in both colors in the blonde you look like a beach babe and in the ombre hairstyle you look like a bombshell your simply BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  4. Thank you soooo much! Looks great! Trying it tonight!

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  5. Wow! I'm thinking of doing this today!! I'm already blonde, with bob length hair! Thank you!

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