Is ombre still a thing? Cause it's been my thing for the past three years and somehow I can't get passed it. If ombre is wrong, I don't want to be right. (See my first go around at ombre H E R E. )
I've had many fabulous stylists and friends do my hair over the years and many of them have done ombre in my hair as well. I love going to the salon, but sometimes a girl is on a budgie, if ya know what I'm talking about. I also feel that, with ombre, it is so easy to do at home. I like being able to go back in and make pieces I want lighter, lighter, and being able to apply bleach the random fashion that matches my random life. I also think my husband truly enjoys me traipsing around the house with dark hair color dying my neck and random specks appearing across my face. One of the many perks Caleb got when he married me was checking to make sure I got all my hair color where I wanted it, and taking pictures like these where he thinks I look like batgirl. Lucky man.
I made a vlog for you all. I am 110% sure I use the wrong terminology for all things hair in this video, so I'll warn you about that first. I also feel that now would be a good time to give you a disclaimer: I AM NOT A HAIR STYLIST. If your hair, with bleach in it, starts to look like cottage cheese: You have gone too far, my friend. And, if you buy jet black hair color, instead of dark brown. I am so, so sorry. But, really, there is nothing I can do for you at that point. You always could make a Y O U T U B E V I D E O about your hair tutorial gone wrong and laugh about it later though.
Without further ado, here's ombre made easy!
S U P P L I E S :
Two bowls for mixing your hair color
Dark hair color
Hair color brush (I made up that name)
*You may not need this, but my hair always turns a slightly orangey/brassy color with bleach, so I use toner after bleach
S T E P 1 : Apply your bleach. You'll see in my awesome video that I pull my hair forward, in a beard like fashion, and apply it to the ends of my hair. From there, I randomly blend it up a little bit higher in my hair. There are parts of my hair that probably stayed the original color because I don't apply the dark color all the way down, and I don't apply the bleach all the way up. For me, this is a good thing. It makes it so my hair fades gradually and there isn't just a straight line going from dark to light. Catch what I'm throwing, people?
S T E P 2 : Rinse bleach out of your hair. This time will vary woman to woman (Man to man?). Watch the color til it gets to the lightness that you'd like it. Keep in mind that it will look lighter than it actually is, cause the bleach is white. I thought I'd leave mine in for 10-15 minutes but I ended up leaving it in around 30 minutes.
S T E P 3 : Apply dark hair color. I mixed two different level 4 Feria browns together and applied it from my roots down to the middle of my hair, leaving it on around 20 minutes.
S T E P 4 : Shower. Shampoo, condition, and towel dry your hair. All the cool people are doing it.
S T E P 5 : Apply toner to bleached ends, if needed. Most likely, it will be needed. Don't worry about the toner touching the dark hair, it's totally fine. Trust me.
S T E P 6 : Watch the color of your ends til it gets to the shade that you'd like it. Rinse and condition, dry and style. Baddabing Baddaboom.
and… viola! You're a new woman.
Here's my vlog… to sum it all up for you. Or confuse you? The verdict is still out. I should have probably titled it Hey Guys! since I say that around 18 times. Please enjoy when I come in with all the dark hair color on my head, or as some may call it: the night of the living dead.
Happy Ombre Day.