Nowadays, Ombre hair is one of the most popular trends among the beauty community. This hairstyle gets inspiration from a French word – “Ombre” which means “shadow” or “shade”. The key reason of its popularity is that with this hairstyle, you can easy show your hair color you like – a natural-looking, low-maintenance color, two-tone effect.
Some people keep thinking that it’s complicate and tricky to have Ombre hairstyle and they are required to have a qualified hairstylist to achieve this look. In fact, you can have Ombre at home, with the following steps. Keep scrolling down!!!
Choose your Ombre effect
Traditional ombré is known as the most popular ombre effect. It’s a dark-to-light effect, where colors gradually merge from one shade to the next. Darker hair is at the root, gradually getting lighter from the middle to the ends.
Sound like its name, instead of the traditional dark-to-light coloring, this ombré technique reverses it with lighter roots that gradually darken towards the ends of the hair.
The third one is a dip-dye effect, which is achieved by using bolder, less conventional shades such as reds or pastels.
Once you’ve decided on the ombre effect you’re going for, here are the steps to take to successfully create salon-worthy ombre hair at home.
Decide where you want the transition of color
Not less important than choosing the right ombre shade, deciding where you want the ombre effect to start and end is a thing you should pay much attention. This might not sound that important, but if the two colors meet too high up the hair, you run the risk of looking like you have root re-growth, rather than a beautiful ombre.
In general, ombre hair is more suitable for longer hair as this helps to minimize the root re-growth look, however you can still achieve a gorgeous ombre look with shorter hair if you don’t get too carried away with applying the dye, and just focus on the ends. As your hair grows, you can gradually move the color transition further up the hair. To know how to have ombre hair at different lengths, as well as some other features of ombre hair extensions, check our blog post HERE, we are sure that it will help you a lot!!!
Applying your ombre colour
Divide your hair into sections and begin your transformation! Begin by parting your hair into two sections from the back, straight down the middle, then split those sections in half so that your hair is divided into quarters. If your hair is especially thick and full, you may want to introduce more sections.
Backcomb the hair ever-so-slightly around the area where you want the ombre to begin in order to avoid creating a harsh line. Squeeze the mixture evenly onto the brush until it is covered, and apply the mixture starting from the tip of the hair to the line where you want your ombre to stop and fade into a non-dyed hair color.
Apply the product so all the strands evenly coated and work in small sections to ensure thorough coverage. To have more delicate effect, coat the hair using vertical strokes. If you’re after more intensity, angle the brush horizontally to cover more ground and create a sharper contrast. When you’re done, check in a mirror that the product is applied evenly to both sides. Use the two-mirror trick to glance at the back of your head, or ask someone else to check for you.
Now’s the time to await your transformation. Leave the dye on your hair for the length of time recommended on the box, which is usually about 25 to 45 minutes depending on the level of the ombre contrast you want to achieve. If you’re unsure how long to leave the dye, or this is your first time experimenting with a lighter color, simply wipe the dye off a small section of hair using gloved fingers after 25 minutes. If your hair doesn’t look light enough, reapply the mixture to the same section and continue to develop until you achieve your desired level of ombre intensity.
Once you’ve reached a level of lightness you’re happy with, rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water and shampoo without removing the gloves. As always, get consultation from your expert about color care products to prolong your beautiful ombre locks.
The bottom line: Hope those steps above will help you save your time and money when you don’t need to go to hair salon to have an Ombre look. Feel free to drop us a line and tell us the topic you want in our next article. Your support is our biggest motivation. Thank a lot!!!