Monday, 4 June 2012

How I Ombred My Hair

Hey everyone :) now I know ombre hair was huge last year and if I'm honest I always wanted to do it but having never done anything to my hair before I was pretty nervous to say the least. But last week I bit the bullet regardless of my slight fear that a) it has been pretty overdone and might be getting a little outdated, and b) that having never dyed my own hair using bleach on it could be a recipe for disaster.
I am SO glad I did it. Like seriously. I'm in love. Even though I did it almost a week ago I still catch myself checking it out in the mirror.

The product I used was Jerome Russell B Blonde Hair Lightener for Medium-Dark hair. You can purchase it from Boots here and Superdrug here.

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Its a formulation of powder bleach and cream peroxide and you can leave it on your hair for however long you want depending on how light you want to do. After I mixed the powder into the cream I applied it to the bottom 3-4 inches of my hair, varying the lengths from strand to strand to give it a more messy natural effect. I left it on for 10 minutes then applied more to the 3 inches above that, again varying the lengths and left it for another 10 minutes. I then added more product 3 inches above that, left it for 10 minutes and then washed it out. For each of the application I made sure that i had evenly covered my head.
Between me and my friend who has incredibly thick long hair (seriously - belly button length long) we didnt even use an entire bottle although we were both only ombreing our hair, one bottle would be enough if you wanted to completely bleach your hair.

Time for the before and after....

Old hair
New hair

As you can tell, the ends are a lot lighter, slightly ginger which I was expecting from googling other people's experiences. And I really love the slightly beachy laid-back vibe it gives my hair.
I am so happy with how it turned out and I recommend this product to anyone who is looking into doing the same with their hair. And for less than £6 for the bottle it is definitely worth the price. It claims to have moisturising properties and I'm not gonna lie, my hair was originally in pretty horrendous condition and it didnt make it any worse and my friends hair was exactly the same after as well (in texture not colour obv).

Phew - sorry for the wordiness of this post but when youre as passionate about changing your hair as I am... haha. But seriously, I have a feeling I will be doing this to my hair, using the B Blonde, for a long time to come.

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