Hello, it's 2012!
I hope everyone had a fantastic New Year and got extremely drunk - I did! So it's approaching that time of year when I have my annual haircut. I hate going to the hairdresser and that's why my hair is so long. However, I know when it's getting too long and i'm afraid to say, it's time for the chop.
I'm not really sure what I want done, I just know I need something! For the majority of 2011, I followed the ombre hair trend, almost a requirement for bloggers these days. I wanted to do something different with my hair and I really do love the lighter ends but they are getting really dry and no amount of conditioner is going to help me now!
Even though I will be getting rid of my lighter ends soon, I've put below a 'Guide To Ombre Hair', a few steps that hopefully you can follow and create the look for yourself. I know it would probably be easier to show you guys pictures, but as I said before, I bleached my hair months ago and didn't have my wee blog then :P haha hope the written steps are ok! I will probably be booking a hair appointment in the next few days... WISH ME LUCK!
Here are a few photos taken of my hair back in October. Took them on my webcam but I think it shows the ombre quite nicely.
GUIDE TO OMBRE HAIR:
This is just my own personal guide on how to get ombre hair. This is exactly the steps I took, however I am not responsible if the results are different for other people. Only bleach your hair if it is what you want to do. GOOD LUCK! :)
What you will need:
- Hair lightening bleaching kit (Any cosmetic retailer such as Boots or Superdrug supply lots of different kinds – I used Superdrug’s own brand
- An old hairbrush
- A couple of hair bobbles/bands
Note - You need a hair BLEACHING KIT, not HAIR DYE. People can buy the wrong kind and wonder why they haven’t got ombre hair!
Achieving ombre hair is very easy and should only take about 20 minutes, don't worry if you take longer though.
I also suggest wearing old clothes or use an old towel round your shoulders. Bleach can dye your clothing so be careful!
Now you are ready to ombre!
Step 1. Separate hair into two sections, one on either side.
Step 2. Tie back one side so you can focus on the other.
Step 3. Brush out hair, making sure there are no knots.
Step 4. Remember to wear the gloves provided. Follow the instructions on the back of the bleach container and mix your solution.
Step 5. Once the bleach is ready, apply the mixture to the ends of your hair. (I didn’t put enough on first time round and so had to apply twice.)
Step 6. Use an old hairbrush to spread the bleach evenly through your hair. IMPORTANT - be careful! This is hair bleach and mistakes can be made. Just take your time and apply it slowly.
Step 7. Now do the same for the other side of hair. Try and get the level right so that it is even all over. Nothing worse than one side more bleached than the other.
Step 8. Once both sides are done, leave the solution to work its magic and after the allocated time, wash it out of your hair.
Step 9. Dry your hair and check the results. You may need to do it again depending on your hair colour and thickness. BE AWARE - bleaching your hair can make it very very dry. If you need to apply again, be careful not to leave it too long as this could seriously damage your hair.
Step 10. ENJOY YOUR OMBRE LOCKS.
Feel free to ask me any questions - I am more than happy to help anyone! :)