When ombre hair first became popular, many people assumed that it was just a trend that would wear off over time. But it has been around for many years now and the ombre look is going as strong as ever. The main reason for this is the stylish and fun vibe that it portrays. There is also a wide variety of choices available for women. You could go for contrasting colors, subtle transitions or anything in between. So there’s a lot of room for experimentation, which is something that we girls love. The ombre hairstyle is also highly low maintenance and you don’t have to spend a fortune to get it done.
Ombre bascally means the gradation of color. It could refer any color but the popular choice has been the blonde fading into brunette look. The hairstyle has been around since the mid 2000s and one of the first celebrities to start using it was Giselle Bundchen.
So if you are looking get this cool new hairdo, here are a few quick tips:
1. Always ensure that your hair is in the best possible condition before you start dying. Bleaching can be harsh on your delicate hair, so make sure that it is not done right after having heat applied to it. Use hair conditioners regularly for a few weeks before you start with the ombre hairdo. This is to ensure that your hair has ample strength at the time of bleaching. Also make sure that you don’t start on freshly washed hair. Wash your hair 2-3 days prior to the procedure to allow for a good build up of natural oils. These oils will act as a protective shield during the procedure.
2. We cannot stress enough on the proper use of foils. The dye has to be applied in large quantities so that the color is kept uniform. You need to ensure that the highlights are covered with foils to keep them moist. So before starting off, make sure that you have cut enough foils to cover your entire head. There is no need to be cut them all perfectly, as an uneven and random look is very sexy for ombre hair.
3. Curling your hair can create an amazing look with ombre hair. If you are not totally satisfied with the way your hair looks after an ombre job, try adding some curls to it. It helps a lot when it comes to blending different tones. Also, any unevenness can be hidden very elegantly through curls. Of course if you don’t like it, you could always go back to the straight look.
4. Make sure that you take a strand test before starting the bleaching process. This test will tell you how long you should leave the bleach on your hair. The time required is usually about 12 – 18 minutes but varies a lot depending on the hair type. Too little time and the highlights won’t develop properly, too much and you will end up damaging your hair.
Follow these 4 tips while bleaching, and you are sure to get a great new hairstyle. If you have any other ideas and pointers for ombre hair, do let us know in the comments section.