Ombréd Hair (from blonde)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My friend, Jamie, and I.

 Ombréd Hair (From Blonde)

Hey everyone! As you might have noticed, I dyed my hair!! I'm totally in love with my new hair and wanted to tell y'all how I accomplished it.

It actually took a couple of days to do (with a day in between the last section. Does that make sense? It will in a second..)

Things Needed:
Hair Dye Applicator (I used two different bottles)
Gloves (I actually just used my hands. But they were stained for a few days..)
A darker hair dye (I used Wella Color Charm Dark Ash Blonde 6A liquid hair dye)
Bottle of 20 Developer
Bottle of 40 Developer (I used it for the light blonde section)
A lighter hair dye (I used Wella Color Charm Light Blonde 8N liquid hair dye)

(photos from SallyBeauty.com)

This is how I achieved my ombréd hair:
  1. Mix up the hair dye and developer (Follow the instructions)
  2. I applied the hair dye to roots/one-third of my hair. I let that sit for 10 minutes.
  3. I applied more hair dye to the next third of my hair. I let that sit for about 10 minutes.
  4. Then I applied hair dye to the ends of my hair (I wouldn't recommend doing this as that is why I had to go back and fix it)
  5. After letting it sit for 1 more minute, I hopped in the shower and used my mom's Ion Color Defense shampoo/conditioner.
Next day (because the ends of my hair were a gray-ish color instead of blonde)
  1. I went to Sally's again and picked up the Light Blonde hair dye.
  2. I mixed up the hair dye and developer.
  3. I then applied the hair dye to the ends of my hair and let it sit for 15 minutes
  4. Then I applied more hair dye a little further up my hair (not going past my jaw line) and let it sit for another 10-15 minutes.
  5. Then I washed it out in the shower.
Two days later (because the color still wasn't where I wanted it and I wanted to wait a day in between all the dying):
  1.  I used the same hair dye from the previous attempt. (I'll usually leave hair dye in the bottle sitting on my bathroom counter for a couple of days, just in case I missed a spot)
  2. I applied it to the ends of my hair again and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  3. I then hopped in the shower and washed my hair with my Tresemme shampoo/conditioner
And FINALLY, I got the color I wanted!

& this is the finished look. It's super easy and looks great. I was really nervous before I did it, but I went to my mom's house just so she could make sure I got the back of my hair. And I think we did a pretty good job. :)

Let me know what y'all think.
xoxo