Tuesday, April 29, 2014

DIY Ombre Hair Tips [VIDEO]

A lot of people have been talking about my ombre hair recently! I've actually had it done for a while now (since before spring break) but I guess people are only now really noticing! I did a talk-through of the video including how I got rid of my bright red hair so that I could get the ombre look.

This is the biggest tip I can give you to avoid getting that harsh line between your lighter and darker color. It'll transition easier when you tease the hair.

I'm someone who likes controlled chaos and this is kind of the approach I took with my hair. You don't want our ombre to all start on the same level. For me, my ombre goes higher up the closer it is to my face and lower as it gets back behind my head. This will, again, minimize that harsh line.

If you really want a gradient effect, I would suggest leaving it on the tips of your hair for 10 minutes, then apply it higher, wait a little longer, and apply it higher again. This way your hair is developing at different rates. Instead of a two-tone look, you'll get a gradient!

I left the bleach on my ends for a total of 35 minutes. If I could go back in time and re-do it, I would probably have left it on for maybe about 45 or 50 minutes. I have Asian hair that doesn't take dyes and bleaches very easily, so my hair would've needed more time to get it to a real blonde. Just know your hair type and be really careful not to over-do it and kill your hair.

If you watch the video I show that I have a few "raccoon" stripes near the top of my hair. This is because I (stupidly) touched the tops of my hair with gloves that had bleach on them. Don't do that. Learn from my mistakes. 

If you have any more questions, watch the video! If you still have questions, feel free to ask and hopefully I can help!

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