So as promised here is my new hair! Blonde Ombre!
It’s not quite as dramatic as some of you might have expected from this sneak peak I put out on Monday. :p
I didn’t go the full blonde! – Just the tips!
I have always really liked the look of ombre or dip/dyed hair, if you remember back in January I did purple manic panic (semi-permanent) dye on the ends of my hair, which was a little disappointing since it didn’t really show up in my dark hair, washed out within 3 washes and dyed pretty much everything around me purple…
So then I got thinking that if I wanted to do a colour on the bottom I would have to bleach my hair first, which lead me to thinking about what blonde would look like on the bottom. I also pulled some inspiration from one of my favourite YouTube stars Zoella– who may or may not be the cutest human ever with some of the coolest hair ever.
And figured I would try this myself!
So how did I do this?
Well first I dyed my hair from about my collar bone down with this light ash-blonde hair dye
Which turned my hair a light brown colour- To do this I put my hair into sections with these little clear elastics so that it wouldn’t get everywhere.
This picture is before the second round of hair dye, you can see the line from the previous colour a few inches above where the elastics are set for the second colour.
Then I put the second lighter hair dye in (it was the lightest you can go – which is what my sister uses for her whole head) but I didn’t leave it until it was white, I took it out while it was still a more golden blonde.
Then Voila! you have ombre hair, I suppose you could do this with as many steps as you want, these two steps were enough for me, and I think that it looks pretty nicely blended, although you might want it more blended if you have pin-straight hair, or else it might look like horizontal stripes.
This was some of the best light for pictures- I find in bright sunlight it gets washed out in the pictures (but even more noticeable in real life…?)
I have never dyed my hair before, no highlights, no crazy colours, no regular colours- I have always been fairly content with my hair colour, which I would describe as a darkish brown.
It’s somewhat strange that I’ve never thought of dyeing my hair, since I do my fair share of dyeing other people’s hair- I dye both my mom and my sisters hair- with my sister keeping her hair in a constant state of the most blonde you can possibly be- like the box with double bleach packets blonde- as close to white as it gets blonde-
So I thought it should be my turn to be in the hot seat- and dye my hair. Although I am still a huge wimp when it comes to this- I can say that I have had pretty much the same hair style my whole life- just ditching the bangs in grade 4, and switching to a side part (that I still have) in grade 10. So I wanted to do something different, but not too different- and I was thinking purple ends.
I used Manic Panic semi-permanent hair dye in the colour Ultra-Violet.
Since I was not too committed to this overall look, I waited until my hair was really long- almost in need of a cut- so that, if I really hated it- I could just cut it all off and pretend it never happened.
I decided on a cut-off point and tied sections of my hair off with rubber bands – here I am looking nervous-
Then I got my mom to apply the dye- straight to my freshly washed hair, making sure it was fully saturated- and left it for 30 minutes. Watch out because this stuff will stain EVERYTHING around you. – Then I cut the elastics off and rinsed it out in cold water- at which point I felt very grateful that it was not my whole head and only the ends of my hair that were being doused in cold water.
And Voila! Purple tips!