DIY Ombre Hair

Really i shouldn’t be left with too much time on my hand. I mean three whole days off in a row?! I’m bound to do something naughty :).

This time it involved a box of hair bleach.

Wanted the ombre hair for a very long time, i even went to a proper salon to get it done (balyage) but left completely disappointed. Got the deal from Groupon for Revive hair salon, which is very close to where i live. It turned out to be a very bad choice, the staff wasn’t very friendly and the results unsatisfactory. Had a consultation before hand and a patch test to establish what i want, all went well so when i went for the real deal, was very surprised to be told that my hair is very dark and couldn’t possibly do much on it. I mean, you could’ve told me this at the consultation!

Anyway, today i took matters in my own hands and these are the results:

How i did it?

1. got a box of Wella Hair Streaking Kit (blue box, old fashioned photo on display).

2. painted the ends of my hair with the mixture, using a brush.

3. covered the strands in aluminum foil, heated with the hair dryer.

4. left it for aprox 30 min. I checked it several times during the process, i advise to do so.

5. washed and repeated for a second time, skipping the foil part. Left it for aprox 20 min.

6. washed and conditioned heavily. Left to air dry in a bun, hence is curly and frizzy :).

That’s it! I should’ve done this from the start, it would’ve saved me €100 :(. I will top it up in a few weeks time, but i want to leave my hair recover.

I am not a hairdresser by any means, i advice everyone to do a patch test first to check for any sensitivity. If you have very dark hair, be very cautions as it can turn orange.

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3 Comments

  1. nichola
    April 8, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    Love it!!!

  2. April 9, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    Turned out fab. Hairdressers have said the same to me about my hair being too dark to fully lighten/blonden it. It’s actually bull! I have done it myself too

  3. Andreea
    Author
    April 9, 2012 / 11:12 pm

    Thanks, its not too bad. No offense to any hairdressers, but i seem to get only the cranky ones :)). Im still on the lookout for the perfect stylist, until then ill take matters in my own hands 😀

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