Ombre hair becomes a very popular hairstyle these years. The hair word borrowed the term ‘Ombre’ from the French word. Ombre hair color is generally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft, and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. As ombre hair is very attractive, more and more women choose this style.
How to Ombre Hair
- Choose color
Ombre hair looks like sophisticated, but it will maintain a trendy edge. It is recommended to choose a color that will blend well as it fades into your natural hair color. You may want to choose lighter browns, reds, or even blonde as your roots will be darker. Please avoid drastic colors unless you have long enough hair that the fade will be gradual.
- Decide where your natural hair color and your dyed hair will meet
As a general rule, the lower down your hair the two meet, the safer your look will be. You may run the risk of looking like you have grown-out roots, if the two colors meet too high. As a matter of fact, the jawline is a good place to have the two tones meet.
- Prepare your bleach
- Be sure to take all safety precautions and wear gloves at all time.
- It is recommended to choose 20 volumes bleach.
- Mix your bleach into a cream, set it aside and divide your hair into sections, pinning it off from the rest of your hair.
- Bleach hair
Apply the bleach with an application brush, starting at the ends and working your way up to the desired fade line. It is recommended to work in small sections to ensure that all the strands evenly coated with the lightening product. You will want to apply a second coat of bleach after you’ve completed the first coating of bleach, starting at the tips and finishing halfway between your fade line.
- Let the bleach set
Depending on your natural hair color, let the bleach set for anywhere from 30-45 minutes or longer. You may need to allow it to set even longer if you are looking for a bold change.
- Wash out the bleach
Keeping your gloves on, rinse out the bleach with warm water and a soft shampoo. You can use a high-quality deep conditioner or hot oil treatment to replenish nutrients to your hair.