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I decided to try my hand at this trend on my clip- in extensions.After doing some research I found out that normal beauty supply store hair can be bleached, however in order for this to be achieved one has to use a 40 volume creme developer coupled with a long processing time .This is to facilitate maximum lift of the dark hair colour.Initially I wanted my ends to be burgundy or red but then I thought it would be too much or too 'tun up" as us Jamaicans would call it so I opted for the classic style of slightly brown/blondish ends. The following products were used for my first DIY ombre project :
1. Clairol Basic White Bleach Powder
2.Clairol Pure White Creme Developer
3.Hair colour applicator and bowl
4.Suave Naturals Conditioner
The Process : I first mixed the bleach and creme developer into the bowl until the mixture had a creamy consistency, then I applied the mixture onto the ends of my extensions only and kept it on for approximately 30-45 minutes, then I gradually proceeded up the length of my extensions with light, vertical strokes in order to avoid the harsh line demarcation.In order for the colour to be uniform I applied the mixture on both sides of the clip-ins , the hair was then left to sit for about 5-7 hours ... yeah it was a really long time like watching paint dry.After constantly monitoring the hair and was some what satisfied with the colour change I thoroughly washed out the mixture, shampooed and then applied Suave conditioner and left it to sit for another 15 minutes, rinsed and then left extensions to air dry. Here is a picture of the outcome I think I did a pretty good job on my first try...
What do you ladies think do you still like the ombre trend or are you so over it?
DISCLAIMER: Please note I am not an hair colourist or stylist and the above process was done on hair extensions if you decide to try this project do it at your own risk.