Thursday, May 24, 2012

Long Hair Don't Care.... The Ombre Edition

Ombre hair has been quite popular for over a year now and I have been wanting to give the trend a try, here are some of my favourite  celeb ombre looks....

Images from Google

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...

* Pictures taken in natural light with flash 

                          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.


  1. That looks so cool!! I really want ombre hair but my hair's just so dark, it's really hard to DIY. Sigh. Maybe I'll save up and get it done at a salon.

  2. I think the ombre effect turned out perfect! Not orangey or gingery at all ;)
    I've been contemplating on giving ombre a try this summer, we'll see if I have the guts to actually do it- I've never coloured my hair!

  3. Gorgeous look! I've always wanted to try ombre.


  4. I absolutely love the ombre effect and I have actually tried it myself and I was in love. You did a great job with yours too! x

  5. lovey!
    I did mine on extensions too

  6. Your hair look beauty.. nice hair

  7. you look gorgeous love your hair!

  8. I actually love that on you! I normally just get the extensions put in.

  9. Ombre is perfect for summer, but alas i think this is probably its last year!! I still love it tho :)

  10. Oh wow it looks bomb! I love your hair like that! xoxo

  11. Thanks for the sweet comments girls

  12. Looks great! Definitely going to try this out this summer! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. I love ombre!! You're so pretty, it looks great on you!!

    Diary of a Short Girl


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