Monday, December 09, 2013

The word "ombre" in French means "shadow or shade".

Ombre hair refers to hair color fading from dark to light, or vice versa. Instead of the color starting from the roots, it gradually becomes lighter, or darker, towards the ends.

There are two options for you to consider for ombre whether you should use bleach or a milder color. Hair bleach is much effective lightener and can be used on healthy hair that has not been recently colored, but it does dry hair out. If you have dry, brittle hair or damaged hair I suggest you choose milder blonde dye that does not use a harsh bleaching product. The effect may not be as effective, but it will be better for your hair in the long run.

Last year, Karylle and I tried the milder blonde dye because we are so afraid that out hair would dry out. My ombre is not so visible after the treatment. Here’s my photo after dying my hair:
Azta Ombre

After two months, I am more satisfied with the result. By the way, we had our hair colored at Azta Urban Eastwood branch.
Azta Ombre

Since, I was not really 100% satisfied with my hair, I decided to try the again the ombre but this time I tried to get the treatment done in other salon. I tried to take a risk to have my hair bleached. I forgot the name of the salon but it is located in San Juan. The photo was taken after the treatment.
After an hour, this is the result of the treatment.Ombre
This photo was taken five days after the treatment.

Tips before dying your hair:

  • Typically, you will choose a hair dye that is only three to four shades lighter than your natural hair color. Too few shades lighter will not create much variation and may not be noticeable. Going too much lighter might be too stark a contrast, however.
  • Print out a few reference pictures once you determine the style of ombre hair you want to go for. Reference pictures will help you gauge how far up the color should go and how deep or light the shade should be.
I used this image as my reference.
  • If you hair is badly damaged, reconsider coloring your hair. The lightener or color will further cause damage.
  • Because bleaching damages your hair, it’s important to take really good care of it after. You want to be able to put back in what the bleach took away. I am using TRESemme Keratin Smooth/Keratin Infusing Conditioner. It leaves my hair hydrated and soft (even my bleached ends). I only use shampoo once a week because using shampoo would cause dryness of your bleached hair. After shampoo, I use Keratin treatment.
  • Think million times before having your hair bleached. :)
I hope you learned a lot about OMBRE. Feel free to share your OMBREfied shots, experience, and  tips how to maintain your hair healthy.


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