You ridiculously perceptive girls have called me out for dying my hair since the first photo and video was uploaded! I know I've been promising to do a post and video talking about my new(ish) ombre dye job so here it is. :)
So if you haven't already figured it out, ombre hair is supposed to have a gradient effect going from dark on top to light at the tips. Here is the best example of what I wanted mine to look like:
Juuuuuust kidding! Although, I do think that goat's hairdresser deserves a pat on the back.
For real now, here are a couple of celebrity examples of ombre hair:
Rachel Bilson always looks cute and classy
Lily Aldrige has a beachy, blonde ombre
This is more the look I was personally going for.
Camilla Alves looks stunning with a warm brown ombre.
It's funny because when I decided to get mine done I really hadn't seen it much on black-haired ladies but my sister-in-law was the one who showed me this pic of Camilla as reference and it was exactly what I had in mind!
So here are photos of my actual hair:
before (air dried)
after (air dried)
In terms of color, I really love the natural beigey-undertoned medium brown shade it turned to and I am still considering lightening the ends a touch more to enhance the "gradient" effect. I'm uncertain about if that will damage my ends though. Anyone have advice?
These past couple months I've just been living with it and seeing how I like it, and so far, I really love how the brown color has brightened up my whole look.
The product that was used is Kaleidocolors Powder Lightener. She told me it was in the beige tone to prevent the resulting shade from pulling orange. (Maybe it's the "neutral" or "violet" type? I'm not 100% sure.)
As I've said before, I'm not a huge hair-coloring person. I tend to stick with my natural color with occasional brown highlights here and there. Since I'm very low-maintenance with my haircare, I didn't want to have a dye job that would be difficult to keep up with. I do love how all-over color looks but I just don't think I could keep doing it so ombre was a good option for me.
People seemed to be very polarized on Youtube comments about liking or not liking the look but I definitely do love it and I (and all of my friends) swear it does look quite natural in person. Obviously, cameras skew the color, even here!
At the end of the day, we should do what makes us happy despite what is trendy or what others think so I am content with my new hair for the time being. ^_^
So are any of you feeling the seasonal hair-change itch like I did? Share about your change or change-to-be
in the comments!