Sunday, 27 July 2014

TLC for Ombré Hair



My hair has gone through a massive change this month after deciding to have Ombré on my hair, though I'm not exactly complaining as it is totally worth it, right?!

Dying your hair any colour damages it slightly as hair is extremely delicate and you are using quite strong chemicals. Bleach is the worst one to use and the most popular as well to create a lot of looks, it is extremely strong and very potent, if you use it in the smallest amount then it isn't too bad but if it is frequently or you have naturally dark hair and need to apply it a few times in a small amount of time then this is where it creates a bit of damage.

In the past I have dyed my hair a darker brown probably around once a year and this was done myself from a bottle from the supermarket, so my hair was in an alright condition to use bleach. It was left on my hair for around 45 minutes and then washed out using warm water, shampoo and conditioner, the only other product used was a heat defence spray. Where the bleach had been on my hair it felt quite dry and some parts a little straw like, so I came to the conclusion that my hair needed a lot more tlc more often.

I only use conditioner every other wash, I know slap my hands, but for me it adds to the flatness of my natural hair. Now I change my hair I have started to use conditioner every single time I wash my hair, at the moment this is not quite enough so I have reached out for my VO5 give me moisture treatment mask it is far richer than my normal conditioner, so it replaces all the nutrients into the hair. After a few weeks and I am more happier with the health of my hair I will cut down the amount of times I will use the mask as over conditioning can be bad for you too.

The other big problem now is that my hair is extremely knotted when wet, it always was in the past but now its got ridiculous. I've not got my hands on a tangle teezer yet so I am currently testing out my wide toothed comb as it eases the knots out better than a brush with loads of little bristles (not sure how it works but for some reason it does).

These extra steps in my hair care routine is nothing major so I am fairly happy at adding them in, plus it keeps my hair nice and healthy which is the importance here. I'd love to know if you have ombré and have noticed the same problems I have too, or if you have just bleached your hair.



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  1. Ombré suits you SO well, great post!


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  2. I've been considering doing ombre to my hair recently, I have the dye ready for when I finally take the plunge...but it's great reading about others experience with ombre hair and gathering a few tips beforehand too!

    -sarah xo

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    1. You should do it, the first time I did it was only a slight change to see if I liked it or not then I went with the blonde xxx

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  3. I've always envied the ombre look But I think my hair is already to thick and damaged to even attempt unfortunatly! It's nice to read some good, and honest tips as well. The look really suits you! I wanted to let you know I've tagged you for a Liebster award! If you decide to do one too check my post for the questions!

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