Saturday, 30 July 2011

d.i.y pink ombre hair

I really like how it turned out, very subtle yet noticeable, contemplating taking the pink slightly higher up my hair and making the colour more intense, especially as the dye I used is only a semi-permenant which will fade after a lot of wear and tear. But for my first attempt at ombre-ing I'd say it went well! Kimmy loves it (my mother) which I was VERY surprised about as she is the definition of 'straight edge' (doesn't drink/smoke/swear - I often wonder if I was adopted) so if it's got kimmy's approval i'm a happy gal.
Dye I used: La Riche, Directions Sem-Permanent Hair Dye, Pastel Pink
-The way I did this will only work if you have naturally blonde or highlighted hair, or if like me, you have blonde extensions. If you're hair is darker blonde or brown, you most probably will have to bleach the ends of your hair first to an achieve an intense colour*. 
-Once you've chosen a colour you wish to ombre your hair with  [[ ]] < have a great rage of colours to choose from, but I wouldn't buy from this exact website, it's alot cheaper and easier to search on ebay which is what I did and it only cost me about £4 including postage!
-Using gloves or a tint brush (or if like me your lazy and don't give a shit about your skin, you hands**) to apply the dye to the ends of the extensions/yourhair:

Leave the hair to dry for as long as the dye says (la riche is 15mins)

After 15 mins, wash with warm water, shampoo if you wish, and brush through

-Then blow dry the hair on a low warm heat and style however you wish.

& there you have it! ombre hair :]

*Please be aware bleaching your hair damages it ALOT I know from experience when once upon a time I thought bleaching my whole head of hair would be a good idea... it wasn't. 
**However I don't advise this!


  1. omgg, i adore this, i've wanted to do it for agesssssss and it looks amazing

    im so happy i found someone else thats done it with that colour, i was a bit scared ya see, but wow, its looks amazing

    quick question, how long did it take for the hair die to come after you ordered it? xo

  2. Sorry for such late reply love i'm so shit with this blogging malarky! it came within a couple of days so not long! did you dye your hair pink too?! xxx