Feb 1, 2013

Ombré hair at home with L'Oréal


 I always found ombré hair more approporiate for sunnier months, because it reminds me of naturally lightened hair. In an attempt to give my hair a sunkissed look, escape the winter blues and make spring come faster I decided to use the at home dye-kit by *L'Oréal Préférance called Wild Ombrés No. 1 with a little help from my sister. The kit comes with 2 creams, the lightening cream and developer cream, as well as the lightening powder and conditioning shampoo.The kit also includes gloves, an applicator brush and an instruction manual. Below you can see step by step pictures taken during the process...


1. First I thoroughly brushed my hair in order to not have any annoying knots and splitted my hair in two equal parts. This makes it easier to brush through your hair with the dye afterwards.


2. The kit doesn't include some sort of cover-up so I used a pelerine to cover my shoulders. 


3. Now you can uncover the developer cream bottle and add the lightening powder to the cream. Also open the lightening cream tube and squeeze out the product into the developer bottle. Now shake thoroughly so that the three products are well mixed. Next you load the brush with the dye so that all parts are covered. Don't forget to wear the gloves provided in the kit!


4. Decide where you want to ombré look to start. Usually they advise to go from your ear or chin downwards - depending the lenght of your hair - which we did more or less. It's not important to be very careful since you don't want to have any harsh lines. Just make sure you don't just brush the dye over your top hair but also go in with the brush und do the hair underneath. 


5. They say to let the color develop itself for 25 to 45 minutes. Since I didn't want an ombré effect as strong as on the box, I washed my hair after 40 minutes with the shampoo that came with the kit. 


So far I am actually very happy with the result. I like that the ombré effect isn't as strong as on the box, but keeping in mind that I had the dye on for the amount of time advised, I'd suggest you use the kit for lighter hair if you want lighter tips. Now is just need to take extra care of the ends of my hair since coloring usually makes my hair a bit drier.


*L'Oréal Préférance Wild Ombrés is available in Switzerland starting February 2013. This product was provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration on Styleseeking Zurich.
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16 comments

Mellon Rhum said...

Loving it! Suits you nicelly, I am getting them too, but I'm quite afraid since my hair is quite dark and my skin is really pale. Anyways, I love it on you.

ina said...

I want to have ombré hair, too! But my hair somehow doesn't really take on any colour... ^^'

xox - Ina

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Jurgita said...

it turned out pretty cool!

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Pauli said...

Good job sweetheart...

myswisschocolafelife said...

Du hast das sehr gut gemacht! Deine Haare sehen schön aus:)

MODA CADISI said...

Looking good!

Les Bijoux de Julie. said...

What is the reference of the product which you used?
Because I have the same hair color, and I find that the ombré makes natural.
Thank you

Styleseeking Zurich said...

Thanks girls for your feedback; I'm glad you like it as much as I do!

@ Les Bijoux de Julie: I've used Wild Ombré 01 for light and dark brown hair. If you want a little lighter tips than mine, you might go for the Wild Ombré 02. Good luck!

Nesli

Anonymous said...

Have you ever dyed your hair prior to this?

Styleseeking Zurich said...

Yes, I have! In September 2012 I had it colored in a dark brown, there is also a post of it in the archives if you're interested. It was a permanent color but it pretty much was gone when I used the Wild Ombrés kit.

Anonymous said...

Looks great!
Where did you buy this colour? I'm living in Zurich but I can't find this product anywhere...

Styleseeking Zurich said...

Hi, it should be available at Coop City!

meghan silva said...

Love how your hair turned out , cant wait for it to hit South Africa shores .

xo Meg<3

Meghan Silva's Blog

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Love your hair! I'm glad this product is now available in Switzerland, I'll have to look for it!

I wonder if you can use it for highlights, as well.

Mary said...

Love your gorgeous hair! Ombre hair style is in, thank you so much for the tutorial. I'll try this very soon.

Hazel Çelik said...

wooow really like your hair :)

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