Saturday, April 7, 2012

Ombre hair DIY:" How to" step by step (Before/After)

Hello everyone,

Today, I finally decided to Ombre / dip dye my hair, I have been thinking about doing this for a while but I guess I was scared, mostly about bleaching my ultra thin hair...But I did it! And I am SO happy with the results. That's why I wanted to share with you the steps and the products I used to achieve the Ombre hair style...ps: I am not a hair stylist, what worked for me might not work for you...

What you need

1- 30 volume cream developer (here)
2- 1 paquet or 2 ( you will need to bleach at least 3 times) of blue bleach (here)
3- Clairol premium crème demi permanente in color 8A "light cool blonde" (here) (I recommend this exact brand because it worked so good it removed the orange/brass color from my hair like a charm, make sure to pick a "cool" color (A) or it WIL NOT WORK)
4- a plastic mixing bowl (here)
5- a reusable pair of gloves (here)
6- a brush (here)

Put your gloves on, mix the paquet of bleach with 2 oz of developer using the brush. the color of the mixture depends of the brand, this one was pretty blue lol...

Separate your hair on both sides of your head and generously apply the mixture onto your hair (as you can see make sure to use an old tshirt, it will be messy!)

I decided to bleach my hair until the ears, make sure to not make any harsh line with the brush, use your fingers to blend some of the mixture onto your hair. wait 40 minutes, then rinse (no shampoo) blow dry and bleach again (start 1-2 inches lower every time you bleach to create a gradient effect).
I had to bleach my hair 3 times.

and this is how my hair looked after the second bleaching...Orange and it got worst

Neon Orange! it was horrible and I was starting to get scared I thought a purple toned toner would help...but it did NOTHING. (not pictured)

My hopes were kind of low when I decided to use my last product; the Clairol A8 hair color,
I mixed in my mixing bowl 2 oz of the cream color (the totality) and 2 oz of 30 volume developer. I applied it on my whole head (and I regret it because it lightened my roots a little bit. Not the goal!). And I waited 30 minutes...

And TAADDAA !!!! Amazing, the orange is completely gone (it does look warm on pictures but it is much cooler in person) I am glad I didn't gave up :)

My hair is not really damaged from all the bleaching, toning and coloring I did today, I am surprise, but I am still going to deep condition my hair every other day I think...

I read many great reviews about the Mega Cholesterol by Silk Elements on Makeupalley and Sally's website, it's rich creamy buttery "Intensive conditioning treatment for chemically treated hair. This moisturizing conditioner rehydrate dry brittle hair, restore moisture, improve elasticity add body and leave hair soft and silky to the touch..."

So I decided to give it a try, and I am already loving it! my hair feels so soft, softer that it ever felt amazing and for less that $5, I am even more satisfied. You need to try this too !

Voilà for now, hope you you liked this post, and that it inspired you to try it yourself.
ps2: I am not affiliated with Sally's (lol)

- HAIR UPDATE -
I decided to bleach my hair another 2 times to get my tips "blonder" and I died it again using the Clairol premium crème demi permanente in color 10A "lightest cool blonde" this time. and here is the result...

ps3: French is my first tongue, so if you see any weird sentences construction excuse my English :)
Chloé.

33 comments:

  1. I love it Cheri! And because of you I am going to Sally's to buy more bleach to do more on my hair haha i'll text you xx

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  2. I like the result, it really look great on you :)

    P.s: I'm sorry if I do mistakes in my comments, but my english is really not good ^.^

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  3. I like the result too:)) amazing:))

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  4. Looks absolutely GORGEOUS!
    You're so stunning... You did a great job, it came out amazing!
    xx

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  5. mmm i miss silk elements, their products made my hair feel so soft and silky, lol i sound like an ad

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  6. Wow, it turned out great! I've really wanted to try this out but I'm so scared of frying my hair with the bleach.

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  7. I love the color, good job ;)

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  8. I love it hun!!! now i want to job on the ombre bandwagon. <3

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  9. Ahh I want to do it now too! x

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  10. i haven't read a blog in months but i will read yours!!

    very well done, love, hope is stays that way! great recommendation for the hair treatment, i loooooove sallys and will go and get this!

    xoxo

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  11. it looks great! i had this done professionally last year and have let it kind of grow out and I love the way it looks now. love your blog- i was a French minor and studied abroad in Paris :)

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  12. Amazing! Makes me want to ombre my hair :) x

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  13. LOVE IT!!! you did a fantastic job.

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  14. You look gorgeous, and you are so brave for trying this on your own! PS. Please teach me French! hehe :) xo

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  15. I love this!!! It looks great on you!

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  16. It turned out so well! Gorgeous :)

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  17. It looks great! I would've been so scared with the orange result but everything worked out in the end and you did a great job!

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  18. I love it!!! Looks soooo good!!!

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  19. I have had DIY orange hair before, I know your feeling at that stage:) Wow, turned out great though!

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  20. Great tutorial! I also discovered that if you do not lighten your hair to a light enough color, the purple toner will not fix the orange fully! I have been seeing your updates on instagram and your hair looks great! It brings a lot of attention to your face. :)

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  21. LOVE IT !!!! It looks sooo fab , thinking sbout doing it as well :) xoxo

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  22. Ca te vas très bien! tu me donne envie d'essayer (je suis très brune et j'avais un peu peur du résultat).

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  23. omg Thank you for posting this!! I just finished dyeing my hair and it turned orange! I'm going to follow what you did!

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  24. Cool ! Your amazing !
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  25. Great tutorial! Makes it not so scary to take the plunge, thanks!

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  26. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)

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  27. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing how you did it. Seems very doable. :)

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  28. so cute! makes me wanna do it but i don't know if that's allowed in med school :(

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  29. Would you recommend to not apply the mixture of the Clairol creme color and the volume developer to all of your hair since it lightened the roots? Should I only apply it to the ombre?

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  30. Would you recommend to not apply the mixture of the Clairol creme color and the volume developer to all of your hair since it lightened the roots? Should I only apply it to the ombre?

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  31. The results from the lightener (purple toned or not) was typical. When you lighten hair, blue is the first color to get lifted, which leaved red and yellow = orange. Unless you use a 40 volume, high lift booster cream and foils, you will always have an orange tint. But that is what the 8A (or level 8 Ash) toner is for. It cancels out the red without making your hair darker. Great job!!!

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