Recently, I decided to lighten my hair slightly. I have only ever had my hair coloured professionally at a salon so, for me, this was quite scary, but I just decided to go for it.
The kit I used was L'Oreal's 'Wild Ombre' hair colour kit. The first thing I did when I was colouring my hair was to get a few essentials. These included; An old towel, a shampoo targeted for coloured hair, a mirror, a hair mask and some hair oil.
The shampoo that I choose was the L'Oreal EverPure Range. These are free of sulphates, which I love because I didn't want to damage my hair any more considering I was about to apply bleach to my hair!
The process itself of applying the bleach, could not have been easier. If you are wanting to get the ombre look, I would recommend using tin foil and wrapping it around pieces of the hair after applying the bleach. This will simply help the colour to stay on the hair better. For me, because I only wanted to lighten my hair, I left my hair.
|Once the colour had been applied to the ends.|
Because I wanted there to be a gradient effect, I applied the colour on the ends of my hair first and waited 10-15 minutes. I then applied more colour from chin level down to the ends. This will result in a gradient effect, waited a further 20-25 minutes and then washed my hair.
I dried my hair, as normal, by just applying some hair oil on the ends - I'm currently loving Macadamia oil. And this was the result!
As you can see from above, my hair is lighter towards the roots. Just slightly lightened, but effective.
As you can see, ends are slightly softer and blonder, also.
Overall, for the price of the colouring kit, the quality and end result, I am happy with the result and would definitely use this kit again.
Have you ever coloured your hair at home before?