Friday 5 October 2012

My DIY ombre hair!!

I've been wanting to do something with my hair for ages and finally bit the bullet yesterday. I had a voucher than i got back in June for my birthday and decided to get a cut and blow dry. I only got a couple of inches off but it feels so much better! Afterwards, i wanted even more of a change and so i decided i was going to dye my hair. I asked on twitter if i should go lighter or darker as i was just too indecisive! 

The votes came in pretty much even which left me non the wiser as to what way i was going to go... until i remembered the trend of ombre hair that was way back last year. It seemed the perfect choice as i could be brown and blonde and not to mention the perfect 'mummy' colour! 

-No roots to be ashamed of; check,
-Cheap & easy to keep up; check,
-'On trend'; check.

To achieve this i used the Bblonde powder bleach and cream peroxide from Jerome Russell. The powder bleach comes in 4 sachets, and i used 1 sachets and 1 bottle of peroxide to achieve the above look. I did a strand test to see how long it would take, after 20 minutes it was a bit gingery so i decided to leave the whole lot on for about 25-30 minutes from the mid lengths down. 

I washed this out and dried it and then i applied more to the very ends of my hair for another 10-15 minutes to make the gradient more noticeable.

That's it, it's pretty easy and quick to do and is good if you fancy a little change! It's also super cheap, the powder bleach retails for under £4 and the cream peroxide is around £1.50 per bottle. All i need to do when it's grown out a little bit is use another sachet and just purchase 1 bottle of peroxide. Cheap as chips!

What do you think?! 

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  1. It looks great on you, love it! I went ombre myself a few months ago and it's SO easy to maintain

  2. The colour looks awesome!! I never heard of that colouring before. Might have to try it out!

  3. Turned out great! i love ombre hair xx

  4. That looks awesome, and it's pretty impressive that you did that on yourself! I would be too nervous!

  5. love it! would you like to follow each other in gfc? let me know!

  6. I recently ombre'd my hair too, and i absolutely love it! :)

    You look gorgeous! It really suits you! :)

  7. That looks so good on you! I love the ombre hair but I'm too scared to dye it myself ha! I got these instead - I&K dip dye hair extensions They’re available at and there's some gorgeous colours. I got the dark to blonde one and they look fab! Kate x

  8. This effect looks fabulous on you! Looking good mama (to be) xxx