5 Tips You Must Know Before You Color Your Hair Ombre
Ombre hair has been a big beauty trend these last few years.
I personally love the look – especially the more natural-looking balayage style ombre effect. But, just like every big hair colour change – there are a few things to consider before diving into a completely new look.
Today I am sharing a few things to consider before going ombre.
What to Consider before Going Ombre:
1. It will damage your ends – and you will likely need a good trim.
Bleach is damaging on your hair, and chances are after a few months you’ll need a good trim on those ends. I’d actually suggest you get your hair trimmed at the same appointment you’ve bleached your hair to minimize the damage.
2. Do you want a Natural or Dramatic Ombre?
You’ll want to be completely certain of this before visiting your hairstylist. I’ve heard many horror stories from friends who just said “I want ombre hair!” to their stylist and walked out with wildly dramatic hair, or an ombre so subtle they could barely tell it had been done.
Go in with a clear idea of what you’d like your hair to look like at the end of your treatment. In fact, bring a photo to really explain the level of ombre you’d like. I personally find Pinterest to be a great spot to find inspiration for hair changes.
3. Are you Willing to Achieve your Ombre Goals in a Few Separate Appointments?
Don’t hate your hairdresser for saying no to bleaching your hair out all in one go – thank them! A good hairdresser will let you know when a process will be too damaging on your hair.
Typically if you’re going from very dark hair to very light hair it will take a few times in the salon chair.
4. Invest in Hair Care
Bleached hair, even when done well and professionally, is damaged hair. The hair will be drier and more porous than it was prior to bleaching it which is why it’s so important to invest in hair care that will moisturize and protect your hair.
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5. Ombre Hair is Low Maintenance… but Expensive.
While ombre hair or balayage is quite low maintenance and you only need 1-2 trips to the salon in a year to keep up – those salon trips are pricy! Highlights or a full head actually costs less than ombre does because of the technique used to achieve the ombre look – it’s much more time-consuming.