Ombre hair has been a hot beauty trend these last few years.
I personally love the look – especially the more natural looking 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 hair stylist. 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.
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 hair dresser 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
To care for your hair after your appointment you’re going to want to invest in a few great hair care products such as a purple shampoo, a great deep conditioner, a leave-in conditioner, and a serum. Here are a few articles where I highlight my favourites, I highly suggest you check them out: