Ombre hair: to try or not to try? With salon services often costing us an arm and a leg, we decided to ask blogger Shai Lagarde of www.lovechic.com.ph to walk us through how she created her home dyed ombre locks:
Shai Lagarde, www.lovechic.com.ph
After pining and planning for over a year now, I’ve finally gone ombre! The term is a French word that means “gradient” or “shade.” Instead of one color throughout, you’ve got a darker shade on top that gradually goes lighter down the tips, usually ending in blonde. The style broke out overseas in late ’09 and as much as I wanted to go at it earlier, local salons either didn’t properly offer ombre services yet, or charge an arm and a leg for knowing how to do it right. So I decided to just do it on my own. Here’s what I did.
* If you’ve never had your hair dyed or bleached before, please consult a professional hair stylist. Hair colorants and products may cause irritation or severe allergic reactions and you may need to test if your skin, scalp and hair condition could take it.
** If you have shorter hair, follow the instructions but with shorter streaks per shade.
Click on the photo gallery to see the tutorial.