I’ve just done my hair again, this time I’ve used L’Oréal Féria Extreme Ombré in E01 “Extreme Blonde Ombré”. I have to say, I’m impressed! I don’t normally have great things to say about DIY home dyes, but my hair felt really good after using this!
2. Developer and Applicator
3. Lightening Crème
4. Conditioning Shampoo
5. Colourist Gloves
6. Expert Brush
WHAT I DID
1. Applying the Product!
I split my hair into sections and only take down what I need. When I’m done with a section, I tie it back loosely. Using the ‘Expert Brush’, I comb the product through each section. The brush leaves distinct lines of product, I recommend leaving it like this, as it makes the transition look nicer – rather than an obvious straight line! See photo below:
For the ends on my hair, I use the product directly on the gloves and work it into the hair. I like the ends to be considerably lighter than the top and this is how I get that result!
2. Decide what development time is best (25-45min)
That is my genuine thinking face up there – haha! Funny what I find out about myself by watching back footage! Anyway, I went with 30 mins!
3. Remove Some Product before rinsing:
I checked the bits I hadn’t previously coloured – the bits around my face. I was satisfied with the lightening on them so I knew I was ready to rinse.
4. Rinsed, Shampooed, Conditioned
I rinsed my hair with hot water, and then I washed it with my normal shampoo. Then I used the Conditioning Shampoo! Then I used a deep conditioner. I just like to be nice to my hair after putting it through all that stress haha!
Excuse the ‘before’…it’s a still from YouTube haha!
Ok, I don’t know if it’s down to the Nutri-ceramide conditioning shampoo, or what! But my hair was so silky smooth and lovely feeling after I dried it! When does this ever happen after bleaching your hair?
I was very happy with the overall colour, it’s not a HUGE difference, I just wanted to fill in the gaps and even it out from the last time I’d Ombréd it, and it really did the job for me. There is obviously some brassiness on the parts that hadn’t been touched before, which can be toned down with Purple Shampoo. Click here to see my Ombré Hair Care post.
If you’re thinking about doing this to your hair, I say GO FOR IT! It’s something different, it doesn’t have to look perfect and it doesn’t have to look super blonde either! Just tell yourself that you want to look different after doing it, and don’t have a picture in your mind of what it should look like and you’ll be delighted! It’s only hair 😉
Thanks for reading!