Do you have hair that is lacking in shine? Is your hair too even and without highlights, and you no longer like it? We found the solution for you: the blonde ombre hair.
The colors, the highlights, the tie, and dye... you have tested everything, why not try the ombre this time? The purpose of this coloring is to gradually degrade your hair. The roots remain intact but your lengths are gradually lightened to the ends for a luminous effect. It is a technique that allows for natural highlights on the hair. Ombre is a trend that has been around for years and when you try it you never get tired of it. Before getting started, follow the advice of our expert Émilie Oberlain, blonde specialist at Salon Derly Coiffure in Vaires-sur-Marne.
"Ombré hair is a technique that allows you to lighten your hair without having a root effect", explains the specialist. Several shades of ombre exist, including ombre blonde hair which corresponds to a gradient of blonde, from darker to lightest.
This color is very trendy and many stars have already adopted it, including actress Jessica Alba, singer Miley Cyrus and TV host Alexa Chung.
For many of us, tie-dye and ombre look like two drops of water. Except... not at all! “The tie and dye are more precisely at the ends while the ombre hair goes up all the hair, without touching the root. So the shadow lightens more than a tie and dye for a more natural effect, ”explains our expert.
Balayage consists of bleaching or coloring certain strands of your hair. This technique involves “touching the roots while the ombre hair leaves the natural root,” says Émilie Oberlain. Ombre hair is defined by dark roots that become lighter and lighter towards the ends, while balayage is characterized by sun reflections.
"Generally, a golden honey ombre is recommended for people with brown hair. For redheads, it will be a little more golden tones. For brunettes, shades ranging from dark honey to mahogany will suit them perfectly”, explains Émilie Oberlain. For those who absolutely want a blonde ombre, it is possible, but the first fade won't be as light as with blondes, who can afford to do a polar, ashy, and even gray ombre very easily. For brunettes, redheads and browns, it will still be necessary to make several discolorations at the great risk of damaging all of your hair before obtaining the desired result.
In conclusion: "The darker we are, the more honey the result will be, the lighter hair we have, the more we can obtain a light shade”.
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It is not advisable to reproduce an ombré yourself since it takes a certain technique to achieve it perfectly. It is, therefore, better to go to a specialized hairdressing salon. In concrete terms, how does that work? “We use a bleaching powder and a stronger or weaker oxidizer depending on the degree of lightening the client wants,” explains the hairdresser. Then, just crimp the roots and go up in gradient with a brush. For a very brightening effect, you can use cellophane after the operation and for more natural effects, you leave the hair in the open".
Good news for your wallet, "the shadow lasts about 6 months, so it is advisable to do it twice a year", emphasizes the hairdresser. Indeed, nothing lasts forever and after a while, when the roots get too dark for the lengths, it's time to go back to your colorist.
Ombre hair does not require any special maintenance apart from “shampoo and mask for colored hair”.