I've had the Ombre look on my hair for quite some time, courtesy of my lovely hairdresser, it was really a very subtle gradient and I found that whilst it was lovely and natural looking, it wasn't all that noticeable, certainly no one noticed when I had it done...
So recently I've been hankering for something a bit more obvious....and that's when I got my heart set on the new L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombres at home dip dye kit....and I got tempted. I've not dyed my hair at home for years and years but I used to do it all the time so I was pretty nervous but I decided to just go for it anyway.
It comes in three variants, for Blonde to Dark Blonde, Dark Blonde to Medium Brown and Light Brown to Dark Brown and I opted for the Dark Blonde to Medium brown variation since my ends were already lightened. Couldn't find it in Boots or Superdrug, totally sold out everywhere, so I had a look at an out of town Boots and managed to grab it there.
So the effect I was looking for was the middle one below.
Any the results, first my untouched roots and then the lower sections...considerably lighter!
There is a copper tone to the blonde, but it's not bad at all, not what I'd call ginger, and I must stress I took all these photos under electric light late at night, so everything is leaning a little more orange than it actually is.
But here's how my hair looks all together.
All in all I'm very impressed, for £6.99 this does seem completely fool proof. I would just recommend you leave it on for the full time for maximum effect, I can't decide whether to do it again or not...
Anyway, one cautionary word, after doing this, even with the super conditioning shampoo that comes with it, my hair feels pretty dry and is going to need lots of tlc for a while so I wouldn't recommend at all if your hair is already damaged.
You can buy online at Boots.